Advanced Warfare is declaring war on your HDD

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Will you have enough HDD Spacey?

New, current-gen games are big. With all these graphical advancements comes the scary reality of having to find somewhere to put it all. Games lately take up more space than Matty’s hair in a beanie, and Call of Duty is no exception.

Advanced Warfare is just a few weeks away from launch. This year’s call of Duty is now finally up for pre-order on the Xbox One, revealing just how much HDD space you’ll need to sacrifice for this year’s fix. In what’s becoming the holy grail of install sizes, it seems that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will ask you to donate 48.89GB of storage space for the future war.

Most games lately linger around the 50GB mark, which makes this fairly unsurprising. It’s becoming clearer that upgrading to even a 1TB HDD isn’t exactly enough, unless you plan to constantly delete and re-install games. The PS4 and Xbox One both ship with 500GB hard drives, which are definitely not up to the task.

Along with the install size, the price of Advanced Warfare’s Season Pass was also revealed. The Pass, like every other year, will cost $50 – which means local pricing shouldn’t be affected, hopefully. We still have no idea what will be included in the pass, but you can purchase now of you feel like it’s been worth it in the past.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launched on PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 3rd. If you’re still on the fence, then check out my recent hands-on time with some of the multiplayer.

Last Updated: October 9, 2014

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Rags

    I thought you just pop in the disk and play? 😛

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Well yes, a hard disk 😉

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew


  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    So tell me again how console is easier than PC?

    • Admiral Chief 0


    • Lord Chaos

      Exactly what I thought. When last did you have to reinstall a game?

      I reinstalled Windows on Friday and didn’t even have to reinstall U(dont)Play never mind Steam or any of the games.

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        Can I make a suggestion? Move your SteamApps folder out of steam and reinstall steam then move the steamapps folder back

        Without the correct registry settings it gets during install Steam can do some funky stuff especially when trying to restore backups etc.

        • Matthew Holliday

          i find the steamapps folder to be quite inconsistant. ive lost everything a couple of times to that.

          i just keep backups of my regular games. the backups are pretty reliable.

      • Matthew Holliday

        i get rid of steam every time i format.
        but i dont get rid of the steam backups.

  • Uberutang

    I’ll wait for the black box version that sits at 12 gig or so.

  • SideEffectZA

    When the PS14 and Xbox10 come out games will require at least 5tb of storage space.

    Very similar size to GTA V for PS4 (Unsure about Xbox One).

    2TB consoles will probably be coming out next year.

  • Hammersteyn

    First Kevin Spacey gets to big for Hollywood, now he’s too big for consoles.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Why don’t they stream him from the cloud like Netflix do with House of Cards?

  • Still smaller than FFXIII on steam.

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      Dude. This is an article about CoD.

      You should have said something along the lines of “Still smaller than your mom!”

      • Admiral Chief 0


        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

          wow. You sure you don’t play?

          • Admiral Chief 0

            I play, but I play proper games, not Children’s Online Daycare

        • Jedi Consular Kromas

          codlicking. Is that what the AI enemies do to the AI fish?

        • More liek SHUT UR MOUF BEFORE I F**K IT!

  • Matthew Holliday

    50$ season pass is absaloute bullshit.
    the game almost fooled me into breaking my vito on CoD, but with 50$ for a seasons pass.
    thanks for the slap back to reality.

    • Johan Fourie


  • CAE9872

    Well 50GB on 500GB = 10 games…nice Sony and MS…very nice indeed…

    • Cat

      The idea is sound, either delete old games or buy a new console to have more games to play. Oh sorry, forgot to add that’s only the option with the Xbone since you can’t change the drive in it…On the other hand you could just stop wasting your time and go to the Dark side of the “Master Race” and have as many drives as you can fit in your case/box to play as many games as your Kingdom heart’s desire.

    • FoxOneZA

      You can use an external HDD to install games on the XBox One.

  • Marc O Polo
  • Guest

    Another reason to get a PC instead, smaller game installs for higher graphics. Wait? That doesn’t make sense, shouldn’t PC versions be bigger with all the added content/features/graphics? (Mainly, graphics)

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