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Surprise! Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is going to be a massive download

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Activision Blizzard’s premiere pew pew franchise is almost upon us, and just like last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, it’s going to be an absolute unit to download. You’ll be able to start pre-loading Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War November 5 on PS4 and Xbox One, from November 10 on PC and Xbox Series X, and November 12 on PS5.

You’re going to need that headstart, as the game weighs in at these sizes. Pour a forty out for ya boy who is still rocking ADSL:

  • PS4: 95 GB
  • Xbox One: 93 GB
  • PC: 82GB / 125 GB on ultra settings
  • PS5: 133 GB
  • Xbox Series X and Series S: 136 GB
  • NeoGeo WonderSwan: Stop looking at me Swan

Pre-loading times

  • PlayStation 4: Pre-loading will be available on November 5 at 9 PM PT/ November 6 at 7 AM CAT
  • Xbox One: Pre-loading will be available on November 5 at 9 PM PT/ November 6 at 7 AM CAT
  • PC: Pre-loading will be available on November 10 at 10 AM PT/ November 10 8 PM CAT

Now for the good news. Because Call of Duty is a game of multiple attractions, you’ll be able to download and keep the bits that matter most to you this year and turf the rest when you’re done with them. Console players will need to install the full game before they can take a knife to the parts that they’re not interested in, while PC players will have more flexibility and choose what they want to install first. If you’re on PC and you just want multiplayer for instance, that will knock you back 35 GB of your bandwidth.

Take note, these download sizes don’t mention Call of Duty Warzone, which is an easy 80GB download on its own. Again, I weep for anyone on a capped monthly internet contract having to decide between playing Call of Duty or watching more Kittisaurus videos. They’re really cute cats, you know? Besides the gargantuan footprint that Call of Duty has on a gaming platform, fans are also hopeful that this year’s version won’t require bandwidth-busting patches either.

Modern Warfare and Warzone were notorious for this, regularly asking fans to download upwards of 68 GB from time to time. Less of that, please.

Last Updated: November 5, 2020


  1. They should sell this game with a dedicated SSD going forward


  2. Morne Nell

    November 5, 2020 at 08:03

    They should sell this game with a dedicated SSD going forward


    • OddSockZA

      November 5, 2020 at 08:07

      Great so we’re back to cartridges? I’m in. 😛


  3. For the Emperor!

    November 5, 2020 at 08:12

    Stop looking at me Swan – HAHAHA!


  4. Iskape

    November 5, 2020 at 08:27

    I have lost interest in this franchise. Maybe this time around, my impression will change, but I sincerely doubt it!


    • Mandalorian Jim

      November 5, 2020 at 11:41

      It’s been nearly 12 years since I reached that very same conclusion. Welcome Iskape to the Gamer’s Grove. Your robes will be waiting for you down the passage. Tonight we dance….


  5. D4m@E

    November 5, 2020 at 10:38

    Not only are their patches ridiculously large, but it just keeps adding to the size of the already-installed game. And it’s always a bunch of multiplayer stuff that 1) I don’t use and 2) I have to wait to finish updating before I can play singlepayer. that’s just one of the many reasons I’ve jumped off that fiery bandwagon


    • Mandalorian Jim

      November 5, 2020 at 11:41

      I miss when Call of Duty was about the singleplayer, when it took the baton from Medal of Hono(u)r and gave us one of the most emotional and captivating war stories ever told in video games. It truly is a shell of what it was, and one of the reasons I absolutely hate the franchise.


  6. Viper_ZA

    November 5, 2020 at 14:45

    Going from MW to this just felt wrong in too many ways. Still hopeful EA will not disappoint with the next Battlefield…won’t be holding my breath xD


  7. th3SiCn3ss

    November 6, 2020 at 08:04

    Played the CW beta & it’s terrible, reminds me of battlefield hardline. Felt like it was designed for consoles.As for MW, the aim assist for consoles are massively O.P. & they are doing jack shit about the cheaters. Tired of being put into shadow ban lobbies constantly. I gave up on this piece of shit game…


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