CoD: Modern Warfare's Huge Xbox One Update Is 84.4GB, But It Might Be A Bug [Update]

Xbox Modern Warfare players hoping to enjoy Season 4 are being asked to sacrifice an enormous chunk of HDD space.

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Update: Following reports of the massive 84.4GB update that is only being served to Xbox One players, Activision have stated the the file size is a bug and is currently being investigated. Another GameSpot staff member was only presented with a 33.01GB update on Xbox One, indicating that a fix might already be live. Original story follows.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Season 4 update is live, and it's a big one. Some players who are loading the game up now on Xbox One are being prompted to download an 84.8GB update--much, much bigger than most full games.

Infinity Ward warned us that the file size would be big, but this is beyond what we imagined. We've seen suggestions on Twitter that the PS4 update is smaller at 32GB, although I'm unable to verify, having deleted the game off my own system to save space.

The update, which was believed to hover between 44.3 GB on Xbox One ahead of launch, is perhaps the biggest patch we've ever seen--it's so big that the phrase "84GB" is now trending worldwide on Twitter. Strangely, some other players on Xbox One are receiving a much smaller download, although "much smaller" does not mean "small".

One GameSpot editor has personally verified the 84.8GB file size on their personal Xbox One.

The update adds plenty to the game, across both Modern Warfare and the battle royale spin-off Warzone, but it comes at a heavier price, space-wise, than many players will be willing to pay.

Players who feel comfortable deleting all 107GB of Red Dead Redemption 2 to make space for the update with be able to unlock Captain Price as part of the game's new Battle Pass, so that's something.

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Soo Truee. I actually did have to delete Red Dead 2 for this. I swear there doing it on purpose so you don't play other online games.

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Brutal. Slower internet and data caps made me sell this game

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pfff. thats nothing.. Was about 100GB update after i installed from disk on my PS4.

i spent two days updating before i could play the damn thing.

Total install on PS4 is 200Gb.

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Battlenet is showing 49 Gig. Still big if you ask me.

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The update is 33.01 GB on my Xbox One X. I've been keeping up on updates for this game so it's current and nothing else needed to be installed.

On my PC, where I play Modern Warfare the most, the update is about 45 GB. So yeah, this game is still a huge install but nothing too major if you've been used to these Modern Warfare updates.

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So is this bringing the total install size on Xbox One to nearly 200gb now?! That's ridiculous

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That is fucking ridiculous. Like beyond the pale. If a triple A game is over 100gigs, whatever. No Patch should come close to 100 gigs. Is it a whole other game you would pay $60 for?

Writer should really have gone through the motions and figured out if it was the same on PS4. A 84gig update is unfathomable on any device.

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