Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s updates are famously huge – including season 2’s 94GB patch – and developer Infinity Ward has now apologised to fans for the inconvenience.
“As we push season two live I just want to apologise about the download size of this update,” the studio’s production director, Paul Haile, said on Twitter when season two began this week. “We’re constantly trying to fight back against both download size and disk footprint and in this case we’re re-sending new asset packs to reduce the overall size of the game.
“This is what has caused the update today to be so big. After today’s download you should see that, even though we’ve added season two and the associated content for it, the overall size of the game should shrink a little on your local hard drive.”
“In addition to this update keeping the disk footprint from increasing, we’re also taking this opportunity to set up the data up for better overall management to try and keep future updates from being this large, even during a season rollout.”
hey all – as we push season 2 live i just want to apologize about the download size of this update. we're constantly trying to fight back against both download size and disk footprint and in this case we're re-sending new asset packs to reduce the overall size of the game.
— Paul Haile (@Tyrael) February 11, 2020
Haile concludes: “I’m very conscious of the overall size of Modern Warfare and we’re doing what we can to minimise this for everyone. Thanks!”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season 2 launched this week, bringing back the fan-favourite Rust map and introducing new ones named Atlas Superstore, Zhokov Boneyard, and Bazaar. In the coming weeks, more content will be added, including two new operators, another new map, and more modes and weapons. However there’s no official word just yet on the heavily rumoured Call of Duty: Modern Warfare battle royale mode, Warzone, so we’ll just need to keep our eyes peeled.