How to Reduce Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Install Size on PC

You can reduce the game's install size by up to 115GB

How to Reduce Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Install Size on PC

How to Reduce Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Install Size on PC

The storage requirements of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare are insane, and that was especially true on PC. On PC, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare takes up around 230GB of storage, and frequent 20+GB patches have made the game too large to both store and update the game on 250GB SSDs. 

Thankfully, patch 1.2.8 for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has allowed PC gamers to uninstall specific parts of Modern Warfare on PC, allowing gamers to decrease the game's install size significantly. Right now, the game's Campaign, Multiplayer and Special Ops modes can be uninstalled to bring the game's storage needs down from 230GB to 115GB. Unfortunately, Call of Duty's Warzone mode cannot be uninstalled separately. 

Today, we will be showing you how to uninstall the optional portions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's PC version. 

Battle.net

First, log into Battle.net and navigate to your Call of Duty: Modern Warfare install. Enter the dropdown menu for "Options" and select "Modify Install". 

The image below shows where these options are.  

  
How to Reduce Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Install Size on PC  
Modifying your Install

Selecting "Modify Install" above should allow you to enter the menu shown below, where players can see what game content is currently installed on your PC. Select "Modify Install" to be able to uninstall Modern Warfare's Campaign, Multiplayer and Spec Ops modes. 


How to Reduce Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Install Size on PC  
Uninstall Game Modes 

From this menu, uninstalling specific game modes is an easy process. First, untick the modes which you want to uninstall, and then select "confirm". After an option is unticked, you will be told how much storage space will be recovered when these sections of Modern Warfare are uninstalled. 

When Modern Warfare's campaign, Multiplayer and Special Ops modes are uninstalled, it is estimated that 129.16GB of files will be uninstalled.  


How to Reduce Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Install Size on PCHow to Reduce Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Install Size on PC


How much storage did we free up? 

By uninstalling unwanted sections of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, up to 115GB of storage space can be saved. This is great news for those with limited SSD space or those who want to put off purchasing a new HDD or SSD for another few months. 

Sadly, Warzone mode cannot be uninstalled, which means that players who are only interested in Modern Warfare's campaign mode will have to deal with large multiplayer-focused patches and a larger than necessary install size. Hopefully, Modern Warfare's developers will allow PC gamers to install just Modern Warfare's campaign in the future. 



How to Reduce Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Install Size on PC  


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Most Recent Comments

19-10-2020, 06:55:15

Dicehunter
The single player campaign is a 47GB download but it needs Warzone which is an extra 129GB for a total of 176GB, That's just terrible coding.Quote

19-10-2020, 07:02:12

Warchild
Why is Warzone mandatory?Quote

19-10-2020, 07:24:29

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Why is Warzone mandatory?

Probably just down to lazy coding.Quote

19-10-2020, 08:19:01

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Probably just down to lazy coding.
Perhaps its me being a little lazy or ignorant too as I dont even know what Warzone is. I assume its some MP portion of the title?

Id google but i already wasted time on this post Quote

19-10-2020, 08:20:33

Dark NighT
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
Perhaps its me being a little lazy or ignorant too as I dont even know what Warzone is. I assume its some MP portion of the title?

Id google but i already wasted time on this post

I've read that it contains the battle royale portion of the multiplayer.Quote
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