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Better clear some space on your hard drive for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

We’re just one week away from the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The latest entry in the franchise has been getting some positive buzz but has also shot itself in its own foot with some questionable exclusivity issues. Well, if you are still on board for this entry in the mega-franchise then you better clear some space on your hard drive. The install size for the game has just appeared on the Xbox Store and it’s an eye-watering 137.66 GB! And this is likely to increase with any patches and the inevitable content drops.

To give this some context Red Dead Redemption 2 clocks in at a relatively slim (in comparison) 98.62 GB. Fallout 4 is only 51.21 GB and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a pretty modest 40.03 GB. If your Xbox One only has a 500GB hard drive then Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will take up almost half of the available space on your hard drive (as the operating system takes up a sizeable chunk that can’t be removed).

If you are unfamiliar with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare you can check out the latest trailer for the game below along with the official description –

Prepare to go dark, Modern Warfare® is back!
The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® engulfs fans in an incredibly raw, gritty, provocative narrative that brings unrivaled intensity and shines a light on the changing nature of modern war. Developed by the studio that started it all, Infinity Ward delivers an epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare® series from the ground up.
In the visceral and dramatic single-player story campaign, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® pushes boundaries and breaks rules the way only Modern Warfare® can. Players will engage in breathtaking covert operations alongside a diverse cast of international special forces throughout iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East.
And the story doesn’t end there.
In Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®, players will be thrust into an immersive narrative spanning the entire game.  Experience the ultimate online playground with classic multiplayer, or squad-up and play cooperatively in a collection of elite operations accessible to all skill levels.

Are you going to be picking up Call of Duty: Modern Warfare? Do you think this is too big an install size? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Steve Clist
Joint Editor-in-Chief at our sister site XboxEnthusiast, Steve also has a serious love for Nintendo. His first console was an N64 and it was love at first sight. He may specialise in racing games but will give anything a shot. He's also a serious guitar player and musician. Basically, Steve rocks. Need we say more?

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