You will need a lot of storage to be able to install Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3.
It’s 2023 and video games are bigger than ever. They’re also costlier, but that’s not really good thing is it? Call of Duty series has historically featured large space requirements and Modern Warfare 3 is no exception. Here’s how much space you need to have on your system to accommodate Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3’s downlad size.
What is the Call of Duty MW3 Download size?
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is playable on PC, Xbox and PlayStation. Each system has different size requirements and all of them have been confirmed officially. Here’s the space requirements for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3.
- PC: The PC version of the game requires a massive 213 GB of disk space.
- PlayStation and Xbox: The two consoles require almost 140 GB of disk space to be able top play the game without any problems.
Yes, the PC version of the game requires 213 GB of disk space. The large disk space requirements is also due to the hi-rez assets of the game. These assets aren’t strictly required, or at all in the game.
Why Does CoD MW3 require so much space?
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 requires 213 GB of disk space on PC. In response to the community shock, Activision Blizzard released a statement regarding the disk space.
This is due to the increased amount of content available Day 1, including open world Zombies, support for item carry forward from #MW2, as well as map files for current Call of Duty: Warzone. (Note: as part of our ongoing optimization efforts, your final installation size will be actually smaller than the combined previous Call of Duty experiences).
You can manage your Call of Duty files in the ‘manage files’ section of the COD HQ launcher menu. This includes the ability to uninstall specific content you are not actively playing.
This means Call of Duty Modern Warfare will require an SSD to play the game. Technically, you could try to play the game on a Hard Disk, but you will be competing against next-gen consoles and as such, even if you do manage to run the game, it will not be a memorable experience. Activision Blizzard has mentioned a SSD as a minimum requirement for the game, so it’s advisable to go with a Solid State Drive if you want to enjoy the game efficiently.
How to reduce CoD MW3 space requirements
In the official statement, Activision Blizzard also mentioned that players can choose not to install certain aspects of the game. While the core game is required to be downloaded - no surprises there - some parts of the game are not strictly required.
You can go to the Call of Duty HQ Launcher Menu and then click on Manage files. This will help you to manage your files which will optimize the space requirements for your system. If you already have CoD HQ installed, then you only need 78 GB of additional space.