Writing on Twitter, production director Paul Haile has now warned fans to expect yet another “big” update in terms of the file size. As with previous updates, the file size will be large, but the patch also contains back-end configurations that actually decrease the overall file size of the game. This happens through “optimization” of the game’s asset packs, Hiele said.
“This means the download will be big, but the overall size of the game will actually shrink on your consoles after you download the patch, even though we’re adding a bunch of new content for the season,” he said.
Hiele went on to say that it remains a “priority” for Infinity Ward to reduce the overall size of Modern Warfare and Warzone. However, this is a tricky task, Hiele said.
“We’ll continue to work on this and keep pushing space reductions out with future updates,” he explained.
There is no word yet on the specific file size for the Season 5 update. For comparison, the Season 4 update was between 32 GB and 45 GB depending on your platform.
There is no exact launch date yet for Season 5, but it is confirmed to release sometime this week. It will introduce a new Operator, Battle Pass, and more–the full contents of the patch will be announced soon.
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