Activision is starting to shrink Call of Duty Warzone file size in Season 2 Reloaded patch

As part of Call of Duty Warzone‘s Season 2 Reloaded update, Activision has managed to crunch down the file size of the famously huge title.

There have been multiple stories surrounding the impressively huge file size for Call of Duty Warzone, and Activision is about to shrink it down with a new update.

Season 2 Reloaded lands in the game on March 30, and alongside introducing a slew of new features to the game, the developer and publisher have somehow managed to crunch the file size down to a much smaller number.

“Season Two Reloaded also brings great news of a lower, optimized file size across Warzone,” says a press release. “Those who own the full version of Modern Warfare/Warzone, or who own the free-to-play Warzone game, will find their overall file size footprint reduced on their respective platform.”

It’s not an insignificant shrinkage, either.

The blog then goes on to share the approximate reduction that will be seen for both the free-to-play Call of Duty Warzone and full Modern Warfare/Warzone files on each platform:

  • PlayStation 5: 10.9 GB (Warzone Only) / 30.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)
  • PlayStation 4: 10.9 GB (Warzone Only) / 30.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)
  • Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 14.2 GB (Warzone Only) / 33.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)
  • Xbox One: 14.2 GB (Warzone Only) / 33.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)
  • PC: 11.8 GB (Warzone Only) / 30.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)

To counteract that, though, the Season Two Reloaded update for Black Ops Cold War will have a download size of approximately 7.4 to 14.18 GB for owners of the full version of Black Ops Cold War, or 52.0 – 57.8 GB for owners of Warzone.

So, once you download the larger patch (“a larger than usual, one-time update”), it’ll do some tinkering across all your files and reduce the overall footprint eventually. Activision also notes that it intends to shrink future updates, too.

As per Activision, this content will be live following updates to Black Ops Cold War on March 29 at 9pm PST / 11pm ET, and Warzone on March 30 at 11pm PST / 2am ET.

You can learn a lot more about what’s coming with the new update on the official Call of Duty blog.