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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War takes up a ton of the Xbox Series S’ storage

Activision revealed the files size for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, giving an idea of just how big next-generation games will be. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and Xbox S versions of the game are around 40GB larger than their current-gen counterparts.

The PlayStation 5 version of the game requires 133GB of free space. Xbox owners have a slightly larger download, as both the series X and Series S versions are 136GB.

By comparison, the PlayStation 4 version is 95GB, while the Xbox One edition is 93GB. PC owners will need to dedicate 125GB, with the multiplayer mode taking up 35GB of the file size.

The file size is especially staggering for the Xbox Series S. The affordable console only contains 512GB of internal storage, but only 364GB of that is set aside for games and applications. That means that Call of Duty: Cold Ops Cold War would take up over a third of the console’s free space, and that’s before factoring in future DLC and updates that could balloon the game’s file size over time.

Activision says that players can choose to uninstall certain game modes like Zombies to save space on new consoles.

Preloading for the game on current consoles begins at 9 a.m. PT on November 5, while PC players will have to wait until 10 a.m. PT on November 10 to start their downloads. The game launches alongside new consoles, and PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S owners will just have to deal with the large download when the game releases on November 13.

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