When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here’s how it works.

Call of Duty: Vanguard requires less hard drive space on new consoles and PC

This is a screenshot from Call of Duty Vanguard

Call of Duty: Vanguard is an upcoming first-person shooter from Sledgehammer Games, one of Activision's internal studios. The game launches on November 5, 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Over the years, the size of Call of Duty titles has become quite significant, and on last-generation consoles like the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, downloads were frequently over 100 GB.

Last-generation consoles used traditional hard drives, so external storage options were readily available and affordable. The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S require current-generation games to be installed on their internal solid-state drives and pricey Storage Expansion Cards, or they won't run. You have to be careful about what you install — and how big a game is — in order to make sure you have enough space for future purchases.

Today, Activision released some good news for players who were possibly dreading the 100 GB download for Call of Duty: Vanguard. On PC and current-generation consoles, new on-demand texture streaming technology will reduce the storage size by up to 30 to 50%. This means that the game may just require around 50 to 70 GB on your PC, PS5, or Xbox Series X|S.

Activision hasn't revealed the final download size of Call of Duty: Vanguard, but it shouldn't be as large as the past few years. However, to take advantage of this, you'll need to be on PC, PS5, or Xbox Series X|S.

The current-generation version of Call of Duty: Vanguard is available to pre-order for $69.99. You can purchase the game through the Microsoft Store or the platform of your choice. When pre-ordering, there are a number of editions to choose from that give you access to post-launch content and other perks.

Report a problem with article
Stonks meme showing Microsoft revenues of Cloud Xbox Windows and Microsoft 365 going up
Next Article

Microsoft reports $45.3 billion in revenue, Windows and cloud on the rise as Surface struggles

Local news on Apple News
Previous Article

Apple News expands curated local coverage to D.C., Charlotte and Miami

Join the conversation!

Login or Sign Up to read and post a comment.

9 Comments - Add comment