If you are a fan of Call of Duty, you will know that the modern games in the franchise are also big fans — of your storage device. When the PC specifications for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War were released, players were informed that 175 GB was the minimum storage needed at launch for all game modes. In addition, if you have Warzone installed, you will know that it is taking up another 50 GB of space. As new updates keep adding to the size, players have been getting increasingly concerned. Thankfully, Activision has provided a response by informing fans that Vanguard will not follow the high storage size pattern of previous games at launch.
The official Call of Duty Twitter account shared the news on Vanguard’s install size. It will be a lot lower at launch than previous titles. “New on-demand texture streaming tech expected to save up to 30%-50%+ on next-gen console and PC hard drive disk space,” reads the message. Ultimately, this means instead of eating up your storage, you will be able to stream assets (like higher resolution textures) instead.
On-demand texture streaming is the answer to reducing Vanguard‘s storage demands
Currently, it is unknown if on-demand texture streaming will be optional. This relies on your internet connection to download textures while you play in a match. If you have a bit of a wobbly internet connection, this option may not be as good as it sounds.
It is, however, a relief that Vanguard‘s storage size will be significantly lower at launch with this option. If you are planning to play the next instalment of the franchise, storage may be less of a concern. At the time of writing, we do not know what the exact file size will be for PC. However, as Vanguard is getting ready to launch in just over a week, so we won’t be waiting much longer to find out.
New on-demand texture streaming tech expected to save up to 30%-50%+ on next-gen console and PC hard drive disk space 💥 pic.twitter.com/oYZoyIDTuO
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) October 26, 2021