Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's Large File Size Explained by Activision, Optimization Underway

Activision has explained the substantial file size of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and attributed this to the "increased amount of content" available on the game's launch day.

The file size of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3exceeds 200 GB on both console and PC, primarily due to various Warzone-related content install packs.

Early access to the Modern Warfare 3campaign began on November 2, allowing digitally pre-ordered players to complete the campaign and earn rewards for the multiplayer component.

Some players encountered issues such as "disk required" errors during early access to the campaign.

Which prompted PlayStation gamers to put together a PS4copy of Modern Warfare 2 to get the hang of it. Call of Duty developers are investigating and fixing these issues.

Players have expressed dissatisfaction over the huge file size of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Because it consumes a significant portion of the internal storage on a PS5 or Xbox Series X|S console.

Activision's official Call of Duty Twitter account addressed the file size issue and acknowledged that it is larger than Modern Warfare 2.

He explained that the increase is due to content supported on launch day, including the open-world zombie mode support for carry-forward. System and map files for Warzone.