Black Ops Cold War File Sizes and Preload Information

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November 6, 2020

Taylor Cole

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We’re a little over one week away from the launch of Black Ops Cold War and Activision’s James Mattone has now officially announced a ton of new details.

Black Ops Cold War File Sizes (At Launch)

2019’s Modern Warfare was heavily criticized for its comically large file sizes. Unfortunately, that’s going to continue with Black Ops Cold War. Let’s take a look at how much space this game is going to take up:

  • PlayStation 4 – 95 GB
  • Xbox One – 93 GB
  • Xbox Series X – 136 GB
  • Xbox Series S – 136 GB
  • PlayStation 5 – 133 GB

You may notice that PC is absent from this list. That’s because Treyarch have updated the file size numbers for PC:

  • Full Game – 82 GB
  • Multiplayer Only – 35 GB
  • Full Game On Ultra Graphics – 125 GB

Players on consoles and PC will be able to uninstall certain modes to save space.

When Can You Preload Black Ops Cold War?

Here’s when you can begin preloading the latest Treyarch Call of Duty title:

  • PlayStation 4 – November 5th at 9 PM PT 
  • Xbox One –  November 5th at 9 PM PT 
  • PC – November 10th at 10 AM PT 
  • Xbox Series X – November 10th
  • Xbox Series S – November 10th 
  • PlayStation 5 – November 12th

If you pre-ordered Black Ops Cold War digitally, the game should automatically download on your platform’s preload date. If not, Activision has recommended that you should head over to your platform’s store:

“If you purchased a digital version of the game, but it is not downloading during the pre-load period, visit your platform’s respective first-party store and follow the prompts to begin the download. Ensure your console is also updated to the latest firmware before attempting to pre-load the game.

On PC, Black Ops Cold War can be found under ‘Partner Games’ in the Launcher.”

Black Ops Cold War Pre-Order Bonuses

By pre-ordering the game on any platform, you’ll get the Confrontation Weapon pack that contains two weapon blueprints and the Woods Operator pack for Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone.

Black Ops Cold War will release on November 13th, 2020 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 4, and PC. The PlayStation 5 version will launch on November 13th in the United States and Canada. For those in other countries, the PS5 version of BOCW will release on November 19th.

For more Call of Duty: BOCW coverage, check out this article covering all of the achievements that can be found in the game. If you’re a zombies fan, here’s an article covering the latest rumors on the mode’s perk and upgrade systems.

Also, be sure to follow ModernWarzone on Twitter for the latest Call of Duty news!

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