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The next Modern Warfare patch will let players uninstall specific game modes

By Kenneth Ang - on 14 Oct 2020, 10:04am

The next Modern Warfare patch will let players uninstall specific game modes

Image: Activision

Oh, thank the heavens - it's finally here! 

After a ungodly amount of patches, which led to the game taking up an even more ungodly amount of space, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's next patch will introduce a feature that should have been there from the very beginning.

That is, being able to install or uninstall specific game modes. 

When the game first launched, it was meant to be installed as one complete package - Singleplayer, Multiplayer, Warzone and Spec Ops. This meant that everyone essentially had to drop a 175GB nuke on their SSD, and there was no two ways about it - you couldn't play one mode and toss the others to free up space. 

Over time, as more updates were released, the amount of space required increased as well, and last week's patch saw the grand total surge past 250GB, well beyond the capacity of most casual gamers' setups. Needless to say, nobody was a fan of the near-absurd space requirement from the start, but it seems that this last one was what broke the camel's back. People weren't pleased about having to buy new SSDs just to support the game, and the resulting infuriation (and amusement) sent a splendid wake-up call to Activision. As a result, based on this tweet from Production Director Paul Haile, patch 1.28 will reintroduce the ability to uninstall specific MW game modes on PC. 

Although this change is definitely appreciated, it might have come in a little too late for comfort, considering Black Ops Cold War is set to drop within a month's time. Still, at least it's here, or else Captain Price might as well change his name to Captain Price tag with how much we'd have to spend on new SSDs.