COD: Vanguard’s preload is now live, and it’s a surprisingly reasonable download size
Call of Duty: Vanguard is now available for preloading on PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and after years of struggling with stupidly large installations of Call of Duty, you’ll be happy to hear that Vanguard’s install size is significantly smaller. to that of the Call of Duty games. during launch.
With the implementation of on-demand texture streaming and new compression techniques for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, the initial download size of Call of Duty: Vanguard is as follows:
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- PlayStation 5: 64.13 GB Download | 89.84 GB of space required
- Playstation 4: 54.65 GB Download | 93.12 GB of space required
- Xbox Series X | S: 61 GB Download | 61 GB of space required
- Xbox One: 56.6 GB Download | 56.6 GB of space required
PC install sizes have yet to be confirmed, but will be announced ahead of the November 2 preload start date of this platform.
Compared to the 95 GB on PS4 and 133 GB on PS5 that Black Ops Cold War needed to preload, this is a huge reduction in size.
But what is “Required Space” on PlayStation? It’s not explicitly clear, but it probably depends on how different systems handle gaming installations. The PlayStation system means that the games are downloaded and then unzipped, which requires a buffer for the copying process. It’s a lot faster on the PS5’s SSD, thankfully, but it’s still not ideal.
The other factor to consider is texture streaming on demand (ODTS). First introduced on PC for Call of Duty: Warzone, ODTS means that the installed game includes all the fundamental files you need, but then it will download other model and texture files on the fly and bring them to life. will store in a game cache. In the last two games, console gamers had optional additional downloads for higher resolution texture packs, so gamers could manually manage additional storage needs, but caching more seamless background is also set up for PlayStation and Xbox. When enabled (and this is an optional feature), it will gradually increase the size of the game as the highest quality files are downloaded when you play, and therefore space will likely be reserved for additional files.
This year, Call of Duty will take us back to World War II. However, it will get closer to the warring world of Treyarch as opposed to lead developer Sledgehammer’s own Call of Duty WWII, following the stories of multiple soldiers across different theaters of war. Led by Arthur Kingsley, Task Force One is an elite team of agents tasked with eliminating the Nazi regime as it seeks to build the Fourth Reich.
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The campaign is obviously joined by a WWII multiplayer, which will tie into a major new season of Call of Duty: Warzone later this year, and there’s a new Zombies campaign from Treyarch.
Call of Duty: Vanguard will release next week on November 5 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. We also remind our readers of the ongoing allegations and multiple lawsuits against Activision. These lasted long enough and caused enough PR fallout that CEO Bobby Kotick reduced his salary to the minimum allowed until the company was able to put measures in place to help. to fight against toxicity in the workplace.
Source: The Call of Duty
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