The file sizes of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” updates this year have been so ridiculous they’ve become a running online joke.

With every update, console users are having to make tough choices about what to delete to clear space. This week’s Season 5 download won’t be an exception to that trend.

It’s a good thing, then, that “Warzone” has been such a hit game mode for fans of the “Call of Duty” franchise. If it wasn’t so addictive, it would be hard to justify the file requirements.

Here’s what to know about the Season 5 update file size for “Warzone” as well as ways to minimize the headache of the download:

When is ‘Warzone’ Season 5 getting released?

Activision has scheduled the Season 5 release for Aug. 5 at 2 a.m. ET.

What is the file size for ‘Warzone’ Season 5?

The expected file sizes are as follows:

  • PlayStation 4: 36 GB
  • Xbox One: 49.8 GB
  • PC: 54.2 GB

Will you have to clear console space for the new ‘Call of Duty’ update?

If you’re already low on available space, then the Season 5 download might cause you some trouble. Once it’s installed, though, Activision said “Warzone” could actually be a smaller overall size than it was before, meaning you will be able to re-download what you needed to temporarily remove.

Can you reduce the file size of ‘Call of Duty’?

If you own the full “Call of Duty” title but are not interested in multiplayer or campaign at the moment, you can try to delete those files while keeping “Warzone” intact. Activision separates the game’s files to give users the option to decide what they want.

‘Warzone’ Season 5 download tips

As with all major “Call of Duty” downloads, the key is to remember to begin the process before bed if possible. That way your console or PC can complete the installation process without forcing you to actively wait.

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