Activision and developers Infinity Ward are launching an ambitious new update for Call of Duty Modern Warfare today, which is likely to prove very popular with COD gamers. Named Call of Duty Warzone, the new Battle Royale experience will include a huge new map to explore and battles pitting up to 150 different players against each other. Throw in a range of vehicles and other ways to upgrade your chances of survival, and you’re looking at a lot of interest from gamers.
And while Blackout – Black Ops 4’s BR mode – was only available to those who bought the base game, Call of Duty Warzone is going to be available to everyone.
COD Warzone is going to be free-to-play and this means there could be a lot of extra people waiting to download it across PS4, Xbox One and PC.
And this is probably what has prompted Activision to provide a detailed look at the full Call of Duty Warzone download size before it arrives.
It’s a good way to warn fans that today’s Modern Warfare update is going to be big and could take a long time to install and then log into the servers.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD CALL OF DUTY WARZONE
Before everything kicks off today, fans will want to know how to download Call of Duty Warzone on PC, Xbox One and PS4.
If you own a copy of Modern Warfare, you will need to download the new update being released on March 10.
This includes the full Call of Duty Battle Royale experience and has an update time set for 3pm, GMT.
Modern Warfare owners will simply need to install the new update and head over to the Classified section, which, shock horror, is going to be where Warzone is found.
MW is already a meaty game and unfortunately, this new Warzone update is going to munch up another 20GB of space, depending on which platform you’re playing on.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD COD WARZONE FOR FREE
Gamers looking to play just Call of Duty Warzone will be able to do this for free later today, March 10.
The start time for F2P gamers is slightly later in the day, with Activision confirming a launch schedule set for 7pm GMT.
By this point, we would expect the COD servers to be stretched and it may take a little longer for everyone to get stable access.
Online launches are fraught with server problems but there’s always a chance that things will run nice and smoothly.
The downside to downloading Call of Duty Warzone will be that you will need to find 80-100 GB of space for it on PC, PS4, or Xbox One.
That makes for a hefty download and means some gamers will be waiting a long time to play.
TO DOWNLOAD CALL OF DUTY WARZONE ON PC – You will need to have the Battle Net client installed and search for Warzone if it is not on the sidebar.
The best you can do to prep for the launch is to register your Battle Net account and have it all set up before things go live.
TO DOWNLOAD WARZONE ON CONSOLES – Xbox One and PS4 gamers will be able to find it by searching on their console digital stores. Xbox Live Gold will be needed to play on Microsoft consoles.
Here’s more from Activision on what to expect later today: “For owners of the full version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Warzone will replace the previously named ‘Classified’ panel in the Main Menu.
“A one-time early access will give Modern Warfare owners the ability to download Warzone at 8AM PDT. For Modern Warfare owners who are current and have the most recent title updates, the download will be a 18-22GB.
“Once download is complete, Modern Warfare owners will “unlock” the Warzone panel, which was previously classified, and can enter the lobby and play. For non-owners of the full version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Warzone will be available to download free in respective first-party stores starting as early as 12 PM PDT.
“Head to the store and search for ‘Warzone.’ Choose Call of Duty: Warzone to download. Warzone is a 83-101GB download for new, free-to-play users.
“Download could take up to several hours depending on bandwidth, service provider, additional regional factors and will vary by platform.”
Published at Tue, 10 Mar 2020 05:01:00 +0000