Infinity Ward Teases Modern Warfare Battle Royale Mode, Explains Why Season 2 Update Is So Big

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Season 2 for Call of Duty Modern Warfare has finally hit the servers. Fans are happy with the new update, but there is one major issue that has bothered a lot of players. The size of the update is massive, and we mean really massive. The update alone takes 51GB of space on PlayStation 4, 68GB on Xbox One, and 67GB on PC. To put things in perspective, the entire The Witcher 3 game, along with all the expansions, was only 40GB. This issue is mostly problematic for those that have limited HDD space or have a monthly data cap.

To control the outrage, Infinity Ward Production Director Paul Halie took to Twitter to explain why the update is so big and apologized for the inconvenience. He said they are “re-sending new asset packs to reduce the overall size of the game.” Season 2 is not only about the new content. It also aims to reduce the overall size of the game and to make sure that all the future updates take up less space. After Season 2 is installed, the overall size of the game will actually shrink. This decision may cause some inconvenience to players for now, but will be beneficial in the long run.

It’s not all bad news though, an intro cinematic of Modern Warfare Season 2 also teased what seems like a new game mode. We saw the latest Operator, Ghost, who witnessed other soldiers from the same side shooting each other while one of them can be heard saying “the gas is closing in”. At the end of the video, the camera pans high in the sky where several soldiers are jumping from a drop-ship and poisonous gas is covering the outskirts of the map. Everything about this video hints at an upcoming Battle Royale mode, although it has yet to be confirmed. This wouldn't be that big of a surprise considering the success of the Blackout mode in Call of Duty Black Ops 4

So what do you think? Are you excited about the possible Battle Royale mode? Or would you rather have older modes back? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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