PS4 Hard Drive Reaches its Limit With Latest Black Ops Cold War Update
Launching in November of last year, the new generation of consoles have now supplanted themselves firmly as the new way to play the latest titles.
Last generation’s systems do remain supported, though. Players won’t be forced to upgrade anytime soon as PS4 and Xbox One should be supported for the next three to four years.
Of course, being “supported” doesn’t mean there won’t be limitations with the old hardware as time goes by; as graphics improve, the visual fidelity of new games on the older systems will become less and less. Other problems were illuminated in a recent official Call of Dutyblog post.
Call of Duty games have required a large amount of available storage as of late. The file size for the latest game, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, came in at 175 gigabytes at launch, with the addition of Warzone taking that number over 200. Those requirements increased with each subsequent update.
Time for an upgrade
Inevitably, the season 2 update for both Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War base game and Warzone have increased storage requirements again, and significantly. “you may need to delete some unused Game Content to have a successful download and install of the Warzone patch,” the blog post told PS4 players.
The update for both Warzone and Cold War comes in at 27.5 gigabytes. If you have the 500gb PS4 model and are currently up-to-date for both games, you’re not going to have enough room on your console. Although the post doesn’t mention it, the same is true for the 500gb model Xbox One.
Of course, the above assumes you play both Cold War and Warzone. The player doesn’t need to have both installed if they only wish to play one. However, the blog post illuminates the issue of the ever-worsening insufficiency of last generation’s storage options.
Considering how much smaller games were even just a few years ago, we can expect the problem to exacerbate throughout the three to four years of support.