- ‘Call of Duty’s’ latest update has gamers and their hard drives reaching their breaking points
So to see another massive patch released Tuesday with the game nearing 200 gigabytes in storage space on PS4 alone — the numbers for Xbox One and PC are both up there, as well — gamers have, obviously, had the limits of their patience (and storage units) tested.News: Infinity Ward devs say they are fully aware of players’ concerns over Modern Warfare and Warzone game size; says both are ‘massive experiences’ with ‘new content’ being added regularly https://t.co/1mnOCBDxDb— Call of Duty News (@charlieINTEL) May 19, 2020For those wanting more storage space on your consoles, if you have no plans to play the Campaign anymore, you can uninstall the campaign pack and free up space.Same with Spec Ops Packs.— Call of Duty News (@charlieINTEL) May 19, 2020The “Warzone” patch added SMGs and assault rifles to Gulag matches, access to bunkers with advanced weaponry, a new map and more.But gamers clearly weren’t happy about the size of yet another massive patch.Me trying install the 30gb Warzone update:My PS4: pic.twitter.com/whN2fWG5cG— Saf Mohammed (@saf107) May 19, 2020Call of Duty team after 30gb patch: They can’t play any other game if we use all their hard drive space… pic.twitter.com/5z5WoHOylE— Oliver (@OPridham) May 19, 2020*installs Call of Duty: MW again*-tomorrow-*see’s patch update @ 29 GB**uninstalls* pic.twitter.com/iRjBOaAIRv— ren. (@Rennnalyn) May 20, 2020Opens Call Of Duty Warzone.Call Of Duty Warzone: 30gb updateMe: pic.twitter.com/LF1gRG6Emj— @TheFairyGodDog (@TheFairyGodDog) May 19, 2020Waiting for this 30gb call of duty update pic.twitter.com/JhNpoTx1yL— Jacob (@jaymaniow) May 19, 2020My Xbox when i have to install another 30gb update for Call of Duty pic.twitter.com/EXknEfhlXx— David Michael Garcia (@ssj3David) May 19, 2020Me :*Opens console to see 30GB Call of Duty update**A few moments later* pic.twitter.com/vjHLp1bHVi— Light (@4d_sociopath) May 19, 2020At least you should fix your servers after releasing a 30gb update @CallofDuty pic.twitter.com/Viwg1CrAmy— Romanuel (@rsromanuel) May 20, 2020My system storage after every call of duty update pic.twitter.com/K3SLX7zi48— Alex wiggins (@alexjwiggins) May 19, 2020Call of Duty updates have to be my greatest enemy in life rn— Yeezus1987 ST6 (@yeezus1987) May 19, 2020my downloaded games being deleted to make room for call of duty’s massive gb weekly updates pic.twitter.com/qX1ugMbLI8— champagne chachi (@antchiofalo) May 19, 2020 Maybe the true battle royale is the one for your hard drive space.The folks over at Infinity Ward released a new update on May 19, adding a whole lot more stuff to “Modern Warfare’s” battle royale and regular multiplayer game modes. While this isn’t particularly new, the size of the update was exorbitant. In all, it was a 30 gigabyte patch across PC, PS4 and Xbox users, which is, in a word, large. Full disclosure: As someone who plays “Call of Duty” on the regular on PlayStation 4, these patches and updates are ridiculous. A 30 GB patch on PS4 could take up to an hour or more because of the system’s infrastructure and copying process. In a meme summation, ain’t nobody got time for that.RIVERA: “Call of Duty” is a sport
- GameStop is now offering more cash for tradeins
Right now, if you want get the most money for a trade-in you do a little research, then make the trade after you know what all the current promotions are. This sometimes means you have to wait a week or two for the promotion you really want, which might mean you find a better deal elsewhere and go make the trade with another company. GameStop has decided to change its current system for trade-ins to make sure that doesn’t happen. As an added bonus, this new system means you’ll be making a little extra cash on your trades.We could spend all day debating whether or not you really get what a game is “worth” when you trade it in, but the fact remains that this business model is something GameStop and their customers absolutely love. GameStop’s trade-in system is such a big deal that many players threatened to boycott Microsoft when the Xbox One was announced to not support trades the way that they are handled now, causing an immediate reversal in that policy. It looks like anyone who is on the fence about doing a trade-in, as well as anyone that is successfully pitched to by a GameStop employee during their next transaction, is going to feel much better about the process starting August 18.GameStop has confirmed an effort to reduce the total number of prices a trade-in will be available at, and they are doing so by removing a lot of the special promo deals that you usually hear about every single time you go to the register. Instead of the current system, each game that can be bought by GameStop will have a total of four price points. The documentation discovered by Kotaku estimates that most users will see a 20% bump in the prices they are offered for games, which will still be available at a 10% bump from that point if you are a Power Up Rewards subscriber.Overall, this is a smart move from GameStop, as it limits the chances that someone will go elsewhere to trade a game in. The leaked documents also reveals how the employees are being trained to approach people to tell them about trade-ins, which is basically to confuse them long enough to deliver a sales pitch. Only time will tell how well that works out for them.