Vanguard Download Size: How big is the next Call of Duty game going to be?

Sledgehammer Games' Call of Duty Vanguard is days away, now, and we can't wait to check it out. The only issue we have - like every year - is the download size required for Vanguard. Are we going to be able to squeeze it onto our hard drives? We have everything you need to know about the Vanguard download size on all platforms.

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UPDATE - Vanguard PC download size revealed

If you're looking forwards to playing Call of Duty Vanguard on PC, you're going to need to keep quite a bit of storage space spare...

Here's what you need to know about the Vanguard download size on PC

  • Vanguard (Multiplayer and Zombies) Minimum - 36GB
  • Vanguard (Multiplayer and Zombies) Recommended - 61GB
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We don't have information on the exact file size for Vanguard's campaign but expect it to double the total download size. In addition to this, you can also download the Hi-Rez Assets cache for the following...

  • Vanguard Hi-Rez Assets Cache - 32GB
  • Vanguard Hi-Rez Assets Cache (Ultra 4K) - 64GB
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Full Vanguard console download sizes confirmed

Call of Duty has shared a full breakdown of Vanguard download sizes ahead of preloading and you can find the full list below. It's worth noting that these are estimates, so they could be slightly different when preloading begins.

  • PlayStation 5
    • Download Size: 64.13 GB
    • Required Space: 89.84 GB
  • PlayStation 4
    • Download Size: 54.65 GB
    • Required Space: 93.12 GB
  • Xbox Series X|S
    • Download Size: 61 GB
    • Required Space: 61 GB
  • Xbox One
    • Download Size: 56.6 GB
    • Required Space: 56.6 GB
  • PC
    • Additional estimations coming soon, including PC system requirements
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The "Required Space" part might confuse you - and that's understandable - but that's all about the storage space you're going to need to keep free to install the update. However, the wording of the following statement might mean you need this space free whenever you boot up Vanguard.

" By console, these are the estimated file sizes needed to install Vanguard at launch, including via pre-load, as well as the disk space needed to play the game..."

We expect to see some confirmation of this in the coming days.

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A statement on Vanguard's download size

Call of Duty tweeted the following statement regarding Vanguard and the expected download size. It reads:

" Good news for hard drives everywhere: #Vanguard’s install size at launch will be significantly below previous #CallOfDuty releases.

New on-demand texture streaming tech expected to save up to 30%-50%+ on next-gen console and PC hard drive disk space"

Wade Jackson's fist pump is an accurate response to this news, right? Black Ops Cold War has bloated to well over 230 GB now and it's difficult to justify so much storage space to one game - that isn't even including Warzone, either.