Call of Duty Vanguard Ultimate Edition File Size For Xbox Revealed

The Xbox download size for Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Ultimate Edition is stated as 270GB on the Microsoft Store, however that amount doesn’t appear to correctly represent how much the main game will be fully loaded.

The series has a reputation for having large install sizes, even before post-launch updates are available. While Call of Duty: Vanguard will have a huge download size on consoles, it is unlikely that it will take up full 270 gigabytes at launch.

On Thursday, Call of Duty: Vanguard, a new World War II shooter in the long-running franchise, was announced. Despite the fact that the series has primarily shifted towards more modern and futuristic settings over the previous decade, Sledgehammer appears to still be interested in showing the worldwide battle that launched it.

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Vanguard will depict the four theaters of World War II via the eyes of four characters who are attempting to prevent the Nazis from discovering Hiter’s successor when Berlin falls. The game will, of course, feature the series’ trademark multiplayer, as well as Warzone integration and the return of Zombies.

As a result, Call of Duty: Vanguard will undoubtedly be a large game. The Xbox version of Call of Duty: Vanguard Ultimate Edition is listed on the Microsoft Store as being 270GB in size, which is bound to raise some questions.

However, upon closer investigation, it appears that most gamers will not have all of the data installed at the same time. Despite knowing everything, there is to know about Call of Duty: Vanguard thus far, the standard game is 75 GB on Xbox One and 95 GB on Series X/S, and the Ultimate Edition contains both versions.

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Its download size is additionally increased by adding the Xbox One and Series X/S betas individually, each of which is 50GB. There are also some 10MB DLC packs, which may prove to be greater at launch like those in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The normal consumer will most likely install one version of the game plus the beta, and most gamers will delete the beta after it is completed.

It’s also reasonable to assume that many of these file sizes are estimations rather than exact figures because a beta would not be nearly as large as the complete game. In any case, Call of Duty aficionados are well aware of the game’s exorbitant download sizes.

One might easily fill a normal console storage drive with Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and Modern Warfare alone, leaving little capacity for other games (assuming they can even squeeze all three of those games onto one internal storage device in the first place).

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Call of Duty: Vanguard will most certainly be over 100GB when it launches on Xbox One X/S and PlayStation 5, but even with all of the game’s DLC installed, it’s hard to see a single copy of the main game is anywhere near 300GB (not including Warzone).

There are a lot of features in this shooter, including a lengthy narrative, 20 multiplayer maps at launch, a Zombies mode, and more. However, it is unlikely that Sledgehammer’s game will be the largest in the franchise straight out of the gate in terms of file size. Vanguard’s download size might expand considerably with post-launch material over time and with upgrades.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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