UPDATE 16/11/22: An extra replace for Name of Responsibility was launched this morning, and weighs in at round 70GB for Xbox Collection X/S and 20GB for PlayStation 5.
PlayStation 5 customers may even need to re-download the Warzone, multiplayer and Spec Ops content material packs (in the event that they had been beforehand put in), including an extra 10GB to the whole obtain measurement.
It is unclear why PlayStation customers should re-download these packs, however this was an everyday incidence with Fashionable Warfare (2019) and Warzone updates.
In case you have gradual web speeds, I strongly suggest you allow time to obtain the updates earlier than Warzone 2.0’s launch time tonight, which kicks off at 6pm right here within the UK.
After all, this is not a lot consolation for these with information caps and because the vitality disaster has skyrocketed the worth of electrical energy.
ORIGINAL STORY 15/11/22:
Name of Responsibility: Warzone 2.0 is now accessible to preload forward of the sport’s launch tomorrow – however doing so is something however easy.
PlayStation 4 and 5 homeowners trying to find Warzone 2.0 final night time had been unable to search out the obtain by looking “Name of Responsibility Warzone” within the PlayStation Retailer, whereas Steam customers who personal Fashionable Warfare 2 discovered no obtain in anyway.
Issues are a little bit higher on Xbox the place Warzone 2.0 is discoverable with its personal retailer web page. Nonetheless, on nearer inspection, the obtain confusingly additionally seems to bundle Fashionable Warfare 2 without cost.
So, what is going on on right here? Effectively, for the second time now, Activision has built-in Warzone 2.0 into the Fashionable Warfare 2 launcher, simply because it did with Warzone and Fashionable Warfare (2019).
PlayStation 5 customers can discover Warzone 2.0 by heading to the Fashionable Warfare 2 retailer web page and clicking on the context menu to see totally different editions of the sport. There, you will discover the choice for Warzone 2.0.
The obtain measurement relies on whether or not you have already got Fashionable Warfare 2 put in, as these with the sport can have a a lot smaller 2.51GB, whereas these downloading from scratch can have a bigger 45GB obtain.
As for Steam, Activision has confirmed that anybody with Fashionable Warfare 2 put in can have Warzone 2.0 already preloaded, whereas those that haven’t got it put in can go forward and obtain Warzone 2.0 by itself.
Whereas this is a bit more easy, the way in which this works has proved controversial with the hardcore Name of Responsibility group. Information of the mixing led to this publish surging to the highest of the Fashionable Warfare 2 subreddit:
The core concern for followers right here is that Warzone is the evergreen live-service Name of Responsibility recreation with a bigger participant base, which is usually judged as overshadowing Activision’s premium providing. Activision’s launcher caters at the start to Warzone, gamers say, whereas the premium Fashionable Warfare comes second. This has led to the core group embracing the so-called “clear menu” earlier than Warzone is built-in.
I raised this concern just a few months in the past, as plans to close down the unique Warzone led to fears Fashionable Warfare would even be shut down. Happily, it seems the Fashionable Warfare (2019) interface has been reverted again to its pre-Warzone type (albeit with an enormous advert for Fashionable Warfare 2).
Nonetheless, for followers, this integration creates a wider feeling that Activision’s improvement assets are being pulled away from Fashionable Warfare 2 in direction of Warzone 2.0. The group has identified that solely two maps have been introduced for the sport’s first season, each of that are recycled from earlier video games. The sport’s first main patch additionally coincides with Warzone 2.0’s launch, elevating questions on whether or not Fashionable Warfare 2’s improvement is decided by the event cycle of the battle royale mode.