How to preload Vanguard: Date & download size

Liam Mackay
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Call of Duty: Vanguard is almost here, and players are able to preload the game ahead of its November 5 release date. Here’s how to preload Vanguard, and all of its file size information.

As games get more advanced and demanding, they’re starting to take up more and more of players’ hard drives. Modern Warfare, with all its components, takes up 175GB of space, which has caused many to have to delete games to make room for it.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is releasing on November 5, but is significantly smaller than previous CoD titles thanks to new on-demand texture streaming tech.

Here’s everything we know about the Call of Duty: Vanguard download file size and how to preload it ahead of its official launch.

How to preload CoD: Vanguard

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If you’ve pre-ordered Vanguard on Xbox, PlayStation, or PC, you can now preload the game by heading to your game library and downloading it. This means the game will be there ready for you as soon as it’s available to play.

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Console players can dive into the WW2 action midnight local time, except for players in North America. North American and PC players worldwide can play the game at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 4 AM GMT (November 5).

CoD: Vanguard download file size

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Vanguard’s download size will be significantly smaller than Cold War’s thanks to new on-demand texture streaming technology.

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The official Call of Duty Blog posted all of the new information regarding the CoD: Vanguard download file size on October 26, 2021. As with previous Call of Duty games, the CoD: Vanguard download file size will be different depending on the platform you are playing on.

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You can find the CoD: Vanguard download file size for your platform of choice below.

  • PlayStation 5: 64.13 GB Download | 89.84 GB Required Space
  • PlayStation 4: 54.65 GB Download | 93.12 GB Required Space
  • Xbox Series X |S: 61 GB Download | 61 GB Required Space
  • Xbox One: 56.6 GB Download | 56.6 GB Required Space
  • PC: 36 GB at launch (Multiplayer and Zombies only) | 61 GB for 4K

How to reduce Call of Duty Vanguard file size

Call of Duty: Vanguard download file size

Luckily, Call of Duty devs have incorporated ways to reduce Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War’s file sizes, allowing you to select the different content packs you want to have installed.

Vanguard will follow suit, allowing you to either install and uninstall the campaign, but you have to have multiplayer installed.

By uninstalling this content pack, you can significantly reduce the Vanguard download file size, depending on your gaming needs.

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Warzone is currently tied to Modern Warfare, but it could switch over to Vanguard alongside the deep integration and new Warzone map. Currently, you must have Warzone installed to play Modern Warfare. At the time of writing, it’s uncertain whether Warzone will be required.


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About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].