Modern Warfare Season 5 Preload Now Live on PS4, 36GB Download but 120GB Is Required

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With Season 5 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare promising to be a hefty download, though one that will make reduce the overall file size once installed, Infinity Ward has now enabled the Modern Warfare Season 5 preload on PS4!

Note that this Modern Warfare Season 5 preload isn’t available on Xbox One, and PC, and it seems it’s being handled in waves by Activision, so don’t be surprised if you can’t download it yet. According to Activision, “All PlayStation 4 players will be randomly separate into two groups to pre-download.” You also won’t be to install it right away, it seems (per our screenshot):

How does it work?

All PlayStation 4 players will be randomly separated into two groups to pre-download.

The first group will be able to begin pre-downloading on Sunday, August 2nd, 48 hours before the update goes live.

The second group will be able to begin pre-downloading on Monday, August 3rd, 24 hours before the update goes live.

If you have Automatic Downloads enabled on your PlayStation 4, your pre-download will begin automatically as long as your PlayStation 4 is turned on or in Rest Mode. Please note: Automatic Downloads is only available with PlayStation Plus.

If you have Automatic Downloads disabled, or your PlayStation 4 was turned off, follow these steps to manually initiate the pre-download:

  1. Highlight the Modern Warfare or Warzone tile on the PlayStation 4 homescreen.
  2. Press the Options button.
  3. Select Check for Updates.

For those curious or annoyed at why this isn’t available on Xbox One, Activision notes that Xbox does not support the ability to pre-download, and this is the case for Battle.net as well for Modern Warfare and Warzone.

While the actual downloadable file is only 36GB, players will need more than that in order to download the file. According to Activision, you will need approximately 120GB of free space for the pre-download.

 How much hard drive space will I need to pre-download the update?

To pre-download the update, your PlayStation 4 will need to store the previous update from June and have space for the August update. Approximately 120 GB of free space will be required for the pre-download.

Whatever the case is, make sure you have enough disk space for this, since it’s a big one.

For more on Season 5, head on over here for the newly released gameplay trailer. We also posted some of the weapons coming to Season 5, which you can read about here.

Update: We updated headline to make it clear that 120GB is required and it’s not the actual download size.

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