How much data does Call of Duty: Warzone use?

how much data does call of duty use


Call of Duty: Warzone is a massively multiplayer addition to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Because one game includes up to 150 players, Warzone uses far more internet data than earlier COD titles. If you play Warzone on fixed wireless internet or a mobile hotspot, you may need to keep an eye on how much data the game uses so you don’t go over your monthly data limit.

Let’s take a closer look at how much data it takes to download, update, and play Call of Duty: Warzone on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Of course, the best way to stay below your monthly data cap while online gaming is to switch to unlimited 5G or 4G LTE.


Call of Duty: Warzone download size

The initial game download uses much more data than updating or playing the game. Keep in mind that file size is larger than download size (which is usually compressed), and that the Warzone file size will increase over time as Infinity Ward releases patches and updates.

Console File size
Microsoft Windows <175 GB (without Modern Warfare installed)

32 GB (with Modern Warfare installed)

PlayStation 4 9.37 GB
Xbox One 98.78 GB (without Modern Warfare installed)

13 GB (with Modern Warfare installed)

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Call of Duty: Warzone update size

The Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 Patch, released April 7, has a file size of between 11.7 and 16 GB. Most game updates won’t be this large. See the Modern Warfare and Warzone Patch Notes for details. If you’re worried an update could push you over your data limit, turn off auto-updates in your game settings and only download patches when you have extra data.


Call of Duty: Warzone data use

Call of Duty: Warzone uses about 175 MB of data per hour – so 1 GB of data equals more than 5 hours of playtime. The exact amount of data you’ll use playing the game in a particular time period depends on the number of players in the game at that time, as well as the frame rate of your connection, the tickrate of your server, and whether or not you use voice chat:

  • When the maximum 150 players are active in a game of Warzone, it uses the most data. A game with more players uses more data, since your local network then has to share more data – like the location and stats of each player – with other players.
  • A higher frame rate refreshes the game more often, which makes it easier to react in real time to what’s going on in the game. A higher frame rate makes the game run faster, but uses more data. You can adjust your frame rate (which is measured in FPS) in your game settings. To change the frame rate, disable vertical synch (V-Synch).
  • A 128-tick server, which refreshes the game 128 times every second, uses about twice as much data as a 64-tick server, which refreshes the game 64 times every second.
  • Voice chat can use up to 60 MB of data per hour. If you want to reduce your data use while you play Warzone, disable voice chat.
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Unlimited internet options for rural gamers

Rural gamers who don’t have access to cable internet often struggle to find an internet connection that’s fast enough to support online gaming. Unlike cable internet, fixed wireless internet is a fast broadband solution that’s available almost everywhere.

Fixed wireless internet has an average download speed of up to 34 Mbps on 600 MHz 5G and 20 Mbps on 4G LTE in rural areas. Its average upload speeds can top 5 Mbps in rural areas, with an average latency of around 35 milliseconds.

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