Brace yourself gamers: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is 125GB on PC

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November 2020 is a terrific time to be a gamer – there are two new consoles out, a slew of new games, and an approaching holiday season to keep you indoors and gaming.

One of the things that gamers have become accustomed to, however, is massive download sizes. A typical game these days can be sized at around 40GB, but can easily go well above this.

And that’s why we’re just letting you know that, just before Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War comes out tomorrow, the file size of the full game is 125GB on PC.

That’s a monster file size, but keep in mind there are some ways you can streamline it and get it down to 38GB! File sizes also vary depending on the console you’re downloading on.

How big is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on each system?

Short answer: very big! Long answer: it depends. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a big game, and if you were to download it in its entirety, it would likely take up a huge chunk of your storage capacity (much like last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is now 240GB in size). Below you’ll find all of the file size information for the game that Activision and Treyarch, the publisher and developer, have shared:

  • On PS4: 95GB
  • On Xbox One: 93GB
  • On PS5: 133GB
  • On Xbox Series X/S: 136GB
  • On PC: 125GB

Activision has said that users on all consoles can uninstall specific game mode packs from their game files, such as the Campaign or the Zombies mode, to reduce the overall file size. Unfortunately, the amount of gigabytes these mode packs are sized at hasn’t been shared.

If you haven’t heard already, you can start pre-loading Black Ops Cold War now if you’ve pre-ordered! Get it out of the way now, instead of waiting all day for it to install.

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PC users will be able to install specific mode packs from the get go, although again, some specific file sizes haven’t been shared yet. On PC, installing only the multiplayer mode will weigh in at about 35GB, whereas all modes are sized at 82GB. The full file size of 125GB is with the game on ultra graphics, so if you’ve got a high-end computer, this will likely be important to you!

One thing is for sure, across all of these consoles – you’re gonna need an internet plan that can handle the brunt of this file size. Below you’ll find internet plans catering for gamers of all types, and if you scroll further down, we’ve crunched the numbers on how long the game could take to download, depending on your speed.

Gaming-ready NBN plans compared

The following table shows a selection of published gaming-ready NBN plans from Telstra and Aussie Broadband on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Cheap NBN plans compared

Not every gamer needs the fastest internet, and some people like it cheaper. The following table shows a selection of published unlimited NBN 25 and NBN 50 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

NBN 50 & NBN 100 plans compared

If you’d like your gaming experience to have a little extra kick, these plans will do the job. The following table shows a selection of published unlimited NBN 50 and NBN 100 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

NBN 250 & NBN 1000 plans compared

If you want an NBN plan with some serious power, an Ultra fast NBN plan is for you – albeit more expensive. The following table shows a selection of published unlimited NBN 250 and NBN 1000 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Platinum Unlimited

  • Home Superfast Speed (NBN 250/25)
  • Modem available for $69 upfront
  • Special offer: $116.90 per month for the first 6 months, then $128.90 per month ongoing. Terms apply, offer available until withdrawn.

min. cost $128.90 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $128.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site

Power User

  • Home Superfast Speed (NBN 250/25)
  • Optional modem from $149 ($15 P&H)

min. cost $129 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $129Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
Superloop logo

Unlimited Superfast 250/25

  • Superfast 250/25 Evening Speed (NBN 250)

min. cost $129 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $129Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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Superfast NBN

  • Superfast Speed (NBN 250)
  • Typical evening speed: 215Mbps
  • $216 modem (free when you stay connected for 24 months)
  • Special offer: $99 connection fee waived (online only)
  • Special offer: 3 months free BINGE Standard. Redeem by 18/01/2021
  • Unlimited local, national & mobile calls included

min. cost $3,459 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $140Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
Kogan Logo

Diamond Unlimited

  • Home Ultrafast Speed (NBN 1000/50)
  • Modem available for $69 upfront
  • Special offer: $134.90 per month for the first 6 months, then $148.90 per month ongoing. Terms apply, offer available until withdrawn.

min. cost $148.90 for first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $148.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site

Power House

  • Home Ultrafast Speed (NBN 1000/50)
  • Optional modem from $149 ($15 P&H)

min. cost $149 over first month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $149Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
Superloop logo

Ultrafast 1000/50

  • Ultrafast 1000/50 Evening Speed (NBN 1000)

min. cost $149 over one month

3TBMax Data**/billing period $149Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
Telstra Logo

Ultrafast NBN

  • Ultrafast Speed (NBN 1000)
  • Typical evening speed: 250Mbps
  • $216 modem (free when you stay connected for 24 months)
  • Special offer: $99 connection fee waived (online only)
  • Special offer: 3 months free BINGE Standard. Redeem by 18/01/2021
  • Unlimited local, national & mobile calls included

min. cost $4,419 over 24 months

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $180Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
Superloop logo

Unlimited Fast 200/200

  • Fast 200/200 Evening Speed (NBN 250)

min. cost $209 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $209Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
Superloop logo

Unlimited Superfast Plus 250/100

  • Superfast Plus 250/100 Evening Speed (NBN 250)

min. cost $209 over one month

UnlimitedMax Data**/billing period $209Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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How long will Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War take to install?

Slower NBN speed customers might find themselves downloading the game for up to 12 hours during the day, whereas faster NBN users might be finished downloading the game within several hours. At minimum, 38GB is still pretty big, and at maximum, 136GB is an enormous file size. So, make sure you’ve got the best gaming NBN plan for your needs.

Below you’ll find some estimates for game download speeds, based on megabits per second (Mbps), not megabytes per second (MB/s). Keep in mind that results will vary, depending on your provider’s typical evening average. The speed projections are for speed tiers running at their highest theoretical speed, and downloading the 82GB PC version without the ultra graphics mode, just to give you a snapshot of how long an install should take you. Results will vary.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be going live at midnight November 13. You can preload the game now across all platforms.

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