Call of Duty Vanguard: Console Preloading and File Size Information

Prepare for Vanguard with our guide to preloading the title on consoles, so you’re ready to play the minute the game goes live.

As Call of Duty: Vanguard approaches its November 5 launch, it’s time to go over everything you need to set up for a perfect gameplay experience. Read on for info on preloading the game on consoles, including file size requirements at launch.

Haven’t preordered yet? All Vanguard digital version preorders include Task Force One leader Arthur Kingsley and the “Night Raid” Mastercraft SMG for immediate use in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty®: Warzone™. You’ll also get the Frontline Weapons Pack, including one seven-attachment and one eight-attachment SMG Weapon Blueprint for Vanguard.  Finally, get the Ghost of War Ultra Skin for Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™ for free by pre-ordering any digital version of Vanguard through November 2.**

Now let’s dive into the specs:

Preloading Info

All players who preordered the game digitally can preload the title so that it’s ready to go right at launch. Preloading is available for all platforms, beginning at the following times:

PlayStation®4 and 5: Preloading begins on October 28 at 9 PM PT in North and South America. All other countries will begin preloading on October 29 at midnight local time.

Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S: Preloading begins on October 28 at 9 PM PT.

If you purchased a digital version of the game but it does not download during the preload period, visit your platform’s first-party store and follow the prompts to begin the download. Ensure your console is updated to the latest firmware before attempting to preload the game.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Day One File Sizes and Required Space

Good news for hard drives everywhere:

Due to new on-demand texture streaming tech, Vanguard’s installsize at launch will be significantly below that of previous Call of Duty releases – up to 30% – 50%+ of a file size difference on next-gen console and PC.

By console, these are the estimated file sizes needed to install Vanguard at launch, including via pre-load, as well as the disk space needed to play the game:

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

Players can choose to manage storage space and reduce the game’s overall file size during or after the pre-load.

PC Info Coming Soon

Preloading for PC begins on November 2. Stay tuned to the blog for more info coming soon, including PC specs for minimum, recommended, competitive, and Ultra 4K play.

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