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Players who bought early physical copies Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II He reported that the included discs only contain about 72MB of data, forcing players to connect to the internet and download the other 100+GB of data to actually play the game.

Officially, Modern Warfare II not until tomorrow. But as always, a few copies of the upcoming military first-person shooter came out of the warehouses a little early and landed in the hands of some lucky players. In theory, this disc should contain the game’s campaign, which was released early digitallyand it should also include the fully launched multiplayer feature for all tomorrow on the official release date. But as reported by Eurogamer, this is not the case. Instead, players who bought their early copies Modern Warfare II they discovered that the disc was basically empty and they had to download and install the entire game over the internet before playing.

my box He reached out to Activision about these fake discs and whether the company plans to offer real retail copies of the game in the future.

Modern Warfare II-after the latest patch—reported to be over 150+ GB when you add the action and multiplayer mode. (And that doesn’t include those that haven’t been released yet Warzone 2.0 It comes out this November.) Some players will be able to download the game easily and quickly, while for others, the large file size can take hours or days to download, pushing them to current internet data limits. Another problem as mentioned EurogamerWith energy costs skyrocketing in some parts of the world, leaving a large next-gen console running for hours to download a game can be costly.

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But even if everyone in the world has a great internet, low energy bills, and tons of free time to wait. MW2 to download, that doesn’t change how irritating the empty disk situation is. Makes it harder to legally protect console versions of the game, another blow game protection. And of course, this isn’t the first time a publisher has shipped nearly blank discs, but it still sucks for this to happen again, as it makes preserving games much, much more difficult for one of the world’s biggest franchises.

Also, when does Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Will servers die one day? Well, you can probably guess. Unless Activision changes something in the future, the disk and all 72MB of data will become paperweight when the servers die. At least you can play the other 46 Call of Duty games Also called Mmodern warfare in its place.

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