New ‘Call of Duty’ so Big, Activision Gives the Game it’s Own SSD

Western Digital, Activision create CoD SSD for PS5, Xbox Series X and PC. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is the latest game title in CoD series, and is just as massive as its predecessors – in more ways than one. The games are known for taking up an exorbitant amount of hard drive space, so Activision is giving it its very own SSD.

The new title weighs in at a massive 250GB on PC, 133GB on PS5, 136GB on Xbox Series X, 95GB on PS4, and 93GB on Xbox One. If you’re a PC player you have the added bonus of choosing to install specific modes, trimming down the space required if you’re struggling to accommodate everything.

The PS5 and Xbox Series X have 667GB and 800GB useable storage, respectively, so Black Ops Cold War is going to gobble up a significant portion of that. No matter what your platform, you’ll be looking into SSD options eventually, especially given size of Xbox and PS5 games. 

Activision has partnered with Western Digital to release a limited run of Call of Duty-themed storage drives: The WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive, WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD, and the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD. They’ve been designed to visually capture the nuclear era of the Cold War, and come bundled with bonus Call of Duty points to spend in-game.

The WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive is aimed at players looking to expand the storage of their console. The 2TB hard drive is compatible with the PS4, Xbox One, as well as the PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, and can provide some much-needed space for storage-hungry games. Players will receive 1,100 Call of Duty points with each purchase. It’ll set you back $109.99 (approx £83/ AU$150).

If you’re a PC gamer, then check out the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD designed to deliver smoother loading, and increased performance. It’s powered by next-gen PCIe Gen4 technology, and also comes with a free 2,400 Call of Duty points, and will lighten your wallet by £180/ AU$329).

Players can also opt for the WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD, which provides 1TB of storage, and all the perks of an SSD. It promises “blazing fast speeds” and comes bundled with 2,400 Call of Duty points. You’ll need to fork over $249.99

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