Season Two briefing and file-size intel
Season Two will make landfall this evening, adding new gameplay experiences to both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, while further escalating the global stakes of the hunt for Perseus and the fate of Verdansk.
Already, Black Ops Cold War owners should have received an update to their PC. It is available for download now if you have not installed it already.
Tonight, those with Warzone will receive their update between 9-11 PM PST, officially kicking off Season Two with all content becoming available in both games.
Prepare yourself for this upcoming season with all the intel we have on Season Two prior to its launch, including what you need to know about each game’s update.
Recap of Season Two Pre-Launch Intel
Content Intel: First, in case you are unaware of all the upcoming major updates to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, our massive announcement blog breaks Season Two down in great detail.
Battle Pass and Store Intel: This announcement blog hints at some of the content included in this upcoming season’s Battle Pass and Bundles, which received its own special article and laid out the first two weeks of Featured Store bundles. These 100 new Tiers include a fresh, yet shrouded face for the Warsaw Pact, the ruthless Lao warlord “Naga,” who received a dedicated biographical post that dives deeper into his criminal organization.
Zombies Outbreak and Meta Intel: Out of all the new content coming in Season Two, one experience is poised to break ground within Black Ops Cold War: Outbreak. A large-scale Zombies experience set across massive regions throughout the Ural Mountains, Outbreak received its very own intel drop earlier this week. After learning more about this new experience, see how you can make use of the two new Aetherium Crystal types you’ll earn through this article on every Skill Tier IV and V upgrade that is poised to change the Zombies meta.
Free Trial Intel: If you’re excited for Outbreak, but don’t own Black Ops Cold War, then you’re in luck; Free Access Week begins tomorrow for Outbreak and Multiplayer. Full details on this limited-time access period can be found in this blog post.
Season Two: File Size and Download Instructions
Please note that the Season Two update will have a download size of approximately 13.7 GB for owners of the full version of Black Ops Cold War, and 16.9 – 20.8 GB for owners of the free-to-play Warzone, who are up to date with the latest updates on either (or both) games.
Black Ops Cold War Update Sizes for PC
Warzone Update Sizes for PC
16.9 GB (Warzone Only) / 20.8 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)
Remember that the Warzone download is not necessary if you are only playing Black Ops Cold War and vice versa. Furthermore, players can choose to uninstall/remove other data packs if they are no longer needed for a smaller overall file size.
PC Players: New Patching Process Intel
On Battle.net, Black Ops Cold War and Warzone have a new patching process (introduced for the Season One Reloaded update to Black Ops Cold War) that will keep updates smaller and reduce overall file size growth as both games evolve. However, this new process includes a copying phase that requires additional hard drive space, which is immediately reclaimed upon completion and is not an additional download.
When this update begins, you will see the word “Copying” over the progress bar along with a different file size number than what is listed above. This initial file size is not the update being download, but rather files being copied over.
For Warzone, this copying file size is 26 GB for non-Modern Warfare owners, and 28 GB for those that own Modern Warfare. For Black Ops Cold War, the copying file size is 30.85 GB.
After this process is complete, the actual patch download will begin. The space used by the copied files on disk will be reclaimed after the patch is downloaded and the game is playable again.
Now that you have all this intel, it’s time to assemble the squad and prepare to drop into Season Two in just a handful of hours. The fate of the world is in your hands, Operator.
Execute the mission.
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