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Plz remove unnecessary files from the game.

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airplanesandcars

Good call. Taking up storage for stuff from a year ago.


8-BiT_R

I commented about this in a random post about a month ago


iwouldvaccinatemykid

Wait, does he mean the devs should remove the files OR we're supposed to delete them ourselves?


GhostR29

Devs. If you do it, it will corrupt the game.


iwouldvaccinatemykid

Oh ok


StealthMan375

Devs did it in S2 and it gave a white screen bug to everyone, that required a full-on redownload of the game. So even the devs can't do it, when they did it also corrupted the game lol


GhostR29

Surely they can. They just need to remove dependency of the software on those files. If in a installer, you remove some files and remove the code stating the installation of those files correctly then the installer won't show errors.


Trisentriom

How do you know they aren't needed?


Fishyblue11

Why would we need outdated promotional videos in the game files? Fact is, modern games, well call of duty in particular, even on PC, does not justify the storage space consider this is a just a first person shooter. This does not need to be a gigantic game if they took the time to not make it one


Trisentriom

Lol I didn't see the entire video I just thought he was scrolling through files. Didnt know the promotional video are still there.


TonPeppermint

It's a definite surprise. As nice as it is to be able to see the behind the scenes action of the game, it would be good for them to cut down on the size. We do have those videos on YouTube.


H_yrule

# friendly reminder that the game has went from 1.5gb at launch to currently a whopping 5gb. The game is gonna hit a critical mass and some people wont be able to play it because of its size.


Penis-Envys

Damn that’s a lot for a mobile game


Amser_the_Viet_Cong

Genshin Impact takes up 9Gb and not even half of the game has been released


Soharav

N-nine?


Unrelated124

Did he fucking stutter?!


JaytheLAP

I straight up though he about to say "Nani?"


LennyGuy69

Nani?


Brandon9one

🤣🤣🤣🤣😁


yeeter_yaater

**N I N E**


OriGiNalNAme06R

U mean Nein


[deleted]

Even fortnite takes like 9-10 gigs base, bit the player base is mainly apple and flagship android users, so that's understandable. But codm being an f2p and widely available game, makes it way worse


Lanchan68

Yeah codm already is taking up 2/3 of my storage and it's almost full


-Fredzer-

I wonder why fortnite mobile is exclusive for some android devices.my friend doesn't even know that it exist


[deleted]

It's not "exclusive" to just some devices, it just requires a higher grade soc to work because it's a VERY intensive game


Timaasdhom

Pubg has reduced it's file size from 2gb to 610mb So now we can selectively download everything from the start


alifnajmi2137

its not even 1/6 of the map


Penis-Envys

I have stuttered


Veeruroxx

You mean not even a quarter? We only have 2/7 regions yet. I expect it to hit 30-40 gigs by the end.


bluedrygrass

But it's a fucking massime RPG! It's not comparable


xdchillbro

Over 11 gigs now...


Coolrafid100

Wtf


XGARX

Damn that’s a lot of call of duty for a game


Dela_Mushy

Yup that’s why I got rid of it


EliteShooterYT

Damn bro this game means a lot to me I can’t get rid of it I have total 64gb on my phone so I keep deleting other things until I grow out of this game


Dela_Mushy

Bruh my phone is 16GB


H_yrule

F


Silkgotti

F


MikeOxlong209

256?


Jishnu21

Bruh you have a SSD in your phone wtf?


GainedCamera257

Some phones like iphones or newer samsungs have a built in sd card that you can't swap in or out and they start from i think 64 gb to 512gb


EliteShooterYT

No way


Grimsmiley666

Sad too because a lot of the player base can’t afford a brand new $800 phone so we will continue to lose players as the game goes on smh


k3ntalope34

A $300 tablet or iPad is a cheaper (and overall) better option than buying a flagship new phone just for gaming...


Grimsmiley666

Really ? because I’m planning on getting a new device here soon and idk what’s the best for CODM


Tanmay1518

I'd suggest iPad. Even though I hate how apple traps users in its ecosystem, the iPad is still the best device for gaming because of the large screen size and a good gpu


Hunteric56

I have a 7th gen, but it’s so difficult to adjust to mobile after some time


Tanmay1518

That is true. I have used a tablet so I know it's jarring to move to a phone with a smaller screen size. But I think if you don't use the iPad too much, you won't have an issue with switching b/w devices


Hunteric56

I use it for all my things as it’s the only thing that can get connected and has space.


Hunteric56

And ram


ApexMemer09

Which iPad would you suggest? I don't have any knowledge on Apple devices so you'll have to guide me through this...


MaximusMurkimus

The base model is just fine and will run the game better than most other devices, although I would spring for the 128GB if you can afford it.


ApexMemer09

I see, thank you!


ra1d_mf

the newest ipad with 128 gb should do you fine for the next couple of years. good enough everything at a nice cheap price


ApexMemer09

It's called just iPad? No model name or anything?


ra1d_mf

yeah the base one is just called ipad. there's the mini which is smaller, the air which is the same size but better, and the pro which gigantic.


ApexMemer09

Assuming mini is cheaper, does it have the same performance as base version?


screwingurethra

50' touchscreen tv android?


DerpGaming76

In Philippines buying a new device with good storage is a pain in the ass


MobileGamerboy

Ikr


DerpGaming76

Yeah... actually my iPad I’m using to play is actually our school given (payed by parents ofcourse) Ipads we use for genyo and ebooks


MobileGamerboy

That's good, I only use a hand me down Samsung Galaxy S7 that can only handle lowest graphics so I only see everyones skins in default...and have to juggle space of other games, photos, apps, and CODM


bananarightsactivist

My 170$ phone gets 60fps constant, literally any phone with upwards of 3 gigs of ram can run it without any issues


Grimsmiley666

What’s your phone ? I’m getting a new I phone but idk which one is the best for me


bananarightsactivist

I have a redmi note 7 pro but I'll be buying a one plus 7 soon


SenseLivid975

I even saw 9gb from there phone


highboulevard

Like warzone eating my ps4 memory


selagianni

That's why I had to uninstall it :/ I really wish activision wasn't this greedy and made a lite version of the game like pubg did Edit: lite part


drem0r

yeah that would be cool. 1 problem tho, codm already has so much skins. making a lite version just makes the skins pointless to have. if they make an independent lite version of the game then activision will not make much money since they rely on lucky draws and crates plus the servers are already bad enough in global and garena, making a new lite version of the game just makes it alot worse


MrFrancastic

6.2 gb here


Longjumping-Bee-2731

Mine is 3.7gb..I don't download resource files


ABrawlStarsPlayer

I uninstalled because my phone just doesn't have enough space. This like COD MW 2019 but for phones


unfamousdex2

Good


v3ntti_

the more that gets added the bigger it will be. you say this like its not normal lol


sunilroy007

Yes why does it went to 5gb? I only play br i dont need unnecessary things but when i connect to wifi it download automatically.


Chiggen_Wings

>from 1.5gb at launch #It was actually 1.1GB, which makes this plot even worse because it means it went up by 3,9GB


kauthamag

I have less than 1 GB left on my phone, I've already uninstalled FB and Instagram and thinking of uninstalling Reddit and discord too


lucifer-_-senpai

This morning I got notification from phone storage saying codm takes more than 5gb space, delete unnecessary files for better performance (device not game) Although I have 20+ GB free storage but still getting these notifications


BooGeyMan0506

Welp, what the heck devs have been doing


MobileGamerboy

I am around 4.5-4.9 gb since I joined at season 9 BP


FnEddieDingle

Really? I got it a week ago and it was at 2G


RedstoneSpider

I have already hit that point.


pk_1727

Well yeah that game has a lot more content now than at launch


only_eat_pepperoni

it's already become unplayable on most emulators, due to lack of optimization


FamousExercise7390

My phone can handle It would be better for me atleast they fix the bugs and glitches.


KET4N

Damn I didn't even realise it was 5GB till I checked just now and I used to blame Fortnite for being heavy.


Dapper-Writer-2193

And the core game worked fine at 1.5Gb


huskerjahns

Its either that or just too complicated for older phones to run. This might be a reasonable gate-keep for people with older low end devices to realize early that their phone is becoming too old.


H_yrule

I agree. Some peoples devices are on the very **very** low end and it is a wake up call to get a new device. But there is some people who are in the low end to mid end category who's devices weren't affected until the peak of codm (season 6) and are currently suffering. I got a new ipad back in 2019 and downloaded codm and codm worked great until season 7.


huskerjahns

Even worse than these files stored on the main drive of each device, is the total tax to the GPU. There's probably alot more going on background than should be. Cache space being taken up by everybody elses gun charms and stickers, idk lol but there is shit there


MarieP95

I just cleared cache. Went down .4


v3ntti_

the longer time goes on, the more that gets added to the game. your phone is only going to last for so long. theres only so much they can do for trash phones and theyve pretty much done that


Soharav

Wait how come for me it takes up 3.66gb and not 5 I'm not complaining but like


aAsm321

While the files I showed in the video do not take much space, there are other files that require some tools to open. I just wanted to show an example.


Orion_001

How can I access these files?


lotngaming

with zarchiver available on playstore


Cream_Crimson

What suprises me is that there's still s9 stuff lmao. Devs been lazy on this stuff 👀


Nihillir

Can you send me the Nikto receive video??


aAsm321

How can I send you the video?


nostromo86

wetransfer


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alifnajmi2137

why is ransfer wer


1PATRON

Devs: lets ban this guy


nikhilrajesh1500

What app are you using to view these files..I can't view them


aAsm321

Zarchiver. Available on Android only. You can't access game files on ios.


PPaWW2_YT

THANKS SO MUCH MAN


nikhilrajesh1500

Yes I have an android, and thank you!


Optimusprimegaming3

![gif](giphy|3o6ozuHcxTtVWJJn32) Thx


Employment_Upbeat

So is this why the install every season is so large? That’s crazy


InfGamer

Tip: redownload the game every time it needs a update, so it’ll only save the new files and delete the old ones


angel_eyes619

did this for S13.. still 5GB..


InfGamer

Now, I don’t know why


cesga_0218

Did this for this current update and it was super helpful.


nostromo86

i am on iphone, so i can't see all these stuff, but right now... oh man... i am playing since october 2019, and who knows what i have on my phone... NO wonder why is it bigger than our Solar system. Great post, OP, now we shall watch if they give a single fuck about this...


[deleted]

tell you what they should remove, filler things from crates, battle royale classes skins and perhaps the old long gone maps


Grimsmiley666

This could be one of the reasons why the game runs like shit


drem0r

Its not easy to delete game files automatically when talking about obb files(trust me). So what's happening is every update it adds game files and overwrites them, every file has a different name and in the game there are codes that target the file name. Most games that is from the playstore does this, what you wanna do to save storage is just delete the game, make sure the obb and data files are also gone, and just install it again.


jpurrrr

how can i make sure that obb and data files are also gone when i delete the app?


Jackmd13

YES PLEASE it takes up So Much storage in Afraid at this rate of how much the storage goes up each season I’ll have to delete it soon 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️


TheDarkSquash

i thought this was just gonna say remove the pop ups and ads spread, i guess there are more obvious things


aflawimmy1298

So that's why codm is 6 plus GB on my phone


1-6180339887498

Not shure but the internet or some data rules must be stopping them from doing that ... i would rather take work of deleting the app including the files and then re install for every season


WestFast

These are collectibles. Lol


Etheo

Anyone thinks if we remove these extraneous files ourselves CODM will detect a modification and start handing out bans? If not I'm gonna start cleaning spaces... Edit: turns out there's not a lot of videos anyhow...


BabyyPlutoo

No. But it can corrupt your game though


PredatorAnytime

just uninstall and install again when a new update arrives, I always do the same and I just checked out and I don´t have any of the files of your video...


GamerRihan

How big is the game now for you?


PredatorAnytime

3.75 GB


GamerRihan

That's good


InS4N3Ee

Underated post


aniket_here

yo I found the expert rank animation in that folder


briskduchess110

Bruh , my cutscenes aren't even playing , so these videos are just trash for me too


inferno_444

What if you delete it ?


adg175

game will corrupt, rendering it unplayable and needs to be reinstalled.


manup456

They don’t update the actual game often I always wondered how they could make any real fixes not updating the actual game.


EmiyaBoi

The most common solution for this is to uninstall and reinstall the game. Old files not needed anymore aren't readded after you install it again. It's a common procedure with every game. I am surprised how no one here recommend it.


aAsm321

I tried this recently and it still goes back to 7GB after few days of playing.


[deleted]

Best way to do it is uninstall the app and reinstall it again


misty_exe

FYI: Did that during the early of the season. No differences. It's still 5GB+.


Silver_Frostbite

Not really an option for people with limited bandwidth.


jreedal91

That's cray cray


theRainbowTriforce

What if you just deleted the files? Would it hurt anything? But yeah they need to remove that from the updates.


angel_eyes619

Yea.. these files are under zip.. (op views them by unziping the files).. If you unzip, delete files and rezip, the game will count that as "tempering with game files" and hand you a 10 year ban. not worth


theRainbowTriforce

Yikes. Yeah they need to get rid of that stuff.


emeraldwolf245

When I was playing this game my game ended up lagging or crashing


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Sudden-Helicopter

Why? I need these files in my phone so I can buy the next lucky draw. /s


Hamzehpour

Fuu...ing agree with that shit


noirehittler

Imagine if the devs had snuck some hentai in there \(゚ー゚\)


name_om

Now this is a post I would upvote(almost each and every other post is about boycott crates and shit like that)


FixOurGameLoL

Agreed


B10HAZD

What happens if we delete those video ourselves? Does it affect the game?


MrPussInHoods

There is S11 Club keybinding for gameloop which is useless


420Jedi_77

I wish we were able to sell unwanted/unused skins & inventory items for credits.


Character_Command352

yeah bro also this annoying .txt datas cause u dont 200 log in documents.....delete the lastest...CODM data economy is trash haha my friend has 4 GB, I have 5 GB and a other friend has freaking 7 GB. And we have all about same progress and weapon skins and we play for the excat same time


Brandon9one

What is a good file manager for iPhone users as in the video it is being done on Android, which natively has file-editing abilities.


aAsm321

Apple doesn't allow users to browse deep into the app's files like this and there is no app to do it sorry.


Brandon9one

Thank you for answering.


life_sway

Just clear data before updating the game


Sakuta101

It's like 10 mb in total for me. So I am not worried but thanks


tastyamad

I actually don't care about the game size but pls make the game good again, for a mobile game that 5gb, but full of bug, pls make codm good again....


lilalelechinwolf

No wonder the game is over 5GB on my phone. Might have to delete it someday to save space for other important stuff


HAnkAndersonKrabs

Does the Garena version have this much junk as well?


Mapegz

I found this long ago But it's not easy


the_HR

Just a question for the OC.. the file that you just deleted, does it affect the game in any way or I can go ahead and delete it too? That file is a whopping 2.13 gb in my phone. Will free up a lot of space.


aAsm321

I didn't delete any file and I won't recommend to do that becuase it might crash the game.


the_HR

Oh sorry.. my bad. I thought you deleted it when in fact you went inside it. Thanks for clarifying.


Defiant_Trade_3947

What was expert there? A new rank?


JohnJubake10

Mmm that's explain a lot why the game almost hit 5 gb. My potato phone start to show the limit


Spurgustus

You want no memories, eh?


UN-TRUue

Why is it every time a new update comes we have to re-download all the maps, instead of just a patch with the 2 new maps


Godspeed1606

Totally agree. Thanks for the findings and effort.


Hassanmaky

That right


SharpAV

They usually have a wipe every app /play store update. where it renews game files.not completly sure tho


Epic_Valera

I am playing on Xiaomi , and I can't view this giant file . I can see it in : Text , Photo , Audio and Video . I can't do same thing like you (


DEADPOOL2501

And then they'll ban you for modifying the game files 🥴


aAsm321

I ain't modifying any files I was just browsing them.


DEADPOOL2501

I meant if you delete them, the anti cheat system might think you are modifying the files


Mannyfirsttoe

I wonder too! I talked about this on twitter - [the convo, please follow](https://twitter.com/mannyfirsttoe/status/1319934345692565505?s=21)


ResidentSniper

Can anybody here find out the total amount of data that is unnecessary to successfully run the newest version of the game and then make a post about it?


felonx_

You cant do this in ios bro


AEGIS-59

[Do not even attempt to delete one video from the obb file cuz thus shit will happen to your game ](https://fromsmash.com/xWAs7-eWpv-et)


Hamzehpour

What the hell man😕


krmrshll

*laughs in 256GB iPhone 12*


Unrelated124

*Laughs in Redmi Note 7 Pro with free charger in the box*


Anay_sharma

no intention to offend, just want to join this joke. Laughs in 256GB on samsung note 20 ultra, with charger.


Unrelated124

It's okay, I'm not offended ; I made the joke because that guy was showing off too much.


Hfzrocka

Thanks!


ArdenArnold

wait you guys didn't know this ?


Yap_Ying_Qian

how do u access these files?


adg175

if you play on android, use zarchiever and open the .obb


Nutan7415

i always reinstall the game when new season is being released


hDmtP645

Activision: hippity hopity ur storage is now my property