How to uninstall the Call Of Duty Modern Warfare campaign, delete the Spec Ops packs, and make more space for Warzone update files

If you’re running out of storage for the Warzone Season 3 update, here’s how to free up space by deleting the Modern Warfare campaign.

by Rob Leane

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Warzone Season 3 is on the horizon, meaning our consoles and computers will once again take a battering in terms of storage space, so how do you uninstall the Modern Warfare campaign to make space for the Warzone update?

There’s no denying that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare coupled with Call Of Duty: Warzone, is pretty out of hand in terms of file size – it’s truly staggering how much space the game and all its updates are taking up on the consoles, computers and hard drives of fans around the globe. When you combine these games with Call of Duty: Vanguard, it becomes even worse.

Fully aware that they’re asking a lot from players in terms of storage space, the team of developers from Infinity Ward have come up with a way for gamers to pick which add-ons they want to keep installed on their consoles. At the moment, this fix only applies to console gamers, but it will go a long way to helping Xbox One, PS4, PS5 and Xbox Series X owners to win the battle against their storage capacities before the next-gen upgrade.

Read on to discover what Infinity Ward is saying about this, as well as picking up some tips on how to delete the Modern Warfare campaign from your console and free up some space for the next Warzone update…

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How to delete the campaign and other add-ons from Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare on Xbox One and Xbox Series X

If you’re wondering how to delete the Modern Warfare campaign, or the Spec Ops packs, or anything else that you’re not really using anymore, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you need to do on Xbox One and Series X…

First, boot up your console and hover over the Modern Warfare icon on your home screen. On Xbox One or Series X, you should be able to press the Menu button on your controller and bring up this list of options…

Hover of the game and press the Menu/Options button to bring up this list.

Then you should see the option to ‘Manage game & add ons’. Go ahead and select that from the list.

Next, you should come to a list that looks like this, which will show you the complete list of Modern Warfare add-ons that you currently have installed…

Find the thing you want to uninstall.

Hover over the Campaign Pack, or anything else that you fancy uninstalling, and press the Menu button to bring up this next list of options…

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Select ‘Uninstall’ from this next list of options!

From this list of options, simply select ‘Uninstall’ to rid yourself of the Campaign, the Spec Ops packs, or anything else that you might have selected!

And then, your console will delete this particular item from the Modern Warfare files, freeing up some important gigabytes, which will give you a bit more space to install something else (or just wait for the next massive Warzone update to arrive)!

How to delete the campaign and other add-ons from Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare on PS4 and PS5

If the guide in the previous section of this article doesn’t work for you, perhaps because you’re playing on PS4, here’s how Activision recommends you go about deleting the campaign and add-ons…

  1. Launch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
  2. When you reach the main menu, select Options.
  3. Navigate to the General tab.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and select Game Installs.
  5. Highlight any content you wish to uninstall.
    • Data Pack 1 – required for access to Campaign, Multiplayer, and Spec Ops
    • Campaign Pack 1 (Xbox One only) – required to play Campaign
    • Campaign Pack 2 (Xbox One only) – required to play Campaign
    • Multiplayer Pack (Xbox One only) – required to play Multiplayer
    • Multiplayer Pack 2 – required to play Multiplayer
    • Special Ops Pack – required to play Special Ops
    • Special Ops Pack 2 – required to play Special Ops
    • Survival Pack (PlayStation 4 only) – required to play Special Ops Survival
  6. Select Uninstall, then select Confirm.

Indeed, if you no longer play Modern Warfare, but just Warzone and Black Ops: Cold War, you might be best just deleting Modern Warfare and re-installing Warzone.

Of course, if you’re fed up with trying to game the system by deleting old packs, you could always buy an awesome external hard drive – like this one on Amazon, which is on offer right now!

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Infinity Ward comments on massive Modern Warfare and Warzone file size

Infinity Ward’s Paul Haile told USGamer: “Modern Warfare and Warzone are both massive experiences with tons of ways to play and new content being added regularly, and we are cognizant of the overall download size.

“As a team, we are committed to updating the game with new free content, of course, but have also taken steps for overall footprint management, including a DLC pack management screen for console users. This allows players to pick and choose which DLC packs they want to keep, and remove the others to recover more space.”

Indeed, aside from the changes in file management, Call of Duty has also taken steps to reduce the overall file size of Modern Warfare/Warzone. The latest Season 2 Reloaded update, for example, was just over 10GB.

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Rob Leane