For those lucky players to get early retail copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, they’re noticing something disturbing about the game disc. The disc only contains 72MB of actual data, the actual game is a 100GB+ download. That means that if you buy the game to play the campaign and don’t have internet, you better already have it installed.

This is nothing new though, previous Call of Duty games like Black Ops: Cold War, Vanguard, and Modern Warfare (2019) all had similar data sizes and massive downloads for the actual games. So they’re equally as unplayable if you don’t have an internet connection to play for the first time.

Luckily for physical media collectors and people who don’t want to buy the digital version of most games, this is mostly a Call of Duty issue. Games like Elden Ring, God of War, and almost every Nintendo Switch release are playable without an internet connection. The caveat with those games and post-launch patches is that the games usually have bugs, glitches, and other issues ironed out in the time since they’ve released.

So if you’d like to buy or trade the Modern Warfare 2 disc, you can still do that, but it’s not much better than a coaster or a small frisbee in the long run.

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