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Modern Warfare 2 Fans Are Clowning On The Disc's Tiny File Size

Following the largest beta in "Call of Duty" history, "Modern Warfare 2" has arrived. "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" delivers a new campaign and brand-new multiplayer modes that are sure to excite longtime fans of the series, and critics agree that the campaign alone is worth the price of admission. However, the release of "Call of Duty; Modern Warfare 2" has not come and gone without a bit of scrutiny. 

Although the digital version of "Modern Warfare 2" gave gamers early access to the campaign, some players still held out for the physical edition of the game. But once the official release date rolled around and eager "Call of Duty" fans inserted their "Modern Warfare 2" discs, they noticed that it held only 72.23 MB of data. This forced users to then download over 100 gigabytes worth of data just to boot up the game. Gamers were not happy.

Fans are enraged by how much they are forced to download

Following the physical release of "Modern Warfare 2," gamers took to social media to complain or joke about the disc's file size. Multiple users explained that they buy physical copies of games to allow them to pull the discs from their shelves years down the line and not have to worry about relying on DRM and digital services. In addition, others pointed out that the disc was worthless for those who didn't have access to the internet, not to mention the fact that if a gamer has slow internet speeds, they could be waiting hours or even days to play the game.

However, some argued that this had been common practice among game companies in recent years. But The Verge's Tom Warren disagreed, arguing that "most discs (especially on PlayStation) actually ship with the full game." YouTuber Lance McDonald echoed this sentiment, arguing that there is a big difference between forcing users to download a day one patch and forcing them to download the entire game.

Upon reflecting on the situation, many gamers argued that if Activision didn't want to or couldn't put the entire game on disc, then it didn't make sense to sell one at all. And one user wrote that ceasing the production of physical copies of games might be the best course of action in this case, arguing that game discs are an outdated medium and harmful to the environment.