Why are the patches for the COD games so huge?

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What's in these patches that justify such a bloated size? 200 GB for MW? I've seen people saying that the reason these games are so big is because that way gamers will have less space on their console to play other games. Is this a subliminal/psychological technique? Or are they actually adding new areas and maps with new textures?
 
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Bad habit to reduce cost on development side of patching. Why my complicate extractor and injector to just patch part of the file when you can just send a badly packaged file to replace the old one? Better internet connection make this bad habit easier for company to save on patching cost.
 
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Shame. I really wanna try some of the new COD games but the bloated file sizes put me off.
 
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Hopefully next gen consoles will fix the problem by the SSD
 

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The devs just messed up making Xbox gamers download a 66 GB patch that was like <=1.8 gb on PS4 and PC. There was a bug with the patch on the Xbox One that basically got it to balloon to 66 GB.
 
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The devs just messed up making Xbox gamers download a 66 GB patch that was like <=1.8 gb on PS4 and PC. There was a bug with the patch on the Xbox One that basically got it to balloon to 66 GB.
That is kinda funny
 

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BF5 had some huge patches too. Though they were much needed it was a bit overboard
 

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I honestly deleted the game because I have stupid data caps on my internet and can't risk going over. The updates are just massive on Xbox One
 

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Wish devs gave us more control over the things we want to download. Some games allow us to download the modules we want (Single Player, Multiplayer and so on). It'd be good if they gave us the option to choose whether or not we want 4K textures and what language packs we prefer. Would be win-win for everyone.
 
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Wish devs gave us more control over the things we want to download. Some games allow us to download the modules we want (Single Player, Multiplayer and so on). It'd be good if they gave us the option to choose whether or not we want 4K textures and what language packs we prefer. Would be win-win for everyone.
Supposedly they are doing that with PS5 not sure about next gen Xbox