The recent mid-season update for Warzone prompted Virgin Media to have its biggest ever download day as gamers rushed to download the latest update.
March 31st marked the day of Warzone’s mid-season update offering gamers heaps of new content such as powerful killstreaks and cluster bombs. However, as gamers rushed to download this latest addition to the game, it resulted in Virgin Media having its biggest ever download day.
In a statement Virgin Media said “Despite the continued warm weather, Virgin Media saw another record-breaking day on Wednesday 31 March, reporting its biggest day for downloads on record as gamers once again rushed to download the latest update of Call of Duty: Warzone“.
They also went on to say “Gaming has exploded in popularity over the last year with online games becoming a social lifeline for many people throughout lockdown – a trend that is expected to persist even as Covid-19 restrictions are eased”.
This isn’t the first time this has happened either, the broadband giant saw its previous biggest download day on Warzone’s Season 2 launch day back in February. Other leading providers saw a rise in their downloads due to the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch back in November of last year.
It was also noted before the update took place that this update would significantly reduce Warzone’s file size. Activision had announced that the update should cut as much as 33.6GB from the file size depending on the users platform.
Activision said “This will come after a larger than usual, one-time update for Season Two Reloaded, which will include these optimizations and is necessary in order to reduce the overall footprint; future patch sizes for Modern Warfare and Warzone are expected to be smaller”.
Fans should still expect much more content to arrive in the game this year as rumours of new maps and events have been at an all time high, be sure to check back with us at Gamerficial for the latest news and updates.