Activision announced this Thursday the minimum and recommended requirements for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, including the necessary free space on the hard disk or solid storage drive. Players who want (and can) enjoy the experience with the highest quality textures and ray tracing should reserve 250 GB, at least for now.
A comparison table published by the developers shows that for the Ultra RTX specification (specifications for playing at 4K resolution, with ray tracing and a high frame rate) requires 250 GB of storage space, probably due to the weight of the 4K texture package.
The rest of the specifications reduce the required size to 175 GB because that UHD texture package is not used. It should be noted that, as with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare since a few weeks ago, you can install and uninstall separately the different contents of the game. If we only want the traditional multiplayer it will take 50 GB; the size of the campaign and the Zombie mode have not been revealed.
Keep in mind that these figures reflect the weight of the game at the time of the release. Treyarch will update the title for free during the next year with new maps, weapons, operators and game modes that will bulge in the storage units. In addition, it is necessary to consider that Black Ops Cold War will be integrated in December with Call of Duty: Warzone. Perhaps you will be given the option of not installing it, but in Modern Warfare it is mandatory.
Treyarch has not yet announced how much the game will take in the rest of the versions: PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, which will be available on November 13th in stores and in the digital stores of PlayStation and Xbox. The PC version will be exclusive to Battle.net in digital format.