New Call of Duty: Ghosts PS4 Patch is Reportedly 1.7GB, Has One Fix

March 14, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


According to reports, the latest patch for Call of Duty: Ghosts on PS4 is a 1.7GB download (via MP1st). Based on that, you’d expect a ton of fixes and changes to the game, but Activision has only given out this singular patch note for the new update:


  • Fixed a crash that could occur at the start screen, if you started downloading Onslaught before launching the game.

Activision Support addressed the patch size on Reddit, but wasn’t able to offer much in terms of an explanation:

Hey there, unfortunately we don’t have information on why the patches are the sizes that they are. Most of the details are included in the patch notes. I know the notes released today were a bit small, we’re sorry to say we wouldn’t have the full details as to why a patch focused on stability was so large.

All patches, and patch notes are released by the studio, Infinity Ward. We apologize you’ve had to download so many files lately, multiplayer on Ghosts is one of the most popular features in the game [and] the development studio releases updates to help improve its performance.

Someone then asked why patch sizes differ on PS3 and PS4, to which Activision Support replied:

File size varies by platform, PS4 and Xbox One will typically be larger than its predecessors since their hardware differs from the previous generation platforms. Newer consoles are able to handle more, be it improved graphics, or even support for Ground war, so when patches/games are released for these newer platforms more data is required.

Activision Support then replied to another person who questioned why it was such a big update for 1 note:

That’s all the information that was announced. We’re unaware if the studio made any additional changes, if any updates are made to the patch notes we’ll be certain to share. Unfortunately we don’t receive a different set of patch notes, we just go off the ones Infinity Ward publishes.

While we don’t quite know if there was anything else brought in this new PS4 patch, you can probably expect another patch right before the launch of the Devastation DLC pack in May on PS3 and PS4.

Did you download the new Call of Duty: Ghosts patch on PS4 today? Did you notice any changes to the game? How big was the file size? Let everyone know in the comments below.