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Call of Duty: Ghosts high-res texture pack will take up to 30 minutes to download

Saturday, 16 November 2013 16:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The high-res texture pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts on PlayStation 4 will take around 10-15 minutes to install, Infinity Ward has said. It can take up to 30 minutes though, if you’re playing while it’s still installing in the background. “Unfortunately, there’s no way to see the progress of when it’s complete,” said the developer. “Once complete, you’ll see the high-res textures in-game.” Infinity Ward announced earlier this week the day-one patch for Call of Duty: Ghosts brings the single-player campaign up from 720p to 1080p.

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35 Comments

  1. DSB

    It’s so tragic. Enabling high res textures on the PC makes the whole game slow to a crawl, even on a high end rig. I’d be surprised if they had optimized it better on the PS4.

    Whenever I enable it, the game starts to stutter and the textures don’t even load properly. They just pop in and out, and even when they’re showing, they just look weirdly sharp compared to everything else.

    It’s such a sad game. Some scopes also slow the game to a crawl. Especially the tracker scope and some of the standard Marksman Rifle scopes.

    Fun times!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Tronros

    @1 I know what you mean. The game is so horribly optimized. CoD: Ghosts is the only game I have that uses 80% of my cpu and more than 6GB of RAM. I am just going to wait until this is nicely patched up. I think BLOPS2 on PC is looks way better than this poor port.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. DSB

    @2 Yeah, I’ve only done free weekends of BLOPS 2, but it was head and shoulders above Ghosts on every count. The animations are better, the graphics are sharper, the load times are shorter, and it ran fine.

    The worst thing about Ghosts is that sometimes my GFX card just “stops” and then starts again a few seconds later. It doesn’t happen in any other game, so I know it’s isolated.

    Kinda makes me worry that they did something stupid with the driver compatability and I could be breaking my hardware just playing the game. It wouldn’t surprise me at this point.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. ultragamer

    “Unfortunately, there’s no way to see the progress of when it’s complete”

    Adding a notification pop-up was too much for them? I guess they couldn’t find any code from CoD:MW2 that would allow them to just copy and paste that function.

    Infinity Ward: Modern Studio is a joke and should be renamed to avoid ruining the good name the real Warders established in the past.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. gomersoul

    This is poorly developed, but I am tired of them telling me download times instead of file sizes, say 500mb if it’s 500mb not 5 minutes. It takes different connections different times for file downloads

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Talkar

    @3 Yeah, Ghosts is really badly optimized for PC. I mean, i’ve got a 2600K, 8 gigs of DDR3 RAM and a bloody TITAN. Yet sometimes i get issues with the game. It doesn’t make any sense!

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Fin

    Headline is wrong.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. redwood

    in b4.. “it depends on how fast is your connection”

    #8 1 year ago
  9. DSB

    @4 Yeah, it’s a shame because Treyarch have finally caught up and started making good games.

    BLOPS didn’t really impress me much, I think it suffered from a lot of the same gameplay mistakes that Ghosts does (although I guess the story tried to be different) but BLOPS 2 looks to me like the best CoD to date, even if the weapons are boring and the artstyle is tame.

    So while Treyarch are busy improving on the game, Infinity Ward, Raven and Neversoft are looking to bury it. It won’t end well for Activision if they keep that up. It’s gonna be Guitar Hero all over again.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Erthazus

    @DSB, what’s your videocard?

    #10 1 year ago
  11. DSB

    ASUS Geforce 770 GTX OC

    #11 1 year ago
  12. ultragamer

    ^^^ Nice vcard! That should eat games like CoD for breakfast.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. DSB

    @12 It really should, and it eats most things just fine. Just not Ghosts!

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Nephilimator

    LOLOLOL XBONE 720/20 FPS

    #14 1 year ago
  15. debug

    Yeah I dont know what it is with them not saying the size but only an estimated time. So weird. And no progress bar? This is so dumb..

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Max Payne

    Do you people think at some point , Cod will switch to Destiny engine ? If that is actually possible(Activison is publisher on both games)

    #16 1 year ago
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    Not worth it, anyway.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. G1GAHURTZ

    @16:

    No. It’s not just the visuals, it’s the physics and everything else.

    Honestly, they’d have to be stupid to change the core gameplay mechanics while it’s still selling like it is.

    Destiny is a different game entirely.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. ddtd

    @16 – Not likely. If Bungie were smart they would have kept the rights to the tech they developed.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Dirk

    The article says “install” time but the headline says “download” time, they’re not the same thing.

    Not mentioning the size is annoying, it takes me around 90 minutes to download 1GB but it takes other people 5 minutes.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Max Payne

    I really think Treyarch will significantly improve cod’s graphics , but I think problem will persist as long as they support current gen.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Spider Law

    It’s about 730mb and took me about 20 minutes to download and another 10 minutes to install.
    It’s also really nicely optimized for PS4. Very smooth fps, no glitches (yet), and it looks nice (although the engine shows its age when compared to Killzone).
    I’m very much enjoying it on PS4 after getting frustrated with it on PC.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ 10 minute install??

    Are you sure?

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Spider Law

    Yeah. It was more like 5 honestly. But I left to attend to my baby boys dirty diaper during the install and came back to it finished so. I said 10 minutes to be fair.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Spider Law

    My wife has gotten more play out of COD than I have though. I only played 2 missions in the campaign and I’m level 5 online. I’ve been focusing on Killzone and Injustice for right now.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. DinoHunter

    It’s a 28gb game and not optimized?

    No wonder the game didn’t outsell Black Ops 2.

    Played it in “medium” and didn’t mind the glitches at first because of Riley the dog.

    And for a walkthrough here’s a good one: http://www.cheatmasters.com/blog/2013/11/05/call-of-duty-ghosts-guide/

    #26 1 year ago
  27. silkvg247

    Um when I turn the textures up to extra on the PC version they still look like they’re from a 4 year old game. Are they really high res??

    #27 1 year ago
  28. The_Red

    Quick question: Could someone explain the technical reasons behind not including the hi-res texture pack inside the game disk?

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Max Payne

    @28 Because when reviewers start comparing xbox one vs ps4 both consoles would have 720p and xbox1 would not look inferior ?
    I mean jesus why does PC version need 6 gb ram and 64bit OS when BF4 can run on 4gb and 32 bit…

    #29 1 year ago
  30. The_Red

    @29
    I don’t think that’s the case or at least don’t want to believe that’s the case because if it is, this gen is gonna be fucked with devs enforcing this sort of parity on other versions just because Xbox One is weaker.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Max Payne

    @30 It was also same thing with AC4 , patch that brings 1080p. Its just stupid.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. DevynP

    Shittiest COD EVER!!!! DONT BUY THIS FOR PC!!!!BlackOps 2 looks decades better than this slop.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. DevynP

    Can anyone tell my why the characters look like they are from Team Fortress. What is up with the cartoony look?!?!

    #33 1 year ago
  34. bradk825

    @33 They look great on Xbox 360, but I haven’t seen the PC version.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. USN-Never-Again

    More like 5 hours. And it’s not my internet.

    #35 1 year ago

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    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]