Warframe’s shrinking its install size by “at least” 15GB

If your hard drive is groaning under the weight of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, then at least Digital Extremes is helping lighten the load – as Warframe is getting some updates to reduce its file size.

Through three “mini-remaster” updates spread over the rest of 2020, Digital Extremes intends to free up at least 15GB of space. The first update rolls out next week on PC and frees up 6.6GB, but Digital Extremes said that most platforms will “see similar improvements”.

The updates will change how Warframe’s texture data is compressed, using technology called Oodle Texture to roughly halve the size of textures on disk with “negligible” visual differences. The first update will target Warframe’s lightmaps, while the second will apply the technology to the rest of the textures in the game.

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