Can you play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from a disc without needing a hard drive? What about on a USB stick or external harddrive?

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    If you have a USB stick that can store the 45GB install, I'm impressed. Jan 10, 2015 at 16:03
  • @Studoku There are flash drives that can store upwards of 64GB. Jan 10, 2015 at 16:15
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    @crayzeedude And I am impressed by them. Jan 10, 2015 at 16:25
  • Hi user99239, what platform are you asking about?
    – TZHX
    Jan 10, 2015 at 17:49
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    As in, Xbox 360, PC, PS3, Xbox One or PS4?
    – Brok3n
    Feb 19, 2015 at 10:52

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If you are using a PC, it will work. If you have a completely functional PC that has everything else (RAM, grahpics card, motherboard) I guess you could in theory. You could store and download the game/Steam on a usb with ALOT of memory. However, this is impossible because if you have no hard drive you have no operating system...

  • by the way, i assume this is an entirely theoretical question because like i said I seriosuly doubt its possible (or at least by no convient means.. Jan 11, 2015 at 0:31
  • +1 Steam, at its largest (not counting anything in the SteamApps folder) is around 1GB, so as long as you have a 64GB USB stick.. It's possible. Though to say that the read/write speed is going to be horrible... So prepare for REALLY long loading times.
    – aytimothy
    Feb 19, 2015 at 8:12

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