Black Ops 4 Has a 50 GB Update If You're Buying Physical

Black Ops 4 Has a 50 GB Update If You're Buying Physical

Unfortunately, this means that the day one patch is enormous.

The final game size after installation and download of the patch should be 55GB on either console.

Black Ops 4 might be a particularly extreme example but unfortunately giant installs, and day one patches, have become an everyday part of video game launches.

The day one patch has become such an issue that United Kingdom shops have been given permission to sell the game a day early, so that everyone has a chance to download the update in a reasonable amount of time.

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This update won't be that big of a deal for players that purchase a digital edition of the game, especially if they opt to pre-load the title, but it is a serious bummer for everyone that purchases a physical copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. On PlayStation 4 you'll need to have more room set aside, though, as it states that for an "optimized download experience" you'll want 112 GB of free hard drive space.

Red Dead Redemption II now holds the record with a massive 105GB install but Black Ops 4 has got nearly half that just for its day one patch - and the game won't work without it either. Blackout will be fully playable when the download reaches 30%, which is about 16-20GB depending on the platform. A full download will be required, however, for regular multiplayer modes, Zombies, and Specialist Headquarters. The patch itself will be approximately 50 GB. To help counter this a little, Activision is allowing select retailers to start selling the physical versions of the game the day before release.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be out on 12th October for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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