Most notably, however, is the size of the day one update. Well, according to the support page the update must be installed even if you do have the disc, if you want access to the multiplayer modes, the Zombies modes, and the Specialist Headquarters. If you've pre-ordered the digital version of the game then you'll be all set to go as the game will go live with the patch already included.
For those buying the game digitally on either Xbox One or PS4, you'll be looking at a total of 55 GB to download.More news: Who will replace Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the UN?
To mitigate this, stores in the USA and United Kingdom will be selling Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 a day early for consumers to begin downloading its massive patch.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 physical release requires a roughly 50GB patch on day one to be playable, although the new Blackout mode works after roughly 30% of the update is downloaded.More news: Turkey says authorities have concrete information on missing Saudi journalist
The final installation footprint on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be approximately 55GB, we're told. This isn't the size of the download but rather, the amount of space needed to complete the installation process. "Download speeds may vary based on region, platform, connection type, and the speed of your internet connection". Or should Activision and other publishers make a better effort to make their games available to all players? As for how this mistake happened, it is too early to tell but it is possible that the version that was sent as the master copy was likely an outdated and the new update completely overwrites any old data files with new one.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out this week, bringing the anticipated sequel's nearly entirely multiplayer shenanigans to PC, PS4 and Xbox One.More news: World Mental Health Day, 10 October