Earlier we reported that Halo 5: Guardians will need an additional patch for the multiplayer part of the game to work, and today we finally have information on how big the patch will be as well as what’s inside, reports Pocket-lint.
The information was revealed by 343 Industries Studio Head Josh Holmes, in one of his tweets, where he also mentions the content of the patch.
@crazyherb9 The MP update (includes map content) is 9GB.
— Josh Holmes (@JoshingtonState) October 15, 2015
9GB, while not much compared to the size of the whole game (up to a whooping 60GB), is still substantial, especially during the earlier hours after the game went for sale when people are rushing to download and having matches with friends, and may mean that some will have to put up with not playing the game online on day one.
It is at this point that pre-ordering shows it advantages: pre-ordered customers’ Xbox One will automatically download the patch prior to the day of release if the power-settings is left as instant-on, while day-one purchasers and beyond will just have to wait.Further reading: 343 Industries, eSports, Halo, Halo 5, Microsoft, Multiplayer, Xbox One