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Halo 5 will require 9GB day one patch, as well as 46GB installation

Halo 5 not only requires a 46GB installation, but Xbox One owners will require a 9GB day one patch

By Anthony Garreffa | Oct 21, 2015 01:30 am CDT

Halo 5: Guardians will not only require a massive 46GB installation on the Xbox One, chewing up a huge 13% of your Xbox One HDD, but it will require a rather large 9GB day one patch.


343 Industries boss Josh Holmes announced the news through Twitter, with the 9GB patch for Halo 5 filled with multiplayer content. Holmes added that the 9GB patch includes map content for Halo 5, but the question remains: why isn't this data on the Blu-ray for Halo 5: Guardians - were 343 Industries not finished with the game when it went gold or what?

Not only will there be a 9GB day one patch, but 343 Industries will be pushing out some post-launch content. The post-launch content for Halo 5 will include 18 new maps that will join the 21 maps included in the game at launch, as well as a new Forge game mode that will launch in December.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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