Black Ops 4’s day one update weighs in at 50GB

A risky move by developers

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Dropshotting has been a viable tactic in Call of Duty for years, but changes to the popular trick are coming in Black Ops 4.

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. This isn't the size of the download but rather, the amount of space needed to complete the installation process. Past expansion packs typically include 4 multiplayer maps and one Zombies map, so perhaps the developer will offer up even more variety for multiplayer fans this time around in order to increase Black Ops 4's post-launch longevity even more so than past entries in the series. Keep in mind that if you're buying the game on disc, you'll be subject to a mandatory 50GB download before you can start playing.

Throughout the Black Ops 4 beta, many users on Reddit spotted the change and voiced their frustrations about it. Reddit user "cbntlg" took to the Black Ops 4 subreddit, saying "you now take longer to go prone and hipfire on the way down".

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The digital version clocks in at 55GB for the game and its patch on day one - and it also means you'll not need to switch out discs. The final installation footprint will be approximately 55 GB. Despite that, the devs have recommended that you have about 112 GB of space free on your hard drive. "Download speeds may vary based on region, platform, connection type, and the speed of your internet connection".

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will launch on October 12 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. BT Games and Game4U stores will have copies available from 6PM on Thursday, with BT Games expected to stay open until at least 8PM on Thursday.

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