You May Not Be Playing Halo 5 At Launch Thanks To 9GB Update
There are few things worse than to be super excited to play a new game you just got, only to be delayed by console firmware updates, day one patches and installations. Although that last one will only bother you if you have an Xbox One given the difference in install times between the two consoles.
If you’re mostly looking to jump into Halo 5: Guardians at launch you’ll be quite disappointed to know that you’ll be halted by a giant 9GB day one update, which is for the multiplayer component.
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The news was confirmed on Twitter by studio head Josh Holmes, who said “The [multiplayer] update (includes map content) is 9GB.”
Unfortunately the Xbox One doesn’t let you skip updates to play your games, which was my biggest irritation with the console back when I owned one. I don’t quite know if that has changed or if a workaround has been found yet, but either way you’re going to need to get this huge update before you start playing all that Halo 5 has to offer.