Seemingly in keeping with a rising trend, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won’t be playable out of the box at launch and requires a hefty 50 GB day one patch, according to Activision. Said patch is imperative in order to access most modes such as Multiplayer and Zombies, while Blackout is playable at around 30% installation, or 16-20GB in real terms.
The patch will only really affect PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions sold as physical copies due to digital and PC versions incorporating the full day one patched game as standard. Nevertheless, a dizzying total of 112GB of storage space is required to install the full game. Once installed, the game itself takes up a far more reasonable 55GB.
With shaky internet speeds affecting quite a few of us, we’d better find something else to do while the patch downloads. The physical copy is cheaper than the digital version, but it does come at a different kind of cost as evidence above. Those having pre-ordered the PC version via Battle.Net can pre-load right now, avoiding the whole day one patch frenzy altogether.
In other Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 news, the full list of 14 Multiplayer maps available at launch was released on Reddit. They are: Arsenal, Contraband, Firing Range, Frequency, Gridlock, Hacienda, Icebreaker, Jungle, Militia, Morocco, Payload, Seaside, Slums, and Summit. Ten of these have never been before, while the rest are returning from previous games in the franchise in an updated and refreshed form.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 releases this Friday October 12th with the battle royale mode Blackout set to give Fortnite and PUBG a run for the top spot on the genre’s podium of top contenders. As for exact times, they are as follows: 9 pm PST, 5 am BST, and 1 pm KST.