Black Ops 4 Has a 50 GB Update If You're Buying Physical

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 may support mods, Treyarch will look at adding support post-launch

Black Ops 4 might be a particularly extreme example but unfortunately giant installs, and day one patches, have become an everyday part of video game launches.

Nuketown returning in Black Ops 4 should be no surprise since it's a map that's been redone and rereleased in Treyarch's Call of Duty games since it was first featured as a playable map, but this will be the first time that people see it in such a frigid way.

In a post to the Activision Support Page, Treyarch revealed that the patch is necessary to play Multiplayer, Zombies, and Specialist Headquarters on Xbox One and PS4. The installation process should be simple enough on Xbox One, but due to the slightly more roundabout way that the PS4 copies data, you'll need to jump through a few hoops.

Weighing in at an astonishing 50GB in download size, those who pick up the game physically are going to have to wait hours (or days for some) before they're able to play through the entirety of the game's content.

John is a freelance writer for IGN UK with a love for all things stealthy, ginny and noisy.

On the PlayStation 4, Activision recommends having at least 112GB of free hard drive space available for an "optimized download experience". The final installation footprint will be approximately 55 GB.

With all this said and done, how much will Black Ops 4 take up on your hard drive?

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.

And while Europe gets a 500GB PS4 Slim with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and a 1TB PS4 Pro with the game, India is limited to the aforementioned 1TB PS4 Slim with a Black Ops 4 copy.

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