Halo 5: Guardians will, as video games almost always do nowadays, arrive with a day-one patch. It’s a large one, though not as mammoth as some that we’ve seen from other titles.
The patch arrives at 9GB in size. Halo 5: Guardians‘ Executive Producer revealed the file size on Twitter, alongside a hint of what the patch itself includes. Here’s that interaction.
@crazyherb9 The MP update (includes map content) is 9GB.
— Josh Holmes (@JoshingtonState) October 15, 2015
So, the day-one patch is specifically for the multiplayer portion of the game.
We’re working through the review right now. While I’m not allowed to reveal specifics, I’ll say that the multiplayer isn’t up for us, either. That comes in with the patch, which we’ll be seeing soon.
The full file size for Halo 5: Guardians on release, including the patch and the actual game itself, checks in right around 55GB. Clear some space on your hard drive, folks.