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Master Chief Collection 20GB Day One Patch, Up For Pre-Download

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 10:08 pm by Felix Mui

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As you may have heard on our Pixelated Podcast today, Microsoft and 343 Industries has announced Halo: The Master Chief Collection‘s technical details and an alternative method of playing it come November 11th. Starting today you can pre-order the digital copy of the game, and as a bonus for doing so you can pre-download the game. You can be all ready on launch day to jump into the multiplayer portion without having to download the tentative 20GB day one patch prompted for physical disc buyers.

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In total, the game will clock in about 65GB of space on your Xbox One’s hard drive potentially touting the biggest size for a single base game not including DLC. To give you some perspective, Battlefield 4‘s base game install took up 33GB, Call of Duty: Ghosts was 39GB, and NBA 2K14 was 43GB. Dan Ayoub, Executive Producer of the collection gave insight into how big the Master Chief Collection is stating, “…that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will take up almost all of the usable space of a single Blu-ray (45 GB), and we will also issue a content update at launch that is estimated to be 20 GB.”

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Additionally Halo 4‘s Spartan Ops will be unavailable at launch, instead coming in December all at once forgoing the previously touted episodic release.  Surprisingly, November 11th will no longer be the launch date of the game for only North America, but “will be released on November 11 for the majority of our fans around world!”

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As a small reminder, Halo: The Master Chief Collection will include all four main Halo games, with the first two having been created as “Anniversary” editions (Remastered graphics, Ability to swap new and old, new cutscenes, audio, soundtracks for the campaigns). Along with that, every single multiplayer map for each of these games will be playable including the 8 PC exclusive maps, plus 6 reimagined versions of Halo 2 fan favorites.

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All of this content is launched and interacted through a unified user interface to help curate the content. As an added bonus, the live-action Halo series Halo: Nightfall produced by Ridley Scott will launch it’s first installment on launch day for owners. While on December 29th the Halo 5: Guardians Beta will kick off with priority access for owners which will ultimately gather feedback to help the final game.

Prep your hard drives and get ready to relive the Master Chief’s story thus far in order to refresh in time for next years Guardians. Keep it right here on Geek Legacy on the latest on Halo!

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