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Xbox One Halo:The Master Chief Collection pre-downloads could be broken

The Xbox One is having some trouble with one of its biggest games of the year. Halo: The Master Chief Collection seem to be suffering from some sort of download bug, as pre-loading the game is turning out to be a nightmare.

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ElleGee1356d ago

Digital distribution is the future. The future is broken.

MasterCornholio1356d ago

Hopefully people realize that an all digital platform can have some serious problems if not handled correctly.

I always hope that Physical copies will always be an option on consoles.

Septic1356d ago

Yeah agreed. How long the whole physical/digital combo remains to be seen though. Digital distribution has become REALLY popular this gen even at this early stage.

Hey I didn't know you can check bandwith usage on the Xbox One. That's pretty cool:

http://imageslgmr.lazygamer...

Volkama1356d ago (Edited 1356d ago )

But this will probably be fixed before the game even launches...

Personally I already have the full pre-load. That plus Sunset Overdrive hogged my limited bandwidth for days :)

EDIT: And as above, I didn't know you could check usage like that either.

medman1355d ago

@mrcornhole
I'm with you cornhole...I am a savvy gamer, but even I at times purchase a game and soon regret it because the game is a mutt. I can return a physical copy and recoup most if not all of my money. As long as the same cannot be said for digital, I wouldn't buy a full price retail game by that method. All the other problems that could potentially be encountered by digital only pales in comparison to this, and the fact that I can borrow/trade/sell physical copies quite freely, but digital doesn't offer the same flexibility.

shloobmm31356d ago

I got mine the day it could be preloaded without a hitch, so it must be a case by case basis.

gamer11381356d ago

Sounds like his connection isn't up to the job. 2mbps? To download a 65gb game!? Why not just buy it on disc?

GavinMannion1356d ago

Because preloading etc... apparently people are also struggling on 10mb lines..

cl19831356d ago (Edited 1356d ago )

Being that this is a review copy, it may be the only way 343 is distributing them. The real question lies with the internet speeds of all those whom are having issues. We only know that the writers is capped, unless the others would post their status of service I wouldn't rule out a bad server.
@ Lazy
I'm not disbelieving your statement, but are those people on a true 10 or is that what their company claims where it's 10 for an area that gets spit off to multiple buildings. I know Comcast is notorious for that.

Eonjay1356d ago (Edited 1356d ago )

Too many unknowns. But if you take a look at his usage log, you can determine his downrate. He was getting about 700MBs an hour. Which isn't too bad.

Comes out to -1.6 Mbits/s

Darranged1356d ago

I should at this point mention, that the review copy is exactly the same as the regular digital version of the game. The only difference being that a second code is given to us in order to unlock it as well.

jetlian1356d ago (Edited 1355d ago )

1.6mb is bad eonjay! 1.6 MB is good seeing as thats around 14mb.

I have 15mb which when changed to MB is 1.8, at that speed im getting 6GB+ per hour.

Mr Pumblechook1356d ago

One swallow does not a summer make.

GamingSinceThe80s1356d ago

I like the saying,never heard it before.lol

isa_scout1356d ago

I only get 2.5mbps and predownload all the time. It takes 2 days but it elimates the hassle of driving 45 minutes to my nearest store for the midnight launches. A hour and a half driving there and back is pretty rough when all you want to do is sleep.

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TripC501356d ago

I had the same problem. Downloaded to 77% one day then fell to 32% the next and was at a dead standstill all day. I restarted the download and left the power saver feature off all night while at work (graveyard shift at a jail) when I got back from work it was fully downloaded.

Eonjay1356d ago

How fast is your connection?

TripC501356d ago (Edited 1356d ago )

I have no idea. It's the Xfinity Blast.

Internet plus with Blast.

Eonjay1356d ago (Edited 1356d ago )

Thanks, I have the same thing. Its really fast... I asked because we were trying to determine if the issue was caused by inadequate speeds. I guess not.

If you are interested in finding out your speed, use this tool directly from Comcast.

http://speedtest.comcast.ne...

My speed is a massive 125MB/s down and 12MB/s up.

Orbertron1356d ago (Edited 1356d ago )

Edit #4 Comment made by mistake

brotherlymoses1356d ago

I had no problem downloading it. I have around 80-100MBPS

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