A huge 2.07GB 'Multiplayer Update' has gone live for the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3.
Those peeps with there 4gb xbox 360's are probably raging.
The reality is those type of Xbox360 owners most likely don't play BF3 type games anyways
Actually they do :P My friend will be forced to buy HDD or Flash stick today LOL :D
There's a correlation between SKU and gaming tastes? Or are we just guessing to save face? Thought so...
That is absolutely BS. It's the cheapest model available so it's for everyone. Size of HDD made at the time of purchasing the 360 doesn't determine what type of gamer you are. In reality those were uniformed gamer's who didn't know much about HDD. PLUS can't they just install is over a flash drive? Issue solved
O RLY? They don't? Based on what?
You'd be a fool to buy a 4 gig 360 if you planed on doing a lot of MP gaming.
Wow that's a ridiculous size. Hopefully it's like Bad Company 2 and if someone clears their system cache it won't delete the update because that would suck. The 150mb update got deleted when I cleared it so idk.
Wow, this is sad. They should atleast make this an optional update so that I can background download. With my connection this means I'll have to leave my xbox on for a long time. I hope the next update compresses all this onto 100 MB or something.
The PC update was nearly 4GB, so I guess they did compress it, then again, that update included Back to Karkand too. Get a 16GB flash drive for like $12 and don't worry about space again, as for your Internet speed. Can't help you there.
Hoping to compress a 4GB update to 100MB is pretty unrealistic.
It is but why are the updates for this game so big? I mean I thought the 100 MB update was massive because that seemed like a ps3 update while the biggest xbox update i've downloaded is 16 MB for Black Ops
Oddly enough, I don't see it reported anywhere that the PS3 patch with B2K was ALSO 2GB. Pretty certain the reasoning behind the file size is that it contains the new maps as well as the bug fixes - these maps weren't on the disc already, contrasting with the popular practice of including DLC on the disc and making you pay for it.
Pretty sure none of the COD map packs have been on discs either, but I do detest "unlock keys" It's not really DLC if it's already on my disc, they should refer to that as ULC (unlockable local content)
This is a non issue for 4 gig Xbox 360 players, I know quite a few who just use a cheap flash drive. $10 and your good to go. On the other hand, way to release a game that needs that big of an update EA/Dice...haven't you ever heard of Hotfixes?
The update is that big because it has fixes and also the Back To Karkand stuff.
It's not a non issue. Play it down all you want, but for many many 4GB owners this update will be a hassle.
Who doesn't have a flash drive or MP3 player or something that you can use now days? All of the above will work, most people have these things already. It's a non issue, hell I ran with a launch 20 gig for years with no trouble, finally I bought a slim last year because those things look sick and are whisper quiet.
Some people will love this news and others will gripe about it.
I agree. This is a big update for a 360 game but nothing compared to some of the PS3 updates look at GT5 I think its had around 8 or 9GB of updates in total. To me im not bothered how big they are as long as it fixes the bugs in the games and makes the experience better im happy.
Holy crap! That is a lot of fixes!! Good job Dice.
Wow so you decreased the damage of launchers but then didn't adjust the reload time of flares...slow clap. I know the PC has a more up-to-date patch where flares and stealth have been adjusted but for the time being we're just going to have to suffer through aircraft being even harder to shoot down.
Damn.. O_O Impressive.
They did this with Bad Company 2, a MASSIVE update whether you purcahsed the DLC or not. Not a fan of it, we don't ALL have super-fast connections.
Yeah I just set up the download long before I'm ready to play so that when it's go time I don't have to worry about anything. It is annoying to have to download such massive updates though.
I remember that update, it was a patch on top of free DLC. They said it would be mandatory to play online because it was a patch.
Indeed, but a 2GB "patch" is just BS. Not the way to do things imho. I don't want to be told "you can't play the game you purchased until you've downloaded 2GB of data, because this is how we do". Gaming is amazing these days, but in some ways it's such a pain in the arse experience for the end-user.
Really?!? 2GB!! that's larger than the HD-pack.... whatever W000t!! (150/250GB-HD free) I can't help but wonder whether there were texture issues there's addressing (in such a large TU)
This isn't actually an update in the traditional sense. It comes up as an active download, so you can play something else while you wait for the update to download. Nice idea, especially considering the size.
It is big for 360. Not a big deal though as I'm sure in the long run it will make fans happy. If you don't have the room just use a 16 gig flash drive for bulky updates or downloads like this.
I gotta say that the update / patch should be completely separate from the DLC maps. The basically are forcing the new maps on your system even if you didn't plan on buying them if you had a version of the game that would require you to buy them. Pretty slimy move on EA's part if you ask me.
WTF? 2gigs is way too much for an update. Its way too much even for an effin map pack.
BF doesn't do map pack. Never have, they do expansion packs, you know, actually bringing more content to the game than just a few new maps. XD
"What! They made a patch for their game!? RAGE!!!! I have a tiny harddrive, so I'm angry they would do such a thing, whereas the day b4 I was complaining they hadn't patched the game enough!!! UGH!! " -Typical Raging Gamer
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