With Bethesda’s latest RPG just days away from launch, the Fallout 76 file size and day-one patch have been revealed.
Day one patch 96 GB?, WTF!, not only Bethesda games are buggy as hell and with this supposed patch news is pure devils rectum hell! daamnn.
The patch is 55 GB (still a joke for a patch as it's bigger than the game install): First up, the initial install size is 45.04GB. On top of that, you’ll then be prompted to download the day-on update, which is even bigger at 54.641GB
And I’m sure there’s eventually gonna be another 50 gigs of patches to fix more bugs and glitches. Classic Bethesda.
So the patch is the actual game?? 🤣😂 What's even the point in buying physical these days if it won't even work day one without internet access....
Resale value is why to purchase disks, but MMOs can’t be resold at most stores so... lol
Flop of the year, calling it now.
And its online so you can't even play it until it updates. Funny enough, this patch is probably the pre-bug-fix patch, and it'll still be rife with problems. Considering some said the beta was just as big, this sounds more like the situation like Activision claimed for the Spyro remasters. That it couldn't fit on one disc. The game is probably that big, and they just filled up a BR disc, and pushed the rest to a download. It's a MP game, so I assume people will have internet, but thats still a lot of data to download, and could take a while for some people.
Yes, The future involves buying a disc that acts merely as a glorified download code. The game is only ever really available for download.
One would presume though that if one were to buy a MP game, then they'd have access to the internet, so its not like they can't get the content. But still, that's a rather sizable patch.
Yeah that's totally reasonable /s Dude wtf
I'm fine with it... My C: drive is a Samsung 850 Evo M.2 1TB ... /s But it does undeniably suck for those who have limited download bandwidth.
I just put my code in for the full game in on pc ..zero patch..sooo… this sounds like a console thing.
Whut...? Wait Whut..? How in the world, Since when is a day one patch bigger then the entire game... So the game is 45.04GB... And the patch is 54.641GB... OMG! ---Bethesda what in the world is going on over there... ? 54GB patch..? Let's just hope this means the game is amazing and they fixed a lot of the boring and fail things in the Beta... So Basically you need 96.6GB Of Space..
It's been that big for me since I first installed the beta on my PS4: https://i.imgur.com/DbcfXKE...
Really wow, that's interesting... mine was only like 52 GB, maybe I came late... https://i.imgur.com/W9m6QOW...
@Crazyglues, Yeah, I got called a liar because some monkey on here didn't believe it but I have no reason to lie. The game seemed to play fine and I didn't seem to have anything "extra" from the beta, it just took up a ton of space and took me about 2.5 days to download on my crappy Internet. But now that the game is revealed to be that size for everyone else, I am kind of wondering why some got the larger install and some didn't. Maybe an experiment with the beta with compressed files? Hard to say.
@ Elwenil yeah My friend had the 96 GB like you, I guess they were just trying stuff in the beginning like you said... who knows..
Mine was also over 96gb from day one.
I'm one of the biggest Fallout fans you'll ever encounter.. but this game, this is a trainwreck waiting to happen. I'll likely wait a good year before considering a purchase.
The only way I'll even remotely consider a purchase is if they add an offline SP campaign. Otherwise **** them and their rotten game.
more people that never it gave it a chance..I am a massive fallout fan and guess what this is more of a fallout game than people actually think...and guess what you can solo the game and it has multiple story lines...and loads of NPC;s it just doesnt have human npcs because at this time period is when the only non mutated humans are people leaving Vault 76...perhaps in the future when it works with the story line we will see other vault dwellers become NPC's but right now it has lots of Robot Npc's that have lots of charm and SUper Mutant NPC's ...I love it and I have played every single Fallout game.
Sure, this just isn't a game I'm willing to ''give a chance'' for $60. The lack of NPCs doesn't even bother me
surely this update comes with a full fledged campaign?
Nope. and don't call me Shirley.
you follow the story line of the overseer.
Is this an out-of-season April's Fool joke?
Nobody want this game anyway.
I do, I'm rather looking forward to it actually. Who'd have thought.
Too busy with other games, but this will be the first Bethesda main studio game I don’t buy day 1. I’ll explore the world at a later date because that’s what like most about their games anyways.
Morrowind and Fallout 3 were the last games I've enjoyed from them. I see them more, now, as a publisher than a developer. Fallout 4 was a complete joke, and this looks even worse.
Out of curiosity, what was your issue with 4? I found the base-building stuff to be terrible, but other than that it ran much better than 3, and unlike 3 it didn't feel like everywhere I turned my path was blocked by a mountain of debris.
@JEECE It wasn't a proper Fallout game. They butchered the SPECIAL and skill system that's been with the series for its entirety, dialogue options were non-existent, and even the way they handled the minimal amount of responses still left you guessing as to what you were even going to say. There was a sever lack of interesting locations and weapons, in favor of the base building, and weapon construction. They took the design philosophy of Skyrim, and made it Fallout. I didn't like it in the Elder Scrolls, and I definitely didn't like it in Fallout. They took a rather in-depth action RPG, and turned it into a looter shooter, with very little player agency to be had.
Fallout 4 is my favorite of the Fallouts that Bethesda has made.
@unholy Nobody said you can't enjoy it. I think they designed a nice world that looks great, and is fun to explore. The shooting mechanics have definitely improved, but they removed, or dumbed down, pretty much every roleplaying mechanic to be had in the series, and I feel it makes it a weak entry to the series.
The usual Toxic gamers on N4G...don't be surprised if they don't report you for liking something that they don't....this game is very good and the negative reviews are from people that never tried it and if they did they didnt even give it a chance...best world in a fallout game ever.
God help the guys who bought this if they still didn't fix the 'game deletes the entire folder' bug.
that was the launcher when the first beta happened on PC. It was 100 percent fixed on the next beta day and it just made you reinstall the game anyway.
Still some money sucker "journalists" dare to defend developers that releaee unnecessary online only prequel of singleplayer game, full of DLCs, full of bugs and glitches, day one patch bigger than double layer blu ray discs. Lame and pathetic.
My guess is the full game is that size regardless, and they just didn't want to pay to manufacture two discs like R* did with RDR2. This isn't so much a patch, as it is the bulk of the game's content itself. I wouldn't even be surprised if there is an additional patch on top of this. Either that, or this is just a disc with a unlock code on it. Similar to a Steam Key you can type in....although not likely restricted to one use.
I know it's like games are much larger now. It's like another toxic gamer coming to a thread to unnecessarily bash a game that they never tried and if they did would go this is actually really good.
Wow thats a little ridiculous
Bet the size is the same reason many open world games, especially older ones, have large patches. The game is probably divided into segments and you’re basically downloading groups of data that get unpacked during install. The more convoluted, or rather complicated, the game system the more a single thing that needs patched will affect other things so if one piece needs fixed you’d download that “group”, plus any Pack with connected data. And then anything connected with that as well, and so on and so on unto the original problem is fixed. More things need fixed, the more you have to do that is only somewhat related. A lot of RPGs are downloaded, installed, or patched like this, or have options for it if your connection is less than perfect as you can download the game in pieces and then unpack them all when complete (saves you from say 99% download and one bad error making you restart completely). Not too surprised if Bethesda still has this system since Fallout 4 and 76 simply use the updated old engine from when they bought out the one the one they used for even older games. Creation being based on Gamebryo or whatever it was originally? Too many games still have patches with comparable sizes nowadays, but bet a lot has to do with the way it’s Packed and then installed.
Day one Patch 96 GB is not a Day One Patch that's a whole fukcing game. These Devs are muddying the definition of patch. They need the reign these patches size in.
And on that basis I'm out.
So the whole game is a patch?
The patch is the real game
I'm so glad I'm not getting this. Between players getting punished with a temporary stat drop for being murderous, MTs galore, and now the news that this game is going to take up an inordinate amount of HDD space between this massive patch and the install size that isn't even included in that 96.6GB, I think I'll pass. It's not looking like one of the better Fallout games, that's for sure. Also, now that Bethesda has announced they're in support of an all-streaming future, I'm iffy about supporting this company, among others, at the best of times. A MT-fest today, a subscription model tomorrow and an even worse tactic for controlling the flow of entertainment down the line? Here's to a future of gamers like myself not supporting companies like that. Edit: after reading the article, the headline is misleading. The 96.6GB does include the install size. That's still an inordinate amount of space to dedicate to one game though, even if you've augmented your memory with an external HDD. I also don't take back anything else I said.
100gb patch, graphics, garbage :)
no it's not and actually I already had the beta which was the full client and redeemed my key and I had zero patches ….so pretty much fake news
The patch is bigger than the game? hahahahaah What a mess.
Yet, despite all of that, somehow, people still love and buy their games and the media shower them with undeserved praise. I just don't get it. Should've been named Bugthesda.
They should have went the RDR2 double disc route. People should know by now these games won't fit on one bluray anymore. Still, I'm not buying it anyway.
Wish the ESRB would slap a giant label on the box saying that the game isn't on the disc, and a gigantic day one patch will be necessary to play. Since its just a sticker, it can be placed after the production of the disc. This sounds more like a CD Key to download the game than an actual patch. ESRB won't do that though, because they're actually working for the industries interests, and not the consumers.
it's not true though...fake news
That won’t be the ‘day one patch’. It’s the size of the game overwriting the beta with the full game. It’s an online only game - it’ll have to replace pretty much everything for launch
And this is just the day one patch...
Well, that would be 5 mins of my life I'd never get back - except I'm not buying this so meh.
55gb day 1 patch? Fuck that shit!!!
Fuck Trump too
You did what?