With these bigger file sizes has also come the annoyance of day one updates, which are a requirement for online play. Blackout is fully playable once installation is about 30 percent complete (approximately 16-20 GB).
Hoping to save yourself some download time by buying a physical copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4? Activision says that "for an optimized download experience", players will need at least 112GB of free space on their hard drives.
The developer confirmed that yes, a day one patch is required in order to play traditional multiplayer, Zombies, or the Specialist Headquarters mode. The download version of Black Ops 4 is only slightly larger, around 55GB, so yeah, depending on your Internet speed, buying physical will save you maybe...10 to 30 minutes? In order to play Blackout before the full installation is complete, select "Update to Latest Version" when the prompt appears. That's not really a problem - and is now considered normal for most games, especially those with a multiplayer component.
Meanwhile, Xbox One owners won't seemingly require the same 112 GB of free hard drive space, but can still expect a 55 GB final install size on their system. Shared earlier today, the post outlines the expected installation size on both systems, as well as the required space needed to install the game and its day one update.
The day one update package is roughly 50 GB. If you've pre-ordered the digital version of the game then you'll be all set to go as the game will go live with the patch already included.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 hits the Xbox One, PS4, and PC on October 12.