Black Ops 4’s day one update weighs in at 50GB

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 may support mods, Treyarch will look at adding support post-launch

With the news that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's disc wouldn't function without a day-one update, the next question in order was how large of an update was required.

Nuketown returning in Black Ops 4 should be no surprise since it's a map that's been redone and rereleased in Treyarch's Call of Duty games since it was first featured as a playable map, but this will be the first time that people see it in such a frigid way. Past expansion packs typically include 4 multiplayer maps and one Zombies map, so perhaps the developer will offer up even more variety for multiplayer fans this time around in order to increase Black Ops 4's post-launch longevity even more so than past entries in the series.

Are you anxious about having to download 50GB for Black Ops 4, or does it not bother you?

John is a freelance writer for IGN UK with a love for all things stealthy, ginny and noisy.

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.

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Though users can opt to buy a physical disc for Black Ops 4, it's probably not the best way to get the game unless it's cheaper and you have uncapped internet. This patch is already available for the digital version so only retail copies will be affected by this change. To help counter this a little, Activision is allowing select retailers to start selling the physical versions of the game the day before release.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 arrives on October 12 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

South African retailers will be dishing out copies early so players can get the patch downloaded.

As usual Call Of Duty is split up into three nearly entirely separate games: the standard multiplayer, co-op Zombies, and the new Blackout - which replaces the usual story campaign.

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