Halo 5: Guardians Day 1 Patch Is Now Live, Brings Total Game Size To 55 GB; Here’s How To Install It

Halo 5: Guardians Day 1 patch has gone live a few hours ago. As reported earlier, this patch will take a huge chunk of hard disk space, weighing in at 9 GB, and this brings the combined file size for Halo 5: Guardians to a total of 55 GB.

If you still haven’t managed to download this new update, you can try to hard reset your Xbox One in order to trigger this new update. If you have instant on mode enabled and the game installed on hard disk through digital pre-load or disc install, you should be able to download the update automatically.


There is an important thing to keep in mind here regarding the update size. The update won’t be showed in the file size of Halo 5: Guardians, which is ~46 GB. Even if you download and install the update, the file size will remain the same but instead the HDD will show 9 GB less space. This is a glitch as explained by reddit user blackfire561.

The Update does not increase the size of the game. It only takes away from your storage capacity. Here is how to see if you have the update.

  • Your Console’s Power Setting Needs To Be (Instant On)
  • Go to My Games And Apps
  • Sort By Recently Updated: And if Halo 5 is first on that list then it got the update.
  • Or you could just check if your memory space went down if you remember.

343 Industries has also released an important clarification today for the preload of the game. If you have Halo 5: Guardians pre-ordered digitally and have downloaded the pre-load, make sure to read the details about a possible glitch from here. To cut the chase, you need to have the Instant Mode turned on and have the game pre-ordered after September 21st in order to avoid this glitch.

Halo 5: Guardians will launch on October 27th exclusively on the Xbox One.

Let us know what you think about this news in the comments below.

Khurram Imtiaz

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  • Nick Garrett

    is there any way to preload this update if im buying the physical copy?

  • Downloading it now, which for some reason makes waiting until Tuesday to play it even more unbearable. At least it gives me a bit more time to catch up with the Expanded Universe…

  • Martin

    Strange i never saw update pop.had console on instant on. Still said 46, did hard reset then size of file went to 54.8.

    • Joe Hopkins

      Yup, same thing just happened here too.

      • Martin

        Im thinking of re installing sice there is no way it actually downloaded

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