Fallout 76’s Day One Patch is a massive 55GB, which when you add to the game’s size itself makes it over 100GB in total.
Bethesda’s upcoming online foray in the Fallout universe will requires players on the PS4 and Xbox One to have around 100GB of free space on their hard drives to save the game. Players who bought the game digitally will have to download the whole 100GB while players who buy the physical edition still have to download the 55GB Day One Patch.
Fallout 76 will be huge and probably one of the if not the biggest Fallout game to date so the game’s 45GB size is understandable but the Day One Patch size is absolutely crazy. Since Bethesda’s game’s tend to be really buggy you’ll probably want to download the patch before you play, which means waiting hours and hours if you don’t have a super high speed fiber connection at your home.
Then there’s the issue of game sizes with current generation consoles, both Red Dead Redemption 2 and Fallout 76 are around 100GB each, making it really hard to manage multiple game installed at a time.
Fallout 76 releases later this month on November 14 for PS4, PC and Xbox One.