Halo 5: Guardians' day one patch is over 9GB

Halo 5 requires a relatively small day one patch

Earlier this week there was some confusion of how much space Halo 5: Guardians would take up on your Xbox One. There was a leaked image of the Halo 5 box art that suggested that were going to see a 60GB install download, but Xbox.com states that the game is around 47GB.

This means there’s a 13GB difference, but thanks to 343 Industries Studio Head, Josh Holmes we now have some clarification. According to Holmes, there will a day one multiplayer patch that is 9GB. It is safe to say to have at least 60GB of free space before installing the game.

Interesting fact, the reason why we receive so many day one patches is because Blu-ray discs can only store up to 50GB of storage. Everything beyond 50GB needs to be downloaded, unless you want an unfinished game.

Halo 5: Guardians is rapidly approaching, if you decided to digitally download the game, you can start pre-loading it now. If you rather a physical version, you will be able to pick it up October 26th.


Freelancewriter from New York, super fan of the Mass Effect trilogy and has finally got to play through Metal Gear 5: The Phantom Pain.

Published Oct. 16th 2015
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Featured Correspondent
    All they need to do is remove microtransactions. With them, this cannot be the best Halo game. I doubt it will be anyway, and I freaking love Halo, but microtransactions in paid games needs to stop NOW!
  • Jordan_Biazzo
    Yes, microtransaction have become a norm in modern games. In Halo's case, I don't think it will break or make the game for me, as fun as the multiplayer is, Halo has always been about the story for me. Hopefully, the recent teases of Master Chief and Spartan Locke feud pays off because that is the most interesting aspect of the game in my opinion
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Featured Correspondent
    yep for me it's the same. Always loved the single player more than online.

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