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Halo: The Master Chief Collection will have a massive 20GB day one Update!

Whilst we are all sat waiting for the Halo: The Master Chief Collection to land on the Xbox One next month, Microsoft has announced some details about just what the game entails when it will be released. Most notably the sheer size of the game and how much memory it will take up when installed.

The game itself will take up an entire 45GB Blu-ray disc when released, which isn’t too shocking for 4 games (plus many, many maps) all in one place, but the one area it may annoy fans is with the additional 20GB day one update that will have to be downloaded too.

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The remastered games will be very memory intensive and today on the Xbox Wire, MS announced the mammoth day one download for The Master Chief Collection. They state that the game takes up “almost all of the usable space of a single Blu-ray” and that due to this, the episodic co-op campaign Spartans OpsFVC will also be pushed back till December.

343 Industries made a statement in regards to the massive 20GB update, where they said: “Yes, the update is large, but we weren’t about to cut corners to save disc space. This ensures that you are getting every bit of Halo goodness we can fit in.  Our work is not done, however, as we continue to tune, tweak and optimize the online experience to ensure a smooth multiplayer launch. This will continue right up until launch day.”

The post also mentions the potential problems this massive Download will cause on day one, and that after the proposed the idea of delaying the release across different territories, that fans “Loud and Clear” disappointment at this idea has made them change their mind. So when Halo: The Master chief Collection lands, worldwide, on November the 11th we would expect the 20GB day one update to take a while to upgrade.

We would even go so far as to say it may be a bad day for Microsoft, as an inevitable server crash may be heading their way!

However, November the 11th (or if you are in Belgium, Japan and France you will see it land on November 12, 13 and 14 respectively) all four of the complete Halo games, including every multiplayer map ever released and a complete remastering of Halo 2 will be available to Xbox One owners across the globe.