Fallout 76 requires a 54 GB day-one patch, which is bigger than the actual game
Fallout 76 has been in active beta testing for a few weeks now, a process that has already revealed a few (literally) game-breaking bugs. So how is Bethesda going to correct these issues when the game officially launches on November 14? Why, with a day-one patch, of course! Oh, did we forget to mention that the patch is larger than the base install of the game? Because it is.
When installed, Fallout 76 will take up 45 GB of space, but users will need to clear almost 100 GB off their console’s hard drive. The day-one patch, which is mandatory, is a whopping 54 GB. Hope you have a decent internet connection and no data cap.
Granted, this patch has only been confirmed for the PS4 version of the game. It’s very likely that the XBox One and PC versions of Fallout 76 will have the same patch, if not one that is very similar. After all, the PC beta suffered from a serious bug that caused the game to completely delete itself from the user's hard drive upon launch.
Welcome to gaming in 2018. Just be sure to not click any buttons.