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Fallout 76 requires a 54 GB day-one patch, which is bigger than the actual game

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Want to play Fallout 76 when it comes out later this week? Be prepared to stare at a loading bar. The game comes with a mandatory day-one patch that is a massive 56 GB in size. This is in addition to the 45 GB base game, meaning that gamers will need about 100 GB of free space. This patch has only been confirmed for the PS4, but considering the game's buggy beta, the PC and Xbox One versions are likely to have similar day-one patches.

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.

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Sam Medley, 2018-11-12 (Update: 2018-11-12)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.