Previously 343 Studios had announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection would require a 20GB day one update as the bundle of Halo titles was too large for a single Blu-Ray disc. However, now the update is available for pre-loading, to those who pre-ordered the digital version, ahead of Tuesday’s release, the actual file size is a slightly smaller 15GB.
The update availability was announced by Executive Producer, Dan Ayoub on Twitter.
Good news gang! Day One TU for MCC is up! If you haven’t enabled auto download, go get it now!! #HaloMCC
— Dan Ayoub (@Danayoub) November 6, 2014
“You’ll be able to start playing Campaign and more as the content is installing, with some features and multiplayer content being added via the update. 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 optimise the online experience to ensure a smooth multiplayer launch. This will continue right up until launch day.” said Ayoub.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is released on Tuesday, 11th November worldwide and includes Halo: CE Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo: Nightfall (Digital Series which starts on the 10th November), Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta (available starting December 29th).