Fallout 76, the latest installment in the Bethesda’s Fallout series, has been released. The game is sold in both physical and digital editions, and it seems that the former might as well be the latter. The physical disc of Fallout 76 reportedly contains approximately 247 megabytes of data, and the remaining 50 gigabytes that make up the entire game need to be downloaded before the game can be played.
According to the image shared to the Fallout 76 subreddit by user willdapod, the Xbox One physical disc requires a hefty download of approximately 50 gigabytes before the game can be played. The comparatively minuscule amount of ‘data’ stored on the disc seems to be a licencing files which enable the user to install Fallout 76 after downloading it over the network.
Similarly, Spyro Reignited Trilogy which released yesterday also had a very big initial download size. The disc contained very little data and the game required 42 gigabytes to be downloaded.
Before its launch, the Fallout 76 beta client had a bug which automatically deleted the data, requiring players to download the whole game again. Another bug resulted in PC players not being able to uninstall the beta unless they purchased the full game.
With so many issues plaguing the game, Fallout 76 is off to a rough start. Fortunately, Bethesda has said that most of the bugs seen have already been resolved, and updates delivering the fixes will be rolled out shortly.