Dead Rising 3’s latest patch is…how big?

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If you’re planning on getting a new console any time soon, make sure to provision for a whole lot of internet bandwidth, because you’re most certainly going to need it. According to the internet, the latest patch for Dead Rising 3 on the Xbox One is nearly as big as the game itself.

The newest patch for the craft-your-own weapons, open world zombie-slasher clocks in at a rather incredible 13GB. The game, when first installed, takes up a total of 19.9Gb, so the patch is very nearly the size of the whole game. It is, in fact, bigger than some whole Xbox One games, including FIFA 14, Crimson Dragon, Fighter Within, Killer Instinct and Madden NFL 25. It’s also not the game’s only patch – there’s a 3GB day one patch as well.

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It also appears that the patch doesn’t really do anything. According to one NeoGAF poster, the update does little more than this, as outlined by patch notes:

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System changes

 - System stability has been improved.

 

Speculation is that the update readies the game for impending DLC, and at that size should rightly contain all of the game’s extra content, allowing for multiplayer between players who have and haven’t purchased the game’s new DLC.

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It’s funny; on the Xbox 360, Microsoft had the patching and update system down when compared to the PlayStation 3. Updates were very rarely more than a few megabytes thanks to incremental patching. On the PS3, the same updates for the same games would have clocked in at hundreds of megabytes – but it seems that may have been reversed for this generation. Not that PS4 game updates are all that small, really; I’ve had a few that are a couple of hundred megabytes, and one that was over a gigabyte…but nothing anywhere near 13Gbs.

Whichever console you end up going with, just make sure you’re not on any sort of metered internet plan…or wait for “Game of the year” versions of the titles you want to play.

 

Last Updated: January 20, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • SheHulkNigri

    Holy Fuck, Batman! (is all I can say about the size of that thing…)

    • Chocolate Salty Hugs

      That’s what she said!

    • Chocolate Salty Hugs

      That’s what she said!

  • Hammersteyn

    It’s probably on disk DLC like Capcom did with Tekken X Street Fighter. They make you download 13Gigs of DLC that just sits on your HD not doing anything till you pay to unlock it. When unlock it’s immediately available.

    • SheHulkNigri

      It can be only that. 13GB to fix stability issues borders on a bloody rewrite of the game!!!!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    13GB is more than most PC game downloads :/

    • General JJ PanMan

      I think this update automatically updates all the other games in your library and then makes you coffee.

  • Kensei Seraph

    So… I’m assuming it’s possible to copy the updated files onto a flash drive so that your friends don’t have to suffer through downloading it as well or is that feature only available for a limited selection of devices?

    • Hammersteyn

      That would be amazing customer service and awareness from MS’s side. But I doubt it.

  • TiMsTeR1033

    The future of patches! fucking insane! 13 gb. Thats just not acceptable!

    • Kensei Seraph

      They’re just ahead of the times. 7 years ahead.

      The future of games will likely include games in the terabytes, when that happens a 13 gb update won’t be unusual.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        this all wouldn’t be a problem if we lived in say America!

        • Kensei Seraph

          I heard somewhere that only about 1/3rd of America has good internet.
          The rest has internet as bad or worse than ours.

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            That 3rd is probably out of tornado, hurricane and earthquake zones.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Fine then how about Japan! I heard back in 2002 their houses came with built in T1 sat connections!

          • Kensei Seraph

            I hear Finland has amazing internet.

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            I hear so too… 5-10ms lag to the WoW servers lol

          • General JJ PanGirl

            I hear Skynet is planning something big.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Yes, that’s why the old Xbone always-online thing caused such a big stink.

        • General JJ PanGirl

          America

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            *MuricA

    • Hammersteyn

      Everything’s bigger in America. Food,cars,guns even people.

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        Even the level of stupid is bigger 😛

  • Umar Break Dancing Cyborg

    13 gigs is a new game all together……

  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    O_O

    • VampyricSquirrel Monk

      That says it all

  • VampyricSquirrel Monk

    I can just imagine people that have just gotten the game with internet speeds like mine:

    Wait for install, wait for 3 gig patch… should be done surely… BOOM 13 gig patch… *cry* can’t play my game for the next 2 days

    • Kensei Seraph

      Only 2 days to download a 13 gig patch?
      Can I use your internet the next time I have an update?

      • VampyricSquirrel Monk

        hahahaha, no! 😛

        I’m waiting for some stuff to download off Steam.

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        Dude, I drop 30GB in about 8 hours
        🙂

        • VampyricSquirrel Monk

          I used to do that when I had a 4meg line… now I’m on 2meg, and with current speeds on Steam, takes me 12 hours to download a 7.5 gig game 🙁

        • Kensei Seraph

          What service provider, how much, how stable, is it capped, what line, etc?

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Vox, 6mb fibre, and not mine 😛

          • Kensei Seraph

            Lucky bar stool.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Guess who has root access…

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            Damn… must be fun abusing that line!

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            The funny thing is I almost never use it hahaha

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            What? That’s freaking terrible! lol

            I used to abuse my mom’s 4mbps DSL line at one stage… averaging around 100gigs a day… Mweb never moaned surprisingly.

          • Hybrid

            How the hell did you get a 100gb a day on a 4mb line. I’v got a 6mb business account from afrihost and the best I get is lime 60gb a day

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            I have absolutely no idea! lmao

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            Very stable, much speed, wow!

        • TiMsTeR1033

          What line is this? 4 meg?

    • TiMsTeR1033

      IF you lucky! What if download goes bad and restarts!

      • VampyricSquirrel Monk

        Then I just blame you

        • TiMsTeR1033

          When things go wrong blame Tim… The story of my life!

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            LOL! Nah, I just tend to blame things on people that aren’t there, because they can’t deny it.

            So I can blame anyone in the Lagz community, and not feel bad about it.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            The funny thing is I wasnt kidding about story of my life, as a kid I was blamed for everything, even now, my dad or mom says I killed the eg. Toaster or tv, or even cellphone from when I visited the last time! lol A tough life being a Tim..

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            Makes me happy I’m not a Tim… but I get blamed for stuff even when I’m not there… irritating as hell.

            I think it’s all Rince and his concussion’s fault!

          • General JJ PanGirl

            No doubt.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Given how he normally is, how could you possibly tell if he has a concussion?

          • General JJ PanGirl

            I wanted to say, ‘shape of his head’. But that doesn’t really work either, does it?

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            Probably not

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            Good point, I’ll check with OvG, and the rest of his family… they should have some idea as to how to be sure…

        • General JJ PanGirl

          It works usually. But not all the time.

  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    Dead Rising? More like internet bill Rising

    • Kensei Seraph

      Haha.

    • Umar Break Dancing Cyborg

      lolz!!

  • Martin du preez

    Oh how the tables have turned..

  • VampyricSquirrel Monk

    Just noticed something on Disqus… I have 1 follower… not sure if I should worry or not (refresh for pic)

    • Anon A Mouse

      Just go for the heads then you’ll be fine 😉

      • VampyricSquirrel Monk

        Played enough zombie games to know that one lol

    • General JJ PanGirl

      At least you know they’ll follow you no matter what you say to them.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Are they zombies or Timbies? *run*

        • VampyricSquirrel Monk

          LOL

    • Kromas

      Pandaren being followed by zombies.Whats the world coming to.Next we will have Nazis riding Dinosaurs … freaking dinosaurs I TELL YOU!!

      • VampyricSquirrel Monk

        Hahaha!!!! At least they’re not zombie Pandarens… that would be worrying.

        • Kromas

          They would be … forsaken. 😛

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            Unfortunately there are no Pandaren Death Knights 🙁

          • Kromas

            Good thing cause I would not be prepared! Okay enough wow puns for today. 😛

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            lol… sounds like a good idea

  • oVg

    Why does the game require a PATCH? Did the game go to retail broken?
    Only gamers pay for broken shit.

    • CAE9872

      Yeah I saw that as well and cannot understand the word “Patch”…its been out for 2 months or so already!

  • Willem Swanepoel

    Now, if they made a console as EPIC as a PC, you could quickly drive to your friend (the rich one) and copy the patch and installed it … BUUUUTTTT ….

    Trolololololol ;-)~

  • Rikus

    Could somebody please tell the Xbone that its not the size that matters?

  • sarcofago

    It took me a little over 4 hours to DL the 13 gig patch. I let the patch fully DL and install before I played the game and now I get s random slight “pause” here and there.

    Like when you save in Nightmare mode, or when someone joins your game online

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