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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.

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

75 Comments

  1. SheHulkNigri

    January 20, 2014 at 10:04

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

    Reply

    • Chocolate Salty Hugs

      January 20, 2014 at 16:59

      That’s what she said!

      Reply

    • Chocolate Salty Hugs

      January 20, 2014 at 16:59

      That’s what she said!

      Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    January 20, 2014 at 10:07

    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.

    Reply

    • SheHulkNigri

      January 20, 2014 at 10:12

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

      Reply

  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    January 20, 2014 at 10:08

    13GB is more than most PC game downloads :/

    Reply

    • General JJ PanMan

      January 20, 2014 at 10:15

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

      Reply

  4. Kensei Seraph

    January 20, 2014 at 10:13

    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?

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      January 20, 2014 at 10:15

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

      Reply

  5. TiMsTeR1033

    January 20, 2014 at 10:13

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

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      January 20, 2014 at 10:19

      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.

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        January 20, 2014 at 10:36

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

        Reply

        • Kensei Seraph

          January 20, 2014 at 10:41

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

          Reply

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            January 20, 2014 at 10:42

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

          • TiMsTeR1033

            January 20, 2014 at 10:43

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

          • Kensei Seraph

            January 20, 2014 at 10:47

            I hear Finland has amazing internet.

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            January 20, 2014 at 10:48

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

          • General JJ PanGirl

            January 20, 2014 at 10:50

            I hear Skynet is planning something big.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            January 20, 2014 at 10:52

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

        • General JJ PanGirl

          January 20, 2014 at 10:50

          America

          Reply

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            January 20, 2014 at 10:50

            *MuricA

    • Hammersteyn

      January 20, 2014 at 10:20

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

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        January 20, 2014 at 10:30

        Even the level of stupid is bigger 😛

        Reply

  6. Umar Break Dancing Cyborg

    January 20, 2014 at 10:15

    13 gigs is a new game all together……

    Reply

  7. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    January 20, 2014 at 10:19

    O_O

    Reply

    • VampyricSquirrel Monk

      January 20, 2014 at 10:30

      That says it all

      Reply

  8. VampyricSquirrel Monk

    January 20, 2014 at 10:19

    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

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      January 20, 2014 at 10:20

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

      Reply

      • VampyricSquirrel Monk

        January 20, 2014 at 10:25

        hahahaha, no! 😛

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

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        January 20, 2014 at 10:30

        Dude, I drop 30GB in about 8 hours
        🙂

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        • VampyricSquirrel Monk

          January 20, 2014 at 10:31

          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 🙁

          Reply

        • Kensei Seraph

          January 20, 2014 at 10:32

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

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            January 20, 2014 at 10:40

            Vox, 6mb fibre, and not mine 😛

          • Kensei Seraph

            January 20, 2014 at 10:40

            Lucky bar stool.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            January 20, 2014 at 10:41

            Guess who has root access…

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            January 20, 2014 at 10:45

            Damn… must be fun abusing that line!

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            January 20, 2014 at 10:45

            The funny thing is I almost never use it hahaha

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            January 20, 2014 at 10:46

            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

            January 20, 2014 at 14:28

            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

            January 20, 2014 at 15:35

            I have absolutely no idea! lmao

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            January 20, 2014 at 10:40

            Very stable, much speed, wow!

        • TiMsTeR1033

          January 20, 2014 at 10:39

          What line is this? 4 meg?

          Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      January 20, 2014 at 10:34

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

      Reply

      • VampyricSquirrel Monk

        January 20, 2014 at 10:35

        Then I just blame you

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          January 20, 2014 at 10:35

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

          Reply

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            January 20, 2014 at 10:36

            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

            January 20, 2014 at 10:38

            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

            January 20, 2014 at 10:41

            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

            January 20, 2014 at 10:49

            No doubt.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            January 20, 2014 at 10:50

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

          • General JJ PanGirl

            January 20, 2014 at 10:51

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

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            January 20, 2014 at 10:52

            Probably not

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            January 20, 2014 at 10:52

            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

          January 20, 2014 at 10:48

          It works usually. But not all the time.

          Reply

  9. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    January 20, 2014 at 10:20

    Dead Rising? More like internet bill Rising

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      January 20, 2014 at 10:20

      Haha.

      Reply

    • Umar Break Dancing Cyborg

      January 20, 2014 at 10:21

      lolz!!

      Reply

  10. Martin du preez

    January 20, 2014 at 10:33

    Oh how the tables have turned..

    Reply

  11. VampyricSquirrel Monk

    January 20, 2014 at 11:00

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

    Reply

    • Anon A Mouse

      January 20, 2014 at 11:09

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

      Reply

      • VampyricSquirrel Monk

        January 20, 2014 at 11:16

        Played enough zombie games to know that one lol

        Reply

    • General JJ PanGirl

      January 20, 2014 at 11:13

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

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        January 20, 2014 at 11:16

        Are they zombies or Timbies? *run*

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        • VampyricSquirrel Monk

          January 20, 2014 at 11:16

          LOL

          Reply

    • Kromas

      January 20, 2014 at 11:55

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

      Reply

      • VampyricSquirrel Monk

        January 20, 2014 at 11:59

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

        Reply

        • Kromas

          January 20, 2014 at 12:00

          They would be … forsaken. 😛

          Reply

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            January 20, 2014 at 12:06

            Unfortunately there are no Pandaren Death Knights 🙁

          • Kromas

            January 20, 2014 at 12:07

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

          • VampyricSquirrel Monk

            January 20, 2014 at 12:18

            lol… sounds like a good idea

  12. oVg

    January 20, 2014 at 11:02

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

    Reply

    • CAE9872

      January 20, 2014 at 15:50

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

      Reply

  13. Willem Swanepoel

    January 20, 2014 at 11:47

    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 ;-)~

    Reply

  14. Rikus

    January 20, 2014 at 15:06

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

    Reply

  15. sarcofago

    January 20, 2014 at 17:33

    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

    Reply

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