Home Gaming Sniper Elite 3 has a giant day one patch

Sniper Elite 3 has a giant day one patch

1 min read
48

Patchwork

Those waiting for Sniper Elite 3 might just have longer to wait if they’re planning to play it on Xbox One. Rebellion’s first-person shooter has a giant install, and an enormous day one patch.

Originally picked up by Eurogamer, Sniper Elite 3 has a 21GB mandatory install. Don’t worry, though, 14GB of that will be replaced by the 10 GB day one patch. Apparently this is because the developers kept working after the game was shipped to retail:

The main part of the update is to sync data between the game’s retail discs and the Xbox Live digital download edition of the game. In the several weeks between sending the code off to manufacture and release, rather than sit around or take a break, we’ve continued to work on the game, making improvements and optimisations.

We’ve also begun work on multiplayer DLC and a small part of this update is to introduce a compatibility pack. This is standard for any game that adds DLC – it’s just to make sure everyone can have the same multiplayer experience whether they own DLC or not.

While the developers acknowledge that this may cause some frustration for gamers, they are also happy to blame it on resolution gate:

It’s part of this ongoing optimisation process that’s enabled Sniper Elite 3 to perform well at a native 1080p on both Xbox One and PS4. We appreciate everyone’s patience and we firmly believe Sniper Elite 3 will be worth the wait!

Okay, so we need a 10GB download to make the game run at 1080p and take up less space on the hard drive? I’m glad they’re optimizing, and in principal I don’t have a problem with some day one patches if developers find things that need fixing. However, this is a huge patch – is this what we can look forward to from all new generation games? I luckily have uncapped internet, but I’m just worried that with my abysmal download speeds it might take me weeks before I could play the games that I already physically possess.

Last Updated: June 24, 2014

48 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

    June 24, 2014 at 08:40

    My Sniper Elite V2 has finished its free download (no, not THAT type of download, arrrr) and as soon as I stop messing around in Blood Dragon, that will be next on the list

    Reply

    • Sith JJ

      June 24, 2014 at 08:59

      Such a great game. Serious fun co-op if you play with someone who doesn’t ruin your stealth attempts.

      Reply

      • Mark Treloar

        June 24, 2014 at 10:29

        So much fun to ruin your partners stealth attempts.

        Reply

        • Sith JJ

          June 24, 2014 at 10:55

          I see

          Reply

          • Mark Treloar

            June 24, 2014 at 12:19

            Also Kane and .Lynch co-op. Shooting gas canister and extinguishers that your partner is carrying.

  2. VampyreSquirrel

    June 24, 2014 at 08:41

    Nothing says next gen like a 10gig day one patch!

    Reply

    • Rince&exhale

      June 24, 2014 at 08:51

      Yeah, and that’s just turning on the Xbox One ๐Ÿ˜›

      Reply

      • VampyreSquirrel

        June 24, 2014 at 08:57

        Turn on Xbone… 10gig patch… put Sniper Elite 3 in Xbone… 10gig patch… OMFG!

        Reply

  3. Rince&exhale

    June 24, 2014 at 08:51

    “because the developers kept working after the game was shipped to retail” Just for a change then?

    Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 24, 2014 at 08:51

    10gb? It’s not a competition, bigger patches don’t mean you win.

    Reply

  5. Rince&exhale

    June 24, 2014 at 08:54

    Ah the games industry. Stupid is as stupid does http://cdn.gifbay.com/2013/06/stupid_is_as_stupid_does-59917.gif

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 24, 2014 at 08:55

      Darwin award for him, and one for the ladies
      http://d3dsacqprgcsqh.cloudfront.net/photo/amX48G2_460sa_v1.gif

      Reply

      • Kensei Seraph

        June 24, 2014 at 08:59

        Is that her foot or sandle that comes off?

        Reply

        • Rince&exhale

          June 24, 2014 at 08:59

          I’d like to think sandle 0-O

          Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          June 24, 2014 at 09:01

          Well she was walking fine but jeez that was close

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 24, 2014 at 09:13

            It’s meant to be skeet-surfing, not skeet-cycling :/

          • Hammersteyn

            June 24, 2014 at 09:17

            LOL

  6. Hammersteyn

    June 24, 2014 at 08:54

    10GB downloads fast, in America! XBOX y u do dis!!!

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 24, 2014 at 08:57

      … some places in America – like Silicon(e) Valley where they make the decisions. Lots of places they’re no better off than we are.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        June 24, 2014 at 09:02

        Don’t they have digital phone line everywhere in the US instead of analog lines like we do?

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          June 24, 2014 at 09:04

          Nope. They still have people stuck on dial-up. Smaller centers can have digital lines, but then they have massive contention ratios.

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            June 24, 2014 at 09:18

            I know nothing

          • FoxOneZA

            June 24, 2014 at 09:50

            Yes, Jon Snow.

      • CAE9872

        June 24, 2014 at 09:43

        That is correct – and having been to some of those places! Hmmm I have dorpies better off!

        Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      June 24, 2014 at 09:49

      Even in good ol’ SA you could do that patch in 10-12 hours on a crappy 2mb line. This update is mainly due to the pre-E3 SDK update.

      Reply

  7. Brady miaau

    June 24, 2014 at 08:54

    Future? Present?

    Remember the days when developers could not ship patches? Had to do it right the first time.

    Kind of like the first Xbox games I bought. Perhaps a 2mb patch or something

    This tells me they have not actually completed the game, 10gig is not a patch, it is content

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      June 24, 2014 at 08:56

      Yeah, back when we were still playing PS2.

      Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      June 24, 2014 at 08:56

      It was so long ago that I honestly can’t remember it.

      Reply

      • Brady miaau

        June 24, 2014 at 09:02

        Yeah, but also a lot of my Xbox games just worked out the box, no hassles.

        most in fact.

        But my point remains. This is a content update. 10 gig is not a patch

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          June 24, 2014 at 09:02

          10 gig is bigger than some games you can buy from the store.

          Reply

    • CAE9872

      June 24, 2014 at 09:42

      I agree – a 10GB “patch” is not a patch. A patch is something I do to my trousers; not replace the entire right pant leg!

      Reply

  8. R1ker

    June 24, 2014 at 09:25

    Is this not maybe a case of publishers rushing the game to launch instead of waiting until it is complete?

    Reply

  9. JHN

    June 24, 2014 at 09:26

    So tired of this god dam trend, how can you avoid doing this to consumers, hmm dont ship it until it is fucking finished!!!!!! Its like buying a shirt from a store and then as you get home sorry sir your sleeves are shit, please pay us courier costs to send you new sleeves!

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 24, 2014 at 09:30

      Hahahaha

      Reply

  10. Chris

    June 24, 2014 at 09:30

    Will the PC version also have such a big patch?

    Reply

    • Praise Lord GabeN

      June 24, 2014 at 10:41

      If you buy the retail disc probably.

      Reply

      • Chris

        June 24, 2014 at 15:15

        Thanks. I Googled it and none of the sources I found said how big the PC patch is. Only that XBONE is 10Gb. Probably another pre-order I will have to cancel. S.O.B.!

        Reply

  11. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 24, 2014 at 09:32

    Hehe… remember kids, travel back into the distant past of 1.5 years ago… back when you had to #dealwithit…. and your Xbox One wasn’t going to have a disk drive & be permanently online… & you’d have to dl 21gb too…

    Reply

    • Tauriq Moosa

      June 24, 2014 at 09:56

      My Xbox One? WHERE IS IT?!

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 24, 2014 at 10:02

        Way out in the water, see it swimming ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Reply

        • Tauriq Moosa

          June 24, 2014 at 10:28

          Is the water made of disappointment? Is it using Watch Dogs to stay afloat?

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 24, 2014 at 10:32

            At 30 floats per second if you’re lucky.

  12. Tauriq Moosa

    June 24, 2014 at 09:37

    Wow. I wonder what the PS4 will be. After downloading 53GB of Wolfenstein: The New Order, I at least have a benchmark and can condescendingly laugh at these download sizes – but in reality cry at potential future this unveils.

    Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      June 24, 2014 at 09:51

      Just go get the disc version and never connect to the internet, ever #foreverSP

      Reply

      • Tauriq Moosa

        June 24, 2014 at 09:52

        Eh?

        Reply

  13. Sageville

    June 24, 2014 at 11:01

    Looking down from my tower of PS4 awesomeness I see Xbone 10gig patch…. I try in vain to muster a single fuck to give…. I fail….

    Reply

  14. 1whiteguy

    June 24, 2014 at 15:21

    Won’t be buying this game on xbox one….I can’t support this BS!

    Reply

  15. FourWinds

    September 6, 2014 at 20:41

    Just picked this up yesterday, due to my terrible download speeds, it took half the night for this game to download, I wish I had found this site sooner. Imagine my frustration now that I have to keep waiting while this “patch” downloads. I’m starting to have some serious buyer’s remorse over the Xbone.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Check Also

Apex Legends’ latest patch fixes Wattson, backpack spawns, and more

A penalty for abandoning Arenas games has also been added to hopefully prevent those less …