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Uncharted 4 has a 5GB day one patch

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It’s still about two weeks until Uncharted 4 hits shelves – but that doesn’t mean people aren’t already playing it. Thanks to street dates being broken, and a few laws being broken too, Nathan Drake’s ultimate adventure has been in the hands of some lucky players for a few days now.

We’re trying our best to avoid the unwelcome spoilers that’ll inevitable flood the internet – but there’s a modern day gaming nuisance that it looks like won’t be able to avoid: The Day One Patch.

Yes, like just about every other major release these days, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s end will be subject to a relatively large, multi-gigabyte day one patch. When you rush home with your copy of the game on May 10th, you’ll have to download 5GB of patch data if you want to jump in to the game’s multiplayer, or toy with its extra features.

According to the patch notes the 1.01 update adds multiplayer support, along with numerous Bonus features, including a photo mode, Character model viewer, single player character skins, concept art galleries, a journal viewer and a few superfluous gameplay modes. You can also expect the vague, but probably necessary “general fixes and improvements.”

These days, a 5GB patch isn’t even particularly large. If you’ll recall, Halo: The Master Chief Collection has a 20GB day one patch, while Borderlands: The Handsome Collection had its own 16GB one.

Thankfully, the PlayStation4 lets you download patches in the background while you get on with your gaming, though I do wish it were possible to pre-download day one patches.

Last Updated: April 28, 2016

29 Comments

  1. Raptor Rants

    April 28, 2016 at 13:04

    Because we live in an age where day 1 patches are the size of fully fledged games from just a few short years back.

    Ptoo. Will not get

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 28, 2016 at 13:14

      Ptoo? No! PFAW!

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      • RinceThis

        April 28, 2016 at 13:15

        PGITFS!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 28, 2016 at 13:19

          PFOAD!

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          • RinceThis

            April 28, 2016 at 13:22

            Drink what?!

          • Raptor Rants

            April 28, 2016 at 13:40

            I don’t know what’s going on anymore!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 28, 2016 at 13:55

            DRINK THIS!

  2. RinceThis

    April 28, 2016 at 13:04

    Bah. Bugger the MP element of this game. If the first thing you want to play is the MP, you don’t know how to play games.

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  3. Raptor Rants

    April 28, 2016 at 13:05

    Wait… Multiplayer is being added post launch in a day 1 patch?
    http://i.imgur.com/TnQRX6v.gif?noredirect

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  4. Admiral Chief in New York

    April 28, 2016 at 13:08

    Of course it has

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  5. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 28, 2016 at 13:10

    *Starts game
    [You need to update the game to access multiplayer features]
    Um…..no?
    *Plays game

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    • RinceThis

      April 28, 2016 at 13:13

      But, you , YOU love MP!

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 28, 2016 at 13:16

        Actually, he hates it. His silly friends bully him into playing MP

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        • RinceThis

          April 28, 2016 at 13:17

          True dat!

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 28, 2016 at 13:20

            *sniff* that’s the only way I can stay part of the group

          • RinceThis

            April 28, 2016 at 13:23

            Shame man. It must be because you are such a small chap that it’s easy for them to pick on you…

    • Raptor Rants

      April 28, 2016 at 13:40

      *does not play game as game won’t work unless patched because patch is compulsory.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 28, 2016 at 13:55

        Nope, you can still play offline portions when internet is down and you can’t update. It’s not like the PS4 uses a client like um *cough* PCs

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  6. Original Heretic

    April 28, 2016 at 13:16

    The inevitable day 1 patch. To me this is just proof of rushed releases and too much pressure on developers due to release dates. When are they going to realize that gamers (well, the majority, anyway) don’t mind waiting an extra month if it means the product is superior.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 28, 2016 at 13:21

      Gamers don’t mind the wait, the suits do.

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      • Original Heretic

        April 28, 2016 at 14:15

        Then as gamers, we have a duty!!

        1. Write a very nasty note to all suits.
        2. ….
        3. Profit.

        Wait, crap, that makes no sense….

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    • outlawq

      April 28, 2016 at 16:01

      these fixes are trivial for the game went gold in mid March. nothing rushed about it

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  7. Avithar

    April 28, 2016 at 13:55

    at this rate pre-orders will drop cause everyone will purchase the game after all the fixes have been deployed.

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  8. iusedtobe(a)regular

    April 28, 2016 at 15:47

    “These days, a 5GB patch isn’t even particularly large.”

    Its f*^#ing enormous if you have a cap.

    Reply

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