Gears of War 4 and Battlefield 1 Xbox One file sizes outed, Gears pre-loading begins

Gears of War 4 is now available for pre-loading on Xbox One if you have pre-ordered, and Battlefield 1 should follow soon too. Downloading the pre-ordered copy of the games reveals their file sizes, which puts Gears of War 4 at a gargantuan 54.6 GB, to Battlefield 1's 42.6 GB.

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The Coalition also stated that Gears of War 4 pre-loading for PC would also begin "far ahead" of the game's October 11th launch and that they will have more information to share on that front shortly.

Some users on Reddit have stated that Battlefield 1 can also be pre-loaded, but as of writing I've been unsuccessful in my attempts to trigger the download early. Deleting and re-downloading the pre-order did reveal the game's file size, though, as seen below.

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Gears of War 4 will launch on October 11th, 2016 for Xbox One and Windows 10 as a buy once, play anywhere title. Battlefield 1 will launch on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 24th, 2016.

Oh, and if you haven't already, do check out the latest Battlefield 1 trailer (it's amazing).

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  • "Gears of War 4 at a gargantuan 54.6 GB" Halo 5's over-80-GB file size giggles at that.
  • At this rate, even 2TB fills up before you know it. Gotta get an external 4TB drive asap!
    I wonder how it'll be in the Scorpio generation - will it be like 100GB per AAA title???
  • I'm around 65-70% on my 1 TB console, I believe. 2 TB really only fills up if you have a desperate need to keep everything you play on the console, even after you're done. Like, I still have the FH3 demo on my HDD, as part of my space used, and I have several things I've never played or barely touched and don't intend to play again.
  • Yes that's true, but I'm always reluctant to uninstall any huge games because I'll have to go through the entire download and install process all over again if I 'ever' feel like replaying the game. Have to say I sometimes miss the 360 generation where some games could at least play from disc. These days the disc is basically a setup file, you'll have to install the game anyways - and with tons of patches to boot!
  • That's a fair point, even if you have a good connection 80 GB is a hell of a download. Be interesting to see if it's more, less or the same on PC. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Gears has true, native 4K visuals, which means it should take up more space without too much question.
  • Does it? I'm yet to see a true current gen title on Xbox One that outputs even 1080p at a decent framerate... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • He was asking about if PC would be greater in file size than XB1. I was saying the PC version supports 4K, so it will require more space to hold the larger-resolution visuals.
  • Ah! Makes sense. Thanks for the clarification. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Well RE6 Siege is bigger than Gears on my PCs SSD so.. Yea.. We PC guys are not strangers to big file sizes..
  • Hope they include a 2tb hdd as standard for Scorpio. Slightly concerned that MS won't
  • Forza Horizon 3 is around 60Go on PC and you can run it 4k@60fps if you got the right machine. So Scorpio games will keep getting bigger but in a decent way.
  • And this is a good reason why bandwidth caps should be gone all together. Quite a few isps have 200-300 GB caps, and with this push for digital downloads, you can hit a limit in 2-3 full game downloads and a small Netflix binge.
  • And this, as far as companies think, is a good reason to lower the caps. Because then when you're downloading patches and stuff, you're using a lot of data and making the ISP a small fortune. But I agree, data caps are rubbish and need to be abolished.
  • That's why I do disc's, a couple games there goes the bandwidth