Did you pre-load Halo 5: Guardians? You may need to re-install the game

Spartans! There is currently an issue with the pre-orders of Halo 5: Guardians on the Xbox One that may affect a small number of people who pre-ordered before September 21 and are not using Instant On power mode. Should you be one of these soldiers, you may have an incorrect file for the upcoming game, which will need to be deleted for Halo 5 to be re-installed.

If you've pre-ordered on or after September 21, you'll be good to go with required updates when they're available. Not sure if you have the incorrect "stub file" or not? There's an easy way to check to ensure you'll be able to overload the enemies with a few well-placed needler bolts in no time at all.

  • Go to My games & apps
  • Sort the game collection by selecting Installed - Sort by size

If your Halo 5: Guardians installation is more than 40GB, you're good to go. If it is less than 40GB, you'll need to delete and reinstall the game (opens in new tab) to replace the placeholder file.

Source: Halo Waypoint; Thanks, @zapellat, for the tip!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Oh dear 343 Industries.
  • Not 343 the store is microsoft.. As all people know there are bugs across microsoft. I didn't purchase the game yet but understand there could be a bug with such a great service as pre-loading games. I wanted this feature on day one it has made life better!
  • No. This is 343
  • 343 industries or/& MSFT can't afford to mess this (one) up. They gotta do all in their power to ensure launch week goes off without a hitch
  • Keep calm if you aren't. It's not like you lost the game and have to rebuy it, you're only reinstalling it and there's still 5 days til release. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • LOL. 343 is getting a good start again. How has Bonnie Ross kept her job? SMH.
  • Thanks Ross
  • My digital copy of the game came with my Halo 5 console, but still checked the file size and I'm good to go. It says that it's at 46.1 GB, so I hope that I don't need to reinstall it.
  • My copy is 46.1 GB as well hope that I don't need to reinstall it. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Stuff like this is exactly why I didn't preorder this game. Halo MCC is still shit
  • Yes, and yes.
  • No and no.
  • Smooth dog is right Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Typical.
  • Well hopefully this isn't a prelude of things to follow lol.
  • Ohh the internet, how you never cease to amaze me.