Battlefield 4 has been available in the US for just over a day now and some players have been reporting problems with the mandatory install which is required to play the game on the Xbox 360. EA have addressed the problem and have explained that the data must be installed on the Xbox 360 hard drive and not any other form of external storage.
In a statement made on the EA Support page, Xbox 360 players are advised that the mandatory updates “can only be installed on Xbox 360 hard disk drives, and cannot be installed to USB drives, or other alternative storage devices. Battlefield 4 cannot be installed and played on a 4GB internal flash drive. You will have the option to accept the 2GB install or quit. Quitting will return you to the Xbox dashboard, and you will not be able to play Battlefield 4.”
So it’s a huge baseball bat to the face for those who are still using an Arcade Xbox 360, have a full hard drive, or just rely on USB drives or other alternative storage devices. It’s also a pain in the butt for those with the new 4GB consoles that Microsoft launched earlier this year.
EA also advise users to install the mandatory update before installing either the single or multiplayer discs, doing do will cause the installation to fail, second subsequent installs will work however.