Activision has revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will have a hefty 50GB day-one patch, so to help players get their game quicker, some GAME stores in the UK are selling the game early.
We already know the game weighs in at a hefty 100GB but now it seems an additional 50GB is required to get the game to actually play on day-one. This isn’t necessarily a problem for those purchasing the game digitally as they can preload the files, but for those who still plan on grabbing the game at midnight, they’ll likely be spending the rest of the night watching the patch install.
This, of course, isn’t the most ideal so in comes UK retailer GAME to save the day (kind of). Rather than having people queue at midnight, some stores are allowing players to purchase the game as soon as six hours before the game’s launch on October 12.
URGENT NEWS! You can pick up your copy of #CallOfDuty #BlackOps4 from Thursday 6pm – 9pm. Don’t worry if you haven’t preordered! you can still pick up a copy & pre install the game and be ready to play it at midnight. WE WILL NOT! Repeat, NOT DOING A MIDNIGHT LAUNCH 👍 pic.twitter.com/SdkRMplrfM
— GAME Meadowhall (@GAMEMeadowhall) October 8, 2018
Of course, this is limited to just a few GAME stores, so it might be worth checking with your local store before skipping the midnight launch for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
That being said, physical sales seem to be trending downwards at the moment as digital sales seem to be rising. Either that or the swarm of sequels or latest entries in certain franchises are just performing terribly.