Thursday February 16, 2017

Microsoft Releases 248GB Patch for Gears of War 4 on Windows 10 PC

Can someone tell me why this is allowed? It's got to be a bug, right? I still remember being pissed about the base game being 74GBآ—now, Gears of War 4 is reportedly making you download more than triple that with a 248GB patch. (Okay, I still haven't gotten it to show up on my end, so I guess I jumped the gun with this. But it may not be a bad idea to keep an eye out on your Windows Store queue, just in case...)

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Microsoft’s screw-ups with the Windows 10 Store are well documented, yet few have made me chuckle quite as much as Microsoft pushing an absolutely ginormous 250GB update for Gears of War 4. This comes via NeoGAFer "Gowans," who booted up the Windows Store to find it was already 147.6GB through its 248.5GB patching process. I can only assume this is one huge error on Microsoft’s part as the base game is "only" around 50GB. Something has gone seriously wrong here for a 248.5GB update to be burning down the pipes. A word of warning then if your ISP happens to have a cap on download limits - check the Windows 10 Store and make sure the largest patch of all time isn't downloading in the background.