Fallout 4 PC Physical Copy Requires You to Download Almost 20GB

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Fallout 4 PC Physical Copy Requires You to Download Almost 20GB

Fallout 4 has finally released the world over. While plenty gamers have bought the game on PS4 and Xbox One, a large chunk has got it on PC via Steam or purchased at retail. Earlier we reported that Bethesda has not put the entire game on disc for PC due to piracy concerns.

From a publisher's view, piracy has been a problem over the years and this is one of the methods to combat this. Pete Hines, Vice President of PR and Marketing at Bethesda tweeted that this is something the company has been doing for the last "10+ years" to combat piracy. It holds true considering Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas had day one downloads and they weren't a pain-point for many a gamer.

(Also see: Everything You Need to Know About Fallout 4)

But with Fallout 4, you'll have to download around 19GB. The news comes via the Fallout 4 Steam Community section via user |Emerald| who posted the following:

"I bought a retail copy because my Internet speed can only reach 300kb/s and I find out the CD only installs 5.2GB out of 24GB. So it's now going to take me around 20 hours to download the entire game just because Bethesda can't put the full game onto a CD, they at least could have put the game onto multiple CDs instead of only 20% of the game."

Although this is not as bad as Konami simply shipping discs of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain with a mere Steam installer of a few megabytes, it further highlights the apathy you can expect from publishers if you're gaming on PC.

What platform are you playing Fallout 4 on? Let us know in the comments.

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