There’s nothing more irritating than pre-loading a game only to find out on launch day that a day one patch,which is almost mandatory these days, hasn’t been downloaded. Fortunately with Gears Of War 4 this won’t be the case and when the game unlocks on release day you will be able to head straight into the action without delay.
Gears of War 4 is now available for pre-loading on both Xbox One and PC. Gamers will no doubt be happy to hear that there won’t be any required download of a day one patch as it has been included in the pre-load.
Many games drop a patch just before or on launch day, as developers are usually working away on the game right up until the official release date. Rod Fergusson, studio head at Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition confirmed on Twitter that the content was already included in the pre-load in reply to a query on how big the day 1 patch would be .
— Rod Fergusson (@GearsViking) September 30, 2016
Gears of War officially went gold on September 20th and those who have or plan on picking up the ultimate edition can look forward to getting early access on October 7th whilst the other editions launch world wide on October 11th. Gears Of War 4 is the next title to make use of the ‘play anywhere’ initiative from Microsoft and if Gears is done as well as Forza Horizon 3 was, then this game is going to be massive not just on Xbox One but on PC as well.