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One of the best things about newer consoles and high-speed internet is that, these days, you don’t actually have to go anywhere to get the games you want.
Long gone are the midnight queues for the biggest game launches, the waiting at your door for a delivery, or the fear when you drop a disk and you question if you've scratched your favourite game. Some of the nostalgia there makes us miss those features of gaming, but in the end? Maybe downloading a game is just better. Except, of course, in the case when those games are huge and you have to redownload them. Yeah I’m looking at you Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
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The newest update for Ubisoft’s hit Viking murder adventure (maybe a new genre, eh?) will force players to completely redownload the game it seems. As reported by GameRant, although the actual size of the update is relatively small compared to the previous updates, it does require a full redownload of the game - which is pretty huge.
Though that might mean you have to wait hours and hours to be able to play once again, fortunately this change does have an upside - the game will take up less space in your platform of choice overall.
So, for example, the size of the game will be 77GB on PC (downsizing 34GB), 75GB on PlayStation 5 (downsizing 13GB), and 63GB on Xbox Series X (shrinking by 44GB). That’s pretty good, right? That’s at least a couple of indie games each, or maybe space for an entire AAA title in the case of the Xbox.
Title Update 1.4.1 launches next week.— Assassin's Creed (@assassinscreed) December 8, 2021
As part of a data restructuring, players will have to reinstall the game files, resulting in overall smaller file size, faster loading screen times & improved performance.
📁39-77GB (depending on platform) pic.twitter.com/aI6X2EvTcr
This is all happening because there needs to be some data restructuring in the game. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla isn’t brand-spanking new anymore. It’s had dozens of updates, DLC, and it's currently preparing for the release of its second large story DLC. We’re not yet sure exactly what this will entail but we’re sure to hear more in the coming weeks and months.
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