Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Black Ops 4 game designer explains why dropshotting was nerfed

Black Ops 4 game designer explains why dropshotting was nerfed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is going to take a healthy chunk of hard drive space when it installs from the disc, but you'll need to keep some space open for the day-one patch as well.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is set to Ben released on October 12, 2018, and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. This isn't the size of the download but rather, the amount of space needed to complete the installation process.

Are you anxious about having to download 50GB for Black Ops 4, or does it not bother you? Even if you get your copy on release day, you may not be able to play it until the next day or later, which in this case means less time to grind your prestige rank. The notes mention that Blackout will be playable once the installation reaches around 30% on both consoles. The aptly named Nuketown Island was one of the hotspots for players during the Blackout beta with many people gravitating towards the different-but-familiar location, so it'll likely still be a contested spot when the game fully launches.

Meanwhile, Xbox One owners won't seemingly require the same 112 GB of free hard drive space, but can still expect a 55 GB final install size on their system. While GAME's move is considerate, it comes because retail chains tend to demand that physical versions launch alongside their digital counterparts.

Having been around for quite some time, fans were no doubt surprised when dropshotting had seemingly been nerfed during the beta for Black Ops 4.

And while Europe gets a 500GB PS4 Slim with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and a 1TB PS4 Pro with the game, India is limited to the aforementioned 1TB PS4 Slim with a Black Ops 4 copy.

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