When we release today's massive Rise of the Horde update for Gears of War 4, you may notice your download is noticeably bigger than usual.
We've heard your feedback on the Hard Drive footprint of Gears of War 4 being quite substantial. Over the past few months, we've been working on a new compression technique to dramatically reduce the overall file size of Gears of War 4 and to provide smaller sized downloads for future Updates. In order to reduce our file size for all the Updates since release, you'll be downloading all our Updates again as one larger Update with Rise of the Horde - but the end result will be a much smaller overall game size than before.
For those of you up to date on Update downloads, the Update will be the following size:
Xbox One: 24.5GB
Windows 10: 29GB
Following installation of this Update, the overall size of Gears of War 4 will be:
Xbox One: 78.5GB
Windows 10: 103GB
Thanks for your patience with this one-time larger download - you'll be playing Rise of the Horde in no time!