Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Requires 8GB Day One Patch On PS4, 16GB On XB1

The PS4 version of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will require a rather large 8.31GB patch on day one.

The reason the update is so big is because the update includes the latest DLC, Claptastic Voyage, which was not completed in time to be included on the disc so will be a free download instead. There has been no information on the size of the patch for the Xbox One version of the game at the time of writing.

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The patch will also fix some bug issues as well as make some tweaks to improve the gameplay of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the full list can be viewed here.

Gearbox have strongly recommended, due to the amount of content and changes, that players download the patch before playing the game. If you have pre-ordered the digital version of the game, the update should automatically download with the title.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection releases on Xbox One and PS4 this Friday.

Source: VideoGamer

UPDATE: It’ll be even worse if you’re on the Xbox side of things, with the patch for Xbox One being a mighty 16GB in size.

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13 Comments

  1. Holy poop! Guess I know what the first part of tomorrow night will be for me then – Checking how much space I actually have left (& likely deleting a couple of things) & then downloading this. I am guessing the games themselves have installs too, so could end up being quite hefty.

  2. Glad I fitted that new bigger HDD. I reckon some people may have to make use of the new backup to HDD feature today to clear space for this.

    • Yeah, I probably would… If I had a device to actually back that stuff up onto! :S

      If I have to though, I can always delete some of the plus tat that I downloaded & haven’t really bothered with.

  3. 16gb on xbone the patch

    • Why is it double the size for XBone?? Seems a tad mental.

      • The dlc is 8gbs. The xbox one patch is higher because it’s needs more fixing.

      • But the question should then surely be why does it require more fixing, considering both of these were supposedly specifically recreated for this gen of consoles? Seems crazy that the Xbone version would still require 8GB’s worth of tweaks after that.

      • It’s the way updating works, entire folders have to be replaced on the X1, whereas you don’t have to on PS4.

  4. I think there’s 1 or 2 more dlc’s to come as well. Kinda disappointed they didn’t allow purchasing the pre-sequel separately though.

  5. 8GB doesn’t seem so bad after having to downloading a 20GB patch to play the Halo MC Collection the other day.

    I feel bad for people with slow internet speeds or data caps this gen.

  6. Why is this causing so many people (especially on other websites) to moan so much?

    It’s an optional (but recommended) update. You could play the game while the patch downloads.

    It adds more content, not just bug fixes.

    And 8GB isn’t really huge these days. Based on average speeds in the UK, that’s just over 45 minutes to download. (Month old numbers from Ofcom say average speed was 22.8Mbit/s as of last November)

    And none of this nonsense about download limits either. If you can afford a PS4, you’re not in a situation where you need to try and save a couple of quid a month by not having an unlimited broadband connection.

    I’ll add “Oooh, 8GB is far too much!” to the list of “Reasons we can’t have nice things”.

    • Agreed, for once this patch is for a legitimate reason (in my opinion). If they want to add extra DLC for the “cost” of an 8GB download, I’ll welcome it with open hands. I’ve never understood anyone on a Data Limit subscription if you do things on the internet like gaming, streaming, Skype etc. It’s just nonsensical.

      What I do empathise with is when ISPs have a download limit during certain times. I remember at Uni on Virgin Media I had to wait until 12am to download the huge updates etc, as otherwise they would limit my speed for the rest of the day.

    • That’s fair enough for some, but that 8GB download for me is 9 hours and 20 mins (thanks #£%&ing Openreach for delaying my FTTC yet again!).

      Thing is it isn’t unknown (although granted not very common) for patched games to not support saves from the RTM or earlier versions, or have other savegame issues so who would take the chance of playing for a couple of hours whilst the patch downloads and then having to redo it? Equally the state half of games are released in these days it’s just common sense to get the day one patch to avoid the inevitable game breaking bugs etc.

      So yeah, if you could guarantee a decent largely bug free OOTB experience fine, if not the big patch it is and (for me at least) wait until the next day to play it… so whinging is justified!

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