Dishonored 2 comes with large 9 GB day-one patch, players are not pleased

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Dishonored 2 is a stealth-action video game that has players running on rooftops, hiding in the shadows, and executing important targets to complete their mission. While you can play as Corvo, the hero of the first Dishonored game, Dishonored 2 lets you switch up and play as Emily, the little girl from the first game that has now become an assassin in her own right.

The first Dishonored game was met with great critical acclaim. This original and very fun to play stealth game became one of the best titles in gaming history. This pushed the developers to go for a sequel, which has finally arrived.

However, there are some issues players are facing even before the game is officially released for all players on November 11. For the time being, Dishonored 2 is only available in Early Access for those who pre-ordered it.

The lucky players who already managed to get their hands on the game were hit by an unexpected surprise upon installing it. The game has a day-one patch and a pretty big one too. The patch is 9 GB large and there is no official statement from Bethesda about its exact content. Most people believe this patch contains additional improvements, such as audio syncing, smoothing out textures, and things of the sort.

Honestly, when you buy a game on disc these days, you really might as well be just buying the license to download it.

Gamers proceeded to Reddit to vent out their frustrations as they are not pleased with the fact that they have to download 9 GB. Most people who buy physical copies of games do it to avoid lengthy downloads, compared to the digital versions. There are also players that prefer physical copies even if it requires extra downloading, just because they like the collecting aspect of it. PooleyX from Reddit is in the same boat as he doesn’t appreciate this day one patch:

Except when you lose the disc you also lose your right to download the game.

The good news is that the game is already available for pre-load, which means you can download it right now. In this manner, you’ll be ready to play Dishonored 2 as soon as the game is officially released. This can come in handy for those of you who want to have the game ready to go on launch day, as the pre-load also includes the 9GB patch.

If you want to read more of what people think about this surprising day one patch, check out this Reddit thread.