Far Cry 6 Disc on Xbox requires massive download with inadequate game

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  • Far Cry 6 has recently dropped, but players are reporting a load of issues with the game.
  • The download size is tremendous with insufficient game.
  • These issues have been present even with previous games.

The release of Far Cry 6 has elicited mixed reactions from gamers as they are reporting issues with FPS. Those who purchased the disc copy are crying about the enormous download size. You may recall Far Cry 5 had its own share of issues, and it seems Far Cry 6 has followed suit.

However, the download size is not a new issue as gamers of the last console generation who purchased physical copies encountered similar problems when they popped the disc into their consoles.

Smaller download

Although the download size is still significant, it is relatively smaller than if players purchased the digital version. If your PC has enough storage, players can save some space with the physical copy. Far Cry 6 apparently has a 68.51GB file size, and the download will take at least two hours.

Judging from the reaction of this Twitter user, there are other ways to go around it, and according to him, players should appreciate the game for what it is rather than what it is not.

Xbox version

From the conversations in the forums, the disc seems to be the Xbox version as it is downloading on an Xbox Series X. The game will not run from the disc, so users will have to download the full version on the Xbox Series X version. As a way of encouraging each other, players are assuring each other on the forums that the Xbox Series X discs will hold all the data once Xbox One stops receiving support, so they should not worry about the large download size for now.

Ubisoft says it still has more to add when it comes to Far Cry 6. Gamers should therefore brace themselves for a bigger file size as the game evolves.

Far Cry 6 is currently available right for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. PC, PS4, PS5, and Stadia.

What is your experience so far with Far Cry 6? Let us know in the comment section below.