Halo: The Master Chief Collection's day-one update is available for download now on Xbox One and is cut down by 5Gb, from 20Gb to 15Gb.
The update measuring 15Gb, is 5Gb smaller than 343's original plans, and that makes the entire install size of Halo: The Master Chief Collection to 57.9Gb. An even better new is that the update is now available for download if you pre-ordered the digital version of the game.
The content update adds the multiplayer portion of the game, alongside several other tweaks. You won't need it in order to play the campaigns for Halo 1 through 4, but it will be required to use all the matchmaking features.
"You'll be able to start playing Campaign and more as the content is installing, with some features and multiplayer content being added via the update," executive producer Dam Ayoub said last month. "Yes, the update is large, but we weren't about to cut corners to save disc space."
"For some folks it will be straight up annoying and I both apologize unreservedly for the irritance, and hope that the package and the way it works more than makes up for it,"
Halo: The Master Chief Collection launches on November 11 exclusively for Xbox One. Alongside remastered editions for Halo 1 through 4, and multiplayer support for every game, the bundle also includes access to Ridley Scott's Halo: Nightfall, as well as a beta-key for December's Halo 5: Guardians beta.