Ubisoft’s impending online shooter The Division 2 is inching ever closer to its March 15 release date, but there’s some… unsavoury news for anyone who’s looking to make a day one buy on PS4.
A new post on the official support page for The Division 2 (via GameInformer), confirms that the game will have a day one update of 90GB on PlayStation 4. That is one chonky update, I’m sure we can all agree.
On the support page, Ubisoft has this message for those who have pre-ordered a physical PS4 edition of The Division 2:
If you purchased a physical copy of the game, begin installing from the disc. Provided you are online, your console will simultaneously download Title Update 1 while you install it. Expect a 88-92GB download, depending on your region and preferred language.
Weirdly, Xbox One and PC players are told to “expect a 48-52GB download” on launch day, It’s not really clear why the PS4 update is significantly larger than its brethren, but it looks like there’s no getting round the fact that those who got the game for PS4 will have the longest wait.
In essence, if you’ve picked up The Division 2 on PS4 and thought you were gonna get to play it all Friday, think again. Unless your internet is a particularly powerful beast, it’s more likely you’ll be waiting till Saturday to really get to grips with Ubisoft’s latest.
In other The Division 2 news, the marketing team behind the game caused quite a stir when they put out a fake press release on Twitter claiming that, in the universe of the game, Mexico has built a wall to keep out US refugees.
This obviously mirrors real world events and Lord Farqu- I mean Donald Trump’s attempts to fund a border wall between the US and Mexico. But as we’ve been told several times now, The Division 2 is not a political game. That’s that, then.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.