It looks like it is going to be a busy few days for Xbox 360 owners who are still playing Battlefield 3. The highly anticipated End Game DLC expansion is out this week as well for Premium members, and DICE has just sent out word that a massive patch update is needed to accomodate it.
This update isn’t a mandatory install, but DICE has said that they ‘strongly advise everyone to download it’. The 1.92GB download is going to take a while to complete, but will provide the groundwork for the End Game content for those looking to play over the weekend.
We’ve seen this in the past with massive updates prior to the release of Armored Kill, so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to regular BF3 fans. However, some of you who are not planning to play End Game may be a little annoyed that this patch is being pushed onto you regardless.
Just to remind you, End Game will add dirt bikes into the game, along with the four new maps – Kiasar Railroad, Operation Riverside, Nebandan Flats and Sabalan Pipeline. There’s also going to be two new game modes to play on, Air Superiority and Capture the Flag which should breath a new lease of life into the multiplayer as we all wait for Battlefield 4 details to drop.
The patch shouldn’t be a problem for the majority of gamers, but those still rocking a 20GB system may raise an eyebrow at the near 2GB file size. Let us know if you have already installed this, and your thoughts on these additional large installs on top of the initial DLC content downloads.