David Scammell by on Oct 22, 2015

If you pre-ordered Halo 5 digitally, you need to check you haven’t downloaded the wrong file

Xbox One users who pre-ordered Halo 5 digitally may need to re-download the game to ensure they haven’t downloaded an incorrect version, Microsoft has warned.

According to an update on Halo Waypoint, players who pre-ordered digitally before September 21 and are not using the Xbox One’s Instant On mode may have downloaded an “incorrect ‘stub file'”, which will need to be deleted ahead of next week’s launch.

If you don’t delete it, you won’t be able to install the updates necessary to play Halo 5 at launch. Those that pre-ordered on or after September 21 should have the correct file.

To check to see if you have the right version pre-loaded, take the following steps on your Xbox One:

1. Go to My games & apps

2. Sort your game collection by selecting Installed Ã  Sort by size

• If your Halo 5: Guardians game size is greater than 40 GB, you’ve got the correct version, and you’re ready to download the necessary updates when they become available.

• If your Halo 5: Guardians game size is less than 40 GB, you’ve got an incorrect stub file, and will need to delete that version and reinstall the game.

“While we anticipate this affecting a small number of players, we want to ensure everyone is ready to play come launch day,” Microsoft said.

Halo 5: Guardians launches next Tuesday, October 27.

Source: halowaypoint.com


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Halo 5: Guardians

on Xbox One

A major new Halo installment heading to Xbox One in autumn 2015.

Release Date:

27 October 2015