EA ‘Highly Recommends’ Full 14.4GB Battlefield 4 Xbox 360 Install

If you’re planning on shooting it out in Battlefield 4 on Xbox 360, now would be a good time to clean up your hard drive.

Electronic Arts posted Battlefield 4 Xbox 360 install info on its official help page (as spotted by VG247). While only 2GB of content is a mandatory install, there is a whopping 12.4 GB of optional content, and EA “highly recommends” installing all of it “to make sure you have the best experience possible in Battlefield 4.”

EA notes that the campaign features 5.8GB of optional install content while the multiplayer has 6.6GB, and all of it will enhance performance.

As a comparison, Grand Theft Auto V features an 8GB mandatory install on the Xbox 360, and we all know what a massive game that is.

Normally, this is the time when I’d recommend upgrading your 360 HDD, but with the Xbox One right around the corner, it seems like erasing HDD content in bulk is the better option. If you’re among those with a 4GB HDD, though, looks like you’ll be in for a rough haul.

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2 Comments on EA ‘Highly Recommends’ Full 14.4GB Battlefield 4 Xbox 360 Install


On October 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm

When you need this amount of HDD space just to get semi-respectable performance, it’s almost pointless even having the game on physical media. I thought one of the main selling points of using disks was that it takes up less hard drive space, so I dread to think how many gigs it would be to download. Is it a stretch to think this is EA’s design, to try and convince people that physical media is obsolete? Because it won’t work any more than Xbox DRM, Cliffy B’s flame wars or the Codemasters dipsh*t,


On November 2, 2013 at 10:57 pm

Interesting to see no reference made here about Xbox Slim users not being able to install due to their ‘Flash’ memory although the article refers to the Slim device having an HDD. Interesting.