Future 2’s long-awaited Witch Queen enlargement is lastly right here and gamers are beginning to dig in. Except they’re on PS4. Because of a singular set of circumstances gamers on Sony’s last-gen console are at the moment ready in line simply to obtain an enormous 72 GB replace.
Lengthy queue occasions when a brand new Future 2 enlargement or season goes stay are virtually a ritual at this level. Gamers boot up the sport after server upkeep is full, click on to go online, after which wait. It could actually take anyplace from 10 minutes to some hours earlier than the vast majority of gamers are all capable of re-enter the sport. On PS4, nevertheless, gamers are having to attend in these queues at present simply to get the prospect to begin downloading the entire new content material they want.
“As a consequence of an unexpected subject, PS4 Required Content material isn’t but accessible for obtain,” Bungie wrote on Twitter last night. In contrast to gamers on PS5, Xbox, and PC, these on PS4 weren’t capable of pre-load any of the roughly 72 GB replace. As we speak after Witch Queen formally went stay, they realized they nonetheless couldn’t obtain it till they had been inside the sport itself.
“UPDATE: PS4 gamers should log into the sport to begin the remainder of their Witch Queen obtain,” Bungie revealed shortly after the 12:00 p.m. EST launch. Some gamers reported having downloads begin within the background whereas they had been nonetheless in queue, whereas a number of appeared to have hassle getting it to begin even after they received in.
Witch Queen will in fact be simply nearly as good a number of hours from now, although it’s all the time a bummer when folks make plans to dip into the most recent content material solely to be foiled by technical hijinks. 72 GB can be no small quantity of information for gamers counting on WiFi or who stay in a spot with slower or metered web connections.
“Sorry to my PS5 associates who shall be ready for me to get on so we are able to begin the marketing campaign,” wrote one PS4 participant on the Future subreddit. “ I’ve tried to pay money for a PS5 I actually have. On the plus aspect, if there are any server points, hopefully they need to be ironed out by the point we get on a few hours later.”
Sony introduced final month that it was buying Bungie, so perhaps it’ll have the PS4 state of affairs sorted out by the point the Lightfall enlargement hits someday in 2023.