If you can’t wait any longer to roadie run a 10-ton dude or dudette into a 10-ton beast or beastette than today is your day. Microsoft Studios and dev team The Coalition have announced that Gears of War 4 is available for pre-download on Windows 10 — right now. So, if you’ve already pre-ordered the game on either Windows 10 or Xbox-One, you can start the massive 80 Gb download today!
We’d be remiss to think that downloading this massive game early would be so easy. Already, the caveats are coming out fast to ensure that players are able to get up and chainsawing as quickly as possible. Over on the Gears of War 4 forum, TC Octus has outlined the best practices to ensure that your game will run smoothly on day one. According to the forum post, you will want to follow the following directions:
Step 1: Download the new Windows Update
All Windows 10 players are strongly encouraged to download the new Windows update (September 29, 2016 – KB3194496) immediately before pre-downloading Gears of War 4. This update fixes an issue which could cause your game download to restart.
Step 2: Pre-Load the game
- Open the Windows Store app
- Search for Gears of War 4
- Select the edition of the game you have pre-ordered, or pre-order your edition of choice
- Click Install to begin your download
If you don’t follow the following steps, Gears of War 4 will download automatically in the background but will be hampered by you lack of dedication: following the directions will make the download process faster.
Gears of War 4 launches this October 11th for the Xbox-One and PC as an Xbox Play Anywhere tile.
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