The highly anticipated "Halo 5: Guardians" was supposed to be ready to play at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. But much to the dismay of gamers everywhere, Master Chief was stuck in download. (Video via Xbox)
Frustrated fans took to the Internet to complain about the slow download of the game. One user tweeted:
"7 and [a] half hours later and halo 5 hasn't finish game installation download... Nvm [never mind] the online updates."
"My download finished at 3. Now it's 9:00am and I got work in 20 minutes. So much for sleep lol."
The game is not particularly light. It consumes more than 10 percent of the space offered in the standard model of Xbox One, taking up about 55 of the 500 gigabytes available in the system. (Video via IGN)
But Polygon says the trick is to switch from Wi-Fi to an Ethernet cable and restart the download.
The download might have been slow, but the game was well-received, scoring an 85 on Metacritic.
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