Battlefield 4: EA Clarifies Mandatory Install Issues for Xbox 360 Version

Flash drive installations are a no-no.

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The Xbox 360 version of DICE’s Battlefield 4, released recently in North America, has been facing issues due to the mandatory install required for the game along with an optional 5.8 GB install for the single-player and an optional multiplayer install which requires 6.6 GB. EA Support has tried to address some major issues that have been occurring, and clarified that you won’t be able to install the game data on a flash drive.

According to the support team, data “can only be installed on Xbox 360 hard disk drives, and cannot be installed to USB drives, or other alternative storage devices. Battlefield 4 cannot be installed and played on a 4GB internal flash drive. You will have the option to accept the 2GB install or quit. Quitting will return you to the Xbox dashboard, and you will not be able to play Battlefield 4.

“If you do try to install the optional disc-content before the required game data installation, your install will stop before completion, and ask you to install again. If your install does fail due to installing content in the incorrect order, your second or subsequent attempts at installing the required content should complete successfully.”

No doubt other issues will crop up, such as this infinite loading screen for the Xbox 360 version which has been addressed in the new multiplayer update. But this can’t be good news for those with small hard drives looking to install all the optional content. What are your thoughts on the same? Let us know below. And before you ask: no, this won’t be an issue when the PS4 and Xbox One versions release on November 15th/29th in North America/Europe and November 22nd respectively.


  • Tony

    So how am i supposed to play the damn game now? Honestly these companies are stupid

  • Super Mario

    What a joke! I am so glad that I’m not buying EITHER the Xbox One or The PS4. The red tape and bullshit is rediculaous. Well, played, EA, you got my money this one last time. never again.

  • Super Mario

    It’s funny: when I try to play this game online, all I get is these stupid security questions. Come on, Microsoft! Between you and EA, it’s turning into a joke. I STILL can’t play multiplayer and I don’t even understand the explanation (AND I’m an English major). It’s like big business is so big and sloppy now. Customer service is a thing of the past. These game companies have gotten so big and cumbersome. I spent about 30 minutes downloading updates, verifying security info, and other bull$#it, AND I STILL CAN’T PLAY online!, LOL. FU, Microsoft, EA, Sony, and everyone else that wants my hard earned money. good bye, I’ll take my money, time, and energy elsewhere.

  • J

    Game freezes up offline! Nice. Im done,,, Taking it back tomorrow. No more EA!!! EVER!

  • Razin Ulmer

    Fuck they got me now I got to come up with a master plan to get my full refund

  • iram

    good thing I waited I was thinking about it,, might as well buy a new gen console for new gen games

  • Mkemc78

    I’m trying to install to hard drive(which I have) but it’s still saying “he content needs to be installed to the hard drive. Pease help

  • Kiko

    Yeah, this is bullshit. I’m returning this crap tomorrow.

  • D1r733H1pp13

    Dude fuck this… I really, REALLY wanted to play this game and was one of the only shreds of hope I’ve had left in EA for a long time. Now im going to have to return it… GTA 5 and Halo 4 both had larger installs but they did so without alienating anyone who didn’t have a hard drive. you know one of those 250 gig ones that cost about as much as a whole terrabyte for your pc. Why are consoles so hard for you microsoft… You practically created the master race of pc gamers so get your shit together :P

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