The Presequel also got a an update but the download wasn’t nearly as large.
It seems the rule of thumb when it comes to the video game industry these days, is that updates for games that have already been rolled out are always pretty big. This is certainly the case when it comes to the update that was just released yesterday for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for the PS4 and Xbox One.
Gearbox software posted the patch notes for these particular updates and the company said the update is very large because of the “performance enhancing capabilities” of that update. While the company isn’t saying exactly how big these patches are, Xbox One users are claiming their patch is somewhere in the neighborhood of 7.7GB. This is an especially large patch when you consider that the update doesn’t actually add any new content. This isn’t a situation where new weapons or new maps are being added. This is simply apparently a way to sharpen some of the mechanics.
It shouldn’t be all that surprising that this update is a pretty good size, considering the day one patch when Borderlands: The Handsome Collection first hit the Xbox One and PS4. Of course, some would argue that a patch of that size for games that aren’t really that old should have taken care of a lot of the problems this update was likely meant to cover. When it comes to The Presequel, an update dropped for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 but it doesn’t appear that particular patch was nearly as large. Perhaps the patch covering both games had something to do with its size when talking about Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.