Halo 4 second disc includes multiplayer install

Halo 4's leak has led to the revelation of a second disc, used for installing 8GB worth of multiplayer data.

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The Internet was abuzz this weekend with word of a Halo 4 leak, and warnings to steer clear of spoilers. But it also had the inadvertent effect of raising questions about a purported second disc. Microsoft has stepped in to clarify that it contains multiplayer install data.

Microsoft told Joystiq that the second disc is a required install, which will need at least 8GB of memory to play Halo 4's "extensive suite of multiplayer features." Presumably, this will include both traditional competitive multiplayer and the new co-op Spartan Ops campaigns. Once the second disc is installed, you can just keep the first disc in the tray instead of swapping them out.

This comes amid reports that Microsoft's internal security team is working with law enforcement to catch the source of the leaks. Microsoft has reportedly started permanently banning pirates from Xbox Live.

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    October 15, 2012 8:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Halo 4 second disc includes multiplayer install.

    Halo 4's leak has led to the revelation of a second disc, used for installing 8GB worth of multiplayer data.

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      October 15, 2012 8:42 AM

      That's cool, not that it's too much of a pain but I would imagine playing CO-OP campaign then swapping discs to MP could get a little annoying after a while.

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      October 15, 2012 8:53 AM

      I swaer Halo Reach was leaked too? Anyway I prefer having a second disc I can install for two reasons. First it means the devs were not limited to the memory available on one disc so theres either more content or better quality (or both) and 2 because installed content loads faster right?

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        October 15, 2012 10:55 PM

        'more content or better quality (or both)' I lolled hard enough my nose is burning.

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      October 15, 2012 9:00 AM

      The worst was in ME3 you could install all the discs and you would still have to swap out like a million times for no reason.

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      October 15, 2012 9:02 AM

      Bring these games back to the PC under Steam. They get all bent about PC piracy but the damn console titles get stolen right out from under them. Derp. Good job MS.

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      October 15, 2012 10:41 AM

      Meh. Have 90gb of free space.

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      October 15, 2012 5:38 PM

      I guess that barely fits on a launch xbox 360?

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      October 15, 2012 6:21 PM

      Doesn't even fit on the newest Arcade models. Guess I'm glad I didn't preorder this.

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      October 16, 2012 6:09 AM

      Why is this suddenly breaking news today? This information was released months ago!
      Besides my concern is not about the amount of space the second disc will need, I'm concerned about the overall performance of the game. Halo Anniversary's framerate sucked big time. Because I have a launch 360 with the 20GB drive, I don't have the space to install games, too much other crap filling it up. I'm afraid if I don't install the first disc as well, my campaign experience will be the same way.