Treyrach, the development team behind the popular Black Ops series of Call of Duty games, has decided to change up how they deliver DLC to players. Rather than allowing players to grab the content packs from the PSN Store, XBL Marketplace, or elsewhere, they’re now going to start throwing the DLC in with major patches.
The next update for Black Ops 3 will be releasing on February 2nd and, whether you plan to purchase the Awakening DLC or not, you’ll be downloading the files for the pack. The estimated size of the patch (including the DLC content) is roughly 9.1 GB.
Treyarch is apparently wanting this to be their method of DLC delivery going forward. That means no more additional content downloads, just paying for access to the files that will already be stored on your platform of choice.
This works out great for season pass owners and people that were planning to grab Awakening anyway, but what about those that had no intentions of getting any DLC for the game? Well, if you’re not playing Black Ops 3 at all you may want to uninstall the game altogether or disable automatic update downloads on your console or PC. Otherwise, you’ll wind up with a hefty amount of hard drive space taken up for no reason.