Digital - Download full game before the 27th?

Does anyone know once the game goes gold if 343i will allow fans to download the full game of halo 5 before the 27th so we dont have to wait hours at launch before we can play the game.

I bought the digital version and i just really would like to not have to worry about the long download time from all the traffic on the servers. Will 343i allow us to pre-download the FULL game before the release?

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See that doesnt help because i bought/pre-downloaded the game and its only a 113mb download. You dont get to fully download the game when you buy it. Thats why i made this thread because it the store and other websites make it sound like you are able to download the full game.

The second the link was more helpful but still nothing confirming the issue

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> See that doesnt help because i bought/pre-downloaded the game and its only a 113mb download. You dont get to fully download the game when you buy it. Thats why i made this thread because it the store and other websites make it sound like you are able to download the full game.
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> The second the link was more helpful but still nothing confirming the issue

My bad then. As I pre-ordered a physical copy I won’t be able to help you further :’(

If you buy digital then you will be able to pre download the game, in full, before it releases ready for launch day. As the game hasn’t gone gold yet, the 113mb is just a place holder. Once it goes gold it should be available shortly after. I imagine around the 20th, same time as LCE owners get their edition

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> See that doesnt help because i bought/pre-downloaded the game and its only a 113mb download. You dont get to fully download the game when you buy it. Thats why i made this thread because it the store and other websites make it sound like you are able to download the full game.
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> The second the link was more helpful but still nothing confirming the issue

What you’ve downloaded is just a placeholder. It will be replaced about a week before the games actual release date. Which is the same time the Limited Collectors Edition and the console go on sale (both with digital download codes). So yes you will have the game (and it’s day 1 patch) pre-loaded before the games release.

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> > See that doesnt help because i bought/pre-downloaded the game and its only a 113mb download. You dont get to fully download the game when you buy it. Thats why i made this thread because it the store and other websites make it sound like you are able to download the full game.
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Thank you. Has then been confirmed? Any proof =]

Everything was discussed and confirmed on or just after E3. Watch th Xbox Daily shows where Josh and Frankie talked about it

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> Does anyone know once the game goes gold if 343i will allow fans to download the full game of halo 5 before the 27th so we dont have to wait hours at launch before we can play the game.
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> I bought the digital version and i just really would like to not have to worry about the long download time from all the traffic on the servers. Will 343i allow us to pre-download the FULL game before the release?

Yes, the 100mb is just a placeholder until the game goes gold, and the real size is figured out. Same happened with MCC, could download it early, then play the game on launch day.

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> > > See that doesnt help because i bought/pre-downloaded the game and its only a 113mb download. You dont get to fully download the game when you buy it. Thats why i made this thread because it the store and other websites make it sound like you are able to download the full game.
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> > What you’ve downloaded is just a placeholder. It will be replaced about a week before the games actual release date. Which is the same time the Limited Collectors Edition and the console go on sale (both with digital download codes). So yes you will have the game (and it’s day 1 patch) pre-loaded before the games release.
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That’s how preloads work with every game that isn’t finished, you shouldn’t need a confirmation if this was already the case with a lot of games.

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> > > > See that doesnt help because i bought/pre-downloaded the game and its only a 113mb download. You dont get to fully download the game when you buy it. Thats why i made this thread because it the store and other websites make it sound like you are able to download the full game.
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> > > What you’ve downloaded is just a placeholder. It will be replaced about a week before the games actual release date. Which is the same time the Limited Collectors Edition and the console go on sale (both with digital download codes). So yes you will have the game (and it’s day 1 patch) pre-loaded before the games release.
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> That’s how preloads work with every game that isn’t finished, you shouldn’t need a confirmation if this was already the case with a lot of games.

how many times do i need to say it “I DIDNT KNOW!”. I never bought a game before launch that was digital. Which is the reason i made this thread. I know now that you download the game a week before.

I am hoping we can, bought Halo: TMCC at a midnight launch only to come home and install updates and transfer to the hard drive for two hours.

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> > http://www.thexboxhub.com/halo-5-guardians-available-to-pre-order-and-pre-download-now-on-xbox-one/
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> See that doesnt help because i bought/pre-downloaded the game and its only a 113mb download. You dont get to fully download the game when you buy it. Thats why i made this thread because it the store and other websites make it sound like you are able to download the full game.
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> The second the link was more helpful but still nothing confirming the issue

Forza Horizon 2, and Forza 6 were downloaded and ready to go at 12:00 AM on launch date. It should be the same for Halo 5. I preordered both games digitally. Forza 6 is already taking 44 GBs of space at the moment.