Confirmed: One disk needed to play after 8GB install of 2nd disk

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3 years ago#1
http://www.gamespot.com/news/halo-4-will-ship-on-two-discs-6398292

I haven't seen this officially confirmed anywhere. Once the 2nd disk is installed to HDD or USB flash drives, only the first disk is needed to play both SP and MP.
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3 years ago#2
Well that's pretty convenient. Gonna have to buy some 16 gig stick and dedicate it to Halo 4 MP content though still.
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3 years ago#4
Nice. I'm glad they didn't take the BF3 route where one disk was multiplayer and one disk was campaign.

This makes much more sense. Similar to what Forza 4 did.
3 years ago#5
Good. Having to switch discs to play would be stupid as hell in 2012.
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3 years ago#6
So, do you need to just install the second disk much like you would have to install any other game, or do you need to run the disk and install it from an in-game menu?

Either way i'm set, since I have all night (getting it at midnight launch at my local EB games).

If it's what i'm thinking of (similar to how Mass Effect 3 worked, if one wanted to play only multiplayer) players can essentially give the second disk away after installing it so that they could play with a friend (Mass Effect 3 had multiplayer on both disks).
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3 years ago#7
So does that mean I can get away with only buying one copy of Halo 4 and playing MP on two consoles? My roommate and I each have our own 360s, in the same room, and it really sucks that when we want to play a game together we either have to split-screen it or both buy the game. Does this mean that one of us could buy it, install the 2nd disk, and play MP with the 1st disk while the other plays MP with the 2nd?
3 years ago#8
The_Yahtz09 posted...
So does that mean I can get away with only buying one copy of Halo 4 and playing MP on two consoles? My roommate and I each have our own 360s, in the same room, and it really sucks that when we want to play a game together we either have to split-screen it or both buy the game. Does this mean that one of us could buy it, install the 2nd disk, and play MP with the 1st disk while the other plays MP with the 2nd?


I don't think so. The 2nd disc is probably just an installation disc. (similar to GOTY editions with their DLC discs)

Your friend would still need to 1st disc to play.

I think....
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3 years ago#9
^correct. Second disk will not even play on its own as the 8gb install is MANDATORY for online play.
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3 years ago#10
You will still need a disk to play. It's no different than copying a disk to your HDDbut still needing the disk to run the game faster.
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