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Topic: RDR2 Story mode update without online update?

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Salmonella

I am trying to determine if I can update the story mode of RDR2 without the massive bloat of all the online stuff.

I do not play online so don't need the online content. I have a limited dataplan so don't want to waste it downloading the online content, but I kind of need the patches to the story mode.

Is there a way to do this? I asked Rockstar support, but they did not respond (no surprise there).

Salmonella

andreoni79

@Salmonella Nope, and I hope they fix this for the PS5. I have a 50 Gb/month plan and a long queue of games I don't want to update. Monster Hunter alone asks for 35 Gb even if I don't want to buy its dlc...

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Tasuki

That's why I pay for an unlimited plan. Honestly with games having such huge updates and installs it would be stupid not to have an unlimited plan.

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andreoni79

@Tasuki Well, I pay € 100 per year for my limited plan, while an unlimited plan would cost me € 400. Since I don't need it, why should I pay for it? Just to praise the publishers laziness? On the 360 you had separate files for base game, updates, DLC and it worked fine.

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JohnnyShoulder

@andreoni79 It obviously works quite differently in Italy but here in the UK it is almost unheard of to someone to have data caps for their home broadband. It is mostly seen on mobile devices for your roaming data. I think you may struggle next gen with games getting bigger, even if they do allow you to download only parts of the game.

With the MHW DLC, some of them change the mechanics and so on of the game especially with these online only games, so that is probably why you have to download it.

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andreoni79

@JohnnyShoulder I forgot to say I have no home broadband because of my job that makes me switch cities and flats at least 3 times per year... So I'm forced to have a smartphone as a router, which is fine for my habits, except for those unnecessary updates. I don't care about online gaming and I have no PS+ so 50 Gb should be enough for single player games, still there are games that force me to waste Gb and space of my external HDD for online elements or DLC I don't plan to play.
BTW, they must change this habit especially since the PS5 will use less capacious and more expensive SSD.

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JohnnyShoulder

@andreoni79 Ah that make sense.

They could do some fancy technical stuff with compression or something. Sony have not said how all that will work yet, so who knows.

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Salmonella

Thanks everyone. This is a ridiculous practice that has no real purpose other than shoving the online content down our throats. I think my best plan is to do a one time update to fix the majority of the early problems then to stop future downloads (which look to be 95% online updates according to the patch notes.)

I updated last night and saw that it was 35.4GB and took just under 3 hours.

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