If you’re pre-loading Gears of War 4, you won’t have to download anything on launch day.
Many games drop a patch at the very last minute – launch day, as developers are usually hard at work on content right up until the official release date. For Gears of War 4, this won’t be the case.
Rod Fergusson, studio head at Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition confirmed on Twitter earlier that the day one patch content is part of the pre-load.
— Rod Fergusson (@GearsViking) September 30, 2016
Early access for Gears of War 4 begins October 7. The game officially releases October 11 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.