How Long Does It Take to Download an Xbox One Game?
At the Gadget Helpline we receive quite a few calls from frustrated Xbox One gamers who are desperately waiting to play their latest digital purchase but are experiencing a seemingly endless wait for the game download to complete. There are various factors which can affect download times including your network connection speed and the status of the Xbox Live network, which can be notoriously temperamental.
Microsoft offers a useful guide to download times which can help Xbox One owners manage their expectations when downloading games based on the size of the game and your download speed and we’ve included it in this article for your reference.
Game size in gigabytes will be stated when purchasing from the Xbox Store. For example, the new Mortal Kombat X weighs in at 34.66GB so depending on your broadband speed this could take anywhere between 30 minutes on a 200Mb/s connection and 40 hours on a 2Mb/s connection.*
|Download Speed||30-GB file||40-GB file||50-GB file||60-GB file||70-GB file|
|2 Mb/s||33.3 hours||44.4 hours||55.6 hours||66.7 hours||77.8 hours|
|5 Mb/s||13.3 hours||17.8 hours||22.2 hours||26.7 hours||31.1 hours|
|10 Mb/s||6.7 hours||8.9 hours||11.1 hours||13.3 hours||15.6 hours|
|20 Mb/s||3.3 hours||4.4 hours||5.6 hours||6.7 hours||7.8 hours|
|50 Mb/s||1.3 hours||1.8 hours||2.2 hours||2.7 hours||3.1 hours|
|100 Mb/s||0.7 hours||0.9 hours||1.1 hours||1.3 hours||1.6 hours|
|200 Mb/s||0.3 hours||0.4 hours||0.6 hours||0.7 hours||0.8 hours|
*To check what connection speed you’re using press the Menu button on your Xbox One control pad and choose Settings > Network > Bandwidth Usage.
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