Halo 4 installation and storage requirements

Overview

The Halo 4 multiplayer modes require that content be installed to your Xbox 360 console. For a full installation, you will need more than 3.5 GB of free space on your console’s hard drive or a compatible flash drive.

Why is it better to install Halo 4 on my console than on another storage device?

Multiplayer modes in Halo 4 contain a significant amount of data that must be installed on your console for performance reasons.

What happens if I don’t install Halo 4 on my console?

You can still play the main campaign, but you won’t be able to play War Games or use Spartan Ops multiplayer modes.

Installing from Disc 2

Disc 2 allows you to easily install all required Halo 4 content to your storage device:

  1. Insert Halo 4 Disc 2 into your Xbox console.
  2. Select Start at the title screen.
  3. Press the A button to install Disc 2.
  4. Select your storage device, if prompted.

You will be presented with a slide show of images from Halo 4 while the game is installed. The process can take 10-15 minutes, depending on the storage device.

Note The game will not respond to most controller button commands during installation, but you can use the Guide button to quit to Xbox Home if necessary.

If the installer quits prematurely, you may have to manually delete the partial install from your storage device. Running the installer again and allowing it to complete will also eliminate the partial install. For help deleting a partial install from your storage device, see Copy, move, or delete Xbox 360 content.

Installing from Xbox Live

You can also install the War Games and Spartan Ops content as two packages from Xbox Live. This option allows players with limited storage capacity on their consoles to install only a part of the multiplayer game or to install the full game to more than one device (such partially filled 4-GB internal memory and a USB flash drive):

  1. Insert Halo 4 Disc 2 into your Xbox console.
  2. Select Start at the title screen.
  3. Select Infinity from the main menu.
  4. Select War Games or Spartan Ops from the Infinity menu.
  5. Select Download from Xbox Live.
  6. Choose your storage device.

Component size and function

  • Installing War Games requires 2 GB of storage and provides access to competitive multiplayer modes and the Forge map customization option.
  • Installing Spartan Ops requires 1.45 GB of storage and provides access to cooperative or single-player episodes of Spartan Ops.

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