In Anthem, up to four players can share a single contiguous open world. This online multiplayer mode – along with the always-online single player mode – both use internet data, so if you play Anthem on a capped internet connection, you may need to keep an eye on your data use.
Let’s take a closer look at how much data it takes to download, update, and play Anthem on Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. Of course, the easiest way to stay below your monthly data cap while you play Anthem is to get fixed wireless internet with a high data cap.
Download size is the amount of online data it takes to add a game to your computer or console, while file size is the space the game takes up on your hard drive once you’ve installed it. Download size is almost always at least 50% less than file size, since developers typically compress game files with archive formats like “.zip” or “.rar” so they download faster.
|Microsoft Windows||<50 GB|
|Playstation 4||31.63 GB|
|Xbox One||58.21 GB|
Keep in mind that the size of the game will increase over time as BioWare releases updates. Also, if you install the game from a physical disk, the installation won’t use internet data.
Anthem update size
The Anthem Day One Patch is 7 GB on PC and 5 GB on Xbox. For information about recent patches, see the Anthem Update Notes from Electronic Arts. If you’re worried that a large game update could push you over your capped data limit, turn off auto-updates in your game settings and only download updates and patches when you’re sure you have enough data.
Anthem data use
Anthem uses around 85 MB of data per hour, but data use varies based on the number of players, whether or not you use voice chat, the tickrate of the game server, and your client update rate.
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