Mass Effect: Legendary Edition’s day one patch is larger than all three original games

by: Charlie -
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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is probably one of the most anticipated releases of 2021. Fans of the critically-acclaimed franchise as good as begged for a remaster for years. Uninitiated, as I am, the Legendary Edition will represent my first foray into the Mass Effect trilogy. Interestingly, the day one patch comes in at 11.8gb which is larger than the individual file sizes of Mass Effect 1, 2, and 3. For reference, Mass Effect 1 totalled 6.83gb. Mass Effect 2 totalled 9.25gb and the final installation in the trilogy totalled 10.60gb. 

Spotted on OrbisPatches, the day one update is reported to:

  • Improves performance 
  • Improves stability and fixes crashes 
  • Improvements to Ambient Occlusion (AO)
  • Lighting improvements - both visual and performance-related 
  • Miscellaneous content fixes

The Mass Effect Legendary Edition includes single-player base content and over 40 DLC from the highly acclaimed Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 games, including promo weapons, armors, and packs — remastered and optimized for 4K Ultra HD. 

Mass Effect Legendary Edition is slated to release in under two weeks on May 14 and will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will also be playable and enhanced on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series platforms via backward compatibility.