There are many advantages of buying digital copies of games, such as they don’t take up physical storage space, and for the most part they are generally playable the minute the game goes live. This is versus physical copies of games that require players to go to the store to purchase the game and then coming home to play.
Of course there are some who prefer physical copies for collection purchases, and if you’re that gamer and you are planning on buying the physical copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, then you might want to note that the game will require a day one patch that could result in potentially delaying you from playing the game right out of the box and on the day itself.
This is according to Twitter user Ateam_ShAdoWw who had somehow managed to get a physical copy of the game early, and discovered the message informing them about a day one patch. It is possible that this is done to prevent games from leaking earlier than expect, which means that if you are receiving your copy earlier, then you still wouldn’t be able to play until the game’s actual release, which is currently set for a release on the 12th of October.
Is not playable yet pic.twitter.com/7Hoa8GTMLm
— ShAdoWw (@Ateam_ShAdoWw) October 5, 2018