Halo 4 Multiplayer requires ‘at least’ 8GB Flash Drive, Hard Drive ‘Recommended’
As with Halo games past, Halo 4 might require you to have a bit of additional storage on hand if you’re looking into getting some multiplayer action on. More specifically, Halo 4 will need “at least an 8GB USB flash drive or an Xbox 360 Hard Drive” in order to play Halo 4’s multiplayer offering, according to Xbox.com.
The hard drive option, as has been the case in the past, is “highly recommended” for those opting for the “optimal” multiplayer experience. I’m going to go out on a limb (a short one, mind you) and say that Microsoft and 343i will soon also “highly” recommend the installation of Halo 4 onto your hard drive for optimal play.
For those not as informed on the subject, Halo games past have made a habit of requiring hard drive space for multiple player experiences, be it co-op or competitive online. The precise reasoning for this has never truly been brought to light, but one thing is for sure: if you’re looking forward to Halo 4 and just so happen to own one of those 4GB Xbox 360 S models, you might start shopping around for HDDs or flash drives in the near future.
Fair warning though – you might consider skipping the Xbox 360 branded flash drives. Though they have ample space, their prices are miles above standard flash drives of equal (or greater) quality. Research is key folks.