LEGO City Undercover Switch Port Won’t Require 13 GB Patch (UPDATED)

Update: Warner Bros. has given the final word on the 13 GB/always-online fiasco discussed around the Switch version of LEGO City Undercover. The publisher clarified to IGN that what was seen on the game’s box art is factually incorrect.

“The information is listed incorrectly on the packaging of LEGO City Undercover for Nintendo Switch. Players who purchase a physical copy of LEGO City Undercover on Nintendo Switch at retail are getting the complete game, and do not need to download additional content to enjoy the full experience. An internet connection is not required to play the game. The only internet connection suggested is to download the typical content update patch.”

In short, the complete game can be found in the retail cart and there is no internet requirement outside of requisite patches.

Original Story: The Switch port of LEGO City Undercover has raised a stir regarding whether or not the retail edition requires a substantial mandatory patch or not. Originally spotted on reddit, updated box art of the Switch edition includes a notice that a 13 GB patch is required to play the game at all. More suspect, the front of the box art indicates that the Switch port of LEGO City Undercover requires an internet connection.

While the original Wii U release of LCU was a 19 GB download, the Switch download is a mere 7 GB, without the 13 GB patch. In the time since this discovery, publisher Warner Bros. Games issued a clarification to Eurogamer to say that the patch is actually not required.

Players who purchase Lego City Undercover on Nintendo Switch at retail do not need to download the game to play.

There’s still no word as to why the re-release of LCU would require an internet connection at all times, when the original Wii U release had no such requirement. LEGO City Undercover hits the Switch, along with PS4 and Xbox One, on April 7th.

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