How to save space on your X360 HDD

Have an Xbox 360 where you are constantly juggling items to get the free hard disk space that you need? We might be able to help — you can potentially save more than 4GB worth of hard disk space by deleting a few obsolete Battlefield 3 files. Sound good? Then just follow the instructions below.

NOTE: Make sure to follow the below instructions carefully so you don’t have to re-download any essential files unnecessarily.

These packages can safely be removed from your Xbox 360 hard drive:
Rent a Server/E-sports Update (1.1GB)
Multiplayer Update 4 (1.5GB)
Multiplayer Update 5 (1.8GB)

You should not remove any other files from your HDD as the other packages are required to run Battlefield 3 and its expansion packs/DLC files.

There are 2 possible scenarios to play Battlefield 3 Multiplayer online:
If you do not wish to play any DLCs and just want to enjoy the original Battlefield 3 base game multiplayer maps, you can select either Scenario 1 or Scenario 2.

If you wish to use any Battlefield 3 DLC expansion packs or DLC content such as the Rent a server functionality, you must use Scenario 2.

Scenario 1:
Accept the automatic Title Update when starting the game (if you haven’t already) and make sure to have your Online Pass installed. You can choose to ignore all of the Multiplayer Updates and just enter Multiplayer Online play.

Scenario 2:
Accept the automatic Title Update when starting the game (if you haven’t already) and make sure to have your Online Pass, Multiplayer Update 6 and any DLC expansion packs installed that you wish to use.

Minimum required files for Scenario 1:
Battlefield 3 Title Update
Online Pass

Minimum required files for Scenario 2:
Battlefield 3 Title Update
Online Pass
Multiplayer Update 6
Plus any expansion packs you wish to use:
Back to Karkand
Close Quarters
Armored Kill
End Game

Note that in order to use the Rent a server functionality, Kit Shortcuts, or any other DLC, you will need the latest Multiplayer Update (at the time of writing this is Multiplayer Update 6).

Hope that helps! If you are in need of tech support, check out the EA Help Center at

Comments (676)

Heh, geta PC, no need to cry about HDD storage :)
BUY PC ! STOP CRYING ABOUT YOUR STUPID XBOX HDD STORAGE ! and let me see BF4 multiplayer gameplay !!!
1. Pickup Xbox 2. Find nearest wall 3. Take a run up 4. Smash the Xbox in to the wall as hard as you can!!!! (think of all Dice's bugs to rise the anger) 5. Look at smash up Xbox 6. Do a evil laugh 7. Get the broom and bin and dump the site in the bin 8. Buy a PC with LOTS OF HDDDDDD!!!!!!
Just buy a PS3?
Very Informative DICE, I respect the fact that you care for the Xbox too!
If they rush the BF4 multiplayer you will be crying that its unfinished and sucks. Just shut the fuck up and let them do their jobs.
Glad to see the PC community members living up to the terrible reputation they all have. Not actually helping anyone, instead just being a bunch of snobs. You're embarrassing yourselves and your platform you hold so dear to your hearts. Try to be civil for a change PC players, you might just make a few friends along the way.
Damn The Comments are infested of Idiot Fanboys. The worst type of Gamers in history.
Join the PC master race?
How to save space on PC, unistall game.
xbox is for noobz
Get a PC
C'moon people,youre making the Call of Duty community look better than you are! Some people just don't have the money for super pc,that's why consoles are great. It's great that DICE is caring about people on consoles,just like this. Be smart - Be better than CoD community!
PS3 rules?...
XBOX is for CoD Kiddies.
So,DICE has posted a very informative and helpful post,but all the comments are pointless arguments about which console is better or people complaining about how we don't get to say any MP gameplay yet (half a year before the game is released)?And I thought that the CoD community was retarded.....
Just buy a PlayStation you idiots.
Dat BF3 community :'D All kids screaming how much better PC is. I play with PC but I have nothing bad to say about console gamers. Grow up people :P
PC > RRoDbox
Xbox brings a 4GB HDD? Damn, and I thought Sony was being a bunch of idiots by releasing a 12GB HDD PS3! Boooo for Microsoft! Hurray for Sony!
Let us to see some BF4 gameplay !
who the fuck gives a shit about fucking xbox 360? i dont want this spam shit on my battlelog pls
I got a 150 GB hard drive, I think I'll pass
OMG this pc-ftw-and-shit-on-consoles-guys! realy? we are all gamers and we enjoy this brilliant game on pc AND console. some guys doesn´t have the money to buy a pc that´s running bf3 or some people like playing on consols, me too. many ppl 2 stupid to read and understand headlines and have to let go their anger about their analphabetism by insulting everyone not playing on their console...only strange thing is that PC and PS3 players seem to be a lot more impolite than the xbox-gamers...and even more funny is the fact that these immature kids want to convince everybody that the XBOX is for kids...very strange in my opinion...
But Xbox sucks PC for the World gamers Realistic as hell
DICE troubleshooting Xbox 360 LOL
Why all this hate between players? We should be more polite to the others,i now that the pc is a lit better in almost everything but you know? In Xbox,Playstation,Pc or whatever we are all gamers and we should help each others it doesnt matters nacionaliy or plattaform we all play battlefield and we are like a big family so lets act like one
Wait, what? Why have and Xbox 360
Why is this a news post? o.O

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