Fallout 4 disc still requires 24gb download to start playing :(

I was very excited to play fallout 4 this holiday season, paid $80 and ordered a PC physical disc version of the game. Installed steam, found out that there is no way to start this game, without downloading 24gb of update.

I looked into other ways to play this game, by switching steam to offline mode, the game is forcing me to download. Huh! There is nothing in the disc.

Further, I carefully checked the game requirements behind the cover, it nowhere says that you have to download 24gb before starting to play. Just says “you need active internet connection to activate”. Why pay $80 for the disc version?

Very disappointed! I cant afford to pay for my internet download as my connection is charged per GB basis.

I would suggest, not to buy this game.