I'm looking to get Far Cry 4 for my computer. I do believe the game is thirty gigabytes, and my internet is capped. If I were to get the game on a disk, would it still use bandwidth, or would it install directly to my hard drive?
Though the majority of the game will be installed, forum posts such as this (from 2016) suggest that:
the version that comes on the DVD's is outdated by almost 2 years
and many of those 8 patches were several gig in size anyway
This post is, in itself, probabably outdated by now.
This post details how to force Steam to install a game from the disk instead of download. There will most likely be an update or 2 after install, but it probably won't even reach a half gig.