Final format requires 300 GB pre-loaded on PC

May 31, 2024 by No Comments


On June 4, The Final Shape – Destiny 2’s long-awaited key update – will be released globally on all platforms. Recently, pre-load information appeared online, highlighting some monumental and mind-boggling storage requirements – but there are methods to the madness. On Steam, it has been revealed that users will need to have 299.7 GB of free storage space to pre-load the update, but that is being put down to ‘how Steam handles updates’.


The final shape is large

This is no small matter anything platform, but on PC, Final Shape is ready to devour your drives — temporarily, at least.

After the update is installed, the old version of Destiny 2 will be installed as the new version is layered on top, eventually cutting the total installation size in half. It needs extra wiggle room to deliver said update.

Here’s a full breakdown of The Final Shape’s install size across all platforms:

  • PlayStation 5: 143.81 GB
  • PlayStation 4: 110.7 GB
  • Xbox One: 139.52 GB
  • Xbox Series X|S: 165.82 GB
  • Steam: 299.7 GB
  • Epic Games Store: 279.66 GB
  • Microsoft Store: 156.22 GB

It’s important, that’s for sure. It’s a contender for one of the biggest single update installs in gaming history – and it could just take the prize, I can’t be bothered to research.

On June 3, The Final Shape will run After 10 AM PT on most platforms, but Bungie advises:

In an effort to reduce server load, some PlayStation users will be able to pre-download Update 8.0.0.1 starting June 1, 2024 after 10 AM PT.

Despite the name, The Final Shape doesn’t mark the end of Destiny 2, which was released in 2017. Bungie is still working on the game, we don’t know what will happen next.


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