Video games take up a lot of space these days, which can be somewhat of an issue whether you’re going digital or physical. It’s never fun to bring home a new game, install it, and then also download a huge patch preventing you from playing the game for at least another few hours. If you’re on the PlayStation 4, you might be running headfirst into that situation with The Division 2 when it releases later this month.
Ubisoft put up a support page today outlining what players can expect in terms of download sizes for the initial update. Of particular note is the PlayStation 4 version, which clocks in at nearly 100 GB.
“If you purchased a physical copy of the game, begin installing from the disc,” the page reads. “Provided you are online, your console will simultaneously download Title Update 1 while you install it. Expect a 88-92 GB download, depending on your region and preferred language. Whether installed from a disc or downloaded digitally, the final HDD install size will be between 88-92 GB.”
Considering the final install size is the same as the update size, it sounds like you will just be redownloading the entire game to go over the version you installed from the disc. Considering the disc doesn’t hold that much data, some sort of large update would have been necessary, anyway, but this is definitely pretty hefty.
Curiously, the PS4 version’s update/final install size is nearly double the size of the Xbox One and PC versions, though it is not entirely clear why. On the same support page, under the Xbox One and PC heading, Ubisoft states to “expect a 48-52 GB download, depending on your region and preferred language. Whether you installed the game from a disc or bought it digitally, the final HDD install size, including the patch, will be 48-52 GB.”
So you better start clearing that fridge ahead of The Division 2’s launch on March 15. If you’re on an internet service provider with a data cap, well, good luck.