Hopeful Destiny 2 players can start preparing their hard drives, as the download file size for the upcoming sequel has been revealed. According to the Xbox One Marketplace, Destiny 2 will take up 29.15 GB of hard drive space at launch.
Compared to other major triple-A titles, the Destiny 2 file size is relatively modest and won’t force any major housekeeping from players. Plenty of games have required double or even triple that size when first downloaded, so players should have no trouble preparing their hard drives for launch.
However, it’s worth noting that this may not be the full file size for Destiny 2, and the PS4 and PC file sizes have yet to be announced. If the Xbox One number is right, though, then PS4 players can expect a similar file size, while PC players are likely looking at a much larger download.
Some may remember that a disclaimer on the official Destiny 2 website said that the game would require a minimum of 68GB of hard drive space, and that the storage requirements were subject to increase. At the time, many were impressed by the file size, since it was larger than the entirety of Destiny: The Collection, which included DLC add-ons and two major expansions and only clocked in at 60GB.
The question now is whether the 30GB file size on the Xbox One Marketplace is correct, of if it might be some type of placeholder. Either Bungie overestimated to ensure that players don’t have download problems due to lack of storage space, or the Marketplace number is only part of the game.
Many Destiny fans were actually excited to hear about the larger file size because it implied that Destiny 2 would be packed with more content on Day 1 than Destiny 1 offered through 3 years. That fact also aligned with promises from Bungie to offer more content, more cinematics, and more missions than had ever been seen in Destiny before. 30GB, however, puts the sequel on a similar level to Vanilla Destiny.
At this point, agonizing over file sizes is more likely to lead to baseless speculation than anything meaningful. Hopefully, the PS4 file size will be announced soon so players can compare and see whether the Xbox One Marketplace’s number is right or wrong.
Destiny 2 releases September 6, 2017 for PS4 and Xbox One, and October 24th for PC.