After nearly two years’ worth of content, Destiny 2 has become a fairly substantial game, one that takes up a large amount of space on any player’s hard drive. But with the release of the game’s upcoming Shadowkeep expansion, things are going to get even bigger.
According to the PS4 listing for Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, console owners are expected to have at least 68 GB of hard drive space available for the expansion’s launch. For comparison, last year’s Forsaken expansion required 106 GB of hard drive space.
On top of that, the full required file size for Destiny 2 will balloon up to 165 GB for all players on PS4. Presumably, this file size will include every piece of content released for Destiny 2 thus far, starting with the base game and moving up through this Spring’s Season of Opulence content.
It’s also possible that there will be a mandatory download of Destiny 2: New Light, which is the game’s free-to-play base content. With that plus the new Shadowkeep, new players or players that want to get access to everything Bungie has to offer for Shadowkeep may be expected to download 165 GB of content.
Whatever the case may be, Destiny 2 players have some time to clear their hard drives and prepare for the release of Shadowkeep. The Destiny 2 PS4 file is already significant but it is going to get even bigger come October 1st.
Bungie has previously revealed that players can expect Shadowkeep to be similar in size to Destiny 1’s Rise of Iron expansion, which released in Year 3 of the original game. And much like Rise of Iron, Shadowkeep includes a new but familiar destination in the Moon and at least one new raid.
Outside of that, though Bungie has yet to reveal the full picture of Destiny 2, like new multiplayer modes or changes to the game. There have been brief teases of new exotics, weapons, and armor in Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, but it’s unclear if the expansion might include a new component like Gambit.
Luckily, Bungie has a month’s worth of streams planned for August and September that will feature closer looks at the Destiny 2: Shadowkeep expansion. During these streams Bungie plans to explain how Armor 2.0 works, detail a revamp for PvP in the Crucible, and explain how seasons are changing in Year 3.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep releases October 1, 2019 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.