The Division Download File Clocks in at 32GB on Xbox One

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In a recent update on the Xbox One store page, players discover that Tom Clancy’s The Division requires 32 GB of hard drive space, which isn’t much bigger than the beta size.

After multiple delays, The Division is finally slated for release in just a few short weeks. Since the closed beta ended a couple of weeks ago, many fans have been curious as to just how much of the world players had access to compared to how much was held back like the previously teased borough of Brooklyn. A recent store update may have given players a big clue.

Thanks to an updated store page on the main Xbox website, fans now know just how much storage space they’re going to need on March 8.  While the closed beta clocked in at a little above 26 GB, the full game won’t actually be much more than that as players will need to ensure that 32.29 GB of space is available on their hard drives. For a game this size, many fans probably wouldn’t have guessed that the beta version and full retail edition wouldn’t be separated by a mere 5 GB.

The Division Xbox Store

At first glance, the number does seem a bit surprising considering how large this game appears to be inside of an open New York City to explore. One thing to keep in mind is that the beta wasn’t just a small section of the game. Instead of only providing a small chunk of the world, the entire game was included in the experience, only it was walled off and inaccessible to players who tried to venture out into the other zones. Most likely, things were probably left out of the beta, but for the most part, a good majority of the game was installed by players who participated in the beta.

Ever since the beta launched a few weeks back, fans have been somewhat obsessed with trying to flesh out how large the game world actually is. A pair of dedicated Reddit users managed to utilize math and map overlays to determine that the beta only featured 22% of the entire map that will launch with the main game in March. Going even further, a YouTuber compared The Division’s New York map to other massive game worlds seen in Fallout 4 and Grand Theft Auto V. While much of the GTA map was designed to work with vehicles, both Fallout 4 and The Division actually had similar sized maps, thanks to the lack of usable vehicles. That said, there should be plenty of things for players to discover when the game finally launches in a few weeks.

Are you surprised by the download size for the full experience or is this pretty much in line with what you thought? Let us know your thoughts on the game below.

Tom Clancy’s The Division launches for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on March 8, 2016.

Source: Xbox Store Page