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You’re going to need a lot of space on PS4 for The Division 2

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Nothing political to see here! No sir, there’s absolutely nothing political at all about a video game that just so happens to be set in America’s democratic capitol and features a city that happens to have fallen to chaos, disease and widespread looting. There’s nothing political in that disturbing imagery at all, so move along.

What might be worth gawking at however, is that The Division 2 is going to be taking up a lot of real estate on your platform of choice. While the 48 to 52 gigglebytes that the game reserves on your Xbox One and PC may be chunky, it’s not unusualy by today’s 4K standards. On PlayStation 4, it’s a completely different story as you’ll need to shell out a whopping 92 gigabytes of space, even if you’re installing from a disc. “If you purchased a physical copy of the game, begin installing from the disc. Provided you are online, your console will simultaneously download Title Update 1 while you install it,” Ubisoft wrote on their launch page.

Expect a 48-52 GB download, depending on your region and preferred language. Whether installed from a disc or downloaded digitally, the final HDD install size, including the patch will be between 90-100 GB.

I think there’s only one logical reaction to that:

So what’s with the massive install size? Is this a case of the PS4 having both standard and 4K assets in one package that needs to be downloaded? Maybe if you apply Occam’s razer peripheral (Now with even MORE RGB lighting), it’s simply a case of Sony just being bad with file sizes and not giving a hoot about how large the download really is.

Whatever the reason why, The Division 2 is going to be gobbling up even more space in the months and years to come as it expands and adds more content to its live service model. Heck, the first update for the game will set you back another 2GB. Might be time to invest in some USB 3.0 hard drives, if you’re still rocking an OG PlayStation 4 like I am.

Last Updated: March 11, 2019


  1. Pariah

    March 11, 2019 at 12:18

    This is both some clever marketing, and a really annoying spoiler.

    Nothing divides the population like a good old fashioned console war, and they’ve just about gone and started one. Brilliant. But also, that same war is what causes the devastation in the game. Spoiler.


  2. Dresden

    March 11, 2019 at 12:22

  3. Viper_ZA

    March 11, 2019 at 12:28

    Planning on solo’ing this like I did with the first one. With Metro Exodus still going strong, will I play this on launch? Probably not…


  4. Jonah Cash

    March 11, 2019 at 12:43

    Just started the download in my Centurion office, everyone shouted at me that there is something wrong with the internet.
    I am not going to tell them that it will be like this for HOURS!!!


    • Kromas

      March 11, 2019 at 14:40

      Good man. I hope you are going to bed right after getting home so you are fresh at 1am.


      • Jonah Cash

        March 11, 2019 at 17:44

        I am only allowed to start playing on Friday. Didn’t buy the expensive version for 3 extra days with a game that is going to keep my quite busy over the next few months 🙂


        • Kromas

          March 11, 2019 at 17:45

          I am still one of those terribad people who pre-order when I want a game.

          Meh …. I don;t care. 😛


          • Jonah Cash

            March 12, 2019 at 15:50

            I also pre-ordered. But the vanilla edition that will only be available on Friday for me on PS4. So I am waiting patiently for my time to come!

          • Kromas

            March 12, 2019 at 15:50

            I am of the opinion that you will greatly enjoy it ….. even on a console. 😛

    • Admiral Chief

      March 11, 2019 at 13:19

      Terrible, but a price must be paid


  5. Dutch Matrix

    March 12, 2019 at 08:57

    Well, there goes my Division 2 plans for the rest of my LIFE!!!


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