Destiny 2’s install size will soon shrink significantly – but you have to re-download the entire game

September 26, 2020
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Destiny 2’s install size will soon shrink significantly, but there’s a catch: you have to re-download the entire game.

Developer Bungie said the upcoming Beyond Light expansion will shrink Destiny 2’s install size by 30 to 40 per cent. Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, including all updates, is currently 120GB on PlayStation 4, 111GB on Xbox One and 95GB on PC. After Beyond Light comes out, Destiny 2 will weigh in at between 59GB and 71GB, depending on the platform.

In a post on Bungie.net, Destiny engineering director David Aldridge explained this reduced install size was made possible due to culling unused or replaced content, install size optimisations, and moving some content to the Destiny Content Vault (a decision that has sparked much debate within the Destiny community). “These improvements should also help us control install size better in the coming years,” Aldridge said.

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