Destiny 2’s The Final Shape has a Monumental Preload Size That Eclipses Even Call of Duty’s Huge 200GB

The story of Destiny 2 is ending but could also end your PC's life.

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  • The preload file of The Final Shape DLC in Destiny 2 will take around 300 GB of storage on PC.
  • On the other hand, Xbox Series X/S and PS4/PS5 users will need 165.93 GB and 110.7 GB of storage space, respectively.
  • On 30th May 2024, the DLC got playable on the PlayStation streaming service by mistake, days before launch on June 4, 2024.
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We have already seen how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hogged out over 200 gigs of your storage. Now it seems Destiny 2: The Final Shape is following that path and might have crossed that path too.

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Due to the availability of map files for Warzone, Modern Warfare 2 items, and a brand new zombie mode, the whole Modern Warfare 3 would take almost 240 GB of storage space. The gaming world is highly anticipating the upcoming expansion of Destiny 2, but that could cause pain to your SSDs.

The Final Shape Will Need Almost 300 GB on Your PC

PC players will need close to 300 GB to preload The Final Shape expansion.
PC players will need close to 300 GB to preload The Final Shape expansion.

The upcoming expansion of Destiny 2, The Final Shape, is going to be one of the most influential DLCs of this game as it will put an end to the series’ 10-year storyline. The expansion is due to launch on June 4, 2024, but you now have the option to preload this DLC. However, the preload size in your storage space is going to be huge.

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For console players, it wouldn’t be a big deal, but for PC players, it’s going to be a staggering ask. The expansion on PS4 and PS5 will take up anywhere around 110.7 GB, whereas on the Xbox Series X/S, it is around 165.93 GB.

On the other hand, if you are preloading the game on your PC via the Epic Games Store, then you will need 279.66 GB of storage space. And if you are doing it through Steam, then it will take a whopping 299.7 GB of your SSD or HDD.

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The gigantic size of the Steam version is because Steam installs both the previous and current versions of the game while preloading the new DLC for better optimization. Players who have already installed the latest version of the base game won’t have to worry much, as they will just need the expansion to download for 150 GB.

The Expansion Earlier Got Live by Mistake

Sony mistakenly leaks The Final Shape on their streaming service.
Sony mistakenly leaks The Final Shape on their streaming service.

Out of nowhere, the DLC was playable for at least five hours in the morning of May 30, 2024. The game was accessible through Sony’s PS5 cloud streaming service. Due to this leak, players were able to share spoilers about the game, like raid gear, seasonal content, and more.

According to a post in the r/DestinyTheGame subreddit, massive content regarding the storyline got leaked. This leak is said to be caused by some mistakes in the PlayStation backend.

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Bungie itself has confirmed this mess on X, requesting players to report the leaks rather than spreading spoilers.

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The development team is still hopeful that this leak won’t hamper the excitement regarding the expansion, which is going to end the light and darkness saga of Destiny.

What’s your take on the upcoming The Final Shape expansion of Destiny 2? Are you looking forward to it? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.

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Written by Nilendu Brahma

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I'm Nilendu Brahma, a gaming aficionado who's carved a niche in esports and FPS journalism. With stints at GosuGamers and EssentiallySports under my belt, I've honed my craft in delivering top-notch coverage of titles like Call of Duty and Valorant. My passion for gaming traces back to my childhood, fueling my drive to delve deep into the virtual worlds I love. Armed with a Bachelor's in English Literature, I infuse my writing with a unique blend of literary finesse and gaming expertise. Currently, I'm weaving captivating narratives for FandomWire, captivating readers with every word.