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Red Dead Redemption 2 requires at least 99 GB storage, physical copy has two discs

Clear out some space before Oct. 26

Arthur Morgan shoots a man in the face in a screenshot of Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar Games
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an ambitiously large game, and it will accordingly require ample space on your hard drive, regardless of whether you’re buying it digitally or physically. Before the game launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next week, you’ll want to clear at least 99 GB of space to make room.

According to Rockstar Games’ support website, here’s how much storage space you’ll need:

Disc Installation

PS4 - 99 GB installation space
Xbox One - 107 GB installation space

Digital Installation

PS4 - 99 GB installation space with an additional 50 GB for the installation process
Xbox One - 107 GB installation space

PlayStation 4 owners will only need that combined 149 GB of installation space during Red Dead Redemption 2’s download and installation process; the 50 GB required for that process will be freed up after the game is installed. Those who pre-order the game will be able to start the pre-load process on Oct. 19 at 12 a.m. ET, according to a tweet from Rockstar Games.

Update (Oct. 19): The PlayStation 4 version of Red Dead Redemption 2 will ship on two Blu-ray Discs, according to a Tweet from YouTube content creator Kofi. One of those discs is labeled the “Data Disc” while the other is labeled the “Play Disc,” a solution that helps explain how Rockstar is fitting 99 GB worth of game data into the physical version of the game.

Kofi’s tweet appears to confirm reports that Red Dead Redemption 2 will ship on two discs, based on details from the Japanese version of the game’s packaging. We’ve reached out to Rockstar Games for additional detail.

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