How to Preload Dragon’s Dogma 2 – Xbox, PlayStation, and PC

Arisen rides a winged creature in Dragon's Dogma 2

With the release date for Dragon’s Dogma 2 fast approaching, you’ll definitely want to look into preload details. We’ve outlined the process, from how to download the game on all release platforms to the file size you’ll need to accommodate.

The release date for Dragon’s Dogma 2 is coming up at the tail-end of this week on March 22. Thanks to the first title’s renown and the new installment’s viral character creation demo, there’s a lot of hype backing the release of Capcom’s latest RPG. The game will be available to play across PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5 consoles this week, but luckily, you won’t need to waste any time downloading Dragon’s Dogma 2 on launch day. Let’s break down how to preload the game across platforms and exactly how much space you’ll need to get the job done.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 – XBX
  • A Grand Adventure – Dragon’s Dogma 2 begins in a subterranean jail, where the Dragon’s voice echoes in the fog of lost memories.
  • Single-Player Cooperation – Up to three mysterious otherworldly beings, known as Pawns, accompany the Arisen throughout their journey.
  • Made with RE ENGINE – Capcom’s advanced RE ENGINE produces vividly detailed, high fidelity graphics combined with immersive physics and complex and reactive character AI to create a setting where decisions, and their consequences, come to life.
  • Pre-order Bonus: Superior Weapons Quartet
  • English (Playback Language)

How to Preload Dragon’s Dogma 2

Starting on March 20, 2024, you can preload Dragon’s Dogma 2 across release platforms. This is just two days ahead of its launch this Friday. Fortunately, the game doesn’t boast the biggest file size around, which lessens the pressure a bit. Even so, preloading is the best way to get started on your playthrough as soon as the game drops on March 22.

First, you’ll need to pre-order your digital edition of Dragon’s Dogma 2 to start your download. This can be done through the Xbox and PlayStation stores or Steam for PC gamers. Once you’ve purchased the game, you’ll have the option to begin preloading on March 20.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Launch Times

Unless you’re planning on using the so-called New Zealand trick, you can expect to dive into Dragon’s Dogma 2 at midnight local time on Friday, March 22. This applies to all time zones across the US apart from those in PDT, who will be able to hop in around 9 pm.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 File Size: How big is the game?

Dragon’s Dogma 2’s file size is rather small compared to other recent releases, listed as just 64.391 GB. For reference, that’s less than half the size of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, which takes up a whopping 145 GB of memory. When you take into consideration the expansive open world, lengthy story, and customization features on offer in Capcom’s upcoming RPG, this is especially surprising. Although, it will surely come as a relief to those running low on storage.

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