How to Preload Final Fantasy VII Rebirth – Unlock Times and Size

Close-up shot of Cloud in Final fantasy 7 Rebirth

Wondering how to preload Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth? We have your answer here. Stick around for details about unlock times, download size, and how to install the game on PS5.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is set to launch on Thursday, February 29. If you’re planning to play the next entry in the Square Enix’s Remake saga, you have a bit less than a week left to place your pre-order and preload the game. While this isn’t totally necessary in the grand scheme of things, those who are looking forward to jumping into their playthrough at launch may want to consider downloading early to save some time on day one. Given the game’s size, you’ll definitely be glad you did. Let’s break down unlock times, download size, and how to install Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth – Exclusive Amazon Edition (PS5)
  • The Amazon Exclusive Edition includes a limited edition FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH PS5 Controller Skin featuring Cloud and Sephiroth. This PS5 controller skin provides full coverage without buttons or sensor interference.
  • Pre-order now to unlock the Midgar Bangle Mk. II Armor, a bracelet worn by travelers leaving Midgar.
  • An Expansive World: As the party searches for Sephiroth, explore the beautiful, expansive regions of the world and open up new areas to discover through unique forms of transportation.
  • An Evolved Battle System: Combine strategic thinking with thrilling action combat alongside your comrades, including newly added characters. Deepen their relationships to unleash powerful team-based combos.
  • Beyond the Walls of Fate: In this standalone adventure for fans and newcomers, Cloud and his comrades venture across the planet, their fates unwritten, making each step outside the dystopian city of Midgar fresh and mysterious.

When Can I Preload Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth?

Franchise fans will be pleased to learn that you can preload Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth starting on February 27 at midnight local time. This is two days prior to the game’s full release, lending you plenty of time to clear up necessary space and complete your download. At launch, the next entry in the remake saga will be exclusive to PS5 consoles. If you haven’t pre-ordered your edition of the game through the PlayStation Store just yet, be sure to place your order soon to download ahead of launch.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Download Size and How to Install

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth will take up a whopping 145 GB of storage. While we’re used to seeing massive RPGs launch with equally ambitious file sizes, Square Enix’s latest project blows other recent releases out of the water in this regard. That said, preloading is a good idea, considering your download will likely take a while. If you opt out, you’ll definitely be running a couple hours behind players who downloaded prior to launch.

Completing this task is pretty simple, though. Just head over to the PlayStation Store on your PS5 console and search for Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. Select which edition you’d like to buy, then follow through with your purchase. Once complete, installation will begin automatically, given you have enough available space. If not, clear some room for one of the biggest releases of the year so far.

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