Destiny 2‘s first expansion, Curse of Osiris is just days away from launch, and developer Bungie has detailed how much space will be required to download the Destiny 2 DLC as well as when pre-loading will begin. Unfortunately, neither of those details are going over very well with fans.
Starting with the pre-load details for Curse of Osiris, players will be able to download the expansion at 8 a.m. PST on December 5. That has drawn the ire of fans who are questioning the term pre-loading, considering it will be available for download on launch day shortly before what fans expect to be the actual time the DLC will go live. However, in a tweet from Community Manager DeeJ, it appears that Bungie will announce the official launch time of Curse of Osiris tomorrow, after planned maintenance.
Fans are expecting the launch time to be at the new adjusted reset time of 9 a.m. PST, just an hour after pre-loading begins. The problem for many players is that their Internet speeds may not be able to completely download the DLC by the time launch time rolls around, assuming it is indeed 9 a.m. PST. DLC add-ons are obviously not as large as full games, but there is still likely several GBs of data to ingest and on console that can sometimes take several hours. In fact, it will likely take several hours regardless since thousands of players will be pinging the download servers all at the same time.
Speaking of download size, Bungie also detailed the required storage requirements on all platforms. They are as follows:
Community Manager dmg04 further clarified that the actual size of Curse of Osiris plus Destiny 2 is 44 GB. The PS4 and PC require more space for the download, but then file will be reduced to the actual 44 GB size once install is complete. It’s actually a common (albeit frustrating) practice for an update/download to require double the actual size.
Initially, fans were in an uproar about the size of the PS4 download, with many believing the actual size of the DLC to be 88 GB in addition to Destiny 2‘s storage size. But the update from Bungie clarifying that both the base game and Curse of Expansion will take up 44 GB total should quell those concerns.
Destiny 2 is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.