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How big is the file size for Elden Ring?

Prepare yourself to play this lil guy (or not) right at midnight
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Okay, so you’ve researched exactly what hour you can start playing Elden Ring. Perhaps you have lined up your favorite snacks to prepare for your late-night adventure in The Lands Between. However, there’s one final (albeit less sexy) preparation you’ll have to make, which might be tedious as hell. How much storage space do you need to free up to download Elden Ring?

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As I sit here writing this and staring at the countdown on my PS4, Elden Ring initially downloads 14.207 GB worth of content. However, the game’s true file size is significantly larger, and you’ll need the “true size” free on your system for the game to begin downloading at all.

Curiously, the amount of storage required for Elden Ring is a little different for each platform. Elden Ring takes up just under 45 GB on the PS5 and PS4 (44.47 and 44.94, respectively). Xbox will require 49 GB, and PCs take the file storage cake with a 60 GB requirement.

Hopefully, everyone’s in the mood for a spot of early spring cleaning. You haven’t played Red Dead Redemption 2 in a while, right? That alone could hold two – even three – Elden Rings!

For context: Elden Ring is the newest game from Hidetaka Miyazaki and FromSoftware, the director and studio behind the infamous Dark Souls series. What’s more, the scenario was written by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin. If the reviews are anything to go by, Elden Ring will be well worth cleaning those gigs off your console’s drive.

(image: Bandai Namco)

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Kirsten (she/her) is a contributing writer at the Mary Sue specializing in anime and gaming. In the last decade, she's also written for Channel Frederator (and its offshoots), Screen Rant, and more. In the other half of her professional life, she's also a musician, which includes leading a very weird rock band named Throwaway. When not talking about One Piece or The Legend of Zelda, she's talking about her cats, Momo and Jimbei.