Destiny 2 'Shadowkeep' may require 165 GB of hard drive space

What you need to know

  • Destiny 2: Shadowkeep takes players back to the Moon.
  • The expansion is set to launch on October 1.
  • According to emails sent by Bungie, it needs 165 GB of hard drive space.
  • You can preorder it for $35 from the Microsoft Store.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is an upcoming expansion for the popular first-person shooter which takes players to the Moon. Just like the original game, you have to face a new threat as you strive to protect the last humans on Earth. While there's a lot to look forward to, hard drive space may be an issue.

Today, numerous outlets like VGR reported Bungie was sending out emails about system requirements. While the majority of them are the same as the base game, the hard drive space requirement has been increased rather dramatically.

Right now, Destiny 2 stands at roughly 90 GB on advanced systems like the Xbox One X. However, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep needs 165 GB. It's unclear why this is the case, but we should find out when the expansion launches in October. It was supposed to launch in September but was pushed back a month.

Keep in mind that the 165 GB might be an estimate, but even then, it's a massive number. Hopefully, the final build will be less at least on consoles because not everyone has an external hard drive to store such titles on.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.