After a lengthy delay, the Beyond Light expansion is now available for Destiny 2 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and in time for the next-generation consoles of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X. The expansion needs to be downloaded, like any regular update, but might be a bit heftier than previous expansions. Here are the download and install sizes for Destiny 2 Beyond Light.
Download and Install Sizes
The download and install sizes for Destiny 2 Beyond Light are different for each platform, and some may require a lot more space before it shrinks to a more manageable size. Here is the full list:
|Platform||Install Size||Storage Required for Installation|
|PC||69.7 GB||186.2 GB|
|PlayStation 4||70.78 GB||171.68 GB|
|PlayStation 5||70.78 GB||70.78 GB|
|Xbox One||65.7 GB||65.7 GB|
|Xbox Series S/X||65.7 GB||65.7 GB|
According to Bungie, the reason for the high PlayStation 4 and PC storage requirements is the current version (100.9 GB and up to 116.5 GB respectively) added with the Beyond Light update (around 70 GB).
Unlike previous expansions, players will need to download the entire game again at the install sizes listed in the chart. While the download size may be large, the studio actually shrunk the game’s size by 30-40% from the current size of over 100 GB.
Bungie said the shrinking was possible by “a combination of culling unused or replaced content, install size optimizations, and moving some content to the Destiny Content Vault.” The studio noted the reduction will help with shipping bug fixes, flexibility on seasonal content, and control install sizes in the future.
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