Alan Wake 2 Reveals File Sizes and Preload Dates


  • The preloading times for Alan Wake 2 on consoles have been revealed, with a specific time announced for PlayStation and Xbox owners.
  • The game requires a significant amount of storage space, weighing in at 86GB on PC and 85GB and 82GB on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, respectively.
  • After years of anticipation, fans are excited to finally step back into the shoes of Alan Wake, and the ability to preload will help make sure they are ready for the release.

Gamers still have a few days to go until Alan Wake 2 arrives on PC and consoles, but thanks to developer Remedy Entertainment at least now they know when they’ll be able to preload the survivor horror sequel and how much storage space will be required. Ahead of the launch of Alan Wake 2 on October 27, Remedy has revealed when PlayStation 5 and Xbox owners can preload the game as well as the file space required for installation on both PC and consoles.

The reveal of the debut trailer for Alan Wake 2 at The Game Awards 2021 came as a welcome surprise following years of rumors about Remedy revisiting its cult classic horror title. While the original Alan Wake never received the same sort of widespread recognition as Remedy’s Max Payne series, the game’s Stephen King-inspired protagonist and unique light-based gameplay helped it find a loyal fan base over the years. Although Alan Wake received two DLC episodes following its 2010 release and a standalone spin-off in the form of Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, fans continued to clamor for a sequel. Calls for a follow-up grew to a fever pitch in 2020 when Remedy released the AWE DLC for Control which saw the Bureau of Control investigating Alan Wake’s titular protagonist.

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As initially reported by GameSpot, players hoping to immediately dive into Alan Wake 2 when it unlocks now know when they can start preloading the game on their console. Remedy has revealed that PlayStation and Xbox players will be able to begin preloading Alan Wake 2 on October 24 at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 7 AM GMT, giving them the chance to install the game 48 hours before its official launch. Unfortunately for PC players, Remedy didn’t announce preload times for Alan Wake 2’s release on the Epic Games Store.


Remedy’s announcement also revealed how much space players will need to set aside on their console or PC to be able to install the long-awaited sequel. No matter which platform players choose they’ll need to have a significant amount of free space, with Alan Wake 2 weighing in at 86GB on PC and 85GB and 82GB on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S respectively. Given the gorgeous graphics in Alan Wake 2, it’s unsurprising that the survival horror sequel will require so much space on players’ hard drives.

After over a decade of waiting for the release of Alan Wake 2, fans are undoubtedly excited to step back into the shoes of the game’s titular protagonist. And while they still have a few days until they can take control of Alan Wake and new character Saga Anderson, hopefully, the ability to preload makes the time pass a bit faster.

Alan Wake 2 releases October 27, 2023, for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

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Source: GameSpot

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