Destiny 2’s install size will shrink by 30-40%, but it will need a complete re-download

Destiny 2’s install size is about to get a lot smaller. There is a problem however, as you will need to re-download the space game. Destiny Engineering Director David Aldridge appeared on this week’s Bungie update to talk about some of the upcoming background changes when it’s time for Destiny 2 Beyond Light to be released.

He explains that the team initially thought Destiny 2 would have a similar lifespan to the original and that Destiny 3 would have to look forward to. Since Bungie is now committed to this way in the long run, his approach had to change. The advantage is that Destiny 2 has received a bunch of tech investments.

As many Call of Duty: Warzone fans estimate, one of the immediate benefits is that Destiny 2’s install size should shrink by 30-40% depending on where you’re playing from. Aldridge states that this will be achieved through “a combination of unused or redeemed content exclusion, install size improvements, and moving some content to Destiny Content Vault”. As such, you can expect to see between 59 and 71 GB of your file size. Sweet.

However, the trade-off is that you’ll need to reinstall Destiny 2. Aldridge acknowledges that this may be a nuisance to some, but to make things easier, the pre-load time for Destiny 2 Beyond Light will start on the evening of Nov 9, Pacific Time. This means that you should get approximately ten hours to complete the download.

Elsewhere, Aldridge also says they’re making changes to how player face customization works in an effort to add more options below the line for how your character looks. Abundance.

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You can read this entire week on the Bungie post here. If you’re looking for something to help you prepare for Beyond Light, Destiny 2’s Classroom Guide is an excellent place to start.

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