The world of Night City in CD Projekt Red’s (CDPR) Cyberpunk 2077 is expected to be huge with plenty to do, explore, and (re)visit, so it’s not quite surprising that the game itself will be taking up a fair bit of estate on the hard drive. Apart from the minimum PC storage space of 70GB, the highly-anticipated title will roll out another 43GB update around launch, which pushes the base file size to over 100GB.
Ahead of Cyberpunk 2077‘s official launch on 10 December 2020, YouTuber DreamcastGuy shared a screenshot of the game’s download size on Twitter. “The size of the update is around 43.5GB (connect time charges may apply),” the image reads, suggesting that the game is even larger than originally thought.
CDPR public relations manager Fabian Mario Döhla confirmed the presence of the massive patch, and followed the post up with a response, “It’s an update but – fun twist – not the update we’ll have for launch.” What this translates to is a standalone day-one patch, so players will have to wait a little longer than usual before they can dive into the wild, colourful world of Night City for the first time.
The studio has yet to announce Cyberpunk 2077‘s file size on console, but it’s likely to be a big boy as well. Make no mistake – while the game is massive, PC enthusiasts won’t actually need powerful and envy-inducing rigs to run it. Of course, the gameplay experience is enhanced with higher specs, but that means more members of the gaming community can be included in all that cyberpunk action, shortened campaign focus, cat-petting goodness, and detailed character customisation options.