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Destiny 2 Beyond Light shrinks install size, requires re-download

You'll have time to pre-load, though.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light will shrink the game’s install size as compared to now, but it comes with a catch in that the entire game will need to be re-downloaded in November.

Developer Bungie recently confirmed that Beyond Light‘s install size will be reduced by 30-40% — or between 59-71GB, depending on the platform — as a result of a “combination of culling unused or replaced content,” optimisations and the removal of some content to the Destiny Content Vault.

Because of the sweeping changes, players will need to re-download and install the game when Beyond Light launches, but Bungie has assured players that the install will be available for pre-download on 9 November, a full day ahead of the expansion’s 10 November launch.

Bungie also said that it has “upgraded to a significantly more capable system […] which we hope to leverage for more player customization options in the future,” meaning further player customisation looks to be on the cards soon.

The news comes as a new trailer for Destiny 2 Beyond Light was released, showing off Europa in all its snowy glory. That trailer is below.

Destiny 2 is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Stadia where available. It’s now available to download via the Xbox Game Pass subscription program on Xbox One. Beyond Light heads to all available platforms — alongside Xbox Series X and PS5 — from 10 November.

Destiny 2 Beyond Light

10 Nov 2020 (PC PS4 PS5 Xbox One Xbox Series X)
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