This Sequel to a Popular Game Has a Massive 180GB SSD Storage Space Requirement

It's getting absurd at this point.


From the looks of things, games are only going to get bigger – which means players are going to have to invest in bigger and bigger hard drives and SSDs to continue playing the games they love. S.T.A.L.K.E.R was quite the surprise and it was able to win a lot of fans on the back of its innovating RPG and survival-horror mechanics.

This is why the sequel to the game, S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2, has been one of the most highly anticipated games this console generation. Developer GSC Game World recently shared the system requirements for the game and it looks like players are going to have to clean their drives or get a new one in order to play it. The game will require a total of 180 GB of storage space on launch.

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 will require 180 GB storage space on launch

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2

The game is currently scheduled to come out PC and Xbox Series X/S on April 28, 2022, and the developer previously shared that the installation size will be somewhere around the 150 GB mark. But now, it looks like players are going to have to free up about 180 GB of storage space on their drives, which is a number even Warzone fans are quite shocked by.

Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X | Intel Core i5-7600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • Storage: 180GB (Approximate Size)
  • Additional notes: SSD

Reccomended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X | Intel Core i7-9700K
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB
  • Storage: 180GB (Approximate Size)
  • Additional notes: SSD

Games like Call of Duty Warzone eventually run this large once updates are tacked on, but recently, Sledgehammer Games were able to bring down the installation size significantly on launch. S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 requiring 180 GB of SSD storage on launch is a sign that eventually, it is going to balloon up even further, perhaps even cross the 200 GB close to launch.

It will be interesting to see whether the dev team is able to bring down the installation size as the Microsoft pre-order page lists 180 GB as the ‘approximate size’ only.