Palworld File Size And Preload
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What is the Palworld file size? Preload, explained

How big is Palworld?

Palworld features a big open world to explore, yes, but in this article, we’re talking about file size, not world size. So what is the file size of Palworld and can you preload to prepare for launch?

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Palworld install size, explained

According to the Palworld Steam page system requirements, the Palworld file size is around 40 GB. The storage requirement asks for at least 40 GB of available space, but my experience with storage requirements and actual install sizes tells me that Palworld will be more like 30 GB when fully downloaded.

Related: Is Palworld on Xbox Game Pass?

For example, Baldur’s Gate 3’s Steam page system requirements state that you need at least 150 GB of available space to play the game. I am up-to-date with BG3 updates and the file size is a little over 140 GB. This is the case for most games; the storage requirement is usually slightly higher than the actual install size of the full game.

Can you preload Palworld? Date and time, explained

Palworld is launching on January 19, 2024, which means you’ll likely want to preload it if possible. As far as I can tell, there is no way to preload Palworld. It will be released in Early Access at a set time globally or at a local time, but either way, I don’t think there is a way to preload it.

If you want to stay as informed as possible, I recommend following the official Palworld Twitter (or X) account. There, they say Palworld will launch on January 19, 2024, at midnight PST, which means midnight of January 18. Keep an eye on the Steam page for the official release.

Palworld is bound to be a wild ride, and I’m glad the file size isn’t too demanding. While you’re sure to have a great time playing Palworld solo, you might want to jump into this Pokemon parody with your friends in co-op multiplayer.


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