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God of War Ragnarok File Size & How to Pre-Load Day 1 Patch

Fans can pre-load their copies of God of War Ragnarok right now, but many may not know how to. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered.

God of War Ragnarok is almost upon us, and fans are rightfully wondering how they can pre-load their copies so they can start playing the moment it launches.

It is a simple process and one that doesn’t take too much effort. You’ll just need to make sure you have enough storage space available and a few hours free.

God of War Ragnarok File Size

Fans will need around 100GB of space for God of War Ragnarok on PS4 and 80GB on PS5. Of course, this will change depending on your region, but not by a significant margin.

For those looking to know exactly how much space they’ll need to set aside, here are the file sizes for each console and region.

God of War Ragnarok PS5 File Size

You will need this much space for God of War Ragnarok on PlayStation 5:

  • US – 84.095GB
  • EU – 84.095GB
Kratos fighting Thor in God of War Ragnarok

God of War Ragnarok PS4 File Size

You will need this much space for God of War Ragnarok on PlayStation 4:

  • US – 106.817GB
  • EU – 118.519GB

How to Pre-Load God of War Ragnarok on PS5

To preload God of War Ragnarok on PS5, you must first ensure that you have pre-ordered a digital copy of the game from the PlayStation Store.

Then, it is a case of finding your copy via the PlayStation Store and selecting Download. For a more comprehensive step-by-step guide, keep reading.

  • Go to the PlayStation Store either via a browser or your PlayStation 5
  • Search for God of War Ragnarok (alternatively, look for it on the main page of the storefront, as it’s likely to be advertised there)
  • If you haven’t pre-ordered a copy yet, you will need to do so in order to pre-load it
    • If you purchase it via a browser, then the next steps need to be completed on your console
  • Once you’ve purchased it, you’ll be brought back to the God of War Ragnarok store page with the option now to download
  • Select download
    • If you own a PS5, you will be given a choice of whether to download the PS4 version or the PS5 one. Select PS5 for the best experience
  • It will begin downloading
  • Once downloaded, you’ll just need to wait until midnight local time to begin playing it. A countdown should appear on your console’s dashboard when you select God of War Ragnarok
the PS5 store page for God of War Ragnarok

Once you’ve pre-loaded the PlayStation 5 version, you might want to see the best graphical modes in God of War Ragnarok so you can decide whether to prioritize frame rate or visuals.

How to Pre-Load God of War Ragnarok on PS4

Pre-loading God of War Ragnarok on PS4 requires you to follow mostly the same process as on PS5. You need to pre-order a digital copy of the game first before you can pre-load it.

Once you have purchased God of War Ragnarok, head to its store page on your console and select download. For more comprehensive steps, keep reading.

  • Access the PlayStation Store either via a browser or your PS4
  • Search for God of War Ragnarok (you’ll also likely find it featured on the home page of whichever digital storefront you’re using)
  • Of course, make sure to pre-order a digital copy now, so you’re able to pre-load it
    • If you purchase it via a browser, then the next steps need to be completed on your console
  • Once it has been pre-ordered, you’ll be sent back to the God of War Ragnarok store page and will now be able to choose download instead of purchase
  • Choose download to begin the pre-loading process
  • Once downloaded, you’ll just need to wait until midnight local time to play it. A countdown should appear on your console’s dashboard when you select God of War Ragnarok
The god of war ragnarok store page for ps4

You should also check out if you need PS Plus to play God of War Ragnarok, so you have absolutely everything sorted before playing.

How to Download God of War Ragnarok Day One Patch

The God of War Ragnarok Day One patch should automatically download on your console, allowing you to hop into the game without hassle.

However, if it doesn’t, then you should check your copy of God of War Ragnarok for updates via your console’s dashboard. It’s very easy to do, but here are the exact steps for those who need them:

  • Head to your console’s dashboard, where you can see all of the games you have downloaded
  • Go to God of War Ragnarok (but don’t start it)
  • Press the Options button (Start button)
  • You should see a drop-down menu appear.
  • Choose Check for Update
  • If the Day One patch hasn’t been downloaded, then you will be given an update to install. If it has, you’ll be told you have the latest version installed
PS5 home screen with drop down menu for updating games

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