The Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order release date is finally here and that means Xbox One and PS4 owners can download the game. As expected, the game requires a pretty sizable chunk of free space.
Respawn’s entry into the Star Wars world is about to launch on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. The game unlocks at Midnight Eastern.
Unlike Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order a single-player game without a multiplayer mode or micro-transactions. You can expect a pretty expansive campaign.
With that in mind, it should come as no surprise to learn that the game requires a significant download for all three platforms. It’s not as big as Red Dead Redemption 2, but it’s still fairly big.
Now that the game is available to pre-load, we can help you sort out the download process. If you want to jump into the game right away or you’re simply curious about the download size and time, here are a few things you need to know heading into the game’s release.
|Make Room on Your Console||0 - 30 Minutes|
|Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Download||30 Minutes - 1 Hour+|
|Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Day One Patch||7 Minutes - 45 Minutes|
|Total Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Download Time||40 Minutes - 2 Hours|
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Download Size
If you’re playing the game on Microsoft’s Xbox One, the game file is approximately 43.76 GB.
If you’re playing it on a PlayStation 4, Sony notes that you’ll need a minimum of 60GB available though the actual download is much closer to the 40GB mark.
If you’re running out of space on your console, and you want to play right away, you should dig through your storage and delete files you no longer need.
If you’re running out of space and you don’t want to get rid of anything, you should consider investing in an external hard drive. It could help.
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Download Time
Mileage will vary based on connection speed, but a 40+GB download is probably going to take over an hour for a lot of you. For some of you, it could take multiple hours.
If you’re trying to download the game the second it’s released or if you’re using a slow Wi-Fi connection, you’ll need to remain patient.
If you’re curious how long Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order might take to download on your connection, you can use this tool to approximate the amount of time the download will take to finish up.
It’s not an exact science, but it will help you plan ahead and set realistic expectations for the game’s download time.
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Pre-Load
If you want to get a head start on the download you can pre-load the game onto your console right now. In order to pre-load the game you have to pre-order a copy of the game.
Pre-loading Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order allows you to start playing right when the game goes live at 12AM Eastern on November 14th.
That’s 9PM Pacific for those of you on the west coast.
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Day One Patch
You’ll also have to download a day one patch which obviously increases the installation time.
The Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order day one patch includes stability improvements and bug fixes. We strongly recommend downloading the patch before firing up the game.
The game’s day one patch is less than 1GB so it shouldn’t take too long to download. In many cases, it will take less than 10 minutes.
Pre-Order for These Bonuses
If you pre-order a copy of Cyberpunk 2077, you'll get some nice bonuses with your order.
Everyone who pre-orders a copy of the game will get a collection of physical and digital items. Here's what you can expect if you buy a copy before the game's release date in December:
There are also some unique pre-order bonuses through retailers like Google, GameStop, and GOG.
If you pre-order through GameStop you get a Samurai Medallion. The retailer says this offer is only available to PowerUp Rewards Members.
If you pre-order through GOG you get an exclusive digital game booklet, additional wallpapers and avatars, print quality posters, and 30% off official Cyberpunk 2077 merch store.
If you buy the game for Google's Stadia, you'll get a Stadia Premiere kit ($100) for free. The deal lasts until December 17th though it's only available until supplies last.
The Stadia Premiere kit includes a Chromecast Ultra, a white Stadia controller, and a one-month trial for Stadia Pro if you don't have it already.
If you pre-order the game via Steam you'll get a short story written by the developer's Story Lead, Tomasz Marchewka called 2AM — She Calls.
If any of these sound interesting to you, think about pre-ordering a copy.