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Elden Ring: release time, preload and file size explained

Elden Ring, the highly anticipated collaboration between Dark Souls developer FromSoftware and Game of Thrones author George RR Martin, is almost here. With just over a week to go until the game releases, here’s everything you need to know about Elden Ring’s release schedule, file size, and preload details.

Elden Ring release date and time

Elden Ring should finally be released for PC, Xbox Series X|S, PS5 and PS4 on February 25. The console release schedule is set for midnight, 00:00 in all time zones. Due to the game releasing at the same time in all time zones, this means some players will get their hands on Elden Ring up to 24 hours earlier than others, so watch out for spoilers once the release window exit is coming. It has still not been confirmed if the PC version of the game will follow the same midnight release schedule.

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Elden ring preload

Pre-loading Elden Ring is possible for all players who pre-order the game before its release, so they can download it and have it ready as soon as the game is released.

The preload is currently live for Xbox players. Anyone with an Elden Ring pre-order on Xbox can now start downloading through the Xbox Storefront on Xbox X, S, or Xbox One. Players who purchase a physical copy of the game can also preload the game through the Xbox app on mobile. It is unclear if this preload file currently includes a day one patch.

A preload date has yet to be announced for PlayStation or PC consoles.

File Size Elden Ring

Elden Ring taking around 30 hours to complete, its file size is surprisingly compact compared to other AAA games. With the Xbox preload now live, we know the file size for Xbox consoles is 49.04GB, although this may increase if a separate day one patch is required.

The file size on PS4 would be 44.929 GB on PlayStation, according to the Twitter account PlayStation game sizealthough that probably won’t include a day one patch.

There is no confirmed file size for the PC version of the game yet, although the recently released PC requirements for Elden Ring require players to have at least 60 GB of free space for the game.

While waiting for the game to be released in late February, PC gamers can download game-ready drivers. You can also check out 13 Things You Need to Know About Elden Ring Before Its Release.

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