Shadow of War PC & PlayStation 4 File Size Revealed

The file sizes of Shadow of War on the PS4 and PC have been revealed to the public. The file sizes are extremely huge; the PC version stands at almost 100 GB. Make sure to do some very early spring cleaning of your hard drive in order to house this behemoth. It’ll be worth it, though, because of 4K video and a lot of voice acting.

Shadow of War PC & PlayStation 4 File Size Revealed
Shadow of War PC & PlayStation 4 File Size Revealed

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War file sizes have been revealed for the PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the game. Be prepared to put your data plan and hard drive to the test, folks, because the files are absolutely gargantuan. On the PlayStation 4 Pro, Shadow of War will take up 69.93 GB. That’s pretty large already, but it’s almost small potatoes compared to what awaits PC gamers. That version of Shadow of War stands at a staggering 97.7 GB. Yes, Shadow of War will take up almost 100 GB of hard drive space, to say nothing of your data plan. Sure, there’s a good reason for the file being so enormous, but still, that’s positively intimidating.

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According to IGN’s Dan Stapleton, who broke the news on the file sizes on Twitter, the file is so huge because of 4K video and several truckloads of orkish voice acting. Interestingly, though, the PS4 Pro version also contains 4K, and is still 30+ gigabytes smaller. There could be several reasons for this, including the PC version having more high-resolution textures. Be that as it may, fans will certainly not be too happy about this turn of events.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War comes out tomorrow, on October 10th. You’ll be able to pick it up on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game has been at the center of controversy lately, over the inclusion of loot boxes and microtransactions. The oil on the fire was the Forthog the Orc-Slayer DLC, which commemorated a deceased developer. Hopefully, the game will be good enough to justify everything that has been happening on WB’s side.

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