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Red Dead Redemption 2 Preload Guide

With its impending release, many are wondering when what the Red Dead Redemption 2 preload date will be. This guide will show you exactly when you can start downloading and installing Rockstar’s new western epic before it launches. It will also dive into why this might be a good idea.

When Can I Start the Red Dead Redemption 2 Preload?

Rockstar Games has announced that the Red Dead Redemption 2 preload will be beginning this week. Eager fans will be able to download and install the game on October 18 at 10 AM EST from their digital storefront of choice. This comes a full week before the global release of the game. Of course, this does not mean you will be able to play it early. It will also mean that you will have to pre-order the game.

To pre-order on PS4, you will need to go to the PSN Store and proceed to purchase the game. Once that is done and October 18 passes, you will be able to pre-load it from your library. For Xbox One, the process is rather similar. However, it will automatically start downloading and installing the title once it is available to preload.

The Red Dead Redemption 2 preload arriving this early is rather good news. This is because the game might have a massive footprint on your hard drive. A recent leak has revealed that not only will the game ship with two disks, but that it might be 105 GB in size, at least on the PlayStation 4. Over on the Xbox One, according to the Microsoft Store page for Red Dead Redemption 2, the download size may be 88.57 GB. If these rumored file sizes are true, being able to preload Rockstar’s latest title a week early is a blessing.

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