How to preload Dead Island 2: Dates, file size, platforms, more

Dead Island 2 character in kitchen

Players have waited years to finally experience Dead Island 2, so those who’ve already secured their copy will want to preload the game to save time on launch day. Here’s how to preload Dead Island 2, including the file size.

After the better part of a decade in development, Dead Island 2 is finally set to arrive on April 21. This time around, developer Deep Silver is cranking things up a notch with a frantic main campaign full of quirky characters and, of course, zombies to bash through.

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Following such a long wait, it’s no surprise that many players have already pre-ordered their copy of Dead Island 2, and are chomping at the bit to get in there and start clicking heads.

Luckily, it’s possible to install the game ahead of time so there are no delays on launch day. Here’s how to preload Dead Island 2 on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, along with the dates and file size.

How to preload Dead Island 2 on PlayStation

PlayStation players can preload Dead Island 2 from April 19, two days before its April 21 launch date. Once you’ve pre-order the game from the PlayStation Store, the preload option will become available and the download can begin.

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Here’s how to preload Dead Island 2 on PlayStation consoles:

  1. Pre-order Dead Island 2 from the PlayStation Store.
  2. On April 19, head into the Libary section of the home screen.
  3. Find and select Dead Island 2.
  4. Select ‘Preload’ to begin installing.
  5. Wait for April 21 to begin playing.
dead island 2 key art character with blade and zombiesDead Island 2 was first revealed back in 2014, but the game’s launch is now imminent.

How to preload Dead Island 2 on Xbox

Xbox players can preload Dead Island 2 right now, as the option has been available since April 3. If you’ve secured your copy of the game in advance, the process is very similar to that on PlayStation.

Check out how to preload Dead Island 2 on Xbox below:

  1. Make sure you’ve pre-ordered Dead Island 2 from the Xbox Store.
  2. Use the search bar to find and select the game.
  3. Hit ‘Proload’ to start the download.
  4. Wait for April 21 to open the app.

Can you preload Dead Island 2 on PC?

There is no option to preload Dead Island 2 on PC, even for those who have purchased the game through the Epic Games Store. Dead Island 2 isn’t getting a release on Steam, and Epic’s launcher isn’t giving players the chance to begin the installation ahead of time.

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Instead, PC fans will have to wait until midnight on April 21 to download Dead Island 2 from scratch.

Amy on counter in Dead Island 2Dead Island 2 varies in size depending on the platform.

Dead Island 2 file size

Dead Island 2 takes up between 19GB and 70GB of storage depending on your chosen platform. The last-gen versions with downgraded visuals take up a small amount of room, while the current-gen and PC versions require a much bigger chunk of hard drive space.

Check out the file sizes for Dead Island 2 on each platform below:

  • PlayStation 4: 19GB
  • Xbox One: 26GB
  • PlayStation 5: 48GB
  • Xbox Series X/S: 54GB
  • PC: 70GB

Once the download is done and the game is fully-installed, all that’s left to do is wait for April 21 when Dead Island 2 officially arrives and your zombie-slaying adventure begins.

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For more on Dead Island 2, check out our other guides:

Is Dead Island 2 on Game Pass? | Will Dead Island 2 be crossplay? | Is Dead Island 2 multiplayer & co-op? | All Dead Island 2 voice actors

Image credit: Deep Silver Dambuster Studios

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