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PS5 players should start prepping for their Spider-Man 2 download now

Those of you with Spider-Man 2 pre-orders already, and PS5 players interested in it, you'll need to prepare for the big Spider-Man 2 download size very shortly.

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If you’ve been putting off playing the rest of that long PS5 game you can’t quite bring yourself to finish, you may want to prioritize that this week – especially if you’re looking forward to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. If you’re someone who has this game pre-ordered, your Spider-Man 2 download is almost here – and you’ll need a fair bit of space.

This might sound a little hyperbolic, but Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man 2 really does have the potential to be one of the best PS5 games yet; in fact, it could very-well be one of the best games for consoles, regardless of platform. From 2018’s Spider-Man to 2020’s Spider-Man Miles Morales, this series has gone from strength to strength and this seems set to continue when the Spider-Man 2 release date rolls around.

However, there are some drawbacks. Sure, it’s a good thing that we’re going to be able to meet new Spider-Man 2 characters while we’re going toe-to-toe with a wider selection of Spider-Man 2 villains than ever, all while exploring entire new areas of NYC with the updated Spider-Man 2 map, but PS5 players are going to need quite a bit of storage space to accommodate all of this.

Those of you with your Spider-Man 2 pre-orders ready to go might already know all of this, but the Spider-Man 2 pre-load period starts on October 13 – which is really quite close – and the Spider-Man 2 file size is roughly 100 GB – which is a lot. To put that into some frame of reference, your PS5 console only comes with 825 GB of storage space and the current Call of Duty experience takes up a whopping 197 GB. It’s also as much as Spider-Man Remastered and Spider-Man Miles Morales combined.

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It’s also worth remembering that this file size is only a minimum storage space requirement. Insomniac Games hasn’t mentioned a ‘Day One Patch’ update just yet, but we could very well see this grow even more by the time you start swinging around the city. There could also be some post-launch DLC to look forward to, which is something you will need to account for in the coming months.

If you want to make sure you can download Spider-Man 2 – one of the biggest and best new PS5 games -without any issues, you can check out the best PS5 SSD options for expanding your internal storage here. Looking at all the other upcoming PS5 games you have to look forward to, this is far from a bad idea. If you want to make sure you’re taking full advantage of everything the PlayStation 5 has to offer when Spider-Man 2 arrives, you can also find the latest offers on the best PS5 accessories right here.

We know some important Spider-Man 2 accessibility features will be missing initially, but Spider-Man 2 evolves this fantastic Sunset Overdrive system and – to be honest – we can’t wait to do absolutely nothing in Spider-Man 2. It looks absolutely stunning, and Insomniac Games is a studio that consistently delivers excellent experiences. Unfortunately, Spider-Man 2 PS5 won’t be among the new PS4 games that are still coming out, however. Though at least that saves you from juggling quite so many massive games.