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How Big Is Baldur's Gate 3: File Size on PC/PS5

If you are going to download and install Baldur's Gate 3, you need to know how big is Baldur's Gate 3 and do you have enough space for it. By reading this post, you will get full information about the file size of Baldur's Gate 3 and learn valuable methods of freeing up space.

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Updated by Roxanne on Feb 21, 2024

Baldur's Gate 3 has been making waves since its release. As fans eagerly dive into this long-awaited sequel, they also die to know how big is Baldur's Gate 3? This epic role-playing game has been praised for its immersive storyline, complex characters, and stunning visuals, but what really sets it apart is the sheer size and scope of its game world. In this article, EaseUS will introduce the details of this highly ambitious game file size and system requirements.

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How Big Is Baldur's Gate 3: File Size on PC/PS5

With countless quests to complete, vast landscapes to explore, and many choices, Baldur's Gate 3 promises to be an adventure of epic proportions. Baldur's Gate 3 is about three times larger than Baldur's Gate 2 as a massive and more open map.

Without a doubt, this highly acclaimed game has a significant file size: it requires players to set aside 150 GB on PC and  108.831 GB on PS5. Actually, the game itself only has an install size of 122 GB. Baldur's Gate 3 for Xbox has not been announced, but it will most likely have a file size similar to that of the PS5 version.

Now, let's take a good look at what are the system requirements for running this game:

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How to Free Up Space For Baldur's Gate 3

After reading how big Baldur's Gate 3 is, you may find the storage capacity of your devices is insufficient. If you don't want to delete other games, try the methods below to free up more space for BG3. Before starting, you can analyze what files are taking up your disk space:

Disk Management can allow users to modify the partition size, but it has several system restrictions. For example, it required unallocated space behind the C drive to extend it. Thus, we recommend using a more versatile tool - EaseUS Partition Master Professional, which can extend the C drive with or without adjacent unallocated space:

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Option 1. Extend System C drive with unallocated space

  1. 1. Right-click on the System C: drive and select "Resize/Move".
  2. 2. Drag the system partition end into the unallocated space so to add it to the C: drive. And click "OK". 
  3. 3. Click "Execute Task" and "Apply" to execute the operations and extend the C drive.

Option 2. Extend System C drive without unallocated space

  1. 1. Right-click a big partition with enough free space on the system disk, select "Allocate Space".
  2. 2. Select the system drive at the Allocate Space From (*) To section, and drag the end of System C drive into the unallocated space. Click "OK" to confirm.
  3. 3. Click "Execute Task", it will list the pending operations, and click "Apply" to save the changes and extend the C drive.

0:00-0:26 Extend System Drive with Unallocated Space; 0:27-0:58 Extend System Drive without Unallocated Space.

Beyond extending the C drive space, players can move games to another drive using its "App Move" tool:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, go to the Discover section and click "AppMove" to activate this feature.

Enable App Move

Step 2. Once AppMove opens up, click "App Migration" and click "Start" to begin the app migration process.

Start App Migration

Step 3. Select the installed applications, big programs, and even games you want to move, then browse to select a target drive or partition as the destination next to the Migrate to section. Then, click "Transfer" to begin transfer your apps.

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Conclusion

In conclusion, Baldur's Gate 3 is a highly ambitious and expansive game that offers players a vast and immersive fantasy world. Correspondingly, it has a gargantuan file size and will take up significant space on the storage space of PC and PS 5. Therefore, you can use expert-level EaseUS Partition Master and refer to the useful tips in the post to free up the C drive effectively.

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FAQ About How Big Is Baldur's Gate 3

If you still have more questions about how big is Baldur's Gate 3, you can continue to read the FAQ section and find your answers:

1. Why does Baldur's Gate 3 take up so much space?

Baldur's Gate 3's persistent saving could be the cause of your PC drive running out of space. This massive role-playing game from Larian Studios gives you many options regarding story moments, battle tactics, and looting everything you see. All of these choices are saved in your profile data.

2. How big an SSD is needed for Baldur's Gate 3?

Players need an SSD that has about 200GB-300GB of available space. 122 GB is needed for downloading the game, and an additional 80–100 GB of free space is used to ensure Windows runs and updates smoothly.

3. How long is Baldurs Gate 3 in total?

According to Baldur's Gate 3's Creative Director and CEO of Larian Studios, Swen Vicke, estimates that a full game playthrough could take a player between 75 and 100 hours to finish. That is only relevant, though, when discussing the game's main plot.

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Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created over 200 posts that help users solve multiple issues and failures on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, and Macs. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interests.

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