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How Big Is Overwatch 2 | Solution for Insufficient Disk SpacešŸ”„

When Blizzard announced the release of Overwatch 2, people started paying closer attention to the download size and system requirements. If you want to know how big is Overwatch 2 on different devices, you will find the answer in this comprehensive post.

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Updated by Roxanne on Oct 26, 2023

Overwatch 2 is a first-person shooting gameĀ developed andĀ released by BlizzardĀ last year. As a sequel and replacement for the 2016 hero shooter Overwatch, thisĀ game aims to create a shared environment for player-versus-player (PvP). If you are looking forward to playing Overwatch 2 on your PC or other consoles but are unsure about its download size since you have limited storage space, you are coming to the right place. EaseUS will reveal how bigĀ is Overwatch 2 and provide reliable tips for fixing insufficient storage space in this post.

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How Big Is Overwatch 2 on PC/Xbox/PlayStation/Switch

How much does Overwatch 2 take? Can my computer meet the requirements?Ā Most players are concerned about these questions. Therefore, before downloading it from Steam, let's check the file size andĀ system requirements in case you have no enough free space for the complete installation.Ā 

Below are theĀ Minimum and Recommend System Requirements For Overwatch 2:

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The original download size of Overwatch 2Ā was about 22GB, but now it has increased a lot after several big updates. That's why Blizzard recommends players prepareĀ double the original file size. Then, let's take a look atĀ how big Overwatch 2 is on PC/Xbox/Nintendo Switch/PlayStation:

  • Overwatch Size on PC: Overwatch 2 PC version will take up about 50 GB. The storage requirements may increase as the subsequent updates, including theĀ single-player campaign that is confirmedĀ to be added in the future.
  • Overwatch Size on Xbox,Ā PS4/5: So far, Overwatch 2 will consume about 30GB on most consoles like Xbox and PlayStation.Ā However, the required storage space will grow when more updates are coming.
  • Overwatch Size on Nintendo Switch: The fact that the file size of Overwatch 2 is larger than Switch's storage capacity may upset users. An SD card for the Switch is necessary.

Now, you can determine if your device can hold Overwatch 2. If the answer is negative, you can refer to the next part and optimize your disk storage space. Meanwhile, you can spread this must-read guide to players who intend to install Overwatch via the following social media share buttons:

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Best Tips: Free Up Disk Space for Overwatch 2 Installation(PC)

What if the download size of Overwatch 2 is bigger than the available space on your device? Don't worry. This section will introduce several practical ways to help players fix insufficient disk space problems. In addition, we will show you a versatile disk expert, EaseUS Partition Master Professional, whichĀ can assist you in coping with various disk/partition tasks.Ā 

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This utility comes with an intuitive interface that requires no technical expertise. It is designed to be accessible to all levels of users. Here are some of its fantastic features:

Here are two effective features this powerful software provides:

Tip 1. Analyze and Modify the Disk Space

To better enjoy the exquisite graphics and beautiful game details of Overwatch 2, it's essential to ensure sufficient available disk space for installation and updates. EaseUS Partition Master can eliminate unnecessary files and enhance disk space efficiency with ease. Follow the detailed tutorial here:

Step 1.Ā Launch EaseUS Partition Master and turn to Discovery. Find and Download Space Analyzer below Frequently Used Tools.

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Step 2.Ā In the Space Analyzer pop-up window, select the target disk to be analyzed and click Analyze in the upper right corner.

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Step 3.Ā Wait a while, and you will see the detailed data. You can click on Foler/File to view different data types and click on the small folder icon to see more information inside the file.

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Tip 2. Add a New Hard Drive

If your hard disk is low space and tip 1 cannot thoroughly fix the insufficient storage space issue, you can retort to the second option - install a second hard drive. EaseUS Partition Master can fully cover the initialize, format, and partition part for the new disk.

#1. Install New Disk

Refer to the full guide to install the hard drive on your computer:Ā How to Install a Second SSD[Comprehensive Guide]

#2. Format this Drive

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the partition on your external hard drive/USB/SD card which you want to format and choose the "Format" option.

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Step 2.Ā Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3/EXT4/exFAT), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

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Step 3. In the Warning window, click "Yes" to continue.

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Step 4. Click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting your external hard drive/USB/SD card.

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#3. Partition New Disk in One-click

Step 1. Open EaseUS Partition Master, go to Partition Manager and click "Partition this disk" on the popped-up New Disk Guide window.

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Step 2. Set the number of partitions you need to create, and set theĀ partition style to your disk - MBR or GPT.

Or, you can accept the default setting offered by EaseUS Partition Master. Once done, click "Proceed".

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Step 3.Ā Click "Execute 1 Task" and "Apply" to finalizeĀ partitioning the newĀ HDD/SSD or external disk.

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Moreover, if you have already downloaded and installed Overwatch 2 on your PC but have no free space for a new update, you can move it to another drive without reinstalling:

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How to Move Overwatch to Another Drive/PC Without Reinstalling

This post covers quick and easy ways of moving the Overwatch game to another drive without reinstalling. All the methods can also apply to Overwatch 2.

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Conclusion

In this guideline, we walk through the comprehensive information of how big Overwatch 2 is on PC and other consoles. In order to increase the storage space and enhance the player's gaming experience, we also provide an all-in-one tool and two reliable options for freeing up disk space. EaseUS Partition Master can be your loyal guardian who improves disk performance and enhances the gaming experience for your devices.

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FAQ of How Big IsĀ Overwatch 2

This part rounded up three related queries to help you know better about how bigĀ Overwatch 2 is. Continue to read and learn additional information:

1.Ā Do I need a good PC for Overwatch 2?

The game can be played with graphics cards from more than ten years ago. Thus, the Overwatch 2 minimum requirements are not a big ask. While the Nvidia GeForce GTX 600 series and AMD Radeon HD 7000 series will do, choosing something more recent will allow you to raise the resolution, frame rates, and graphical settings significantly.

2.Ā How much GB RAM is enough for Overwatch 2?

TheĀ Minimum System Requirement is 6 GB RAM. However, it's highly advised to purchase a backup 8GB RAM stick and install it yourself or go with 16GB for future usage.

3. Why is Overwatch 2 so laggy on my PC?

Many players like Overwatch 2 because of its gorgeous graphics and vivid details. Thus, they might enable excessive graphics settings andĀ allocateĀ too many resources to graphics processing, which makes the PCĀ stutter during the game.

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Updated by Roxanne

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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