Are you itching to know the Diablo 4 Season 1 update download size? If you need to plan ahead of Season of the Malignant's launch, you’ve come to the right place. This short post will tell you exactly how much disk drive space you’ll need to be able to install and play the first proper post-launch update to the latest Diablo game.
Diablo is an insanely popular RPG game released by Blizzard Entertainment, who developed an enthralling fictional game world that pits players against the scary evil forces of the Sanctuary.
With that said, let’s get right to the details on how much disk space this update will take up for its PC and console versions.
Diablo 4 Season 1 update – Download size on PC
To begin with, it’s very important for us to note that there doesn’t appear to be any official documentation from the developer pointing out different system requirements for this seasonal update of the game as opposed to the system requirements for the main Diablo 4 version.
However, Blizzard just yesterday pushed out the latest update (1.1.0a) of the game and it's estimated to require a file size of approximately 9GB on your PC hard drive or solid-state storage.
Just take a look at the screenshot below:
To download this update, simply sign in to your Battle.net account and if your game profile has automatic updates enabled, then this install process will begin on its own. Otherwise, you'll have to manually enable game updates via the menu.
Now, the reason why such a high amount of storage space is needed for a season update is due to the fact that the game includes several high-resolution assets that significantly enhance the graphics and overall visuals of this title.
The game will attempt to run on hardware that’s below the aforementioned minimum specification, but you should be aware that the game will not run as smoothly at these lower benchmarks. In fact, in some cases, the game experience may be significantly diminished, or not run at all.
Diablo 4 Season 1 update – Download size on Xbox and PlayStation
When it comes to the Xbox and PlayStation versions of the game, the required amount of disk space appears to be slightly different.
For both of these consoles, it looks as though players will need around 11GB of space to run the game smoothly on these consoles.
Now, one thing that should be noted if you have a PlayStation 5 is that this console is backward compatible. This means that should you prefer to use less space on your PlayStation 5, you can choose to download the PlayStation 4 version of the game for a smaller amount of disk space instead of the PlayStation 5 version, which will probably save you a couple of gigabytes in the process.
Before you go, have a look through the patch notes for this update to fully prepare yourself for what's to come in the Season of the Malignant!