It looks like Dragon's Dogma 2's pre-load is live on Xbox, and it's mercifully small

A screenshot of a character in Dragon's Dogma 2.
(Image credit: Capcom)

Dragon's Dogma 2's pre-load is seemingly available on Xbox Series X/S, and it's surprisingly under 70GB.

A user on the Xbox Series X subreddit in Spain has posted that their digital pre-order of Dragon's Dogma 2 is letting them download the full game ahead of launch next week. This isn't a surprise - pre-loading is pretty standard these days for bigger games - but Capcom hasn't officially announced a pre-load date for Dragon's Dogma 2.

PSA: Dragon's Dogma 2 preload seems to be now live 69,94 GB on SX from r/XboxSeriesX

Somewhat surprisingly, it looks like Dragon's Dogma 2's base install size is just under 70GB in total. Considering the game has been talked about in terms of its vast scope and scale, with a map size four times that of the first Dragon's Dogma, I'm a little shocked Capcom's sequel isn't weighing in at closer to 100GB.

Dragon's Dogma 2 launches next week on March 22, so you've got a good while to go to download all 70GB of the base game. It's not clear when pre-loads will go live for PS5 and PC players - a search around internet forums far and wide seems to point to Capcom's game not being available for pre-load on those platforms just yet.

While you wait for launch though, you can download the Dragon's Dogma 2 Character Creator demo on your platform of choice to your character and lead Pawn before launch. Players have already created some goddamn nightmares in the character creator, including Todd Howard, Gigachad, and Breaking Bad star Jonathan Banks.

Check out our full Dragon's Dogma 2 preview for our hands-on gameplay and a chat with game director Hideaki Itsuno. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.