The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was named “Game of the Year” at The Game Awards in 2015, and has picked up over 800 awards ever since. Additionally, we consider it the best warrior game, and many gamers consider it to be one of the best PC video games in history. While that part is subjective, the game is undoubtedly one of the top titles from CD Projekt Red, a development studio behind Cyberpunk 2077. At this point, we’d also like to remind you that prequels and spin-off game titles exist. Granted, they have never reached the same level of stardom. With that, let’s answer, “how much space does The Witcher take?”
How much space does The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt take?
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PC takes 35 GB of storage space on Steam and 40 GB when downloaded from the official website. This is only the base game, though. Available updates released up until June 2017 amount to 16 GB, making the game occupy 50-55GB of space. According to players who have downloaded all available DLCs, expansions, and patches, the full game can take around 70 GB.
What about other PC editions?
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition only requires roughly 32 GB of space. Furthermore, The Witcher 3: Game of the Year base game needs 30 GB of storage space. With DLCs, patches, and optimizations, you can expect both to rise to 43GB (Game of the Year) and 50-51 GB (Complete Edition) on Steam. For some reason, Origin’s Game of the Year edition is close to 47 GB while the Complete Edition remains in the same range.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Nintendo Switch takes 16 GB without DLCs, patches, and expansions. To update the game to Complete Edition, you’ll need 31.5 GB, very close as on PC. To clarify, we’re talking about cartridge size, although the digital version shouldn’t differ substantially.
The base game Xbox version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt file size is 25 GB during downloading. However, it rises to between 30.5 GB and 40 GB after performance and graphics updates. On the other hand, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition on Xbox requires 40 GB of storage for installation.
Upon release, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt officially required 50 GB of hard drive space on PlayStation 4. Throughout the years, the baseline file size was reduced to between 35 GB and 43 GB, depending on the version. Users report that major expansions and updates need approximately 10-15GB each. Therefore, the fully updated game size can be anywhere between 53 GB and 74 GB.
How much storage space does The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings occupy?
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition requires 25 GB of storage space, and when fully updated via GOG, as much as 29 GB. Some game distribution platforms only require between 15 GB and 18.3 GB for the initial download. This is only due to compression and the absence of updates. The size balloons up to the aforementioned number after installation and connecting to the Internet.
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition storage space requirements
Both The Witcher: Enhanced Edition and Director’s Cut require 9 GB of storage space downloaded from GOG and 10 GB downloaded from Steam. Once installed and fully updated, the game might rise to up to between 11 and 16 GB. The size of the first version of the game, released in 2007, is hard to gauge. It’s difficult to find in digital form as it’s mostly distributed via second-hand DVDs.