How big is the Fallout 76: Wastelanders update size?

Is it a big patch?

Fallout 76 Wastelanders update size

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Fallout 76: Wastelanders is almost here. The big update to Bethesda’s online multiplayer title lands on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 today, April 15. It brings a slew of new content for you to get to grips with, including a new main story campaign, events, factions, and other bits.

As it’s the biggest update that Fallout 76 has ever seen, the patch will be a sizable one. You may be wondering how big the file size will be and need to make room on your HDD. Read on to find out how big the Fallout 76: Wastelanders update size is.

How much space does the Fallout 76: Wastelanders patch take up?

Fallout 76 Wastelanders patch file size
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First of all, let’s detail what the patch name is. The Fallout 76: Wastelanders update file name is the same on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It’s called patch 1.3.0.23. If you see this pop up when you load Fallout 76 up for the first time, make sure you install it to get all of the content that Fallout 76: Wastelanders will provide.

Now let’s look at the file size for each platform. This is the most significant update to the game, so you’ll need to have plenty of space on your HDD or SSD to accommodate it.

If you are playing Fallout 76: Wastelanders on Xbox One or PS4, you’ll need around 70 GB of free space. That’s according to the official blog post from Bethesda, so delete any unplayed games or unused apps to make room for it.

For PC players, there will be two different patch file sizes depending on which platform you play on. If you use the Bethesda.net launcher, your update size will be the smallest of the lot. It’ll clock in at 54 GB. Those who will use Steam, however, will need 68 GB of HDD or SSD space.

Each file will take a different amount of time to download, depending on how fast your internet speed is. You can find out when the update is free to download by reading this guide of ours and prepare your platform of choice for this massive update.