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Baldur's Gate 3 Storage Requirement Has Doubled After Early Access Launch

With its launch on Early Access this week, Baldur's Gate 3 may require up to 150GB of storage space as development progresses for the title.

Coming from the developers of the Divinity: Original Sin series, Baldur’s Gate 3 already seems to be in capable hands with Larian Studios, as the long-awaited RPG has finally launched in Early Access. With its release yesterday on PC and Mac, Larian seems to be preparing players for the title to expand quite a bit during the course of its development, and that means you’ll likely want to make sure you have plenty of hard drive space.

With the release of the Early Access version of Baldur’s Gate 3 on PC and Mac, the system requirements for the Early Access build have been updated slightly on Steam and other retailers. For the most part, the hardware requirements for the title have remained unchanged (other than adding new specs for the recently-announced Mac version), with the exception of the storage requirement, which now calls for 150GB of available hard drive space.

You can check out the most recent Windows and Mac system specs for Baldur’s Gate 3 below:

WINDOWS

MINIMUM:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel i5-4690 / AMD FX 4350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 150 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Default API is Vulkan 1.1. Directx11 API also provided. The minimum requirements might decrease over the course of Early Access, as performance improves.

RECOMMENDED:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel i7 4770k / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB / AMD RX580
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 150 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Default API is Vulkan 1.1. Directx11 API also provided. The recommended requirements might decrease over the course of Early Access, as performance improves.

MAC

MINIMUM:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 10.15.6
    • Processor: 2.6GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon460 4GB or Intel(R) Iris(TM) Plus Graphics
    • Storage: 150 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: For example: MacBook Pro 15 inch 2016, MacBook Pro 13 inch 2018

RECOMMENDED:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 10.15.7
    • Processor: 2.3GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8GB
    • Storage: 150 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: For example: MacBook Pro 15 inch 2019 and up, MacBook Pro 16 inch, iMac from 2017

Originally, the system requirements called for players to have at least 70GB of hard drive space set aside for Baldur’s Gate 3, with the new requirement pushing that requirement over double its original size. The current build of the game comes in at around 70-80GB, so it seems more like Larian is trying to give players an estimate of the space they’ll eventually need to store most (or all) of the final content for Baldur’s Gate 3.

As announced earlier in the year, the Early Access build of Baldur’s Gate 3 is composed of the game’s first act, and spans to about 25 hours of content. While obviously this build is a work in progress, the Early Access release should still give players a solid indication of what Larian is building towards with its anticipated RPG and what the final product should look like.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available now on PC and Mac through Early Access. For more on the game, stay tuned for our upcoming review on the Early Access version.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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