Overwatch 2 is one of the most anticipated titles that got released on 4th October. 

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How Big is Overwatch 2 on PC? What is its Game Size?

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Overwatch 2 is one of the most anticipated titles that got released on 4th October.
If you are looking to download the game on your PC, the following requirements and specifications will help you gauge your setup.

Overwatch 2 officially launched for PC and consoles on 4th October, finally allowing players to get a taste of it after a much-anticipated and long wait. The game has been attracting a flock of players, both old and new, every day despite facing issues including long queue timers, friend lists disappearing, and DDoS attacks. With famous streamers playing Overwatch 2 on Twitch and other sites, players are keen to learn about how big the game is on PC and what some of the system requirements are. Notably, Overwatch 2 is a sequel to the first game and has transitioned into a free-to-play model.


How big is Overwatch 2 on PC?

Overwatch 2’s size is 22.5 GB when the game was downloaded on 6th October. However, Blizzard Entertainment advises that users have at least 50 GB of available hard drive space before downloading Overwatch 2.

The game has got a rather larger storage footprint and demands a bigger space on your SSD. It is therefore safe to set aside a minimum of 50 GB as noted by Blizzard in case the game gets new patches or updates. Those with automatic updates enabled on Battle.net will have the download happen automatically. 

Users can download the Battle.net launcher from Blizzard’s website. After the launcher is installed, you need to log in with your Battle.net credentials. Following this go to the Overwatch 2 page and hit install.


System requirements for Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 system requirements make for a modest barrier to entry and are not that different from what was required for the original title. Notably, Blizzard has specified the minimum and recommended specifications to run the title.

They are as follows:

Minimum Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)

  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom X3 8650

  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series, AMD Radeon HD 7000 series

  • Memory: 6 GB RAM

Recommended Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 5

  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060/ GeForce GTX 1650 or AMD R9 380/AMD RX 6400

  • Memory: 8 GB RAM

The following categories remain the same for both minimum requirements and recommended specifications:

  • Storage: 50 GB available hard drive space

  • Internet: Broadband internet connection

  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution


Notably, Blizzard stated that Scalable Link Interface (SLI)/Crossfire is not supported by Overwatch 2 and it initially added that a mobile phone number must be linked to players’ Battle.net account to play the game. However, following a backlash, Blizzard wrote, “We have made the decision to remove phone number requirements for a majority of existing Overwatch players. Any Overwatch player with a connected Battle.net account, which includes all players who have played since June 9, 2021, will not have to provide a phone number to play.” This update is expected to go live on 7th October.


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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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