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Pre-Load Atomic Heart & Download Size

How you can pre-load Atomic Heart on PC, Xbox consoles and PlayStation consoles, alongside the exact download size so you can play on release day.
Pre-Load Atomic Heart & Download Size

The alt-history shooter giving off very strong Bioshock vibes, Atomic Heart, is coming in hot on 21 February 2023 for PC and consoles, featuring a mad and sublime utopian world and visceral, challenging combat. If that sounds good to you, then you might want to start pre-loading Atomic Heart.

This article explains how you can pre-load Atomic Heart on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC alongside the exact download size on your gaming platform of choice. Since it is quite a big game in terms of file size, you will want to pre-load the game to play on release day.

Update on 24 February 2023: We've updated this article with new information regarding the pre-load of Atomic Heart on consoles and PC.

How To Pre-Load Atomic Heart

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Pre-load Atomic Heart on Xbox consoles right now! (Picture: Microsoft)

At the time of writing, pre-loading of Atomic Heart is only available on the Microsoft Store for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Find the links to pre-load Atomic Heart below.

Pre-load Atomic Heart on Xbox/PC via Microsoft Store

For those on PC via Steam, the pre-load option has not yet appeared. Furthermore, those on PS4/PS5 will have to wait a little longer before pre-loading opens for the gaming console of choice. Remember, Atomic Heart is also available for Xbox Game Pass subscribers on Day 1, and subscribers can also start pre-downloading the game right now.

We will update this section once pre-loading for PlayStation and PC via Steam becomes available.

Atomic Heart Download Size

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Brace yourself, the Atomic Heart download size is quite big! (Picture: Mundfish)

Since the pre-load option is available for Atomic Heart, we've got the exact download size to share. Tell your router everything will be okay, maybe lightly stroking it as a means of comfort since Atomic Heart's download size is a whopping 78.66GB on Xbox.

That's a massive download, but considering the game could take between 35 and 40 hours to fully complete, with a main story featuring over 20 hours worth of content, the size sounds about right.

We will update this section as soon as the download size of Atomic Heart on PlayStation consoles has been revealed. For PS4, we expect roughly the same size as on Xbox, while on PS5, it might be smaller due to the super-fast SSD's compression tech.

We can't wait to jump into the boots of an elite soldier called P-3 and jump into the mysterious, intriguing world! While you wait for the Atomic Heart pre-load download to complete, why not check out a fantastic 8-minute-long gameplay overview trailer below?

So there you have it, the exact download size of Atomic Heart and how you can pre-load the game. We will update this article once pre-load options for PS4/PS5 become available.