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Payday 3 Preload File Size & Steam Early Access

We discuss how you can preload Payday 3 on consoles and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.
Payday 3 Preload File Size & Steam Early Access
Starbreeze Studios

With the high-octane co-op heisting action of Payday 3 seeing interest from gamers across consoles and PCs, some might be wondering when or how they can start preloading Starbreeze Studios' title. 

In this guide, we explain how you can preload Payday 3, share the download size, and when PC gamers via Steam and Epic Games Store can start the process with a countdown timer, so let's get going!

Payday 3 PS5 & Xbox Series X/S Preload & File Size

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Start downloading Payday 3 today on consoles and PC! (Picture: Starbreeze Studios)

Preloading of Payday 3 is available for those who own the game on PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S consoles right now. You can also preload it if you are an Xbox Game Pass subscriber.

Payday 3's file size on consoles is approximately 46 GB. Therefore, you should have it downloaded quite easily before the game's release on 21 September 2023. Those who have the Gold Edition get three (3) days of Early Access, which means they can start playing at 17:00 CEST!

Preload Payday 3 on PC: Steam, EGS & Windows Store

First, the good news is that you can now preload Payday 3 via the Windows Store on your PC. The bad news is that, no, you cannot preload Payday 3 via Steam or the Epic Games Store. The developers confirmed as much recently on Twitter (X).

It's not all terrible news for Payday 3 fans on PC via Steam/EGS. The download isn't crazy big at 46 GB, and the developer recently decided not to release the game with the infamous Denuvo anti-tamper and Digital Rights Management (DRM) tech. 

Countdown To Payday 3 Download on Steam

Find the countdown timer to when you can start downloading Payday 3 on Steam and EGS below:


While you wait for Payday 3 to download, check out the official developer video showcasing the game's wide range of customization options.

So there you have it, the preload file size for Payday 3 and how you can start preloading the game today. Enjoy!

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