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How to pre-load Total War Warhammer 3 and download size

A step-by-step guide to pre-load Total War: Warhammer 3 and what you can expect in terms of download size.
How to pre-load Total War Warhammer 3 and download size
The final game in the trilogy from developer Creative Assembly and SEGA, Total War: Warhammer 3, releases with an exciting campaign, diverse races, legendary lords and much more on 17th February 2022. If you've already checked out the PC system requirements and noticed the mammoth file size, you might want to pre-load Total War: Warhammer 3.

In this article, we tell you exactly how to pre-load Total War: Warhammer 3 on Steam, Microsoft Store or via Game Pass, and note the download size.

How to pre-load Total War: Warhammer 3

Those who have pre-purchased Total War: Warhammer 3 can start the pre-load process on 15th February 2022.

Total War Warhammer 3 pre-load pre-download download file size how to install
Start pre-loading Total War: Warhammer 3 without delay. (Picture: SEGA)

The exact time when the pre-loading begins on 15th February is currently unknown. Players using Windows Store, Game Pass, and Steam can pre-load Total War: Warhammer 3. However, there is no pre-load option for the game via the Epic Games Store.

Check out the instructions below on how to pre-load Total War: Warhammer 3 on PC via different stores below.

Pre-load via Microsoft Store:

  • Open the Microsoft Store by pressing the Windows key and searching for ‘Store.’
  • In the search box at the top of the window, search for Total War: WARHAMMER III.
  • Click the Install button to begin downloading the game files.

Pre-load with Xbox Game Pass:

  • Open the Xbox App by pressing the Windows key and searching for the ‘Xbox Console Companion.’
  • Search for Total War: WARHAMMER III.
  • Click the Pre-Install button.
  • Select the drive where you’d like to install the game and click Install.

Pre-load via Steam:

  • Open your Steam client.
  • Find Total War: WARHAMMER III in your library.
  • Click the INSTALL button.

We do suggest fans start pre-downloading Total War: Warhammer 3 as soon as possible, due to the game's mammoth file size.

What is the Total War: Warhammer 3 download size?

While we don't have the exact size for the game's pre-load yet, we do know the download size is roughly 120 GB.

Total War Warhammer 3 pre-load pre-download download file size how to install
The game's download size is massive. (Picture: SEGA)

On the topic of the Total War: Warhammer 3 download size the developers explained via the game's FAQ: "The approximate installation size is ~120GB, so we recommend starting early. Please also make sure there is enough space available on your drive to install the game. There will also be at least one more patch prior to playing, so you’ll want to have a majority of the files ready-to-go if you want to play on day one!"

Good luck downloading Total War: Warhammer 3 and remember to start pre-loading the game early if you want no issues playing it on 17th February 2022.

 

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Featured image courtesy of SEGA.