Alan Wake 2 Preload Guide: Release Time, File Size, and How To

    Return to Bright Falls.

    After over a decade since the first Alan Wake, Alan Wake 2 will finally release on Friday, October 27. The game will follow the stories of Alan Wake, Alan Wake American Nightmare, and Control.

    The game will be available exclusively on digital markets. However, with the game releasing on Friday, fans are wondering about its exact release time and file size. Here’s an overview of how to preload Alan Wake 2 before its release on October 27.

    Do You Need to Play Alan Wake Before Alan Wake 2?

    Alan Wake in The Dark Place Gamescom 2023 trailer

    Alan Wake 2 is the latest entry in “Remedy Entertainment’s Connected Universe.” The franchise includes the first Alan Wake, Quantum Break, and Control. The Epic Games Store describes the game as follows:

    A string of ritualistic murders threatens Bright Falls, a small-town community surrounded by Pacific Northwest wilderness. Saga Anderson, an accomplished FBI agent with a reputation for solving impossible cases arrives to investigate the murders. Anderson’s case spirals into a nightmare when she discovers pages of a horror story that starts to come true around her.
    Alan Wake, a lost writer trapped in a nightmare beyond our world, writes a dark story in an attempt to shape the reality around him and escape his prison. With a dark horror hunting him, Wake is trying to retain his sanity and beat the devil at his own game.
    Anderson and Wake are two heroes on two desperate journeys in two separate realities, connected at heart in ways neither of them can understand: reflecting each other, echoing each other, and affecting the worlds around them.
    Fueled by the horror story, supernatural darkness invades Bright Falls, corrupting the locals and threatening the loved ones of both Anderson and Wake. Light is their weapon—and their safe haven — against the darkness they face. Trapped in a sinister horror story where there are only victims and monsters, can they break out to be the heroes they need to be?

    Alan Wake 2 Preload Information – Can You Preload Alan Wake 2?

    Alan Wake 2 Screenshot

    Yes, you can preload Alan Wake 2. The best practice is to preload games before they release. This allows for no download when the game is released. Preloads for Alan Wake 2 begin forty-eight hours before the game releases on Friday.

    For the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, players can preload the game on October 24/25 at 9 PM PDT, 12 AM EDT, and 11 PM CDT. To download the game, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S owners can go to the game’s page at the appropriate time. Once they’re there, they can preload the game before its launch.

    File Size & Unlock Time

    The game will unlock on all consoles on October 26/27 at 9 PM PDT, 12 AM EDT, and 11 PM EDT. The file size for the game is as follows:

    • PlayStation 5
      • 85 GB
    • Xbox Series X|S
      • 82 GB
    • PC
      • 86 GB

    Lastly, Alan Wake 2 will be available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Epic Games Store on Friday, October 27.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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