ARK: Survival Ascended is here, and players are likely wondering how much space they'll have to clear up to install the game. With its high requirements for PC specifications, you may be a bit worried.
ARK: Survival Ascended total download size isn't quite as high as the first game, which is a relief. But let's look at how many GB ARK: Survival Ascended is, and its total storage requirement.
ARK Survival Ascended file size
To download ARK: Survival Ascended, you must have 76.06 GB free on your PC. The console size is not known at this time, but we should get an idea of ARK: Survival Ascended's size on console once it launches in November 2023. Keep in mind file size reflects the game in early access and will grow larger as updates are added.
Given the massive requirements for ARK: Survival Ascended, I expected a bigger download. But it is likely the early access state that keeps the file size lower than expected. The original ARK: Survival Evolved required a total of nearly 300 GB when it was all said and done. ARK: Survival Ascended doesn't include the new maps or DLC from the original game at launch, which accounts for the smaller size.
Will ARK Survival Ascended file size get bigger?
There is no doubt you'll need more space for ARK: Survival Ascended as the game receives updates. ARK: Survival Evolved received five expansion packs and five new maps, greatly increasing the needed storage for the game. I expect ARK: Survival Ascended will follow suit, so ensure you save some room for the game when it comes time to update.
For more information on ARK: Survival, check out Have ARK Survival Evolved servers shut down? and How to hatch (incubate) eggs in ARK: Survival Evolved on Pro Game Guides.