You'd better start clearing out some hard drive space on your console if you plan to play Tom Clancy's The Division 2 upon launch this week, as Ubisoft has announced that the game will have a Day One patch for physical versions that will push the install size of the total game up to a whopping 100GB.
As per the post on The Division 2's website detailing the launch plans, Ubisoft mentions that the game's physical edition on Xbox One and PS4 can 'expect a 48-52 GB download, depending on your region and preferred language' for Title Update 1, which will make the game on Xbox weigh in at around '48-52GB' while the PS4 install size will sit at an eye-watering '90-100GB'.
Interestingly enough, Game Informer has uncovered a Ubisoft Support page that seems to indicate the PS4 version of the day one update will actually weigh in 'between 88-92GB' - three times the size of the other formats. Regardless of whether your copy is physical or digital or indeed what format, everyone will also need to download a second patch 1.5, mercifully much smaller at only 2GB before they can jump into the game.
The original post also makes mention of the release schedule for the game, in what seems to be a recent trend in requiring a few graphs to explain the preload and start times for the release of Tom Clancy's The Division 2 across the week. The long and short of it is preloading is now available for everyone digitally, Gold and Ultimate Edition owners can play from March 12, everyone else will have to wait until March 15 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.