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God Of War Ragnarok Pre-Load Available Now

It is seven days until Ragnarok. That's God of War Ragnarok, not the Norse mythological event that'll see the demise of great gods such as Odin and a plague of natural disasters before the world is submerged in water, thank goodness. But the PlayStation exclusive is coming out and as it seems tradition now, the pre-load for the sequel is now available seven days before its launch.

God of War Ragnarok releases November 9 if you didn't already know, as the sequel to 2018's God of War is eagerly awaited as one of the tentpole releases for Sony this year. It launches for both PS4 and PS5 and players can start downloading the game now so it's ready to play once your timezone ticks into November 9.

Be sure to have enough room in your storage of course, because the game is a sizable one. On the PS4 it weighs in at around 107GB, while the PS5 file size is smaller coming in at around 84GB (these figures have been rounded up). If you're wondering why the PS5 file is smaller than the PS4's, considering how assets should be higher resolution on the current-gen console, the architect of the PS5 Mark Cerny once explained that Sony's latest console comes with some fancy compression trickery in order to reduce the game sizes – you can read about that here if you're interested.

The pre-load applies only to those who purchased the digital version as those who bought physical copies of the game will have to wait until the box and disc arrives before they can pop it into their PS5 and start the download. However, it's been reported that some retailers have been shipping the physical versions early, which has led to spoilers cropping up online since there are people already playing God of War Ragnarok.

We at TheGamer have been playing God of War Ragnarok too, and we will have our review of the title on the site once the game launches. We will find out the fates of Kratos, Thor, Atreus and the rest of the Norse pantheon soon enough, but PlayStation owners who have purchased the digital edition can get the download started now.

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