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Alan Wake 2 Preload: Date, Start Time, and How to Download

Alan Wake 2 looks to terrify players, and those wanting to feel the scares as soon as possible can preload the game.

Preloading allows owners of the digital version of the game to have it downloaded and ready for release time. The process creates an efficient way for players to experience the game without waiting.

Alan Wake 2 Preload Date & Start Time

Preloading for Alan Wake 2 begins on October 24, 2023, at 9 pm PST. The preloading times are the same for both Xbox and PlayStation owners. However, preloading is not available for those purchasing the game on PC.

Remedy Entertainment, the developer of Alan Wake 2, confirmed the preload start date and time via the game’s official X account (formerly known as Twitter).

Alan Wake 2 launches on October 26, 2023, and releases at 9 pm PST and requires 85GB of storage space. So make sure you have enough space free before preloading it.

How To Preload Alan Wake 2

To preload Alan Wake 2, purchase any digital edition from a digital platform storefront and select the download icon next to the game.

However, if you didn’t download the game immediately after preordering it, don’t worry. You can still preload it via the following steps:


  • Go to the PlayStation Store on your PlayStation 5
  • Search for Alan Wake 2
  • Select the game
  • Click the “Download” option.
  • The game will begin to pre-load


  • Go to the Microsoft Store on your Xbox Series X/S
  • Search for Alan Wake 2
  • Select the game to go to its official store page
  • Click the “Download” option.
  • The game will begin to pre-load

Epic Games Store

  • Go to your Library
  • Search for Alan Wake 2
  • Choose “Preload”
  • The game will begin to pre-load

That’s everything you need to know to start your download for Alan Wake 2 in time for its launch. Those curious for more information about the game can check out our Game Guide Hub here.


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