Peter Parker using the Spider Arms in Marvel's Spider-Man 2

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Pre-Load: Date, Start Time & How to Download

If you want to play Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 as soon as it launches, then you’ll need to make sure you pre-load it.

Pre-loading a game allows players to download the game early so they can swing straight into the experience once it launches. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will allow players to download it before launch, and below, we explain exactly when and how players can.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Pre-Load Date & Start Time

The pre-load period for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 begins on Friday, 13 October 2023, at 6AM PT/9AM ET/2PM BST. Players will be able to download the game in advance during this period so long as they have pre-ordered any edition of the game.

The game’s file size is 98GB, according to leaks, so pre-loading it is a necessity if you want to play it as soon as it launches.

The pre-load screen for Marvel's Spider-Man 2
Credit – Twisted Voxel

However, it’s worth noting that the game itself won’t be playable until its official launch on Friday, 20 October 2023, even if it has been pre-loaded. By pre-loading the game, you are making it immediately accessible once the game goes live at midnight local time.

Additionally, pre-loading the game allows you to have automatic downloads enabled. This will mean any pre-launch patches will also be downloaded before Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 launches.

How to Pre-Load Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

To pre-load Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, you must first pre-order any edition of the game from a digital storefront and then select the download icon next to your purchase.

Alternatively, if you did not select the download icon immediately after pre-ordering the game, you can do the following:

  • Go to the PlayStation Store on your PlayStation console
  • Search for Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Select the game’s official store page
  • Choose “Download”
  • The game will begin pre-loading

Once you’ve pre-loaded the game you’ll need to wait until it officially releases. In the meantime, why not check out our Game Hub for all things Marvel’s Spider-Man 2?