The Last of Us Part II digital preload is now live – here’s what to do if it’s not downloading automatically

With The Last of Us Part II out in just a few days, I know that many of you will be wanting to play as soon as you possibly can. The good news is that, if you’re buying the game digitally, preloads went live following the The Last of Us Part II review embargo lifting, letting you download the game early and start playing at midnight.

The full game download weighs in at a chunky 78.52GB – the game requires two discs at retail, remember? – but will have you bang up to date with version 1.02 of the game. The pair of pre-launch patches have cleared up a few final bugs, as you’d expect, while also adding some additional features. Update 1.01 added the Photo mode, Concept Art Gallery, Model Viewer and some additional accessibility options.

The preload should happened automatically for anyone that has pre-ordered the game digitally, but we’re seeing reports online that it simply isn’t for a handful of people, for whatever reason. It’s even affected our esteemed News Editor Tuffcub.

The simple fix for this is to start the preload manually. You can head to the PlayStation Store on your PS4 and search for The Last of Us Part II, or find the game’s entry in your account’s Library. From either page, you’ll have the option to download the game. Of course, you won’t be able to play it until it’s actually 19th June…

Is it worth getting though? Preload or otherwise? In a word: yes! Jim handled our The Last of Us Part II review, concluding:

“The Last of Us Part II is a remorseless epic delivering in its masterful storytelling, nail-biting gameplay and unrivalled production values. Naughty Dog have truly surpassed themselves yet again, crafting a heartfelt sequel that will leave you gasping as they continue to raise the bar for the video game industry. It’s yet another must-buy for PlayStation 4 owners, supercharging Sony’s unstoppable stable of exclusives.”

Feel free to head over and read the full thing, as he’s kept it as spoiler free as it comes.

So, who’s excited for Friday?

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  1. It hasnt begun downloading and the game page doesnt give me the option to download, just the timer. ‘The Art of The Last of Us Part II’ has begun downloading though…

    • It works by visiting the store in a web browser and telling it to download to my PS4 though. Happy days.

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