Why are There Two Discs for Red Dead Redemption 2?

Why are there two discs for Red Dead Redemption 2? Fans who possibly received Red Dead Redemption 2 will open up the case to find two discs inside, though only one of them will be needed daily when playing the game.

​​Why are there two discs for Red Dead Redemption 2?

When players open up their physical copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 for the first time, they'll notice there are two discs inside. However, only one of the discs will be used when players want to play the game.

The first disc is a data disc. Players will insert it into their console and it will download all the necessary files needed to run Red Dead Redemption 2. For the PS4, Red Dead Redemption 2 requires 99GB of space, while on Xbox One it needs 107GB.

Once the required files are downloaded, the second disc will be the disc players insert into the console in order to play the game. 

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