How many gigs is Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020?

Microsoft Flight Simulator is more of a Boeing 747 than a Cessna 152.

Microsoft Flight Simulator has quickly become popular among plane enthusiasts and curious newcomers alike. With Microsoft Flight Simulator available on Game Pass for PC, many are able to try the game out to see if they like it.

While you may not need to pay anything for Microsoft Flight Simulator if you have Game Pass, you will need a computer capable of running the game. One question in particular that many want to know before playing Microsoft Flight Simulator is how many gigs it is to install. Here’s what you need to know!

How many gigs is Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020?

How many gigs is Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 requires 150 GB of free HDD space to install.
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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is 150 GB. It’s certainly big, though if your gaming PC has a 1 TB hard drive in it, you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding room for it. Worst case scenario, you uninstall a few other beefy games that you’re no longer playing.

Once you’ve ascertained that you have enough space available to install all 150 GB of Microsoft Flight Simulator, you may also want to run through the minimum and recommended specs as well.

To make things easier, we’ve included the minimum and recommended specs for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 below!

Minimum System Requirements - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 770 or Radeon RX 570
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 150 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

Recommended System Requirements - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon RX 590
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • HDD: 150 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

If you want to run Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 at the absolute max settings and go all-out you’ll want to have at least 32 GB of RAM and a newer, more powerful CPU and GPU. Again, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is beefy, requiring 150 GB of free space. It’s also taxing on your PC if you have an older build and lower overall RAM.

By keeping all of these things in mind, you’ll be better prepared when it comes to installing Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

Now that you know how many gigs Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is, we have a few other Microsoft Flight Simulator guides we think you’ll find helpful including:

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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