What is optimization?
Optimization is the process consolidating data and removing unnecessary files. This occurs when game data needs to be compressed or when background downloaded patch data needs to be installed. Optimization requires additional hard drive space at first to unpack data prior to consolidation. This process is solid state drive friendly.
Note: If you don't have enough hard drive space to complete optimization, we recommend that you either free some room by removing other data, or that you uninstall the game and reinstall from our newest installer files. That way, the game is already optimized.
If you experience issues with the patch optimization process, such as the progress bar moving slowly or being stuck at 0%, it may be a display issue. Allow at least one hour for the optimization to finish. We recommend checking for HDD activity before following the below troubleshooting steps:
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