Watch Dogs Installation Requirements


Does Watch_Dogs have any install requirements?
What methods can I use to install Watch_Dogs to my Xbox 360 hard drive?


Watch_Dogs is an immersive hyper connected playground with new opportunities at every turn. In order to deliver such an unprecedented experience, the game will have installation requirements on Xbox 360. 

On Xbox 360, the game will ship on 2 discs. Disc 1 will be used for a one-time mandatory install, and Disc 2 will be used to play the game. After the installation, players will be able to enjoy Watch_Dogs without having to switch between the two discs. 

How much space is needed on my Xbox 360's internal hard drive to install the game?

The install requires 7.5 GB of free space on the Xbox 360 Hard Drive or an external USB flash drive.

What steps do I take to install the game on my Xbox 360's internal hard drive?

1. Insert Disc 1 into your Xbox 360.
2. When prompted, select preferred save device (USB devices must be formatted for the Xbox 360, see below)
3. Allow the game to fully install.  Please do not remove your device.
4. Insert Disc 2 into your Xbox 360 when prompted. After the game has completely been installed from Disc 1, the game can be run from Disc 2 at any time.

I have the Xbox 360 4GB or Xbox 360 Arcade/Core system so I don’t have 7.5GB free. Can I play Watch_Dogs on Xbox 360 by installing to a hard drive or USB flash drive?

In the event that your console does not have enough space to install the game to the internal hard drive, Watch Dogs game can be installed to an external USB device (sold separately).

For further information on how to add a hard drive to your Xbox 360 system, please see:

To install the game to an external USB Hard Drive, a minimum of an 8 GB USB 2.0 with 15mb/s read speed drive is required. For a more optimal performance, a 16 GB USB 3.0 device is recommended.

Please use the following instructions to correctly format and use a USB device on your Xbox 360:

Do I have to install the game from Disc 1 before using Disc 2?

Yes. The game must fully be installed from Disc 1 before playing the game from Disc 2. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee an optimal game experience.

I know Watch_Dogs has a 7.5 GB mandatory install. If I want to install the Play Disc too, through Xbox Home (dashboard), is that possible?

For optimal performance, we recommend only installing the Install Disc (disc 1), and not also installing the Play Disc (disc 2) to the Xbox 360 Hard Drive or USB drive via Xbox Home (dashboard). You will be prompted to install the Install Disc the first time you boot the game.

Associated Platforms


Thanks for your feedback. Thanks for your feedback. Sorry that didn't help.
Please submit a support ticket and tell us how we can help you.


Unfortunately, no FAQs exist in your language for this search criteria. Here are some English FAQs that may help: