As you know, our content patches include targeted optimizations. Patch 0.7.6 removed a few sources of stutter and fixed specific skills not being performant, and Patch 0.7.7 significantly improved framerates in many instances. Patch 0.7.8 will be continuing this trend.
One of the focuses of our efforts for Patch 0.7.8 is reducing the size of a Last Epoch install. I use Windows, Linux, and macOS regularly. On Windows 10 my Last Epoch folder is about 47.5 GB in size, on Ubuntu 20.04 it is around 50 GB, and on Catalina 10.15.4 it is approximately 51 GB.
Internally, we have Windows builds just over 12 GB in size. In Patch 0.7.8 we will be adding another chapter of story content, however, we anticipate the game remaining ≤ 15 GB.
Effects of this optimization will include;
- Future patches entailing smaller downloads
- Fresh installs of the game having smaller downloads
- Less space being required during the patching procedure
Additionally, we plan to replace the launcher used for our standalone client with one that streams data, which will further reduce the free space required to perform updates. We aren’t ready to offer an ETA for this, and it is unlikely to be ready in time for Patch 0.7.8.
Finally, just to be completely clear - no game content is being removed in this update. The shrinking of Last Epoch install sizes is entirely the product of optimization.
Be sure to keep an eye out next week! We’ll be previewing a few new enemies being added to the game in Patch 0.7.8 and looking at some new animations for the Mage.