Destiny 2’s Size Is Shrinking Dramatically, But You’ll Need To Re-Download The Whole Game

Destiny 2 developer Bungie is making some changes to how it updates the game, and for the upcoming Beyond Light expansion, this means you’ll need to re-download the entire game–but this move comes with some good news as well.

Bungie said in a blog post that it recognizes this could be a “painful” problem for people with slow internet or caps on their data. “We’re sorry about that,” Bungie said.

To help make this sting less, Bungie will start pre-loading for Beyond Light on the evening of November 9 (Pacific Time), so people have at least 10 hours to download the expansion before it officially goes live on November 10.

The reason for the re-download requirement is that Bungie has “revamped [its] content building and patching pipeline” to help make downloads get smaller and install faster. Due to Destiny 2’s “tremendous size,” it currently takes more than 24 hours for

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New research from Fred Hutch shows that an app can dramatically help smokers quit

Jonathan Bricker, professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. (Fred Hutch Photo)

An app developed by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is nearly four times more effective at helping smokers quit than the average success rate for those trying to kick cigarettes.

A clinical trial of 2,415 adult smokers nationwide found that 28% of participants using the Hutch’s iCanQuit app were able to quit after 12 months. The typical rate of smoking cessation in the U.S. is 7.5%, according to federal data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Fred Hutch study is one of the largest, most rigorous randomized trials to test both the performance of a mobile health therapy and evaluate the performance of an intervention approach known Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), said professor Jonathan Bricker, the study lead.

“We have the evidence of efficacy,” Bricker said. “Now we can look at how

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