It Takes Two – Download is Stuck on Steam and EA Desktop – Is it bugged

It Takes Two download stuck – It Takes Two has been finally released across all the major platforms and the game is doing extremely well so far. It is probably one of the best platformers I have played and even people who are not into platformers so much, would enjoy this.

Now, I already knew that the game has some technical issues. And it is a quite normal scenario among AAA titles nowadays. But from what I saw after going through the forums, some users are having trouble downloading the game. Their It Takes Two download is getting stuck. And it is happening to both Steam users and EA Desktop users.

It Takes Two download is stuck for many PC users

Apparently a lot of people who bought It Takes Two on EA Desktop and Steam, are facing an issue where, either the download of the game is getting stuck after a certain point or the download is extremely slow. No matter what they do, the installation bar is reluctant to move or make any sort of progress. People have been trying all types of things like pausing and then resuming the download, restarting the download, restarting Steam or restarting their PC, etc.

Unfortunately nothing seems to help. So is this some sort of bug or glitch?

Why is my It Takes Two download stuck? Can this issue be fixed?

Actually the truth is, this is neither being caused by a bug, nor by a glitch. If you go and look at the download folder of Steam you will notice that there is nothing over there. Steam will actually download the installer file first. And once the downloading is completed the unpacking will take place.

When Steam is showing that It Takes Two is still being downloaded, that is not what actually is happening. It is unpacking the game instead to get it ready for installation. And then there are other installations like the C++ Redistributable and the latest DirectX.

Now, looking at It Takes Two, one might think that this game doesn’t look that big, then why is the process taking so long? Well, The file size of It Takes Two is close to 50 GB. So all you have to do is wait for a while. The process did not take much long for me as I am using a WD Black NVMe SSD that has Read and Write speeds up to 3100 MB/s and 1600 MB/s respectively. But for normal HDD users, even if they have a 7200 RPM one, the entire installation process is going to take some time. And there is no way to speed the procedure. It is the same case for EA Desktop as well.

What I think EA Desktop normally does is (I may be wrong), it downloads a chunk then installs it and then downloads some more. So you will notice a lot of stops during the whole process. I would suggest that you take a look at the official Steam Discussions page of It Takes Two. You will find a lot of players discussing these exact same issues.


If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. And for more It Takes Two guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. We will be covering every single technical issue and bug of the game. Good luck!


That’s all folks!

Last Updated on March 26, 2021

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