The Medium – Download Stuck – Game Downloading at Slow Speed – Is this a bug?

Is your ‘The Medium’ download stuck on Steam? Is there a fix? Let’s find out.

The Medium download is stuck for many PC users

The Medium has to be one of the most anticipated titles of 2021. Ever since the game was announced last year, it has managed to create some decent amount of hype in the community. And now that it is out, people are really excited

Apparently a lot of people who bought The Medium on 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.

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

Why is the download stuck? Is there a fix to this issue?

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 The Medium 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.

The file size of The Medium is 55 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.

If you check out the Steam Discussions page of The Medium. You will get a good idea about the situation.


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


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