The global launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has begun, as players in New Zealand have now officially hit midnight on October 12, and the streaming embargo has now lifted.
Even if you are unable to play the game in your location currently, you can still keep up with all the action, as players will undoubtedly begin streaming their first experience on Twitch and YouTube.
Be on the lookout for some of the popular streamers and pro players turning on their streams soon, as the international embargo has lifted.
For the moment, only console will be playable as the global launch for the PC version is streamlined so that every location in the world gets it at the same time (Midnight Eastern US).
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But, for console the servers actually went live earlier on October 11, allowing players with early copies the chance to play.
For players just getting their hands on it though, they will need to wait until they have done the installation and a large update.
Check out some of the first Twitch streams as Black Ops 4 goes live:
Many stores selling physical copies worldwide are allowing sales of the game early, on the evening of October 11, to allow for install and download times.
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GAME UK has confirmed that all its UK stores will be open at 6pm BST on October 11 for Black Ops 4, and stores in Australia too.
For players with digital copies on console, you will need to wait until the clock strikes midnight before you can access the game, but you can preload it beforehand, avoiding any wait times.