Bandai Namco and FromSoftware have finally confirmed the release times and preload details for Elden Ring, so here’s everything you need to know about when you can hop in for the first time.
After nearly three years since its first reveal, Elden Ring is nearly upon us and players can’t wait to drop into the Lands Between for dozens of hours of punishment.
Treading new ground this time, FromSoftware teamed up with George R.R. Martin to take their brutal formula of challenging combat and intriguing lore and apply it to a sprawling open world.
For die-hard fans of the likes of Dark Souls and Bloodbourne, Elden Ring is 2022s biggest release, and they’re itching to finally get their hands on it. If you’re one of those desperately waiting, here are the Elden Ring release times across all regions, as well as preload details.
For most of the world, Elden Ring launches on February 25 at midnight (00:00AM) in your respective region, if you’re planning to play on consoles.
The only exceptions are those living in the USA on Pacific Time and Central Time, who will gain access slightly earlier at 9 PM PST / 11 PM CT.
This obviously means that players around the globe will be loading into Elden Ring at different times, so we recommend avoiding social media in the 24 hours leading up to release to avoid spoilers.
Wondering if the game is worth the wait? Be sure to check out our full review.
The release dates and times on PC aren’t as uniform as they are on consoles, as some will be able to play before midnight and others will have to wait a little longer.
Here’s a full breakdown of the Elden Ring PC release dates and times across different regions:
|Time zone||Release time|
|Pacific Time||Feb 24 – 3:00 PM PT|
|Central Time||Feb 24 – 5:00 PM CT|
|Eastern Time||Feb 24 – 6:00 PM ET|
|Colombia Time||Feb 24 – 6:00 PM COT|
|Brasilia Time||Feb 24 – 8:00 PM BRT|
|Greenwich Mean Time||Feb 24 – 11:00 PM GMT|
|Central European Time||Feb 25 – 12:00 AM CET|
|Eastern European Time||Feb 25 – 01:00 AM EET|
|South Africa Standard Time||Feb 25 – 01:00 AM SAST|
|Moscow Standard Time||Feb 25 – 02:00 AM MSK|
|Arabia Standard Time||PC: Feb 25 – 02:00 AM AST|
|Gulf Standard Time||PC: Feb 25 – 03:00 AM GST|
|UTC+7||Feb 25 – 06:00 AM UTC+7|
|UTC+8||Feb 25 – 07:00 AM UTC+8|
|Korea Standard Time||Feb 25 – 08:00 AM KST|
|Japan Standard Time||Feb 25 – 08:00 AM JST|
|Australian Eastern Daylight Time||Feb 25 – 10:00 AM AEDT|
|New Zealand Daylight Time||PC: Feb 25 – 12:00 PM NZDT|
Elden Ring’s file size is much smaller than many of 2022’s other games, but preloading will get you into the action quicker.
Simply put, yes, you can begin preloading Elden Ring 48 hours before it launches in your timezone.
If you’re planning on tackling the Lands Between as soon as possible we strongly recommended getting ahead of the game, as the game’s file size is clocking in at around 49 GB on Xbox and 45 GB on PlayStation platforms.
The size of the PC version is yet to be officially confirmed, but the requirements ask players to keep 60 GB of memory clear.
That was everything you need to know about when you can finally get your tarnished hands on Elden Ring. For more on FromSoftware’s latest title, head over to our dedicated page.