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When does Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access release in my time zone?

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A full 20 years after the last game in the series, Baldur's Gate 3 (opens in new tab) is finally ready to launch in Early Access this week. Developed by Larian, the studio behind the excellent Divinity: Original Sin games, Baldur's Gate 3 builds on Divinity's strong RPG core with an updated ruleset that closely follows D&D 5th Edition. A lot has changed since the original games, but Larian aims to capture the familiar freedom of Baldur's Gate in its modern take.

Unfortunately, Baldur's Gate 3 isn't dropping all at once. It's starting out in Early Access with a full release coming a year or more down the road. Early Access starts tomorrow, but when exactly can you start playing?

When you can play Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access in your time zone

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Larian has confirmed on Twitter that Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access will go live on Tuesday, October 6 at 10 AM PDT on Steam, GOG, and Google Stadia. As a last-minute surprise, Larian also confirmed that the Steam Mac version will be dropping at the same time. Here's that time converted to a few other regions:

  • Pacific Daylight Time (US) - 10/6 at 10:00 AM
  • Eastern Daylight Time (US) - 10/6 at 1:00 PM
  • British Summer Time (UK) - 10/6 at 6:00 PM
  • Australian Standard Time (AUS) - 10/7 at 4:00 AM

Here's a countdown timer that shows when that is in your local timezone. (opens in new tab)

If you don't see your timezone in the list above, head to the countdown timer link to see the release time automatically adjusted to your region. Because Baldur's Gate 3 is launching in Early Access on Steam, the game does not support pre-orders or pre-loading. That's a shame considering the game's 150GB storage requirement, but the current build is apparently about 80GB (opens in new tab).

Be sure to catch up on everything we know about Baldur's Gate 3 (opens in new tab) before diving into the game. Also check out our dedicated guides for Baldur's Gate 3 classes (opens in new tab) and Baldur's Gate 3 races (opens in new tab), both of which will see expansions throughout Early Access.

Morgan Park
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Morgan has been writing for PC Gamer since 2018, first as a freelancer and currently as a staff writer. He has also appeared on Polygon, Kotaku, Fanbyte, and PCGamesN. Before freelancing, he spent most of high school and all of college writing at small gaming sites that didn't pay him. He's very happy to have a real job now. Morgan is a beat writer following the latest and greatest shooters and the communities that play them. He also writes general news, reviews, features, the occasional guide, and bad jokes in Slack. Twist his arm, and he'll even write about a boring strategy game. Please don't, though.