When does Doom Eternal unlock in my time zone?

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Doom Eternal is finally almost here after four years of waiting, and it sounds amazing. Our review gave it a 94/100, calling it "a celebration of excess. Excess in sin, in violence, scale, speed, and volume." That's high praise, but I want to know when I can play it. Even though the official release date is March 20, you might be able to fire it up a bit earlier depending on where you are.

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When does Doom Eternal unlock in my time zone? (US)

Thanks to hints from the Doom Eternal Steam page, we have a good idea of when it will unlock in the United States. As far as we know, you can start playing Doom Eternal at 9:00 PM PST on Thursday, March 19. Here's that time converted to a few more time zones in the US:

  • Pacific Time (US) - 3/19 9:00 PM
  • Central Time (US) - 3/19 11:00 PM
  • Eastern Time (US) - 3/20 12:00 AM

If your time zone isn't listed here, you can use this online converter to find the right time for you.

If you're in Europe or any part of the world, the unlock time is slightly different. You can start playing Doom Eternal a bit earlier, starting at 11:00 PM GMT Thursday, March 19. If you'd like to convert your time against GMT, use this converter link. Just type in your location and it will tell you when you can launch Doom Eternal. 

In the meantime, read up on everything we know about Doom Eternal so far.

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.