Here's when Minecraft Legends unlocks for launch

Four player characters on horses in front of a stone brick strategy tower.
(Image credit: Blackbird Interactive, Mojang)

Mojang's newest spinoff game Minecraft Legends is launching this week, bringing a blend of action and strategy to the Overworld. You'll be commanding small armies of creepers, skeletons, and other Minecraft creatures to battle against hordes of piglins in a solo campaign, in co-op, or even in PvP strategy matches online.

Once you jump in, you'll want to figure out how to get gold in Minecraft Legends and where to find diamonds in Minecraft Legends too. Whether you're planning to go it alone or queue up for some competitive play, you'll want to know when you can actually jump into the game.

When does Minecraft Legends unlock? 

(Image credit: Mojang Studios)

Minecraft Legends unlocks at 9 am Pacific time in North America and 5 pm in the UK. Here's how that breaks down in other timezones around the world as provided by Mojang:

  • 9 am, April 18 PDT (Seattle)
  • 12 pm, April 18 EDT (New York)
  • 1 pm, April 18 BRT (São Paulo)
  • 5 pm, April 18 BST (London)
  • 6 pm, April 18 CEST (Stockholm)
  • 9:30 pm, April 18 IST (New Delhi)
  • 1 am, April 19 JST (Tokyo)
  • 2 am, April 19 AEST (Sydney)

Mojang also cautions that the above times are estimates and it's possible that Minecraft Legends will take a bit longer to be available in some areas.

Minecraft Legends is available on Steam and the Microsoft Store for $40 or £35 on PC. It will also have cross-platform multiplayer and PvP with Xbox X/S, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.

Lauren Morton
Associate Editor

Lauren started writing for PC Gamer as a freelancer in 2017 while chasing the Dark Souls fashion police and accepted her role as Associate Editor in 2021, now serving as the self-appointed chief cozy games enjoyer. She originally started her career in game development and is still fascinated by how games tick in the modding and speedrunning scenes. She likes long books, longer RPGs, has strong feelings about farmlife sims, and can't stop playing co-op crafting games.