Resident Evil 4 Remake launch time and preloading details

RE4 Remake's Leon Kennedy
(Image credit: Capcom)

The Resident Evil 4 Remake launches on March 24 and has two regional launch times for PC players. The short version is that the remake will launch at midnight eastern for the Americas and midnight UK time for everyone else around the world. Preloading has already started for all platforms, so if you've digitally preordered the game you can start downloading right now.

Resident Evil 4 Remake unlock times 

  • 9 pm PDT, March 23 (US west coast)
  • 12 am EDT, March 24 (US east coast)
  • 12 am GMT, March 24 (UK)
  • 1 am CET, March 24 (Europe)
  • 11 am AEDT, March 24 (Australia east coast)

Just like with the Diablo 4 beta times, the Resident Evil 4 Remake launches during the extra-special two weeks of the season when North America and Europe are out of daylight savings time sync. So long as no one has goofed the time conversions, the above should be the Steam unlock time for the game.

While you wait for the magical minute, you can check out our Resident Evil 4 Remake review in which Resident Evil enjoyer Rich Stanton gave it a praiseworthy 80% score but also said it's "a great game in its own right, but can't hold a candle to the original." We've also taken a super close look at what's new in the Resident Evil 4 remake versus what's stayed the same.

Lauren Morton
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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.