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When does Half-Life: Alyx unlock in my time zone?

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It's a surreal moment in PC gaming history: we're just a few short hours away from the release of a new Half-Life game. A VR exclusive isn't what everyone had in mind for Half-Life 2's long-awaited follow-up, but Valve is promising that Half-Life: Alyx is a full-fledged game in its own right.

Pre-loading for Half-Life: Alyx is already live on Steam, but when exactly does the game unlock?

When does Half-Life: Alyx unlock in my time zone?

Thankfully, it's not a hard mystery to crack. According to a recent Valve tweet, Half-Life: Alyx will unlock in the US on Monday, March 23 at 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT. Here's that time listed with a few other regions.

  • Pacific Daylight Time - 3/23 10:00 AM
  • Eastern Daylight Time - 3/23 1:00 PM
  • GMT (London, United Kingdom) - 3/23 5:00 PM
  • Australian Eastern Daylight Time - 3/24 4:00 AM

If your time zone isn't listed above, we have you covered. Just head over to this time zone converter and input your city or time zone. The site will spit out the time that Half-Life: Alyx will be playable in your region.

Since this is VR we're talking about, make sure all of the other important boxes are checked before the release time comes around. That means ensuring your sensor towers are in place, controllers are charged, and you have enough room to avoid stubbing your toe on the coffee table or punching a photo of your grandmother. While you're at it, read up on everything you need to know about Half-Life: Alyx.

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.