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When Can I Play Elden Ring?: Start Times According to Region

Elden Ring becomes available at different times based on region.
Elden Ring becomes available at different times based on region. / Photo courtesy of FromSoftware Inc.

At long last, Elden Ring's release is finally upon us. The next action RPG from Hidetaka Miyazaki and the braintrust at FromSoftware will finally grace PCs and consoles later this week — officially, it's coming Friday, Feb. 25 — but the exact release date differs based on where in the world you're situated. Some regions will get access to the game slightly earlier than the rest, as will PC players in several regions.

Here's your guide to when you can play Elden Ring based on your region.

When Can I Play Elden Ring?: Start Times According to Region

FromSoftware released its official guide to release timing Tuesday morning, and noted that pre-load becomes available 48 hours ahead of these times for those who pre-ordered the game on Steam and PlayStation. Xbox players can already begin pre-loading.

Here's how things break down:

Pacific Time

  • Console: Feb. 24 p.m. PT
  • PC: Feb. 24 3 p.m. PT

Central Time

  • Console: Feb. 24 11 p.m. CT
  • PC: Feb. 24 5 p.m. CT

Eastern Time

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight ET
  • PC: Feb. 24 6 p.m. ET

Colombia Time

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight COT
  • PC: Feb. 24 6 p.m. COT

Brazil Time

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight BRT
  • PC: Feb. 24 8 p.m. BRT

Greenwich Mean Time

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight GMT
  • PC: Feb. 24 11 p.m. GMT

Central Europe Time

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight CET
  • PC: Feb. 25 12 a.m. CET

Eastern European Time

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight EET
  • PC: Feb. 25 1 a.m. EET

South Africa Standard Time

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight SAST
  • PC: Feb. 25 1 a.m. SAST

Moscow Standard Time

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight MSK
  • PC: Feb. 25 2 a.m. MSK

Gulf Standard Time

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight GST
  • PC: Feb. 25 3 a.m. GST

Arabia Standard Time

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight AST
  • PC: Feb. 25 2 a.m. AST

UTC+7

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight UTC+7
  • PC: Feb. 25 6 a.m. UTC+7

UTC+8

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight UTC+8
  • PC: Feb. 25 7 a.m. UTC+8

Korea Standard Time

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight KST
  • PC: Feb. 25 8 a.m. KST

Japan Standard Time

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight JST
  • PC: Feb. 25 8 a.m. JST

Australian Eastern Daylight Time

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight AEDT
  • PC: Feb. 25 10 a.m. AEDT

New Zealand Daylight Time

  • Console: Feb. 25 Midnight NZDT
  • PC: Feb. 25 12 p.m. NZDT

If you're hungry for more Elden Ring content ahead of release, check out the game's system requirements, its leaked character creation menu, or how the game will handle the series' infamous difficulty.