Borderlands 3 is just around the corner, with a release date of September 13 on PC, Xbox One and PS4. But in this world of digital releases that release date means little - we need to know the actual Borderlands 3 launch times. What are the release times for Borderlands 3 on PC?
Even more important than that for many people is knowing whether it will be possible to preload the game, especially on PC where it's available on the Epic Games Store - who recently said that preloading wouldn't be available? Well, there may be good news on that front! Let's take a look...
Is Borderlands 3 preloading available on PC? What are the Borderlands 3 preload times?
Despite Epic's earlier report that Borderlands 3 preloading wouldn't be available on PC, we can confirm thanks to 2K that this is incorrect - and the game will be available to preload on PC via Epic Games Store, as well as on Xbox One and PS4. While we don't have specific Borderlands 3 preload times, we have been told that preloading on PC and consoles will be available roughly 48 hours before the release times - so you'll have plenty of time to download the game before it comes out.
What are the Borderlands 3 launch times? When does it release on PC?
On consoles Borderlands 3 will be available September 13 at midnight in all territories - apart from San Francisco for some reason, who get it three hours earlier at 9pm on September 12. On PC however, things get a little more interesting as it's being released at midnight in the UK/BST timezone - but relative to that everywhere else, so at the same time everywhere essentially.
Here are the exact Borderlands 3 launch times for each timezone, so exactly when you'll be able to play Borderlands 3 at last:
- September 12, 2019 - 16:00 PDT
- September 12, 2019 - 19:00 EDT
- September 12, 2019 - 20:00 BRT
- September 13, 2019 - 00:00 BST
- September 13, 2019 - 01:00 CEST
- September 13, 2019 - 01:00 SAST
- September 13, 2019 - 02:00 MSK
- September 13, 2019 - 07:00 SGT
- September 13, 2019 - 08:00 JST
- September 13, 2019 - 09:00 AEST
- September 13, 2019 - 11:00 NZST
So make sure you get preloading early, because you may get to play the game sooner than you think!