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Elden Ring Release Date, Pre-load Time, Download Size, and More

Three years after the announcement, Elden Ring has a confirmed release date, and we finally know when players will be able to download and play the exciting action-filled RPG title. Find out the pre-load date and time for Eldin Ring along with download size here.

Elden Ring is an upcoming action RPG adventure game from Bandai Namco and FromSoftware. This Dark Souls-esque game is among the most anticipated releases for 2022. Elden Ring will keenly focus on exploring and traversing on the beaten path to gather unique weapons, powerful spells, hidden bosses, and uncountable mysteries.

This upcoming title will also feature a multiplayer gameplay experience. Players will have the opportunity to summon other players for co-op play and invade the worlds of others for PvP.

Here is everything you need to know about Elden Ring to start your ruthless journey before anyone else.

Elden Ring Release Date for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation

Elden Ring has an official launch date for Friday, February 25th, 2022. However, this Tuesday, the publisher Bandai Namco has unveiled the unlock times and preload window for Elden Ring in different timezones.

So, when you’ll be able to play the interesting action-packed RPG depends on where you live. On Consoles including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, Elden Ring will release on February 25, 2022, at 12 AM EST / 9 AM PST / 5 PM GMT.

On PC, Elden Ring will release on February 24, 2022, at 6 PM EST / 3 PM PST / 11 PM GMT.

Elden Ring Release Time (Unlock Time) for Different Timezones

You can check out the below table to find out the Elden Ring release date and time (unlock time) for different regions based on timezones:

Timezone PC Launch Time Console Launch Time
PT (Pacific Time) Feb. 24 at 3:00 p.m. Feb. 24 at 9:00 p.m.
CT (Central Time) Feb. 24 at 5:00 p.m. Feb. 24 at 11:00 p.m.
ET (Eastern Time) Feb. 24 at 6:00 p.m. Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m.
COT (Colombia Time) Feb. 24 at 6:00 p.m. Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m.
BRT (Brasilia Time) Feb. 24 at 8:00 p.m. Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m.
GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) Feb. 24 at 11:00 p.m. Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m.
CET (Central European Time) Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m. Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m.
EET (Eastern European Time) Feb. 25 at 1:00 a.m. Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m.
SAST (South African Standard Time) Feb. 25 at 1:00 a.m. Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m.
MSK (Moscow Time) Feb. 25 at 2:00 a.m. Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m.
AST (Atlantic Standard Time) Feb. 25 at 2:00 a.m. Feb. 24 at 02:00 a.m.
GST (Gulf Standard Time) Feb. 25 at 3:00 a.m. Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m.
UTC+7 (Coordinated Universal Time) Feb. 25 at 6:00 a.m. Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m.
UTC+8 (Coordinated Universal Time) Feb. 25 at 7:00 a.m. Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m.
KST (Korea Standard Time) Feb. 25 at 8:00 a.m. Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m.
JST (Japan Standard Time Feb. 25 at 8:00 a.m. Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m.
AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) Feb. 25 at 10:00 a.m. Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m.
NZDT (New Zealand Daylight Time) Feb. 25 at 12:00 p.m. Feb. 25 at 12:00 a.m.

Elden Ring Pre-load Time for PC and Consoles

Elden Ring is available to pre-load on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles. Given that, you pre-ordered Elden Ring from a digital storefront. So, if you have pre-ordered the game, you can pre-load it before the official release time.

For Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S players, pre-loads are live right now. Whereas for PlayStation 4 and 5, pre-loads will go live on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 12 AM EST / 9 AM PST / 5 PM GMT.

PC players can pre-load Elden Ring right now via Steam.

How to Pre-load Elden Ring on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox?

If you are confused about the procedure to pre-load Elden Ring on your device, here is a simple walkthrough that will help you.

To pre-load Elden Ring on Xbox, follow these steps:

  • Go to My games & apps-> Full Library-> All owned games.
  • Scroll down to Elden Ring.
  • You will find a small download icon in the logo’s bottom right corner.
  • Choose Elden Ring and click the pre-install button.

To pre-load Elden Ring on PlayStation, follow these steps:

  • Go to your games Library.
  • Find Elden Ring in the list.
  • Now choose its icon and press the Download button.

To pre-load Elden Ring on PC via Steam or any other store, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Library of your games.
  • Find Elden Ring there.
  • Select it and then click on the pre-load button.

That’s it. Once the game is loaded, you’ll be all set to be among the first players of the highly anticipated title.

Elden Ring Download Size on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation

The file size for Elden Ring will vary depending on the system you are using. Below is the file download size for Elden Ring on different platforms:

  • PC: 60GB
  • Xbox: 49GB
  • PS4: 44.94GB
  • PS5: 44.47GB

These sizes may differ, increase or decrease, based on how the file structure takes shape after the installation of the day-one patch. However, the file sizes will stay somewhere around these figures. The game won’t have any big impact on your HDD or SDD.

Elden Ring Price: Where to buy?

Elden Ring is available for a flat price of $59.99 for PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Xbox One and Series X. You can buy it from Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy, and the PS Store and MS Store.

For PC users, Elden Ring is available on Steam. However, they also have an option to buy it from Green Man Gaming for a discounted price of $50.39.

The Elden Ring Deluxe Edition costs $79.99 on all platforms, except for Green Man Gaming (for PC) where it is available for $67.19.

Elden Ring also has a Collector’s Edition that is sold out for now, unfortunately. This special edition with lucrative perks costs $189.99 on all platforms.

Elden Ring Pre-Order Bonuses

The Pre-order bonuses for Elden Ring Collector’s Edition are worth noting as they include the following items, along with the game itself:

  • Statue of Malenia – Blade of Miquella (9 inches)
  • Exclusive steelbook
  • 40-page hardcover artbook
  • Digital soundtrack

However, the Collector’s Edition has sold out already. If you pre-order the Standard Edition from Best Buy, you will receive a Steelbook case. Whereas, pre-ordering from GameStop will get you a steed whistle replica. A digital adventure guide and bonus gesture are included as a pre-order bonus for Elden Ring on every platform.

You can also get a digital artbook and digital soundtrack as a bonus when you pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition of Elden Ring.

Elden Ring is looking fascinating from the gameplay footage available currently. If you are an RPG fan who likes sheer action and intriguing adventures, it is going to be a treat for you.

Saquib Hashmi
A simple Netizen on a hunt for stories worth sharing. Presenting them here in a spicy form. I hope they offer you value and knowledge.
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