Baldur’s Gate 3 launches on August third. That is a couple of month forward of schedule, simply in case you missed Larian’s announcement about moving the date up. After its few years in early entry, Baldur’s Gate 3 shall be getting into full launch (at the very least on PC) on Thursday with the ultimate character race and sophistication selections, loads of new enhancements, and the remainder of the game’s story and map previous Act 1.

PC gamers should purchase Baldur’s Gate 3 from Steam or GOG for $60/£50. This is all the small print it’s essential to learn about when Baldur’s Gate 3 unlocks, the (lack of) preloading, and simply how huge this game truly is. (It is huge.)

Baldur’s Gate 3 launch instances

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Baldur’s Gate 3’s international launch time on PC is at 8 am PDT on Thursday, August 3. This is when that unlock time interprets to all over the world:

  • 8 am PDT (Los Angeles)
  • 11 am EDT (New York/Quebec)
  • 12 pm BRT (Rio de Janeiro)
  • 4 pm GMT (London)
  • 5 pm CEST (Berlin)
  • 1 am, August 4 AEST (Sydney)
  • 3 am, August 4 NZST (Auckland)

There isn’t a preloading for Baldur’s Gate 3

Sadly you will not have the ability to preload Baldur’s Gate 3, Larian clarified in a information submit, saying merely, “There shall be no pre-loading of the game earlier than [launch].” There’s hypothesis that it is because it is already accessible in early entry and that the way in which Steam handles game preloading is not suitable with what’s successfully a really giant patch. Regardless of the motive, you are going to have to download Baldur’s Gate 3 multi functional go on Thursday. Meaning a whole lot of of us most likely will not have the ability to play till Friday as a result of, shocking nobody, it’s huge.

Baldur’s Gate 3 download dimension

Baldur’s Gate 3 is “roughly 122 GB,” in response to Larian Studios. Ensure you have bought sufficient area to spare, whether or not you are putting in it in your PC or on a Steam Deck. As soon as you have bought the game downloaded on whichever platforms you select, keep in mind that there’s cross-save compatibility, which means your save information tied to your Larian account shall be accessible wherever you are signed in.