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Elder Scrolls Online early access and launch times announced

Posted on March 24, 2014 AT 04:24am

Zenimax Online has announced the official start times for both The Elder Scrolls Online‘s early access period and launch.

The game officially launches on April 4, but players in North America can get on the servers from 7:00 p.m. EDT on April 3. Players who pre-order the digital edition of the game from Bethesda’s website will get five days of early access which begins at 7:00 a.m. EDT on March 30. While players who pre-order from retail stores will get three days of early access from 7:00 a.m. EDT on April 1.

The Elder Scrolls Online will be available for PC from April 4, with an Xbox One and PlayStation 4 release scheduled for June.

You can check out the full list of times below:

For 5 day early access:

  • North America (East): 7:00 a.m. EDT, Sunday March 30
  • UK/IE: 12:00 p.m. WEST, Sunday March 30
  • Central Europe: 1:00 p.m. CEST, Sunday March 30
  • Sydney, Australia: 10:00 p.m. AEDT, Sunday March 30
  • Singapore: 7:00 p.m. SGT, Sunday March 30

For 3 day early access:

  • North America (East): 7:00 a.m. EDT, Tuesday April 1
  • UK/IE: 12:00 p.m. WEST, Tuesday April 1
  • Central Europe: 1:00 p.m. CEST, Tuesday April 1
  • Sydney, Australia: 10:00 p.m. AEDT, Tuesday April 1
  • Singapore: 7:00 p.m. SGT, Tuesday April 1

…and for launch:

  • North America (East): 7:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, April 3
  • UK/IE: 12:00 a.m. WEST, Thursday, April 4
  • Central Europe: 1:00 a.m. CEST, Thursday, April 4
  • Sydney, Australia: 10:00 a.m. AEDT, Thursday, April 4
  • Singapore: 7:00 a.m. SGT, Thursday, April 4
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