With Hogwarts Legacy’s official early access release less than a week away, the excitement and energy continues to build up as many people eagerly await its launch. While news of early access opening on February 7 has been circulating the internet for a while now, we recently discovered more about the exact dates and times for every region. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to find a comprehensive list of Hogwarts Legacy early access times for PC and consoles.
Hogwarts Legacy Early Access Times for PC and Consoles
Hogwarts Legacy early access launches at different times depending on your console and region. It also isn’t available for all platforms but, rather, will open for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Anyone on PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch will have to wait a little longer. Anyone who pre-ordered Hogwarts Legacy Deluxe Edition can join in on these 72 hour early access periods while Standard Edition launches on February 10.
Hogwarts Legacy Early Access Times for Consoles
According to a tweet from the official Hogwarts Legacy account, the game will launch at midnight in your local time zone. This means that, while it’s launching at midnight for everyone, time zone differences will impact who plays first. In other words, if you’re in a region like Australia or New Zealand, you’ll be able to play earlier than your US friends. The only exception is those on the US western coast, who’ll gain access at 9 PM on February 6.
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Hogwarts Legacy Early Access Times for PC
PC players will gain early access to Hogwarts Legacy a little later than consoles, with a global release time of 10 AM PST or 1 PM EST on February 7. Instead of having region-specific launches, PC only has one 72 hour period when everyone that bought Deluxe Edition can access the game.
On February 10, 2023, the game will launch for anyone who purchased Hogwarts Legacy Standard Edition, three days later than these early access periods.
Hogwarts Legacy will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch through the official website. If you’re interested in learning more about the game, check out How to Join the PlayStation Hogwarts Legacy House Cup and How to Preload Hogwarts Legacy.