Elden Ring Preload & Unlock Times, Install Sizes (PlayStation, Xbox, PC)

FromSoftware’s Elden Ring is among the most anticipated games for 2022, and with its release just around the corner, it’s no surprise to see so many wondering exactly when it will unlock and be available to download on every platform. Here’s a full breakdown of Elden Ring’s unlock and preload times, as well as install sizes, for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

Elden Ring preload times

It is possible to pre-load Elden Ring, but only if you have a pre-ordered digital copy of the game. Once you do, it will be available to preload on all platforms 48 hours before the release date in your region.

When can you start playing Elden Ring?

The release time of the game differs slightly between each platform and region, which in turn means that everyone has a different time when they will be able to pre-load the game. Here’s a full breakdown of release times for each platform and region:

playstation and xbox

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Elden Ring launches on both console platforms on the night of February 2nd. 25 for almost all regions. Those who live in the US during Pacific Time and Central Time will get access slightly earlier at 9 p.m. m. PST / 11 p.m. m. CT.


The release date for PC is a bit more complicated, as it differs slightly for each region: some can play it before midnight on the 25th, while others have to wait longer. Here’s the overview:

    • US Pacific TimThursday – February 24 – 3:00 p.m. m. (Pacific Time)
    • Central USA TimThu – Feb 24 – 5:00 p.m. m. CT
    • US Eastern Time – February 24 – 6:00 p.m. m. ET
    • Colombia time – February 24 – 6:00 p.m. COT
    • Brasília time – February 24 – 8:00 p.m. m. BRT
    • United Kingdom (GMT) – February 24 – 23:00 GMT
    • Central European Time – February 25 – 00:00 CET
    • Eastern European Time – February 25 – 01:00 AM m. TSE
    • South African Standard Time – February 25 – 01:00 AM m. SAST
  • Moscow Standard Time – February 25 – 02:00 AM m. MSK
  • Saudi Standard Time – February 25 – 02:00 AM m. AST
  • Gulf Standard Time – February 25 – 03:00 GST
  • UTC+7 – February 25 – 06:00 AM m. UTC+7
  • UTC+8 – February 25 – 07:00 AM m. UTC+8
  • Korea Standard Time – February 25 – 08:00 AM m. KST
  • Japan Standard Time – February 25 – 08:00 AM m. JST
  • Australian Eastern Daylight Time – February 25 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. m. EDTA
  • New Zealand Daylight Time – February 25 – 12:00 p.m. m. NZDT

What are the install sizes for the Elden Ring (PS4 and PS5)

Elden Ring isn’t huge in terms of install size by modern standards, but you’ll still want to make sure you have a decent amount of storage space available.

  • PlayStation: 49GB
  • xbox: 45GB
  • PC: 60GB

That’s all you need to know Ring of Elden preload and unlock times, as well as install sizes, for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. For more tips, tricks, and guides, search for Twinfinite.