Want to know the Baldur's Gate 3 release time? After years of long resting in early access, Baldur's Gate 3 is finally about to fully release. This D&D adventure crafted by Larian Studios, the masterminds behind one of the best RPGs on PC, Divinity: Original Sin 2, throws you into the Forgotten Realms to fulfil your fantasy dreams. Whether you want to play magical tunes as a Bard or crush your foes as a Barbarian, Baldur's Gate 3 lets you do it all, so if you're very very excited... well, so are we!
In this guide, we'll break down the exact Baldur's Gate 3 release date and time for your region and platform, so that you know the moment when you can jump into this Dungeons & Dragons fantasy epic.
Baldur's Gate 3 release time
Baldur's Gate 3 launches on PC at 8am PDT/11am EDT/4pm BST on Thursday, August 3rd.
You can find the exact Baldur's Gate 3 release time for your region below:
- US West: 8am PDT (August 3rd)
- US East: 11am EDT (August 3rd)
- Rio De Janeiro: 12pm BRT (August 3rd)
- London: 4pm BST (August 3rd)
- Berlin: 5pm CEST (August 3rd)
- Kuala Lumpur: 11pm MYT (August 3rd)
- Tokyo: 12am JST (August 4th)
- Syndey: 1am AEST (August 4th)
- Auckland: 3am NZST (August 4th)
However, the above times are only relevant to those playing on PC, through platforms such as Steam and GOG. Baldur's Gate 3 will launch a little later on PlayStation 5, on September 6th 2023.
Preodering the Digital Deluxe Edition of Baldur's Gate 3 on PS5 prior to this date will grant you 3 days early access to the full version, starting on September 3rd 2023. There is no 3 day early access period for the full version for those on PC.
Baldur's Gate 3 platforms
Baldur's Gate 3 is currently scheduled to launch on PC, via Steam and GOG, and PS5.
Larian have recently confirmed to IGN than an Xbox Series X|S version is still in the works, but is currently struggling with some technical difficulties due to issues with split-screen co-op on the Xbox Series S version.
Baldur's Gate 3 price
Baldur's Gate 3 is currently available on PC via Steam and GOG for £49.99/$59.99. For those on PS5, you can preorder the base game for £57.99/$69.99 or the Digital Deluxe Edition for £65.99/$79.99.
Those who buy the Digital Deluxe Edition will get a Divinity song pack for the Bard, along with an exclusive dice theme and the Treasures from Rivellon pack.
These bonuses are also available to those on PC, but purchasing the early access version now via Steam or GOG will grant you a free upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Baldur's Gate 3 download size
Baldur's Gate 3 is 122GB, so you'll need a lot of space for the install. This is the size of the full version, which is notably bigger than the early access download. Downloading now will not save time, as you'll need to re-download the full game at launch regardless.
Larian have also confirmed that there are no preloads available on PC, so you'll have to download Baldur's Gate 3 when it releases in your time zone. That caused a bit of chaos for the Steam servers when it launched in early access back in October 2020, so we'd expect to see similar issues here.
That wraps up our guide on the Baldur's Gate 3 release date and time. For more on Baldur's Gate 3, take a look at our recent preview, in which Jeremy Peel dives into the Dark Urge origin character.