Baldur's Gate 3 PS5 release date: Launch time & preload details

Baldur's Gate 3 PS5 release date: Launch time & preload details
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Written by 

Morgan Truder


31st Aug 2023 10:59


If you’ve been waiting for Baldur's Gate 3 to release on PS5, then you’re nearly there - the hard part is over. The PC version of Baldur’s Gate 3 was released in early August after it was brought forward by a month, making the wait on PS5 feel even longer.

The game arriving early on PC means PS5 users have been pining for the complete D&D experience they’re missing. We are so close now, though it might be time to think about how to find companions and what the maximum level is.

The other important information you need to know will be when the PS5 version of the game is set to release, what time it will launch and whether you can preload the game early - keep reading to find out all of this Baldur's Gate 3 information.

When does Baldur’s Gate 3 release on PS5?

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Baldur’s Gate 3 is set to release for PS5 on September 6. This will be when the game can be played by PS5 players after having to wait even longer. Whether you buy the game physically or digitally, the game releases at the same time. However, if you do buy Baldur’s Gate 3 digitally you can preload the game before release.

When can you pre-load Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS5?

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The PS5 version of Baldur’s Gate 3 will be available to preload on PS5 from August 31. Preload is available from 5:00 pm BST / 4:00 pm UTC / PST 9:00 pm / ET 12:00 pm.

  • Here is all you need to know about levelling up fast, so you can fly through the more challenging parts of Baldur's Gate 3

Can you play Baldur’s Gate 3 early on PS5?

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Yes, you can play Baldur’s Gate 3 early if you pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game. By pre-ordering this version of the game, players can begin playing 72 hours earlier than the release.

Here is the early access start time depending on your region: 

  • British Summer Time (BST) 5 pm / 02/09
  • Central European Summer Time (CEST) 6 pm / 02/09
  • Pacific Time Zone (PDT) 9 am / 02/09
  • Central Time Zone (CDT) 11 am / 02/09
  • Eastern Time Zone (ET) 12 pm / 02/09
  • Japan Standard Time (JST) 1 am / 03/09
  • Australian Eastern Time (AET) 2 am / 03/09
  • New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) 4 am / 03/09

That’s all there is to know about Baldur’s Gate 3’s PS5 release date. If you’re an Xbox player, take a look at whether or not we can expect the game to arrive on Xbox later down the line.

For all the guides to get you started, check out our Baldur’s Gate 3 homepage.

Morgan is one of the Guides Writers at GGRecon. He first started writing about games for fun whilst doing his BA (Hons) in History and Film. Since then he has turned this passion into a career and was previously an Editor at VideoGamer before joining GGRecon. Despite enjoying all sorts of games, he can often be found playing Football Manager, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Sekiro.

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