Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm regional launch times detailed

Blizzard publishes a global list of when the game will activate in each region.

Blizzard has put out a list of worldwide times when Starcraft II's first expansion, Heart of the Swarm, will launch across the world.

Seeing as Starcraft II requires a connection to Blizzard's Battle.net servers to play, even physical copies of Heart of the Swarm obtained early will not run before this time. Heart of the Swarm also requires a copy of Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty to play.

GameSpot's review for Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm is in the works.

The approximate time when the game will go live across each region is posted below. Times displayed are local:

Southeast Asia

Indochina Time (Bangkok): 8:01 p.m. March 11
Philippine Time (Manila): 9:01 p.m. March 11
Singapore Time: 9:01 p.m. March 11
Australian Western Time (Perth): 9:01 p.m. March 11
Australian Eastern Time (Sydney): 12:01 a.m. March 12
New Zealand Standard Time: 2:01 a.m. March 12

Korea and Taiwan

China Standard Time (Taiwan): 1:01 a.m. March 12
Korea Standard Time (Seoul): 2:01 a.m. March 12

EU

Moscow Standard Time: 3:01 a.m. March 12
Eastern European Time (Athens): 2:01 a.m. March 12
South African Standard Time: 1:01 a.m. March 12
Central European Time (Paris): 12:01 a.m. March 12
Greenwich Mean Time (London): 11:01 p.m. March 11

Americas

Brazil Standard Time (Sao Paulo): 4:01 a.m. March 12
Eastern Daylight Saving Time: 3:01 a.m. March 12
Central Daylight Saving Time: 2:01 a.m. March 12
Mountain Daylight Saving Time: 1:01 a.m. March 12
Pacific Daylight Saving Time: 12:01 a.m. March 12
Hawaii Standard Time: 9:01 p.m. March 11

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105 comments
digital_reaver
digital_reaver

Awesome! Day one download of 5GB to play... EPIC fail, Blizzard.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

RELEASED ! Watched First ten minutes of walkthrough on youtube by MediaCrows . Looks fucking epic !

wcw1985
wcw1985

How much does it sell per copy in Singapore? Will it sell in Malaysia?

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

Does anyone know how much time is left for release .? I can't watch live stream for some reason .

SythisTaru
SythisTaru

Will anyone actually play this? Gross!

ratchet200
ratchet200

Well bugger me i thought this came out on Thrusday lol. Can't wait to grab it tommorow!

Tauu
Tauu

Hmm, it's gonna be hard to get back into SC2 now that Dota 2 is here. I guess having too many good games to play is a nice problem to have.

bonereaper69
bonereaper69

So stupid that Eastern Time Zone Gamers always have to be the last ones to play in the U.S.. We always get to play at 3 am, while the pacific time zone gets to play at 12:00 am /End Rant. It just bugs me

blackace
blackace

Why is the US that last to get it, when Blizzard/Activision are U.S. companies. Southeast Asia should be the last region to get it. 

Agnus681
Agnus681

Another 5 hours of gameplay and then 2 years of silence until final part of trilogy is released. No, i won't buy it :P

Dullgarian
Dullgarian

I once REALLY liked Blizzard (I bought every games they created, StarCraft 2 WoL and Diablo 3 included) but it isn't the case anymore. No HotS for me.

grimthereaperz
grimthereaperz

@wcw1985 you can check local store..or if you like you can buy it from Offgamers..the price sitting around Rm120..in Offgamers it's Rm118 though(in store pick up or cd key only).

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@Tauu  Have you tried playing Brood War on iccup/fish server?  Also war3 tft.  Those and Dota 2 + LoL are all better games than SC2. 

I wouldn't waste your time with Blizzard games, they stalk and harass vocal players on forums (in game of course) plus they essentially rig the esports side of SC2.  Gross company.

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

@blackace  

Yeah in fact ActivisionBlizzard is an american company but their owner Vivendi is a french group.

ioshilee
ioshilee

@blackace blackace, it's all about how this world works, you know :) The sun moves wrom East to West, so if the launch day is 12.03 it will start in Asia earlier :) Nothing personal :)

TORCEDOR
TORCEDOR

@blackace most of the games launch first here, then they are imported to other nations. its all about noticing this, for example in traffic you always tend to notice when you are stuck in the slow moving lane but rarely notice when you are in the fast moving one!

feleas
feleas

@blackace yeah that does seem a little odd as they're a day ahead of us haha. for example: it's 8:04pm AST Monday here, but it's 9:04am Tuesday in Australia (forget what region exactly but my friend's 13 hours ahead of me after Daylight Savings.)

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

@Agnus681 I am going to buy it I enjoyed SC2 quite a bit and I am not a huge RTS guy. The only issue I have atm is that I have so many awesome games to play and catch up on. And SC2 deserves my full attention. I think I will wait until I experience a lag in releases.. probably before the next gen consoles release is when I will purchase SC2 Heart of the Swarm.

Alex-Peters
Alex-Peters

@Agnus681 "Another" 5 Hours? Are you kidding?!?!? I've easily logged at least 200 into WoL, best game value out of all my games hands down. You clearly haven't played enough WoL...

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

@Majkic666 I am waiting for Launch trailer . I thought they won't be able to top Wings of Liberty launch trailer but surprised me with Vengeance trailer now want to be again with launch trailer .

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

@Dullgarian Blizzard is a great company. But I understand what your saying about Diablo 3. They just did things wrong with what would have been an all time favorite. Luckily they are still improving it.

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@Dullgarian Same for me.  They just aren't the same Blizzard that used to revolutionize an entire genre with each release.  They're no better than Activision or EA these days....They also have some incredibly shady business tactics going on with their always-online-lets-spy-on-our-customers-bullshit. 

PS Keep invading my private life some more Blizz, fu.  I know you will read this comment ;)

wcw1985
wcw1985

Will the HOS come with WOL? I saw that HOS require WOL to play. 

x-TwilighT-x
x-TwilighT-x

@2bitSmOkEy Such an atrocious comment, provide evidence before making such out-landish remarks.

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

@feleas @blackace agree that is weird i was going to say maybe there just going by sun rise on the date for each region but that is obviously not the case.

x-TwilighT-x
x-TwilighT-x

@Alex-Peters Most likely he means he just played the campaign. IF he played it at all. However, I played the campaign multiple times through to get the different story and the achievements.

grimthereaperz
grimthereaperz

@wcw1985 @grimthereaperz you need to have WOL first to play HOS..it means if you don't have WOL,then you have to buy it first..and no,WOL is not included in HOS.. as i already said..WOL is the base game..HOS is the expansion..

grimthereaperz
grimthereaperz

@wcw1985 well yes..you need Wing of Liberty first to play Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void..both of it is sort like an expansion than standalone game..

Alex-Peters
Alex-Peters

@x-TwilighT-x @Alex-Peters Absolutely! The campaign is fantastic! I think I've played through like 6 or 7 times now: normal, hard, brutal, normal for fast achievement, hard for other achievements, and hard again in anticipation for HotS release. Plus countless hours on ladder, and even more in Arcade with excellent user created content (Starcraft Community ROCKS!) I'm sorry, but I cannot sit idly by while someone claims this game is only worth 5 hrs. Completely not true!

Alex-Peters
Alex-Peters

@x-TwilighT-x Agreed. Blizz wouldn't waste their time/money on that crap. Paranoid, naive and extremely self-centered. Hackers... lolz! :) 

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@shingui5 @2bitSmOkEy I'm glad someone finds it funny :)  Just too bad it had to be a troll.

shingui5
shingui5

@2bitSmOkEy HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHhah

oh man *snicker* thanks for the laughs.

wait, you're serious?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

@2bitSmOkEy Blizzard is sending "hackers" after you because you played SC2 at a high level?  What are you talking about?

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@Sardinar @chibi-acer @2bitSmOkEy yawn, way to pass it off as paranoia when you have no idea what you're talking about.  Over the past year and a half I've been dealing with this lovely little duo of hackers that Blizz has sent after me.  

Never underestimate the lengths a failing multi billion dollar company will go to.  I'm sure there are other top level former SC2 players that are experiencing the same shit I've been going through.

Sardinar
Sardinar

@chibi-acer @2bitSmOkEy You're all paranoid cry-babies. Yes, Blizzard is not quite as revolutionary as they were before, but you're just over-reacting.