Baldur's Gate 3 PS5 Preload And Early Access Start Time: How To Play Early

Following the game's gigantic release on PC, Baldur's Gate 3 is headed to PS5 in September.


Following its massive launch on PC in August, Baldur's Gate 3 is coming to PlayStation 5 in September, and it's available early for those who purchase the Digital Deluxe edition. Larian Studios has now confirmed that preloading on PS5 begins on August 31 for people who bought this version of the game, meaning they can play the second it officially unlocks.

Preloading begins August 31 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET for people who own the Digital Deluxe edition, while the game's standard edition is available to preload on September 4 at the same time. Early access for Digital Deluxe owners starts on September 2 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. There is no early access for the standard release, so people buying that version can get started on September 6.

The Digital Deluxe edition also comes with a variety of in-game extras like the Divinity Bard song pack, a dice theme, and the Treasures from Rivellon pack, among other items.

Fixes and improvements from the PC edition will be rolled into the PS5 edition, Larian has said. An Xbox version is possible as well, but Larian won't release the game until it runs well on both Xbox Series S and Series X, and that's proven to be an issue so far.

Baldur's Gate 3 was released earlier this month on PC and became a quick success, reaching more than 875,000 peak concurrent players to rise up the Steam charts. Over its first weekend, time spent playing Baldur's Gate 3 made up a quarter of total playtime across Steam.

If you're just getting started with Baldur's Gate 3, be sure to check out GameSpot's Baldur's Gate 3 guides hub to hit the ground running.

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