Baldur’s Gate 3 PS5 release time, countdown – when can I play BG3 on PS5?

Baldur’s Gate 3 PS5 release time, countdown – when can I play BG3 on PS5?
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The hot RPG of the minute, Baldur’s Gate 3 is soon to arrive on PS5 following a great showing on PC. So you’re no doubt asking when is the release date and time for Baldur’s Gate 3 on PS5?

While those lucky folk on PC have been having a fantastic time with the game already, console owners are already chomping at the bit to roll the dice and get their hands on the game. Exploring the secrets of Baldur’s Gate 3 Arcane Tower will no longer be restricted to PC players. You’ll also get to make use of these Baldur’s Gate 3 tips. Luckily, you won’t have to wait too long to do so, and there are the perks of early access for those who opt for the game’s special edition too. Let’s break it down.

Baldur's Gate 3 PS5 Early Access: An image of Karlach wearing Adamantine Armour in the game.

When is the Baldur’s Gate 3 PS5 release date?

The Baldur’s Gate 3 PS5 release date will be on September 6, 2023 if you opted for the game’s standard edition. Of course, if you purchased the more expensive deluxe edition, then you’ve undoubtedly already been busy exploring all that Faerûn has to offer thanks to the early access period included with it. Now, if you want to learn exactly what time the game goes live, then you can learn more below.

Baldur’s Gate 3 PS5 start time

Here’s the Baldur’s Gate 3 PS5 start time across regions:

  • British Summer Time (BST) 5 pm on September 6
  • Central European Summer Time (CEST) 6 pm on September 6
  • Pacific Time Zone (PDT) 9 am on September 6
  • Central Time Zone (CDT) 11 am on September 6
  • Eastern Time Zone (ET) 12 pm on September 6
  • Japan Standard Time (JST) 1 am on September 7
  • Australian Eastern Time (AET) 2 am on September 7
  • New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) 4 am on September 7

BG3 PS5 standard start time countdown

Baldur’s Gate 3 PS5 standard preload date and time

If you opted for the Baldur’s Gate 3 standard edition, then you’ll be happy to know that preload is now live after it began on September 4 at 4 pm UTC (9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm BST).

Baldur's Gate 3 PS5 Early Access: An image of a player character fighting imps in the game.

Baldur’s Gate 3 PS5 file size

The Baldur’s Gate 3 file size will apparently be slightly less chonky than its PC counterpart at 108.831GB, according to the PlayStation Game Size Twitter account. Compared to the PC version’s massive 150GB+ size, Sony console fans should be relieved at the relatively smaller space their edition takes up. Nevertheless, you may still need to make room for the game as 100GB is nothing to scoff at. Keep in mind, though, that this number hasn’t been confirmed by Larian Studios yet, so it could still end up changing.

It’s also important to note that the Dungeons & Dragons-inspired game also launches with the first patch and its hotfixes in tow. Yes, this also includes expanding the player’s personal story database to a potentially infinite size thanks to the sheer determination of BG3 players.

Digital Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition content

Here’s what the Digital Deluxe Edition ($79.99) has for players:

  • Divinity Bard Song Pack
  • Exclusive Dice Theme
  • Treasures from Rivellon Pack
  • Adventurer’s Pouch
  • Digital OST (Original Soundtrack)
  • Digital Artbook
  • Digital Character Sheets
  • 96 hours of Act 1 Early Access

And here’s what the BG3 Collector’s Edition has:

  • A custom sticker sheet
  • A 25cm Mind Flayer vs. Drow battle diorama
  • A 160-page hardcover art book
  • A cloth map of Faerûn
  • A set of D&D-inspired origin character sheets
  • A metal tadpole keyring
  • A Magic: The Gathering booster pack
  • A custom-engraved metal d20 based on the dice from Baldur’s Gate 3
  • A certificate of authenticity
  • An exclusive in-game skin based on the physical Metal D20.

However you’re choosing to pre-order the game, you’ve got a lot of RPG goodness and potential romances in store. Pre-order bonuses also include an exclusive Dice Theme and an Adventurer’s Pouch. If you want to know exactly what that entails, check out our Baldur’s Gate 3 review.

BG3 is one of the most immersive and complex RPGs to grace the PlayStation 5. It’s no surprise that the game managed to reel in over 875,000 peak concurrent players on Steam. As for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X|S consoles, we don’t have a release date just yet. Check out the Baldur’s Gate 3 PS5 release date here, while you’re at it.

How do you play Baldur’s Gate 3 early access on PS5?

Pre-ordering the Digital Deluxe Edition on PS5 will let you get early access.

Is Baldur’s Gate 3 coming to console?

Yes, Baldur’s Gate 3 is coming to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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