We've known for a while that Overwatch
is launching this coming Tuesday, May 24th worldwide. Typically, games go live at midnight in each region, leading to a slightly staggered worldwide release. For Overwatch
, Blizzard just announced that they're planning on doing things a little differently - they will be launching worldwide at the same time. So what does this mean for you?
As you can see, those in the western US can play as early as 4pm on the 23rd while Australians wait until 9am on the 24th.
If you're averse to images, Blizzard also provided a handy chart with some more detailed information:
If your time zone isn't listed, you can use this time zone converter
to figure out when the game will go live for you.
To those in the US, there is no word on whether or not this will affect sales at brick and mortar stores. Usually it does not, but on occasions publishers will clear games to be sold earlier than release at the last minute. You might want to call your local stores on the 23rd to see when they will begin selling the game if you're going that route.Overwatch
launches for Xbox One on May 24th (give or take a few hours).