Overwatch Digital Copies to Unlock Worldwide at Same Time

By Kevin Tavore, 7 months ago
We've known for a while that Overwatch: Origins Edition 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.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:

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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).
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Purveyor of news articles and the occasional walkthrough or op-ed. The American equivalent of Aristotle. Likes almost all genres but has an unhealthy aversion to exploration and puzzles. Nicest place he'd never want to go? Japan.