There's a lot of fans waiting for the release of Hogwarts Legacy, allowing them to live out their dreams of learning witchcraft and wizardry in the iconic school from Harry Potter. Warner Bros has already allowed prospective players to pick their wand and house, and you can also pre-load the game. But what about playing Hogwarts Legacy sooner than 10 February via Early Access?
This article explains the exact launch times for Hogwarts Legacy Early Access in your region so that even muggles can jump into the world as soon as possible. No magic required.
Hogwarts Legacy Early Access: Release Times PC & Consoles
Early Access for Hogwarts Legacy starts on 7 February 2023. This is a 72-hour (aka three days) Early Access period for PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation 5.
For those on PC, Hogwarts Legacy Early Access begins at 10:00 PST / 13:00 EST. For those on consoles, the Early Access period begins on 7 February 2023 at midnight in their local time. From the official image shared on Twitter, which you can view below, the only exception is for PT time, which is listed as 21:00 on 6 February 2023.
These are, of course, the global early access times for Digital Deluxe pre-orders. If you've purchased a physical Deluxe Edition, then you need to contact your retailer for the exact time you can pick up your game or when it will be delivered.
How to Play Hogwarts Legacy Early
There's only one way to get into the magical world of Hogwarts Legacy faster via Early Access, and that is to open your wallet for either the Deluxe Edition or the Collector's Edition.
While the latter has already sold out, you will have no problem getting a Digital Deluxe Edition for $79.99 on PlayStation and Xbox and $69.99 on PC.
That's around $10 more for the upgrade from a Standard Edition to a Deluxe Edition for Hogwarts Legacy, allowing you to play the game three days early. Otherwise, you will have to wait until 10 February 2023 to play it if you don't go for the Early Access option. In case you missed it, check out the Hogwarts Legacy launch trailer below.
So there you have it, the exact date and times per region for Hogwarts Legacy Early Access, giving prospective wizards a three-day head start in the magical world.
Hogwarts Legacy Early Access Launch Times Per Region & Platform FAQ
When does Hogwarts Legacy Early Access begin?
Hogwarts Legacy Early Access starts at 10:00 PST / 13:00 EST on 7 February 2023 for PC, and midnight for consoles.