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The Last of Us Part 1 PC Unlock Time & Steam Preload

Find out exactly when The Last of Us (TLOU) Part 1 unlocks on PC and what the game's preload size is on Steam.
The Last of Us Part 1 PC Unlock Time & Steam Preload

Following the successful HBO show, PC gamers are as rabid as Clickers for The Last of Us (TLOU) Part 1, which finally arrives on Steam and Epic Games Store on 28 March 2023. If you want to count down the hours until The Last of Us Part 1 on PC unlocks, we've got you covered.

This article explains the exact release/unlock time for TLOU Part 1 on PC and the game's preload size so you can jump into the post-apocalyptic world and fight off infected, experiencing the journey of Joel and Ellie for the first time on PC.

The Last of Us Part 1 PC Unlock Time: Countdown To Release

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We count down the hours until you can jump into the boots of Joel and Ellie in TLOU Part 1 on PC. (Picture: Naughty Dog)

The Last of Us Part 2 has an unlock time on Steam set as 07:00 PT/10:00 ET on 28 March 2023. For those in Europe, that's 28 March at 14:00 UTC. With this information, you can set your alarms and get ready to jump into the fantastic experience. We will, however, do you one better, as we've added a countdown clock below.

Countdown to TLOU Part 1 PC Unlock
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If you want to play The Last of Us Part 1 on PC as soon as it unlocks, then you should probably start preloading the game on Steam right now. That's what the next section of this article discusses, after all.

TLOU Part 1 PC Preload/Download Size

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The Last of Us Part 1 on PC includes the Left Behind DLC. (Picture: Naughty Dog)

While The Last of Us Part 1's PC system requirements note 100 GB of free SSD storage space, the download/preload size is a bit smaller. We have confirmed that TLOU Part 1's preload on PC via Steam clocks in at 75 GB

Yes, the download size is still relatively big, but that's likely because "PC players can fully immerse themselves in beautiful yet haunting environments in stunning detail with true 4K resolutions," with texture size definitely being one of the reasons for the game's bigger file size.

While you wait for The Last of Us Part 1 to unlock on Steam and Epic Games Store, you can learn more about the game's PC-exclusive features below.

So there you have it, the exact time that The Last of Us Part 1's PC version unlocks and the preload size so you can download it right now.