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Starfield release time: When does Starfield launch in your region?

Discover when Starfield releases in your region

Sarah Morgan from Starfield stands in a room next to a fireplace
Image credit: Bethesda Game Studios

Want to know the Starfield release time for your region? After a popular week of early access, Starfield is now launching for the masses. If you've held off on the extra-expensive Digital Premium Edition and have waited for the normal release to keep some money in your pocket, then the wait is almost over. If you're wondering exactly when Starfield releases in your region, then you're in the right place.

In this guide, we'll break down the Starfield release time, covering when it will unlock in your region. We'll also cover the Starfield download size, so that you can clear plenty of space on your hard drive to store... the vastness of space!

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Starfield release time

The Starfield release time is 12am UTC on Wednesday 6th September. That means it is available to play right now, and can be downloaded for free for those using Xbox Game Pass on console or PC.

You can find the exact Starfield release time in your region below:

  • US West: 5pm PDT (Tuesday 5th)
  • US East: 8pm EDT (Tuesday 5th)
  • UK: 1am BST (Wednesday 6th)
  • Europe: 2am CEST (Wednesday 6th)
  • Japan: 9am JST (Wednesday 6th)
  • Australia: 10am AEST (Wednesday 6th)
Image showing global review times for Starfield.
Image credit: Bethesda Game Studios

Make sure to use this timezone converter to check the exact time in your area.

Of course, many enjoyed Starfield over the past week thanks to a popular early access period, which started on 1st September. This was only available to those who purchased a Digital Premium Edition, or the associated upgrade for those with Xbox Game Pass.

That wraps up our guide on the Starfield release time. Of course, you can plan your character with our guides on all Starfield traits and all Starfield backgrounds, as well as our list of the best builds in Starfield. You can also learn more about many of Starfield's systems, such as how to fast travel and how to get a boost pack in Starfield.

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