Baldur’s Gate 3 Countdown – Release Time & Date

We've got a countdown ticking down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the official release of Baldur's Gate 3!
Baldur's Gate 3 key art
Image: Larian Studios

Ever played Baldur’s Gate 3? It’s an immersive role-playing gem, nested right in the heart of the Dungeons & Dragons universe. I can’t count the hours I’ve spent, expertly navigating through ethereal landscapes, grappling with my very own mind flayer parasite (yes, you heard that right), and wrestling with the intricate morality of this world. Developed by the creators of Divinity: Original Sin 2, this game took my love for strategic decision-making to a whole new level. And don’t get me started on the intricate character creation process – it’s a wild ride! So, are you ready to shape your own adventure and leave a lasting legacy? If you can’t wait to jump in, we’ve got a countdown ticking away until the game releases where you live!

Baldur’s Gate 3 Countdown and Launch Time

If you are a bit confused about the timezones and want to know exactly how long you have to wait for the game to release we have a countdown for you below. Once the countdown reaches zero for the platform you will be playing on, you should be able to play Baldur’s Gate 3 wherever you live!

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Release Date & Time

Baldur’s Gate 3 fully releases on Thursday, August 3rd, 2023 at 3pm UTC. Here’s a look at how that time converts to different time zones across the world:

  • United States, Los Angeles (PDT) – August 3rd, 2023 at 8:00 AM
  • United States, Denver (MDT) – August 3rd, 2023 at 9:00 AM
  • United States, Phoenix (MST) – August 3rd, 2023 at 8:00 AM
  • United States, New York (EDT) – August 3rd, 2023 at 11:00 AM
  • Brazil, Rio de Janeiro (BRT) – August 3rd, 2023 at 12:00 PM
  • United Kingdom, London (BST) – August 3rd, 2023 at 4:00 PM
  • Germany, Berlin (CEST) – August 3rd, 2023 at 5:00 PM
  • South Africa, Cape Town (SAST) – August 3rd, 2023 at 5:00 PM
  • United Arab Emirates, Dubai (GST) – August 3rd, 2023 at 7:00 PM
  • India, New Delhi (IST) – August 3rd, 2023 at 8:30 PM
  • China, Beijing (CST) – August 3rd, 2023 at 11:00 PM
  • Japan, Tokyo (JST) – August 4th, 2023 at 12:00 AM
  • Australia, Sydney (AEST) – August 4th, 2023 at 1:00 AM
  • New Zealand, Auckland (NZST) – August 4th, 2023 at 3:00 AM

Baldur’s Gate 3 Game Description

Assemble your companions and revisit the Forgotten Realms in a saga that explores the themes of camaraderie, duplicity, sacrifice, survival, and the irresistible pull of supreme power. Unusual capabilities awaken within you, courtesy of a mind flayer parasite nestled in your brain. Choose to resist and use the darkness to your advantage or yield to corruption and become the embodiment of ultimate evil.

From Larian Studios, the minds behind Divinity: Original Sin 2, comes a next-generation role-playing game situated in the rich and expansive universe of Dungeons & Dragons. Baldur’s Gate 3 offers a unique blend of choice-driven narrative, immersive role-playing, and heartfelt character interactions set against the backdrop of a visually stunning and deeply interactive world.

Your journey starts with an abduction, a sinister infection, and an increasing sense of alienation. As you transform into a monster, the rising corruption fuels your power. This newfound strength might help you survive, but it comes with a cost. Amidst a battle between devils, gods, and malevolent otherworldly forces, it is the bonds of trust you foster within your group that could be your strongest asset. Together, you hold the destiny of the Forgotten Realms in your hands.

Built with the new Divinity 4.0 engine, Baldur’s Gate 3 offers an unprecedented freedom to traverse, experiment, and interact within a world brimming with characters, hazards, and deception. The engaging, cinematic storyline puts you at the heart of the narrative like never before. Explore enchanting forests cloaked in shadow, venture into the magical caverns of the Underdark, and roam the expansive city of Baldur’s Gate. Your actions may shape the adventure, but it’s your choices that will define your legacy.

The Forgotten Realms is a vast, intricate, and diverse world filled with secrets waiting to be uncovered. Engage in a range of actions like sneaking, climbing, and jumping as you navigate from the cavernous Underdark to the shimmering rooftops of Baldur’s Gate. The game offers an experience where each decision leaves an indelible mark on the world, shaping your legacy, crafting relationships, and solving problems in your own unique way.

Bardurs Gate 3 Playstation State Of Play February 2023
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The game allows for party-based combat and even offers the freedom to pursue individual quests and agendas. Introduce elements of chaos when your friends least expect it because relationships can be complicated, especially when you have a brain parasite. The game also offers seven unique Origin heroes, each with their own unique traits and narratives that intertwine with the main storyline. Play as an Origin and savor their stories, or recruit them to battle at your side.

Utilizing the D&D 5e ruleset, the game introduces team-based initiative, advantage and disadvantage, and roll modifiers, supplemented with an advanced AI and expanded environmental interactions. Choose from multiple difficulty settings to tailor the combat challenge to your liking.

The game boasts a rich character creation system with over 600 spells and actions, offering almost limitless freedom of interaction in a meticulously crafted world. Choose from a plethora of races and classes to shape your character’s identity and leave a unique legacy. Each playthrough promises a new cinematic journey.

As the threat of war approaches Baldur’s Gate and a mind flayer invasion looms, bonds of friendship are likely to be formed. The fate of these relationships is in your hands as you form genuine connections with the characters you encounter. Your companions each possess a unique moral compass, reacting to the choices you make throughout your journey. Will you uphold your principles at all costs, or allow love to dictate your actions? The relationships forged on the road to Baldur’s Gate serve as moments of respite at camp as much as they shape the critical decisions you make on your adventure.

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Try Hard Guides. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.

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