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Life is Strange 2 Episode 3 Unlock Time

The Life is Strange 2 episode 3 unlock time has been announced by developers Dontnod. In an industry where our heads spin whenever we hear about release times and staggered dates, this is surprisingly refreshing, as you’ll soon see. Below, we’ll take you through the release times for the new Life is Strange 2 episode “Wastelands,” including unlock times for the US and UK, plus a look through each platform: Xbox One, PS4, and, yes, even a Steam unlock time. We’ll even throw in some preload info for good measure.

Life is Strange 2 Episode 3 Unlock Time on Xbox One and PS4

Life is Strange 2 episode 3 unlock time

Dontnod has released a handy little graphic for those looking to know when they can start playing Life is Strange 2 episode 3 as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it’s not great news for those of you in the UK. It’s going to be a blanket May 9 release everywhere, but here are the specific release times:

  • 9:01 AM Pacific
  • 12:01 PM Eastern
  • 5:01 PM BST

So, yep, Life is Strange 2‘s new episode doesn’t unlock in the UK until well into the afternoon and beyond the working day. That could be a good thing for some but, for those itching to play it immediately upon release, it’s not going to do down well.

Life is Strange 2 Episode 3 Steam Unlock Time

Life is Strange 2 episode 3 unlock time

The Wastelands Steam release time doesn’t actually differ from its Xbox One and PS4 peers, which makes a pleasant change from releases such as Sekiro leaving PC gamers behind:

  • 9:01 AM Pacific
  • 12:01 PM Eastern
  • 5:01 PM BST

Life is Strange 2 Episode 3 Preload Info

Life is Strange 2 episode 3 unlock time

You can preload Life is Strange 2 episode 3 now on PS4, though things are still up in the air on both Xbox One and PC. It may be scant consolation but the small download size of each episode means you won’t be lagging too far behind even if you can’t preload before the unlock time on May 9.