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Battlefield 4 Pre-loading has Begun!

We're just moments away from the full worldwide launch of Battlefield 4. If you've already pre-ordered on PC through Origin, you'll be able to get a jump start by pre-loading ahead of the game’s release in your region.

Pre-loading is a big deal: It gets you into the action the moment the game launches. You'll be ready to fight because you've downloaded all the critical files first. Don't watch a progress bar when you can be playing. Take care of business before Battlefield 4 goes live in your area.

The pre-load and launch windows are different based on the territory you're in, so check below to see when you can download ahead of launch … and when you can play!

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Not sure what release-region you’re in? Find your country in this Region Definitions article.
  • If Battlefield 4 is available for pre-load in your region and you're having difficulty downloading or installing, there may have been an error processing your order. Check (and keep an eye on) the email address associated with your Origin Account. If there’s a problem with your order, you should get an email about it.
  • The times below represent when Battlefield 4 will be released digitally through the Origin Store. Battlefield 4 will be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in each region per the date listed alongside the release time.
Regional Battlefield 4 Pre-load and Launch Times:

East Asia
  • Pre-load: Oct 27 at 1:00AM KST
  • Game Launch: Oct 29 at 12:01AM KST
North and South America
  • Pre-load: Oct 26 at 12:00 PM (noon) EDT
  • Game Launch: Oct 29 at 12:01AM EDT
  • Note: Latin American pre-orders, excluding those in Brazil and Mexico, will be available for pre-load beginning Oct 28 at 7:00AM EDT.
Russia
  • Pre-load: Oct 26 at 8:00 PM MSK
  • Game Launch: Oct 29 at 11:00AM MSK
Australia
  • Pre-load: Oct 28 at 9:00 PM AEDT
  • Game Launch: Oct 31 at 12:01AM AEDT
European Union
  • Pre-load: Oct 28 at 11:00 AM CET
  • Game Launch: Oct 31 at 12:01AM CET
New Zealand
  • Pre-load: Oct 30 at 12:01 AM NZDT
  • Game Launch: Nov 1 at 12:01AM NZDT
India
  • Pre-load: Oct 29 at 4:30 PM IST
  • Game Launch: Nov 1 at 12:01AM IST
South Africa
  • Pre-load: Oct 29 at 1:00 PM SAST
  • Game Launch: Nov 1 at 12:01AM SAST
United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal
  • Pre-load: Oct 29 at 11:00 AM GMT
  • Game Launch: Nov 1 at 12:01AM GMT
Japan
  • Pre-load: Nov 5 at 3:00 AM JST
  • Game Launch: Nov 7 at 12:01AM JST