Payday 3 Release Date Announcement: The Big Reveal of The Release Date
The release of PAYDAY 3 is imminent, and then the whole world will be free to commit heists all over New York City. While the official release date is set for September 21, 2023, the truth is likely to be more nuanced, as is the case with many contemporary live-service games.
Starbreeze, the game’s developer, has announced that a “Play Early” beta will give select gamers access to the game up to three days before the official release. Detailed instructions on how to participate in the game’s early access period and release dates for different regions are provided below.
When is the full release of PAYDAY 3 expected to occur?
As was previously reported, PAYDAY 3 will have its complete retail release on Thursday, September 21, 2023. Naturally, though, this varies considerably depending on where on Earth you call home. Below, you’ll find a map showing when the game will be available in major time zones throughout the world, courtesy of the makers. But here’s the complete index:
- Time: September 21, 8:00 AM, Los Angeles (PDT)
- On September 21 at 11 a.m., New York time (EDT)
- The 21st of September at 12 PM Sao Paulo Time (BRT)
- 21 September, 4 PM London Time (BST)
- Paris, France – September 21 at 5:00 PM CEST
- 21 September, 6 PM, Istanbul (TRT)
- September 22 at midnight Tokyo time (JST)
- On September 22 at 1 a.m., Sydney time (AEST)
- On September 22 at 3 a.m., Auckland (NZST)
How long till the PAYDAY 3 Early Access begins, and when does it begin?
There is currently just one way to gain access to the game before its official release. Players who have not yet purchased the game can do so only if they have pre-ordered either the Silver or Gold editions. If you’ve already pre-ordered the game but want to jump in right away, you can upgrade your edition and get instant access to the game on the platform you originally purchased it for.
As of today, September 18th, the Play Early session for PAYDAY 3 is live. A timeline of when it was released in various countries is provided below.
- On September 18 at 8 a.m., Los Angeles (PDT)
- On September 18 at 11 a.m., New York time (EDT)
- 18 September, 12 PM Sao Paulo (BRT)
- 18 September, 4 PM London Time (BST)
- 18 September, 5 PM, Paris (CEST)
- At six o’clock on September 18 (TRT), Istanbul.
- Time in Tokyo: September 19, 12 AM (JST)
- Time: September 19, 1 a.m. in Sydney (AEST)
- Time: 3 a.m., September 19 (NZST), Auckland
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Full versions of PAYDAY 3 will be released for the Windows PC (through Steam), Xbox Series X|S, and PS5 consoles. The Xbox title Pass library will include the title from the get-go.