Star Wars Squadrons is just around the corner, and many people are wondering about the exact release date and time. The game is going to let you engage in spaceship battles with other eager pilots. We haven’t had those in a long time, so it’s pretty refreshing. It’s also refreshing to see a Star Wars game without lightsabers for once. If you’re wondering when exactly you’ll get the chance to play, scroll down and we’ll show you Star Wars Squadrons release date & time.
When is Star Wars Squadrons going to be released?
Star Wars Squadrons is going to be released on October 2nd. It’s a Friday, so you’ll have the whole weekend to immerse yourself in the antics of various Wing and TIE pilots. It’s coming to PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4, by the way, and it has VR support.
It has cross play, so you’ll be able to duke it out with friends from other platforms – even those using VR buckets instead of the normal setup.
Star Wars Squadrons launch times
UPDATE: According to community manager Andrew Johnson, if you’re playing on PC, you’ll get the game at midnight UTC. On console, it’ll be released at midnight local time.
Pilots!— Andrew Johnson (@UNTDrew) September 28, 2020
A lot of the community has been asking about specific launch times for #StarWarsSquadrons.
If you're playing on Steam or Epic, you will be able to access the game globally at midnight UTC. Every other platform gets access at midnight based on your respective region.
ORIGINAL TEXT: There’s no official word on exact launch times at this point. They might do a global simultaneous launch, if they’re confident their servers are up to it. On the other hand, they might do a rolling launch in order to test the waters region by region – this would give them time to react and make sure any server issues affect the least number of people possible. There’s no telling which they’ll choose, of course.
We’re going to keep monitoring the situation, and we’ll update this page when there’s more info. In the meantime, take solace in the fact that Star Wars Squadrons is going to be sold for $40, with no deluxe edition, microtransactions or “live service” elements. So it’s an even playing field, and once you’ve bought the game, that’s it, you have everything.