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Here’s when Black Ops 2 PC will be unlocked, region by region


If you’ve pre-purchased on Steam, Black Ops 2 may well already be planting seeds in your electric box while we natter away here. But when will it be playable? Would you like to know?

Treyarch’s PC man, Cesar ‘@pcdev’ Stastny, has posted the full unlock schedule here, which I’ve synthesised below for your perusal.

New Zealand – Nov 12th 3am PST (Midnight Nov 13th NZDT)

Australia (Sydney) – Nov 12th 5am PST (Midnight Nov 13th EDT)

Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan/China) – Nov 12th 7am PST (Midnight Nov 13th JST)

Russia/CIS/Turkey/Greece/Middle East/Africa – Nov 12th 12pm PST (Midnight Nov 13th MSK)

Rest of Europe (excluding UK) – Nov 12th 3pm PST (Midnight Nov 13th CET)

UK – Nov 12th 4pm PST (Midnight Nov 13th GMT)

North America/South America – Retail: Nov 12th 9pm PST (Midnight Nov 13 EST), Steam Store: Nov 13th 12:01am PST (3:01am Nov 13th EST)

Japan – Nov 11th 7am PST (Midnight Nov 11th JST)

For a split second halfway down that list, I began to understand the sheer scale of the operation Activision are unfolding across the world today. But then I remembered Black Ops 2’s mammoth new zombie mode, and thought about that instead.

“Don’t worry if the Steam site says something different,” said Stastny on Twitter, adding: “Sorry Gabe.”

Are you pre-loaded and ready to go?