When Blizzard say that Heart of the Swarm launches on March 12, as they have done increasingly often of late, they mean that Heart of the Swarm launches on March 12 in California, where they live. However, shocking anecdotal evidence has revealed that as many as eight StarCraft 2 players don’t live in California. Indeed, as the snow mounts up outside my window this morning, so does the nagging feeling that I don’t live in California either.
Thankfully, Blizzard have seen fit to publish approximate unlock times for every region getting a Heart of the Swarm release, beginning in less than three hours’ time with Bangkok. Find your corner of the world in the list below.
Indochina Time (Bangkok) – 8:01 p.m. March 11
Philippine Time (Manila) – 9:01 p.m. March 11
Singapore Time – 9:01 p.m. March 11
Australian Western Time (Perth) – 9:01 p.m. March 1
Australian Eastern Time (Sydney) – 12:01 a.m. March 12
New Zealand Standard Time – 2:01 a.m. March 12
Korea and Taiwan
China Standard Time (Taiwan) – 1:01 a.m. March 12
Korea Standard Time (Seoul) – 2:01 a.m. March 12
Moscow Standard Time – 3:01 a.m. March 12
Eastern European Time (Athens) – 2:01 a.m. March 12
South African Standard Time – 1:01 a.m. March 12
Central European Time (Paris) – 12:01 a.m. March 12
Greenwich Mean Time (London) – 11:01 p.m. March 11
Brazil Standard Time (Sao Paulo) – 4:01 a.m. March 12
Eastern Daylight Saving Time – 3:01 a.m. March 12
Central Daylight Saving Time – 2:01 a.m. March 12
Mountain Daylight Saving Time – 1:01 a.m. March 12
Pacific Daylight Saving Time – 12:01 a.m. March 12
Hawaii Standard Time – 9:01 p.m. March 11
Never ask Blizzard to do your geography homework – South Africa in the EU? – but do rely on them to do launch events properly. A 21-hour official livestream began this morning with a big party in Australia, and will take in Day’s King of the Beta tournament this afternoon.
How are you celebrating the great unchaining of Heart of the Swarm?