Skull and Bones countdown: Exact start time and release date

Your reign of terror starts soon.
A promotional image for Skull and Bones.
Image via Ubisoft

Skull and Bones‘ release is coming at us with full wind. If you are eager to build your pirate empire by the coast of Africa or the East Indies, here’s the exact countdown and release time.

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The release date and times listed below come from the official announcement by Skull and Bones’ X account (formerly Twitter) on Feb. 11. We also provided multiple time zones per region to save you the trouble of converting yourself.

When does Skull and Bones release in early access?

An island in Skull and Bones, with two pirate ships circling in the water.
It’s almost here. Image via Ubisoft

Skull and Bones will be available in early access from Feb. 13 for pirates who pre-ordered the Premium edition of the game or are playing through Ubisoft Plus.

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The early access to Skull and Bones will go live at 12am in every region, but depending on where you live, the time (and day) might be slightly different. Below, we listed some of the core time zones and the according release times.

The Americas:

  • Eastern Standard Time (EST): Feb. 13, 12am
  • Pacific Standard Time (PT): Feb. 12, 9pm
  • Central Standard Time (CT/CST): Feb. 12, 11pm

Europe:

  • Central European Time (CET): Feb. 13, 12am
  • Greenwich Mean Time (GMT): Feb. 12, 11pm

Oceania and Asia:

  • Australia Eastern Time (AET): Feb. 13, 12am
  • Australia Eastern Standard Time (AEST): Feb. 12, 11 pm

When does Skull and Bones release?

Two ships on the ocean set sail in Skull and Bones.
Not long to wait. Image via Ubisoft

Skull and Bones will set sail on Feb. 16 on gaming platforms such as PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Here’s the exact time.

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The full launch will go live at 12am in every region, but like with early access, the time and day may vary depending on your location. Below, you can find some of the core time zones for each region and the times Skull and Bones will go live in that time zone.

The Americas:

  • Eastern Standard Time (EST): Feb. 16, 12am
  • Pacific Standard Time (PT): Feb. 15, 9pm
  • Central Standard Time (CT/CST): Feb. 15, 11pm

Europe:

  • Central European Time (CET): Feb. 16, 12am
  • Greenwich Mean Time (GMT): Feb. 15, 11pm

Oceania and Asia:

  • Australia Eastern Time (AET): Feb. 16, 12am
  • Australia Eastern Standard Time (AEST): Feb. 15, 11pm

Remember that if you’ve played the recent Skull and Bones open beta, all the progress and rewards will transfer into the full launch, making it easy to pick up right where you left your ship and its crew.

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