Gamestop Midnight Store Release Details
Elden Ring is one of the most anticipated games of the year, and gamers will soon be able to get their hands on it.
FromSoftware’s latest adventure immerses players in the vast open world of Lands Between. For the first time, players will be able to explore the land openly. Discovery will be their ally as they will do their best to experience all that Lands Between has to offer.
Some players are so eager to skip Elden Ring that they even found a way to access the game earlier. Others have gone ahead and pre-ordered one of the many Elden Ring editions.
Those who were able to pre-order a copy from Gamestop may be able to get a copy sooner than most. Here’s how.
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Elden Ring: GameStop Midnight Release Details
Depending on your location, GameStop may arrange a midnight release for Elden Ring.
Gamestop is known for doing midnight releases where they let players pick up their games as soon as they come out. This means they don’t have to wait for the store to reopen during regular business hours to pick up their copy.
Some players have reported a local time of 11 p.m. for their GameStop midnight local release, but access varies depending on pre-order volumes for a given store.
Make sure you contact your local GameStop and ask if it holds a midnight version or if GameStops around the area will do so via their chat.
At the time, these midnight releases were something of a gamer event. They had set up camp and lined up to make sure they would be among the first to receive their copies.
These days, with digital pre-orders available the day before around 9:00 PM PST, things have changed a lot.
But nevertheless, for a release as massive as Elden Ring, many players chose to physically pre-order their copy. And depending on your location, your GameStop may allow midnight pickups.
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Players who are still on the fence about this should wait until the review embargo is lifted before making a decision.
Players new to Elden Ring should make sure they understand the different classes coming into the game and how each piece of armor will affect their stats.