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Elden Ring: Gamestop Midnight In-Store Release Details

Elden Ring is one of the most anticipated games of the year, and players will soon be able to get their hands on it.

FromSoftware’s latest adventure puts players into the vast, open-world of the Lands Between. For the first time, players will be able to explore the land openly. Discovery will be their ally as they do their best to discover everything the Lands Between has to offer.

Some players are so anxious to hop Elden Ring that they’ve even found a way to access the game early. Others have gone ahead and pre-ordered one of the many editions of Elden Ring.

Those that were able to pre-order a Gamestop copy may be able to get a copy earlier than most. Here’s how.

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Elden Ring: GameStop Midnight Release Details

Depending on your location, GameStop might be holding a midnight release for Elden Ring.

Gamestop has been known to do midnight releases where they allow players to pick up their games as soon as it releases. This means they don’t have to wait until the store reopens during regular store hours to get pick up their copy.

Some players have reported a local time of 11 PM for their local GameStop midnight release, but access varies depending on pre-order volumes for any given store.

Make sure to contact your local GameStop and ask if they are holding a midnight release or if any GameStops around the area will be doing it via their chat.

Back in the day, these Midnight Releases would be a sort of event for players. They’d set up camp and get in line to make sure they were one of the first to get their copies.

Nowadays with digital pre-orders being available the night before at around 9 PM PST, well things have changed.

But nevertheless, for a release as massive as Elden Ring, many players have chosen to pre-order their copy physically. And depending on your location, your GameStop may be allowing midnight pick-ups.

UPDATE 2/23 4:50 PM ET: GameStop announced a special launch event for New York, Dallas, and Los Angeles.

These events will include giveaways such as limited edition posters and more.

These are the participating locations and times for the Elden Ring GameStop launch event:

  • NYC – Broadway and 33rd – 1282 Broadway, STE, 249, New york, NY 10001
    • Purchase: Starts at 8 PM ET
    • Game available: 12:01 AM ET
  • Dallas – Preston Road Plano – 2201 Preston Rd, Ste. E Plano, TX 75093
    • Purchase: Starts at 8 PM ET
    • Game available: 11:00 PM CT
  • Los Angeles – The Crossroads – 3972 Barranca PKWY, Ste. B Irvine, CA 92606
    • Purchase: Starts at 6 PM PT
    • Game available: 9:00 PM PT

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Players that are still on the fence about it should wait for the review embargo to lift before making a decision.

New players to Elden Ring should make sure you understand the different classes going into the game, and how every piece of armor will affect their stats.

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