Warzone 2 is dropping hot on November 16, but can you get early access via the usual New Zealand trick?
For those unaware, it’s becoming easier than ever lately to play new releases before their official launch date.
By changing their console’s region to New Zealand, gamers have been playing major new titles the day before they come out.
This trick works because the country’s time zone is significantly ahead of the rest of the globe, particularly in the US where it is 21 hours ahead of Pacific Time.
Xbox players are able to change their console’s location setting to New Zealand, gaining them almost an entire day’s worth of early access to games. And even PlayStation users can use the New Zealand trick, with a few drawbacks.
But does the New Zealand trick work for Warzone 2.0?
Can I Get Early Access to Warzone 2 With the New Zealand Trick?
Yes, Warzone 2 can be accessed early by setting your location to New Zealand. Although, the reason for this is unknown, as the game was set to have a global release time, rather than a staggered regional launch.
Here’s a countdown to when Warzone 2 will be available in all regions! Once the clock hits zero, you’ll be able to boot up and play regardless of your region.
Is There a Way to Play Warzone 2.0 Early?
Although there is no official early access period for Warzone 2, there is a way to play it early. Players in regions with early time zones, such as New Zealand, can access the game already.
However, this wasn’t meant to be the case as Warzone 2 was originally scheduled to release globally at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT, rather than a staggered regional launch.
Not only this, but content creators have gone hands-on with the new Battle Royale in public playtests twice now.
Don’t forget that you can pre-load Warzone 2 here before it releases in your region.
And for those wondering, there are more than a few benefits to being a MW2 owner in Warzone 2!