Everyone's Talking About 'Moving To New Zealand' For Elden Ring

Here we go again! Elden Ring's release times were revealed earlier this week ahead of its launch on Friday, February 25th, and it's been discovered that you'll probably be able to play it early by switching to the New Zealand time zone.

This is because the game is apparently launching midnight local time in New Zealand, which lines up as 3am PT, 6am ET and 11am GMT on the 24th, so some players could be getting access pretty much an entire day early.

If you want to know how to switch to New Zealand on Xbox, here's how you do it:

How To 'Move To New Zealand' For Elden Ring On Xbox

  1. Sign in to your Xbox console.
  2. Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
  3. Select Settings > All Settings > System > Language & location.
  4. Select your new location from the Location list, and then select Restart now.

Before you do this, we can't stress enough that switching regions on Xbox is something to do at your own risk. It's something Xbox owners have been doing for a long time, but there's always the potential of getting punished for it.

Keep in mind that Microsoft also advises changing regions can potentially lock you out of changing to another one for a period of three months, although we've never seen any reports of this, so you should be OK.

Of course, there's also the option of waiting a bit longer for the release in your region, which might make more sense.

Are you going to be doing the New Zealand trick for Elden Ring on Xbox? Let us know in the comments.