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Half-Life: Alyx pre-load available now, here's when it unlocks today

If you pre-purchased Half-Life: Alyx, you can now pre-load the game ahead of today's launch.

Half-Life: Alyx is now available to pre-load on Steam, including for those who got a free copy. The download size is consistent with many games today, coming in at 48GB, which expands to 67GB after installation.

Alyx's big launch day is today, of course, and the game has a single unlock time worldwide. Here's when it unlocks:

  • 10am PT.
  • 1pm ET.
  • 5pm UK.

Set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, in the game Alyx Vance and her father Eli “mount an early resistance to the Combine’s brutal occupation of Earth.” As Alyx, you will engage in combat, solve puzzles, and explore a world turned derelict thanks to an alien invasion.

It is currently available for pre-order through Steam and 10% off the full price until launch.

Half-Life: Alyx, which is the start of more Half-Life games, was announced in November 2019 for Valve's Index VR headset, but it is also compatible with other VR devices.

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