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Watch Dogs Midnight Release Locations, Deals & Early Play



IF you don’t care what the Watch Dogs reviews have to say about this highly anticipated game and want to be one of the first to play Watch Dogs check out these details on where you can find a Watch Dogs midnight release near you. We’ll also show where you can still find several Watch Dogs deals and when the digital download will likely start.

Ubisoft won’t let any Watch Dogs reviews go live until the official May 27th release date, and it is very likely that most of these will appear online at 12:01 AM eastern, timed with a collection of Watch Dogs midnight release events in the U.S. We already shared the funniest review and hours of game play, but if you want to read the full scoop you’ll need to be reading in line.

The Watch Dogs midnight release offers the game for sale, right as reviews can go live.

The Watch Dogs midnight release offers the game for sale, right as reviews can go live.

Watch Dogs is an open world game, similar to the style of GTA 5. Originally planned for a release just weeks after GTA 5 in 2013 Ubisoft pushed the game to May 2014 to finish the game and undoubtedly to give some breathing room from similar titles and a plethora of holiday releases.

As it stands Watch Dogs is the most exciting game to arrive this spring and it will be in stores well ahead of E3, where many games like Destiny, Halo 5 and many other games will get detailed. This also beats a rumored Xbox One and PS4 GTA 5 release date announcement.

Read on to find out where you can find a Watch Dogs midnight release event, play Watch Dogs early and where you can still score a deal on Watch Dogs for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Watch Dogs Midnight Release Details

Gamers looking for a Watch Dogs midnight release party or event will need to head to Best Buy or GameStop. While Walmart and Target may offer some type of midnight release the first two stores are where the action will be.

Head to GameStop for the a Watch Dogs midnight release and you'll get a chance to play Watch Dogs early.

Head to GameStop for the a Watch Dogs midnight release and you’ll get a chance to play Watch Dogs early.

GameStop will open 3,500 locations for a Watch Dogs midnight release event that includes early access tot he game. You cannot buy Watch Dogs and head home early, but starting at 9PM local time you can play Watch Dogs at the store. According to the release, “GameStop is also offering fans that arrive early an exclusive first-to-play opportunity, allowing them to go hands-on with the PS4 version of Watch Dogs,” which is part of the event that includes contests and giveaways.

Best Buy is also hosting a Watch Dogs midnight launch, but it doesn’t include early play time. If you prefer to go to Best Buy you need to check the Watch Dogs midnight release store locations since not all stores are offering this.

The Watch Dogs digital download on PS4 and Xbox One arrives tonight as well, but based on past releases it won’t happen at midnight on the east coast for the Xbox One. PS4 owners may be able to buy it at 12:01 AM Eastern, but it is not clear if that also means a 9PM Pacific release or if it is timed.  Xbox One owners will very likely need to wait for 12:01AM Pacific, or 3 AM Eastern if you are buying it digitally.

Watch Dogs Deals

There are still a number of Watch Dogs deals available for gamers. If you pre-order Watch Dogs at any retailer you get some form of bonus pack with skills, missions or costumes, but if you want to save money Best Buy is the best place to go.

If you pre-order Watch Dogs and are a My Best Buy member you get $10 in reward certificates as a bonus. That’s enough of a deal for many gamers, but if you need to fill out  your gaming library there is another major deal. When you buy Watch Dogs at Best Buy you can also score $20 off a lot of games including,

  • NBA 2k14
  • KillZone Shadow Fall
  • Infamous Second Son
  • GTA 5
  • Dark Souls II
  • Drakengard 3

These include Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3 versions for some games. You can get one or multiple games at $20 off when bought at the same time as Watch Dogs.

There are some Watch Dogs midnight release deals to be had.

There are some Watch Dogs midnight release deals to be had.

GameStop is offering a collection of deals around the Watch Dogs midnight release including the pre-order bonus and several discounts that only really matter if you need a new PS4 or some accessories. Here’s what GameStop is offering,

  • Purchase a PS4 console, Watch Dogs PS4 game and a 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription and save $10 (Valid only during midnight event & May 27).
  • $10 off new PS3 and XB360 controllers-$44.99 ($54.99 reg).
  • Save $25 when you purchase Watch Dogs game and any pre-owned smartphone.
  • PowerUp Rewards Pro members will receive a 40% bonus on any games or accessories traded toward the pre-order or purchase of Watch Dogs.

Watch Dogs is available on PC and most consoles on May 27th, with A Wii U release coming later.



  1. snafu484

    05/26/2014 at 12:57 pm

    Correction to your article – Per a notification I received on my PS4 from Sony on Saturday, Watch Dogs will be available for download as of 12:01AM EST on the PlayStation store =) Also if you remember, iNfamous Secons Son was available digitally at midnite (EST) on PSN as well.

  2. G

    05/26/2014 at 5:20 pm

    Hopefully GTA coming to next gen means they will not destroy PC gaming with that garbage!

  3. Normok

    05/26/2014 at 7:54 pm

    Actually infamous wasn’t available till 3am est. and 12am pst. I know because it wasn’t available on the ps store til about 3:20am when I waited from midnight

  4. Doji

    05/26/2014 at 9:16 pm

    It’s 12:15AM on 5/27 here (EST) and I’m not able to download the game yet. Purchased the Gold Edition, assuming I would be able to start downloading while I sleep tonight. Hopefully it will still download while in Standby Mode for tomorrow a little after work.

  5. Austin

    05/26/2014 at 9:21 pm

    Im on right now and pre ordered the gold edition on playstation store and cant find anything on how to download it

  6. Tom

    05/26/2014 at 9:23 pm

    Find it kind of ridiculous that the digital pre-order wont be available until, 12:00AM CST….should be midnight in every time zone.

  7. mark

    05/26/2014 at 9:24 pm

    u guys gonna hve to wait till around 3am to download the game. i thought id be able to download it after 12:01am, but it didnt turn out that way

  8. Tom

    05/26/2014 at 9:33 pm

    Think it will be either 1am or 2am for EST people. Really doesnt make sense.

  9. budblazers

    05/26/2014 at 10:18 pm

    3am eastern time is when you can download it

  10. Tom

    05/26/2014 at 10:19 pm

    States on 12AM CST, which its technically after then already…

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