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Half-Life: Alyx -- pre-loading and launch time details are here

You'll need a VR headset to play it, but Half-Life: Alyx is right around the corner!

Published Wed, Mar 18 2020 12:01 AM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:19 PM CDT

Half-Life: Alyx is right around the corner, with Valve providing some details on when the game will begin pre-loading onto PCs, as well as when the game will unlock exactly.

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Valve explained in a tweet that Half-Life: Alyx will begin pre-loading on March 20, while the game won't unlock for VR gamers until March 23 at 10AM PT / 1PM ET. This means we're only days away from its launch, with Half-Life: Alyx opening up the pre-loading flood gates the day DOOM Eternal drops on March 20.

More reading: I've written an extensive article titled 'Half-Life: Alyx Buyers Guide: PC Hardware & VR Headset Recommendations'. Check it out with recommendations on the PC hardware and VR headset required, and recommended by me, for Half-Life: Alyx.

Half-Life: Alyx drops as a PC exclusive and VR exclusive game on March 23 on Steam.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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