God of War Ragnarok’s New Zealand release date and time are almost here. There is a way for PlayStation gamers to get early access to GoW, but it’s not worth it like it is on Xbox.
The upcoming sequel to GoW is very exciting. It’s clear that it’s one of the best games of 2022, since Metacritic gave it a score of 94 for PS5, making it the second-highest-rated new game of the year after Elden Ring.
We hope that PC users will be able to play it in the future, but PlayStation users can start playing this week.
God Of War Ragnarok New Zealand Release Date & Time, Early Access
The release date and time for God of War Ragnarok in New Zealand is November 9 at 00:00 NZDT.
This is from the GoW store on the NZ PSN. This means that on November 8, at 3 p.m. PT, 6 a.m. ET, and 11 a.m. GMT in the US and UK.
Even though it comes out everywhere on November 9, some people have been able to play it early because a store broke the street date. The 2018 game’s director, Cory Barlog, was upset by what was happening, and Sony Santa Monica posted a message on Twitter saying that there had been a bad number of leaks.
If you want to play as soon as possible, there’s no easy way to do it like there is on Xbox. But there is a way to play a day early if you really need to.
But while the NZ trick is easy on Xbox, it’s never a good idea on PlayStation. This is because you’d have to make a separate NZ Profile, and buying gift cards from PC Game Supply would cost you more.
How to play early access God of War: Ragnarok
Only by making a New Zealand profile on PlayStation can you get early access to God of War: Ragnarok and play it.
Once you’ve made a New Zealand account, you’ll need to buy GoW from the New Zealand PSN store. Because of this, the Standard edition of the PS5 will cost $139.95 and the Deluxe edition will cost $159.95.
You can’t use a credit card, so the only way to buy the game is to buy New Zealand gift cards and redeem them. You can get these from PC Game Supply, but you would have to pay £76.22 to get enough credit for just the PS5 Standard edition.
The Standard Edition of the PS4 costs $124.95, which would be £66.03 in NZ dollars. You could get a free PS5 upgrade if you bought the PS4 Standard edition from the NZ PSN store.
Even though the above methods are eligible, the price increase makes it not worth the trouble. The least expensive NZ gift cards would cost £66.03 and £76.22, while the Standard editions of the PS4 and PS5 from the UK store cost £59.99 and £69.99, respectively.