StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm will be Zerg-rushing towards release on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013, but will obviously be going live at different times around the world. Thankfully, Blizzard has posted a schedule for server launch times to let us know when we can start up the sleep-obliterating insanity.
The server times have been posted on Battle.net, letting players know when they, and their international friends, can hop online and start dominating each other.
The launch schedules for each region are as follows:
South East Asia
- Indochina Time (Bangkok) - 8:01 PM March 11th, 2013
- Philippine Time (Manila) - 9:01 PM March 11th, 2013
- Singapore Time - 9:01 PM March 11th, 2013
- Australian Western Time (Perth) - 9:01 PM March 11th, 2013
- Australian Eastern Time (Sydney) - 12:01 PM. March 12th, 2013
- New Zealand Standard Time - 2:01 PM March 12th, 2013
Korea and Taiwan
- China Standard Time (Taiwan) - 1:01 PM. March 12th, 2013
- Korea Standard Time (Seoul) - 2:01 PM March 12th, 2013
- Moscow Standard Time - 3:01 PM March 12th, 2013
- Eastern European Time (Athens) - 2:01 PM March 12th, 2013
- South African Standard Time - 1:01 PM March 12th, 2013
- Central European Time (Paris) - 12:01 PM March 12th, 2013
- Greenwich Mean Time (London) - 11:01 PM March 11th, 2013
- Brazil Standard Time (Sao Paulo) - 4:01 PM March 12th, 2013
- Eastern Daylight Saving Time - 3:01 PM March 12th, 2013
- Central Daylight Saving Time - 2:01 PM March 12th, 2013
- Mountain Daylight Saving Time - 1:01 PM March 12th, 2013
- Pacific Daylight Saving Time - 12:01 PM March 12th, 2013
- Hawaii Standard Time - 9:01 PM March 11th, 2013
Blizzard is also planning to hold some special launch events worldwide to celebrate Heart of the Swarm. The event in the United States will take place at the GameStop located in the Giant Wheel Court at Irvine Spectrum Mall in Irvine, California. Blizz executives like Mike Morhaime and Chris Metzen will be present as participants check out some pros duke it out and enjoy giveaways. More information on the event can be found here.
Are you ready to take control of the swarm? Let us know in the comments and look out for the expansion when it comes out on March 12th, 2013 for PC and Mac!