*UPDATED* Riders Republic Release COUNTDOWN: Preload details, release time, & download size

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It's finally time - Riders Republic is set to bring some fantastic racing action and we're just hours out from release time.

If you're looking forward to jumping into the game, here's everything you need to know about Riders Republic ahead of launch from its release time to its preorder bonuses.

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LATEST - Just Hours Away from Launch

Riders Republic will go live at midnight your local time - so for many players, the game will soon go live!

If you still have time before the Riders Republic launch in your neck of the woods, don't forget about the option to preload.

Riders Republic Preload Details

You can preload the full Riders Republic game now, but you might not want to. If you haven't played it all yet, you can download the free Riders Republic trial and jump into that until the full game goes live.

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However, you should be able to preload Riders Republic now if you want to just wait for the full experience.

Full Game Release Time

As for when you can play the full game without the trial restrictions, Riders Republic releases at midnight your local time on October 28.

That time is the same across all platforms, so you can play at midnight whether that's on PS5, Xbox, or PC.

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Download Size

The full day one download size of Riders Republic hasn't be officially confirmed yet, but it should be almost identical to the size of the trial.

On PS5, the Riders Republic trial week file comes in at 23.09 GB.

Pre Order Bonuses

Pre ordering the standard edition of Riders Republic will get you access to the Bunny Pack, which you can see below. As soon as we've got access to the game, we'll let you know how to equip them.

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If you pre order the Ultimate Edition, though, you also get various other pre order cosmetics, as well as the Year 1 pass that the Gold Edition grants.

You'll get the Neon Pack, the Cosmic Pack, the Rainbow Pack, and the Skull 'N Style Pack, as well as 20 Helicopter Tickets.

Is Riders Republic on Game Pass?

Online focused games are usually better when larger player bases have access to the it from release date. Therefore, you may be wondering if Riders Republic is launching on Xbox Game Pass.

Unfortunately, Ubisoft's game isn't launching on Xbox's subscription service, and there's been no hint towards it ever doing so.

Previous Ubisoft games, including the similar Steep, did come to Game Pass, but only after a few years. Therefore, there's always chance that Riders Republic does too. Just keep your fingers crossed for now.