Pre-loading a game lets you unlock, unpack, and install it before its official launch date. Once games are live, you’ll start playing with no extra steps.
It isn’t available for all games, but when it is, it’ll save you time.
If a game has pre-loading available and you buy it as a pre-order, you’ll be charged the day of pre-load release.
Once you download the game file, you’ll see a timer counting down until the game is ready to play.
With some newer games, you can play right after you download. Other games may have a decrypting and unpacking step before installation.
Once the Install button pops up, click to start the installer and get in the game.