Hades 2: Early Access is Here! How to Play Now

The wait is over for fans of the critically-acclaimed Hades! Supergiant Games’ exciting sequel, Hades 2, has arrived in Early Access, offering players a chance to experience the game before its full release.

Hades 2 Full Release Date

While a final release date hasn’t been announced yet, we can expect Hades 2 to hit version 1.0 sometime in March 2025. This estimation is based on the timeline of the first Hades game, which spent roughly 22 months in Early Access before its full release.

How to Access Early Access?

No need to wait until March! You can dive into the depths of the Underworld right now by joining the Early Access program. Hades 2 is currently available for purchase on both Steam and the Epic Games Store for $29.99/£24.99. The process is familiar – simply buy and download the game like you would any other title, and you’ll be ready to begin your adventure.

While you can get your hands on Hades 2 now, it’s currently exclusive to PC via Early Access. Supergiant Games has confirmed that the game will eventually be coming to consoles, but the specific platforms and release date haven’t been revealed yet.

Hades 2 Early Access
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How Long is Early Access?

The developers haven’t set a specific end date for Early Access, but they’ve stated through in-game updates that they expect the game to remain in this phase “at least through the end of 2024.” This gives you plenty of time to explore the new content and provide feedback to help shape the final version of Hades 2.

About Hades 2

Hades 2 takes place after the events of the first game and introduces players to Melinoë, the Princess of the Underworld and sister to Zagreus. Wielding powerful magic alongside her mentor Hecate, Melinoë embarks on a quest to defeat Chronos, the Titan of Time.

Fans of the original will be happy to see the return of the popular “God Mode” which grants players more power after each failed escape attempt. New to the game is the “Magick Bar,” a combat resource used for special moves that replenishes at the start of each encounter.

So, are you ready to defy fate and conquer time? Gear up for an epic adventure – Hades 2 Early Access awaits!