While release is next Tue, people who pre-ordered may get access this Fri. That said its not certain and depends on how long its takes for them to let in all the people who pre-ordered it before you. Their rep told me today that they do guaranty two things though; 1. That if you pre-order you get to play at least by Monday (24 hour head-start). 2. That you get an email by this Friday telling you when your head-start begins.