What date and time will episode 4, 5 and 6 (Act Two) of the new League of Legends series ‘Arcane’ release around the world on Netflix?
Making a television series based on a video game franchise has been somewhat contentious over the past decade.
However, Netflix has now gone three-for-three on the video game adaptation front; with Castlevania and Dota: Dragon’s Blood paving the way for the platforms latest title, Arcane.
The League of Legends series made its global debut last week, with millions of fans watching on both Netflix and Twitch, as special rewards are given out for Arcane viewers.
Now, fans around the world are wondering what date and time Act Two of Arcane will release, which includes the launch of episode 4, 5 and 6!
Arcane episode 4: Release date and time
Arcane season 1 episode 4, 5 and 6 will release via the Netflix streaming platform on Saturday, November 13th, 2021.
These three episodes will form ‘Act Two’ and will premiere at the following international times, as confirmed by the official Arcane Twitter page:
- Pacific Time: 12 AM
- Central Time: 2 AM
- Eastern Time: 3 AM
- British Time: 8 AM
- European Time: 9 AM
- India Time: 1:30 PM
- Philippine Time: 4 PM
- Australia Central Time: 6:30 PM
This article will be updated if there is an official alteration to the scheduled launch of Act Two.
How many episodes are in Arcane season 1?
Arcane season 1 will consist of nine episodes, each around 43-minutes in length.
The final three-episode will form Act Three, which will premiere worldwide on November 20th.
Arcane beats out Squid Game on Netflix
The first three episodes of Arcane have only been available to watch online for a few days, but the new series has received fantastic support from fans around the world.
The official Arcane Twitter page confirmed that the series had dethroned Squid Game as Netflix’s top title, after “it debuted at #1 in 37 countries.
Additionally, it was recently reported by Forbes that this score on IMDB makes Arcane the highest-rated Netflix original title available internationally!
The series has also received similar praise from various critics, with the majority of reviews being favourable from both fans of the wider League of Legends universe and newcomers to the franchise.
PC Gamer stated that thanks to “Incredible art and animation coupled with a gripping story”, Arcane is “one of the best TV series of the year.”
“The curse of videogame movies and TV spin-offs being s*** is well and truly broken, and Netflix’s Arcane has delivered the killing blow.” – Steven Messner, via PC Gamer.
Whilst League of Legends itself has incredibly deep lore, Polygon calls Arcane the best story that the franchise has ever had.
A similar sentiment is echoed by The Verge, who argue that Arcane shines because it requires no prior knowledge of the League of Legends universe to enjoy.
“Those viewers will find a story with some exciting Easter eggs and a deeper look at characters that have been around for ages. Everyone else is in for a surprisingly thrilling adventure that doesn’t skimp on style.” – Andrew Webster, via The Verge.
Who are the voice cast?
The following cast members have been confirmed to feature in Arcane’s first season:
- Hailee Steinfeld as Vi (Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse and Dickinson)
- Ella Purnell as Powder/Jinx (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children)
- Kevin Alejandro as Jayce (Arrow and Sons of Anarchy)
- Katie Leung as Caitlyn (Harry Potter)
- Jason Spisak as Silco (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
- Toks Olagundoye as Mel (Carmen Sandiego)
- JB Blanc as Vander (Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham)
- Harry Lloyd as Viktor (Anthropoid)
- Mia Sinclair Jenness as Young Powder (Matilda the Musical)
This article will be updated if there is an official alteration to the release of Arcane episode 4, Act Two.
Arcane drops on Twitch…
As part of the marketing campaign for Arcane, Riot Games streamed the first episode on Twitch and allowed individuals to co-stream the event.
Viewers were given the chance to get various in-game rewards from watching, including:
- League of Legends (Arcane Capsule)
- Wild Rift (“A Single Tear” Emote)
- Teamfight Tactics (Gizmos & Gadgets Little Legends Egg)
- Legends of Runeterra (“Fascinating” Emote)
- Valorant (“Fishbones” Gun Buddy)
Incredibly, the premiere was watched by more than 1.8 million viewers on Twitch across all live channels.
Hidden Easter Eggs found in Act One!
The League of Legends franchise arguably has some of the deepest lore in any video game franchise – so it’s no surprise that Arcane featured various Easter eggs and hidden messages.
Dot Esports broke down some of the Easter eggs found in Act One; but how many did you spot?
- The cupcakes on the balcony that Vi jumps from are the ones Caitlyn uses in Yordle Snap Trap ability
- Teemo’s mushrooms and the Pentakill logo can be found as graffiti on various street walls
- A portrait of Gentleman Cho’Gath can be seen on the wall of the abandoned house
- The collector in Zaun has both Teemo’s mushrooms and an imprisoned Krug.
- Tryndamere’s helmet is above the door in Benzo’s shop, alongside Rabadon’s Deathcap
- Powder plays on Teemo gaming booth before the enforcers arrive
- Jinx’s Star Guardian Wings can also be found on Powder’s toy box as well as the drawings
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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