If you preordered through Steam you can download Civ5 now. Moderator Action: Explanation: That means only downloading, you will not be able to play the game until the 21st/24th). Moderator Action: For information about Direct2Drive please look at this post. The download is 4,551.4Mb total. Also on the preload page is a selection of locked achievements (if that interests you): Vivre La Revolution - Beat the game on any difficulty setting as Napoleon. Treasure Hunter - Discover an ancient ruin. Moving on Up - Earn a Unit Promotion It's Super Effective - Destroy an enemy unit in just one hit. Peace and Prosperity - Begin a Golden Age. Second City - Found a second city. Seriously?!? - Have another Civ beat you to completing a Wonder 10 times. Engineer - Build a Wonder There are another 112 more if I am interpreting the next icon correctly. Moderator Action: For achievements see here I can't take credit for noticing this first that honor belongs to Shurdus: but I figured more people would notice it as a new thread! Moderator Action: Changed date in the thread title, because of the different date formats. Now it's more clear to everyone.