Fear the Wolves Early Access starts August 28th on Steam – check out Vostok Games’ Battle Royale Chernobyl madness!
Let’s face it – battle royale games are a dime a dozen these days in the latest cash grab from developers. PUBG was a hit, Fortnite proved that games can tap into the model and be wildly successful so every developer from here to tomorrow is giving it a go. That’s not to say that they’re all bad but it’s hard to find ones I get excited about. Enter ‘Fear the Wolves’.
From the guys that brought you S.T.A.L.K.E.R. at Vostok Games, Fear the Wolves is a battle royal FPS game that combines the traditional last-man-standing gameplay with “PVE elements and unique radiation, weather, and endgame extraction mechanics” in the ruins of Chernobyl. We get a taste of how those mechanics play out in the Gamescon 2018 Release Date Trailer you can find above.
I don’t know about everyone else but this is one of the first Battle Royale games I’ve seen that actually has me a little hyped to give a shot. The gameplay looks exciting and the dangers of the environment look to add a compelling level of danger to an already hellish landscape. The game has been postponed for a couple of weeks to get it polished up, but worry not. Fear the Wolves Early Access starts on August 28th on Steam with full PC and console releases expected in 2019.
About Fear the Wolves
Fear the Wolves is a competitive Battle Royale FPS by Vostok Games, bringing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. DNA to the brutal 100-player arena. The game drops players, in squads or as lone wolves, into the oppressive environments of a radiation-ravaged Chernobyl, spread across a 25km2 map and forced to fight to be the last one standing. Another to-be-unveiled mode also brings an exciting twist to the genre.
To secure the top spot, players will need to worry about more than just other survivors. Across the hostile wastes, everyone is threatened by deadly anomalies and the dynamically-changing weather – voted for by players and spectators, both in-game and on streaming platforms. As time wears on and day turns to dusk, survivors must stay on their toes and constantly adapt to new situations.
Protective gear allows players to explore dangerous off-limit radioactive zones inaccessible to less-equipped opponents – but filled with powerful loot. Wolves and much worse lay in wait for foolish players who don’t keep their wits about them.
Further breaking the mold of the genre, every game is made truly unique by the irregular and unpredictable spread of deadly radiation, which organically closes in on players with different stages of toxicity, all of which can be battled and avoided in different ways.
Finally, every match ends with a dramatic race to the extraction helicopter, with only one survivor able to make it out. Will you pick off stragglers from a rooftop or make a mad dash for freedom? Each extraction is unique, with the final area layout and your skills deciding the winner.