Frostpunk 2 Offers Beta Access and Developer Insights

11 bit studios, the creators of the critically acclaimed city-building survival game Frostpunk, have announced a Beta access opportunity for players who pre-ordered the Digital Deluxe edition of Frostpunk 2.

From April 15 to 22, players can access the Utopia Builder Preview in the sandbox mode.

Frostpunk 2’s Gameplay Changes

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The Beta includes a developer commentary video that provides information about the gameplay changes and features in Frostpunk 2.

The sequel focuses more on shaping society and exploring societal complexities, building upon the original game’s success.

A Look Back at the Original Frostpunk

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Released in April 2018, the original Frostpunk game took players to an alternate 1886 world devastated by a global volcanic winter. As the leader of one of the last remaining human settlements, players had to manage resources, make difficult moral choices, and ensure the survival of their people in the face of extreme cold and harsh conditions.

Frostpunk’s key features included city-building, survival elements, moral choices, narrative-driven scenarios, and society management.

The game received critical acclaim for its atmospheric setting, engaging gameplay, and thought-provoking moral dilemmas, selling over 3 million copies as of August 2021.

New Factions and Societal Dynamics in Frostpunk 2

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Frostpunk 2 introduces new factions with different ideologies and goals, adding depth to the game’s societal dynamics.

Players will have to manage these relationships while dealing with resource management and exploration, building upon the foundation laid by the original game.

Digital Deluxe Edition Content

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The Digital Deluxe edition of Frostpunk 2 includes post-release DLCs, early access to the story mode, an exclusive novella, a digital artbook, and the game’s soundtrack, offering players a comprehensive package to immerse themselves in the world of Frostpunk 2.

Release Date and Platforms

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Frostpunk 2 will release on July 25, 2024, on PC and PC Game Pass, with console versions and additional content coming later. The game will be available on Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG, PlayStation, and Xbox.

Staying Updated

To stay informed about Frostpunk 2, players can follow 11 bit studios’ official website, and visit Steam, Epic Game Store, GOG, Playstation or Xbox to preorder the game.

With Frostpunk 2, 11 bit studios aims to enhance the gameplay experience, deepen societal mechanics, and provide an engaging narrative that builds upon the success of the original game. As the release date approaches, fans of the series can look forward to trying out the game’s new features and exploring its world while reflecting on the impact and legacy of the first Frostpunk title.

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