Fear the Wolves Release Date Confirmed with New Trailer

Fear the Wolves will finally hit Steam Early Access later this month! Here are the details...

Vostok Games’ new battle royale title, Fear the Wolves,will hit Steam Early Access on Aug. 28. The date was revealed in a new trailer that teases some of the action from the latest installment in the battle royale genre:

Developer Vostok previously delayed the release back in July due to player feedback. 

“We’ve already seen tens of thousands of players battling in Fear the Wolves over the last week of the Closed beta,” said Vostok in a blog post. “The positive community feedback encouraged us to delay the release of the Early Access to ensure the well-received core experience isn’t marred by technical issues. On top of fixing these issues, this delay will also allow us to further improve other aspects of the game, thanks to the masses of data and player feedback gathered through testing.”

Fear the Wolves was originally set to be released on July 18.

Like many battle royale games, Fear the Wolves sees 100 players parachute onto a battlefield, scrounge for weapons, and try to be the last person standing. In that sense, this is very much the “yet another battle royale game” that people “joke” would be featured heavily at E3 2018. 

However, there are a few aspects of this game which help separate it from the battle royale herd. For instance, the world of Fear the Wolves is a stone cold post-apocalyptic nuclear nightmare. Poisonous radiation fills the land, weapons are far from refined, and there are mutant wolves that roam the map who also want to be the last ones alive. While you may be able to kill a lone wolf, you probably won’t survive an encounter with a full pack of wolves. What chance you have to do so will depend on whether or not you are able to scrounge the game’s best resources. 

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So far as that goes, even gathering resources in Fear the Wolves works a little differently than it does in other battle royale titles. There’s a far greater emphasis on the value of equipment in Fear the Wolves. If you manage to find a hazmat suit, you can even wade into the most radiated areas of the map and find some of the game’s best loot. 

The other major way that Fear the Wolves differs from PUBG and Fortnite is in its overall objective. Yes, you can win by killing everyone, but it’s also possible to be the first one to make your way to a helicopter extraction point and simply be the one who escapes all of the madness. 

Some are describing Fear the Wolves as a battle royale version of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise, which is a pretty great way of summarizing what makes this title stand out. After all, it was made by many of the same people who worked on that post-apocalyptic franchise. We’ll know whether it lives up to the hype when Fear the Wolves enters Steam Early Access later this summer. 

Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors.

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