Fear The Wolves Unified Update Expands Scope and Improves New Player Experience

By Mike Sousa on January 9, 2019, 7:08AM EST
PC

Developer Vostok Games has released the new Unified Update for Fear The Wolves, its unique FPS battle royale currenty in Early Access. This huge patch focuses on improving the player experience with faster queues and more intense matches, as well as adding much-requested features such as a new waiting room, vaulting, voice chat, and more.

The update’s namesake is the new Unified game mode, which makes playing as a duo the default and puts all players together in the same matchmaking pool. Those who want to play solo can do so, and hoard all the gear they find for themselves without having to split it with a partner, but may find themselves outnumbered. This is just another new way Fear the Wolves is creating a unique battle royale experience, alongside the radiation system, treasure maps, PvE elements and much more.

Also included in the Unified Update is a completely reworked onboarding experience to go along with a new deployment phase. It adds contextual hints as well as a revamped in-game UI that should help new players navigate the complex changes and tweaks Fear the Wolves has made to the battle royale formula.

Finally, squad voice chat and vaulting make their debut in the Unified Update. Both are vital to getting the game ready for final launch in early 2019, and greatly improve the gameplay experience, particularly for those matching randomly with other players online.

Fear the Wolves is currently available in Steam Early Access, with the full version releasing in early 2019.

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