Highly-anticipated Once Human releases today on PC

NetEase Games, is delighted to announce that the much lauded free to play post-apocalyptic open world survival game, Once Human, is releasing today at 2pm PDT (10pm BST, 11pm CET). As the fifth most wishlisted game on Steam, Starry Studio’s Lovecraftian epic is officially available on PC via Steam, Epic Games Store and Once Human official website.

This news comes hot on the heels of the latest Steam Next Fest, that saw Once Human become the most played demo of the event. With the official release, Once Human is also revealing some major updates including new crossover events, narratives, region and deviations, as well as welcome gifts and rewards to players.

Experience this supernatural open world for free
Once Human is free to play and will immerse players in a thrilling, post-apocalyptic setting in which they join forces with other players to fight for survival and unravel the truth behind the ongoing cosmic invasion. Build sanctuaries, conquer terrifying enemies and see if you still hold the answer to what it means to be human.

A mysterious extraterrestrial substance known as Stardust has contaminated the Earth, the planet has been reduced to a post-apocalyptic state and life, as we know it, is transformed into a twisted nightmare. It's up to you, the Metas, to shape the future of humankind, whether you venture alone or forge alliances with fellow survivors.

Explore a Vast Open World Teeming with aberrant creatures
On your journey to uncover the truth behind the apocalyptic horrors, feel free to join forces with other players to face the unknown and fend off rivals. Engage in heart-pounding battles where tactics, teamwork, and instincts are the keys to victory. Explore five regions, five factions and over fifty types of deviants across more than one hundred Strongholds as you traverse the huge open world expanse.

Immersive design and unique monsters
Experience top-tier visuals and cutting-edge 3D technologies like dynamic weather and ray tracing as you discover a world inspired by SCP Foundation, Lovecraftian Horror and post-apocalyptic aesthetics.

Encounter unique “Anima” monsters like the Wanderer, a walking bus roaming the land, or the Ancient One, the flying beast beloved by many players already. Capture Deviations to assist your survival as you further immerse yourself with the Fitness System, Limb-based Combat System and Sanity System.

Explore the open world your way
Sanctuaries can be built anywhere in the wilderness and decorated however you like. Stash your hard-earned treasures behind walls and protect them with an arsenal of defensive weapons - anything goes. Unleash your creativity and let your imagination run wild!

Open world survival and multiplayer elements are combined in Once Human, with the world able to support for up to 4000 players. Each player can influence the game world in real time as you choose to form alliances or wage war on other players.

Main storyline, diverse region, side quests and deviations
The main storyline progresses to the "Blackheart" region, where players will encounter new enemies and uncover more secrets of the apocalypse alongside a multitude of new open-world side quests are available. Even more deviation-capturing tasks will be offered in Lowe, including Identity V and “Paper Doll” from the Onmyoji series.

PvP mode: Highway Pursuit
This brand new PvP mode offers up special reward-vehicles, providing attacking players with valuable loot if they seek it out. However, entering the vicinity of each vehicle will enable PvP, so players are advised to take caution when others are nearby.

10. Juli 2024, von Thore Varga

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