We have had nothing but text and still images for Fear The Wolves before and now is the time we get to finally see the game in action. Yes, it looks like Vostok Games has put together a bit of gameplay to show us what a typical match could be like; at least in the game's current form. Fear The Wolves is a versus 99 and the world battle royale title after all so we should know how that all goes by now. Even before we see it going into Early Access on the PC and then move over to the consoles sometime after this Summer. But there is supposed to be so much more to it all.
As you will see, Fear The Wolves has us airdropped into a wasted landscape filled with all kinds of radioactive dangers and creatures. Outside of gameplay reasons, there does not seem to be a solid explanation on why. We do know that we will only have the most basic of weapons to start with from the initial drop and we will need to scavenge for something better to fight with. Also, given the location, we will need to worry about the rising and surging radiation in the world. At the start of it all, we can work with just the basic adrenaline to keep our wits but will need to find masks and suits to keep us going as the match carries onward. Just to add another thing into Fear The Wolves' gameplay here.
All of this is to lead up to a "Mad Dash" for extraction in the match and ultimately win Fear The Wolves for that round. Again, it does not make sense that we are dropped in only to be pulled out without any specific reasons given. Outside of gameplay, as I have said. It does look dark and filled with all kinds of horrors for us to deal with though. Have a look at the latest for Fear The Wolves just below and get ready for more to come out of E3 where Focus Home Interactive will hopefully have more gameplay and explanations as to what is truly going on here. I know I am excited.
Fear The Wolves — E3 Trailer
Drop into a radioactive wasteland with nothing but your wits, fists, and whatever you can find to protect you. Deadly mutated wildlife, the organic spread of radiation, unexplainable anomalies, and 99 other players stand in your way on your long march to the extraction helicopter inside the final zone.
To defend yourself you have an arsenal of scavenged weaponry. The trusty fire-axe is a silent killer but won’t do much good as the knife in a gunfight. Abandoned weaponry is scattered around the map, but you will need to scavenge from air drops, caches and radioactive areas to find the most powerful gear. Every other player will be after them too, bringing the wolves with them.
Wolves are the first of our mutants to be revealed. Roaming in packs and picking off stragglers, they have adapted to the radioactive environment and evolved into savage, decaying beasts. While on their own they pose a mere inconvenience, a pack will drain your ammo and leave you injured – or worse – if you aren’t careful. They’re just as deadly and hostile to your enemies, and how you use that will determine your survival.
As the radioactivity of an area worsens, reality begins to break down. Dangerous areas distort and enter flux as they pulse with radiation. In the early stages, the adrenaline from sprinting will stop you taking damage, but after that only gas masks and hazard suits will keep the poisonous air and deadly rays out. You are never safe, but you can be more protected than your enemies, using this advantage to access areas they can’t, to loot more and flank them.
Extraction is your ultimate goal. Fear The Wolves challenges players to get out how they came in, with a final dash to an extraction helicopter that accepts just one occupant. The location of the extraction zone will vary from game to game, forcing adaptation and rewarding intricate map knowledge. If you manage to wipe out every other player, you still take home the victory – so choose your path wisely.
How do you feel about Fear The Wolves now that you have seen it a bit more in action here? Do you like how the matches could play out or do you think it will be a lot harder to win than we see here? Will the environmental issues be a true threat or will it be mitigated quickly in each match? Let us know what you think down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. For more Fear The Wolves footage and coverage, be sure to keep checking back in here. We will keep all of the updates coming to you and you will be glad that you stuck around.