STALKER. 2: PvP multiplayer coming with a free post-launch update

STALKER. 2: PvP multiplayer coming with a free post-launch update


At the launch S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl will not have a multiplayer compartment. The good news, however, is that online multiplayer PvP modes will be added later by GSC Game World with a free update for all players.

The confirmation came from the developers themselves in an interview published in the latest issue of PCGamer Magazine. In particular, the team has revealed that the game after launch will receive classic multiplayer modes such as deathmatch and team deathmatch. All in all, this could be a welcome addition that could keep S.T.A.L.K.E.R. players hooked. 2 even after completing the single-player campaign.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, one of the scary enemies of the game As for a possible co-op campaign, however, it is better not to have too much hope. The game director Evgeniy Grygorovych has in fact stated that "it is impossible to add the co-op without ruining the experience of overcoming the difficulties alone".

We remind you that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl will be available starting April 28, 2022 for PC and temporarily exclusive for Xbox Series X and Series S.

Staying on topic, just a few hours ago a new gallery of images and artwork has arrived del of STALKER 2 that immortalize well-kept and very suggestive landscapes.

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‘Stalker 2’ debuts five stunning screenshots showcasing Unreal Engine 5

Stalker 2: Heart Of Chernobyl has released several new screenshots ahead of its April launch, showcasing one of the first games to fully utilise Unreal Engine 5.

Today (December 9), Reddit user Kenny_Prophet – who appears to be an employee at GSC Game World – has shared five new screenshots from Stalker 2.

The gritty survival game – set in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster – seems to have benefitted greatly from using Unreal Engine 5, as the screenshots reveal. One screenshot shows The Zone flourishing with much more nature and colour than visible in previous Stalker entries, while another two include shots of far more worn-down areas.

Stalker 2: Heart Of ChernobylStalker 2: Heart Of Chernobyl. Credit: GSC Game World.

Then again, two of the screenshots give a preview of things that will look much more familiar to Stalker fans. One image displays an iconic anomaly – an unexplained and dangerous phenomenon that interferes with gravity itself – while another shows an infamously scary tunnel-dwelling enemy that first appeared in Stalker: Shadow Of Chernobyl.

Stalker 2: Heart Of ChernobylStalker 2: Heart Of Chernobyl. Credit: GSC Game World.

While the high-quality screenshots – which you can view the rest of here – are likely made possible due to Unreal Engine 5, another new technology called Nanite will make actually running the game a bit more feasible. This technology only renders the visible parts of a game, allowing developers to implement high-resolution images without causing additional performance issues.

Unfortunately, the high-end graphics of Stalker 2 appear to come at a price. Earlier in the month it was revealed that Stalker 2 will take up 180GB of storage on Xbox platforms, while GSC Game World recommends 150GB of SSD space for PC players.

Stalker 2 is set to launch on April 28, 2022, and will be available on the Xbox Game Pass from day one.

In other news, Valve has pulled Myth Of Empires from Steam, after developers for Ark: Survival Evolved accused the game of stealing its source code. Angela Game – the studio behind Myth Of Empires – has denied the claims.