Publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Vostok Games
a new Unified Update is now live in Fear the Wolves
battle royale first-person shooter currently in Early Access
They also offer a Unified
Update featurette video
to illustrate the news on the patch, which is said
to focus on improving the new player experience. Word is: "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." They offer complete patch notes along with the
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 our radiation system,
treasure maps, PvE elements and much more.
Also included in the Unified Update is a completely reworked on-boarding
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.