FragPunk Announced

Netease announces FragPunk, a 5v5 hero shooter coming to Windows and Xbox Series X|S in 2025, and testing on each platform is expected to begin soon. This is by no means the first game on the hero shooter bandwagon, but it incorporates card-based mechanics to hopefully set it apart. These are on display in the Official World Premiere Trailer. Word is the cards are there to help tip the balance in key spots:
Players can bend the rules of combat to their advantage, as they pick their hero, customize their weapon loadout, and choose from a selection of shard cards that shift every round in this free to play experience. FragPunk is developed by Bad Guitar, a subsidiary studio of ThunderFire which is one of the primary studios under NetEase, and will come to Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2025. There will be upcoming tests for both Xbox and Steam that will be open to players in the near future.

Welcome to a future where lancers, genetically enhanced heroes, face off against each other in a competition for the most valuable resource in the universe: Glunite. Any good lancer knows that the rules of engagement can change on a dime thanks to powerful tools known as shard cards, and only the players that constantly adapt will emerge victorious. The wide variety of shard cards in FragPunk can be played at the start of every round, impacting the very rules by which the game is played. Players will encounter frozen floors, exploding bullets, cloning technology, digital footprint tracking and so much more.