Stranded in a hostile alien world, you must fight to survive. Hunt, harvest, craft, advance skills, and build using local resources along with technology from your voyage. Join others online or play offline in the world of Fragmented.
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Release Date: Apr 26, 2016

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have found including players into the design and evolution of the product from Early Access to release allows for a better game to be produced by carefully analyzing feedback and applying that feedback against our design. Early Access allows us to grow this feedback loop and hopefully as a result a better game will be developed as a result.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We have a multi-faceted plan based on team size and scope that should entail a full release in a 6 to 12 month period. A few factors that cannot simply be predicted could change this, but we aren’t interested in having a half-baked unreleased game either and want to see it a solid release versus infinite feature bloat. We are utilizing Unreal Engine 4 that has allowed us to rapidly bring this game to early access and we are looking forward to it allowing us to rapidly bringing the game to a released state as well.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“There are a number of features which will be unveiled during the Early Access period including a modding kit, VR support, gameplay refinements, and much more. We will be bridging the game toward a more complex play and feature style that will open a lot more gathering, harvesting, PvE, and PvP play styles. We also will be working with the community on what features to prioritize.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Everything we have listed in About This Game below are currently implemented and functional in the game. Everything we listed above about the full version is currently planned and we also will be listening to player feedback to see what can be added to the design as well. Our goal is to be open about development and nurture a healthy community that provides feedback that is both helpful to the community and the development team.

We have worked hard on providing a solid foundation with a good level of polish for an early access title as it is hard to get solid feedback on a game that is bug ridden and glitchy. We have done a moderate amount of optimization in the game as well mostly to avoid large irregular spikes in performance, but there is always more work to do there. Unreal Engine 4 is being used and there are a variety of graphic options to get most modern gaming computers able to run the game fairly smoothly.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We expect the full retail version to cost more than the Early Access release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We have a solid history of engaging and listening to a wide spectrum of the community as we actively develop the project. Community involvement and feedback on implementation is very vital towards making sure our primary audience is engaged and enjoying the product. This includes providing development roadmap and priorities as well as engaging professionally with the community members who wish to provide constructive feedback of any type. We work with both larger organizations playing the game and single players providing quality feedback on their experiences as they both can be equally as insightful.

We also understand that you simply cannot let the community up/down vote every single design decision as you will not get a cohesive game as a result, but there is a fine balancing act in taking feedback and implementing a solution that solves the issue and works in the constraint of the vision of the game.”
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June 21

Patch 17.6.1 Rollback

The patch was pulled due to an issue with structures "disappearing". The servers were rolled back and the structures restored to a few minutes before the patch was deployed. We will be examining the issue to see what is going on and hopefully can issue the patch after figuring out what is going on.

If for some reason you updated to 17.6.1 be sure to make sure you are running 17.3.1. A full restart of Steam is the best way to force it to update.

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June 21

17.6.1 Patch is Now Live

17.6.1 is mostly a maintenance patch to address a few issues. This includes fixing the guild invite bug so you can properly invite a player to join your guild and includes a few input adjustments, a new loading screen, removal of VR plugin, and some animation adjustments.


  • Blending adjustments were made to the following creatures: Calprates, Jabberbull, Lurker, Mubark, Drosera, Rhinoc, Rocharus


  • Removed the VR plugins from the game. They were causing issues if you had a VR set plugged in and could reduce performance as well.

User Interface

  • Added a new loading screen plugin to display a loading screen between transferring between the menu and into the game.
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to click on the guild invite prompts.
  • You can now add map markers using the controller.
  • There is now a gamma value in the options to adjust the gamma if the game is too dark or bright.

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About This Game

You awaken stranded on a hostile alien world, after your journey to colonize the planet. Rhyldan, takes a catastrophic turn. Armed with only your fists, your wits and fragments of knowledge buried deep within a damaged clone’s mind, you must ensure the survival of the human race. Harvest local resources to get started, and hunt wildlife with crafted weapons to provide food and protection from the elements. As you survive you will regain access to knowledge and important skills to aid in your survival. Unlock advanced technologies to build giant structures, advanced weaponry and defenses, tame the wildlife, engineer and grow new living species, build robots and vehicles and use it all to support your allies or crush your enemies.

Fragmented is available in multiple rulesets allowing for PvP focused content, or working together with other players to survive against the environment. Play online or in single player mode. Players will have the option to host their own servers as well and tweak many of the settings to provide an easier experience or a much more harsh experience including hardcore options.


Surviving in the world of Fragmented has its advantages. As you gain more experience you will be able to unlock higher level skills opening up different play styles and survival options. You can focus on combat related skills to take the fight to the wildlife or your enemies or you can focus on skills that will improve your base and your storage capabilities. Fragmented features a level system that grants points you can spend on a handful of skills to better customize your character. You can spend the points on the following skills.

  • Construction allows you to create buildings, props, storage containers, and various types of crafting stations.
  • Electronics includes the creation of Electronic Devices, Turrets, Medical Scanners, or Robotics.
  • Melee provides bonuses in melee combat, as well as the creation of melee weapons and tools.
  • Ranged provides bonuses in ranged combat, and allows creation of ranged weapons and grenades.
  • Refining is used to process raw materials, unlocks harvestables, and creates tools.
  • Subsistence reduces the effects of hunger and thirst, and allows the creation of foods, drinks or medical compounds. It also includes genetic engineering on the high end.
  • Survival increases your health and allows the creation of traps, torches, and campfires, as well as basic tools and waterskins.
  • Textiles is used to create armor, clothing, pouches, and backpacks.


There are many different types of harvestable resources in the world, including dead creatures. Primitive tools will get you the basics, but you will need to build better tools to achieve better results and to gain access to rare materials. Creatures also increase in difficulty as you venture out, including boss encounters and other surprises.Using better tools and fighting harder creatures you also can run across rare resources that can used to create even more powerful weapons and tools.

Rulesets and Hosted Servers

Fragmented will be offering a variety of ruleset configuration options, catering to many different playstyles. This includes PvE and PvP options, both with casual, normal, and hardcore modes, all available on the official servers. If you wish to host your own server, you will have control over those options, as well as having more granular control over the other aspects of the game, such as food/thirst rates, damage, mob difficulty, experience gained and several others.

System Requirements

    • OS: 64-Bit OS Required, Windows Vista 64 Bit or Newer
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Graphics: DX10 GPU with 1GB VRAM: NVidia GTX 460/ AMD Radeon 5850
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • OS: 64-Bit OS Required, Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Quad Core Processor
    • Graphics: DX11 GPU with 3GB+ VRAM: NVidia GTX 970/ AMD Radeon 390
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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