Eternal Return is the unique multiplayer online survival arena that combines strategy, mechanics, and aesthetic characters. Choose one of the ever-growing cast of test subjects, take on Lumia Island as one of 18 test subjects - either solo or with a team, and prove your strength, ability, and wit.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (280) - 65% of the 280 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (45,065) - 78% of the 45,065 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 14, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Eternal Return is a character-based top down Battle Royale. It’s a bit different from older BRs; it’s a unique mix of MOBA and Battle Royale elements.

Early Access started with 17 characters, but it is still missing a lot to make it even more fun. In the MOBA genre, new characters and new items are two of the things that make the game deeper and encourage creative playstyles. It creates more combinations, more counters, and more strategy. By entering Early Access, we are able to continually develop the game while receiving valuable feedback from an even greater audience -- allowing us to tune the game and add requested features quickly.

Eternal Return is a new form of strategy game. It enables players to dig into the game's meta, and form new strategies -- both essential for strategic games. Early Access is when the meta will be established on a macro, and to a smaller degree, meta levels. Early Access enables us to observe how the meta evolves and act/develop accordingly.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan on officially releasing the game late 2023. During the Early Access period, we will expand the number of characters and establish a baseline meta.”

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

“A variety of characters
New in-game win condition: "Hacking", active skills on items, and more advanced game system updates will be made.

Advanced extra features will also be added: skins, battle pass, etc.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“New unique characters are added each season!
Games and strategy will be more diverse with the inclusion of things like Revives and Augments.
The Replay System and Voice Chat feature will bring a better way to share the game status with your teammates.
Players can also grab cool cosmetics and things via the Battle Pass.
Three PvP modes are currently playable in 18 player matches: Solo, Duo, and Squad."”

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

“Eternal Return will not allow the purchase of items to enhance your chance at winning.

Our business model will be based on the sale of Battle Pass and cosmetic microtransactions, like skins.”

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

“We mainly communicate with our players through our Discord server.

Before entering Early Access, we had conducted 5 Alpha Tests and 2 Beta tests where we consistently received and implemented feedback given to us by our players.

We take feedback directly from players to improve each aspect of the game, whether it is new game resources, balance, quality of life features, modes etc. We will continue to do this in the future as well.

We also strive on being a 'watchable game'. We want to have an open line of communication with streamers and tournament participants to support them and develop an Esports scene.”
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About This Game

Craft. Fight. Survive

Taking place on the deserted Lumia Island, the shady organization known as AGLAIA is conducting experiments on living human beings in search to perfect a new race of extraordinary humans. Craft tons of different weapons and armor, fight up to 17 other players solo or with friends, and survive to be the last one standing.

Set in the same universe as the original Black Survival, Eternal Return brings the well known characters of Lumia Island to a new, exciting, Battle Royale/MOBA/Survival mix game.


Strategic Survival Gameplay

Search for materials, craft equipment or food, hunt wild animals, set traps, track your enemies, shoot your enemies from afar or get up in their face, devise a strategy to take the victory, and survive until the end.

Team Modes

Go lone wolf and try to take out every other test subject by yourself or squad up as a duo or trio with friends and discover different synergies and strategies as a team.

Tons of items

Swords, guns, canned cod liver, shurikens, and more. Each character has access to different weapons, armor, food, and traps, each with unique effects, buffs, and advantages. Think you've strategized a strong build? Save it and use it in your games with the Saved Plans feature!

Advanced in-game elements

Once you get the basics down, it's time to get advanced. Teleport across the map with the Hyperloop, take down the boss, Wickeline, craft legendary items with the Tree of Life, or share food with your friends. There are a lot of areas that allow you to take your game to the next level.

Custom Games

Feel like hosting a game with your friends? Maybe join or host a tournament with your local Esports club? Custom games are there for you! Invite as many, or as few, friends as you'd like and get started.

System Requirements

    • OS: WINDOWS® 10 (64Bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-3225, AMD FX-4350
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640, ATI Radeon HD 7700
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • OS: WINDOWS® 10 (64Bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K , AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 , AMD Radeon RX 580
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Installing the game on an SSD improves loading times.

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