Deep Rock Galactic is a 1-4 player co-op FPS featuring badass space Dwarves, 100% destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters.
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Release Date:
Feb 28, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Our primary focus is on crafting an awesome co-op experience, and to do that we wanted to get the game into the hand of players as soon as possible. This type of game would be extremely difficult to develop in a vacuum, and our players are an invaluable part of our process. Simply by playing the game and taking part in the development discussion, they will provide us with assistance while we flesh out the full thing, add new features, and move further into things like balancing and feedback”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“When we launched in Early Access in February 2018, we estimated that we would stay in early access somewhere between 1 to 2 years. We feel like the game is shaping up nicely, thanks to the feedback and support from our community, and we’re aiming at having the 1.0 version of the game released during 2019.”

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

“Since we launched in Early Access, we’ve added a TON of features and content based on player feedback, including

  • New and redesigned game modes
  • New and improved biomes and environmental hazards
  • Weapon and upgrade redesign including 8 all-new weapons, and an overhaul of weapon models and animations
  • Added a campaign and promotions system
  • Added 4 all-new enemies
  • Added a perk system, mission mutators, and a temperature system
  • Added LOTS of quality-of-life features based on community feedback
  • Opened a bar and introduced beers
  • PLUS: new voice lines, tweaks, buffs, animations and fixes

We still want to add more enemies, a system of daily adventures, customization of Bosco, more levels of difficulty, exploration mode, the lore terminal, a redesign our Space Rig and more before the game is ready for 1.0.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Most of the game’s systems have been fleshed out around the core of Deep Rock Galactic experience: teaming up as badass dwarves, exploring procedurally generated cave systems, fighting monsters, and digging gold. Some systems, like exploration mode and the lore terminal, are still missing, but even without those, the current version is a rich experience.

By purchasing the Early Access version, you will have access to
  • Multiplayer co-op for 2-4 players
  • 4 highly unique dwarf character classes with individual play styles and weapon builds
  • Single-player with the aid of the drone Bosco
  • Procedurally generated cave systems with endless variation
  • Loads of high-octane co-op shooting and exploration gameplay

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

“We expect the price for the full release of Deep Rock Galactic to be higher than the price for Early Access.”

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

“We're a team of veteran developers and have all spent years on productions you weren't allowed to talk about until the game was released. So right from the outset, it was decided that Deep Rock Galactic should be a product of OPEN development.

We want to foster a community that will encourage people to interact directly with us, ensure that their feedback is listened to and considered properly, and to produce the very best co-op experience we can. This will happen through a number of channels, primary of which are the Steam community forums, Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit. While we cannot in any way guarantee that all suggestions will become part of the game, we will absolutely strive for listening to and acknowledging any and all feedback

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June 20

Hotfix 7 Balance Update

Attention Miners!

While you impatiently wait for Update 25 to bring the Endgame to Hoxxes IV, we have decided to give you a little bonus hotfix. We’ve been doing more hotfixes than usual to keep you sated, and this one has a little extra something to keep you busy.

First of all, we have given the gunner a little love in regards to balance, as per request from the community.

The Minigun has gotten some much-needed punch, including both base damage and adjustment of mods. The Autocannon also got an overhaul, although not as significant as the Minigun.

Other weapon tweaks are counting the Boomstick, the Auto 210b, and the Voltaic SMG.

For those of you who like to work the long nightshifts with Bosco as a helping hand, we’ve upgraded the drone algorithm, allowing him to retrieve gems and other objects from afar. However charming that is, please do not spend too much time playing fetch with company property. You’re on the clock.

Q'ronar Shellbacks have had their diet modified and their armor should now be less durable. Their Younglings should also appear less frequent. Hopefully, this will reduce the amount of deadly pinballing in the narrow caverns. The bug causing muffled sound for the entire game has also been squashed.

  • Bosco can now dig out and carry objects!
  • Q'ronar Youngling encounters should be a bit more rare.
  • Q’ronar Shellback’s armor is significantly weaker. Most weapons will be able to break it in a few shots. Weapons with armor breaking capabilities will still excel at it.
  • Tweaked the rolling animation of the Qronar enemies to resolve unintended jerkiness
  • Changed material on the weakpoint of the Glyphid Menace, when it dies so it does not light up dead
  • Fixed a bug with sounds becoming muffled for the remainder of a mission after getting hit by a rolling Q’ronar enemy
  • Glyphid Praetorian backside is again considered a weakpoint but does not give any damage bonus on its own
  • Fixed a bug with the Mission Assignment icon not showing in the Mission Terminal
  • Fixed a bug with clients being required to open the map in order for the host to be able to see their Mission Assignment
  • Increased attenuation distance for sound and camshake when digging out eggs
  • Fixed a bug with the Terrain Scanner getting stuck
  • Fixed cases where you would switch weapons after mining and using the Terrain Scanner

Weapon Balance Tweaks
We are constantly tweaking and balancing the weapons based on player feedback and our own testing, and quite a few tweaks are coming in this hotfix. Since the weapons are currently a living system that is still growing and evolving, there will certainly be more tweaks in the future, especially with the upcoming addition of the overclocks in the next update. Your feedback has been invaluable in this process so please, keep it coming.

The minigun has been suffering, especially in high hazard missions, so we’ve made a few changes to address this.
  • Increased base damage
  • Increased value of the Lighter Barrel Assembly mod to allow for more a more responsive gun build
  • Increased value of Magnetic Bearings mod to better balance against the rest
  • Increased slightly how long you can shoot before overheating to help against larger swarms
  • Increased value of Magnetic Refrigeration mod to better balance it against competing options
  • To better balance it against the other choices the Aggressive Venting mod will now also cause enemies to flee
  • Stun is now a default function of the Minigun to help gunners stand their ground, we are also working on improving the stun system in general for the next update.
  • Changed the Stun mod to a Stun Duration mod since stun is now built-in

Auto 210
Some of the mods for this gun have not been able to hold their own so we’ve done some changes to better balance the whole weapon and prepare it for the upcoming overclocks.
  • Tweaked the crosshair to look a bit more balanced and moved hit confirmation to the inner markers
  • Shortened base stun duration
  • Increased base stun chance
  • Stunning a creature now requires a weakpoint hit
  • Replaced the Stun mod with a Stun Duration mod
  • Decreased the bonus of the Overstuffed Magazine mod
  • Increased power of Choke mod
  • Swapped places of the Choke and High Capacity Magazine mods
  • Increased base pellet count to compensate for the mod rearrangement

This has been another weapon that needed an overall balance shift to make the mod choices more relevant and interesting.
  • Increased the rate of fire bonus from Double Trigger Mod so it feels smoother, also rephrased the description a bit
  • Decreased effect of the Bigger Pellets mod to better balance against the Expanded Ammo Bags mod
  • Increased base damage to compensate for the Bigger Pellets mod tweak
  • The Boomstick now has a base chance to stun targets
  • Increased the power of the Stun mod to better balance it against the competition
  • Increased effect of 3rd row Expanded Ammo Bags Mod to better balance against the High Capacity Shells mod

The Gunner’s Autocannon also needed a little love, though not nearly as much as the minigun.
  • Increased value of Damage Reduction Mod so that just like with the minigun, players can better stand their ground against a swarm.
  • Increased base splash damage range to help the gun deal with large swarms
  • Removed friendly-fire from splash damage so you can safely fire into the fray and not hurt yourself when shooting enemies at point blank range.

Voltaic SMG
This little powerhouse had a crazy build hiding in it, those mods responsible have been reigned-in to better compare to the Auto 210 while others got a needed boost.
  • Fixed the Electrocution Bonus mod (it used to give a 120% damage bonus which was crazy) now it does 30% just like the NUK17s.
  • Renamed the Electrocution Bonus mod to Conductive Bullets since the two mods were identical in function.
  • Adjusted the values of Increased Caliber and High Velocity Rounds to better balance against the other mods and other weapons.
  • Increased the value of the Improved Gas System mod to make it more relevant
  • Swapped places of the second Expanded Ammo Bags mod and the Improved Gas System mod
  • Increased the range of the Electric Arc mod as it was too short

Other Weapon Tweaks
  • Increased damage done by the Gunner’s Sticky Grenade to the creature it is stuck on as it felt a bit meh before.
  • Decreased the damage bonus of the Defender mod for the LMG Gun Platform as it has turned out to be too powerful.

If you missed the previous hotfixes, here’s a highlight of the dents we’ve hammered out since the update was released.

  • Hole plugged in upper launch bay.
  • Throwing axe can now hit all killable things & Fixed various Impact Axe shenanigans
  • Certain vanity items no longer show up red when Frozen
  • Players who just joined the game can no longer be grabbed just as they spawn
  • Fixed the barrel hoop game combo display
  • Disabled saluting while having a grenade equipped.
  • Improve spawning of enemies
  • Improved carriable gems logic in an effort to fix bad cases with throwing and dropping when dying
  • Space Rig exterior GFX improved
  • Removed confusing requirement for the "Total Makeover" achievement that required players to change to a non-default owned skin color
  • Naedocyte Breeder has been nerfed. It now spawns more rarely and the spawn amount of
  • Naedocyte Hatchlings from the Roe has been decreased.
  • Weapon reloads now better-synced with audio-visual cues
  • Mine head sentry gun now dismantles, rather than disappear, when ammo is spent
  • Mule, Drop Pod, etc. now have floating icons again when holding the laser pointer

And much, much more below.

  • Changed Q'ronar Shellback’s unintended 100% Explosion Resistance to 80%
  • Woodlouse Younglings are no longer completely immune to explosions and electrical damage when rolling
  • Fix for Bosco making gems unreachable after someone Latejoined

  • Players should no longer get stuck in an invulnerable downed state
  • Fixed a bug with BET-C’s pulsating sound
  • Fix for ambient occlusion only working for dynamic objects
  • Mule, Drop Pod, etc. now have floating icons again when holding the laser pointer
  • Fixed Mine Head Launch icon not properly disappearing for clients

  • Sound added to pickup of throwing axes
  • Tweaked colors of power attack cooldown display
  • Fixed a bug with pickaxing frozen teammates not breaking them free
  • Fixed the extraordinary laziness of Molly which made her refuse to follow players

  • Added Steam Rich Presence, since Pedro was bored. You may need to restart Steam before it works
  • Naedocyte Breeder has been nerfed. It now spawns more rarely and the spawn amount of
  • Naedocyte Hatchlings from the Roe has been decreased.
  • Enabled Hoarder's physical animations
  • Fixed more cases where enemies would not spawn
  • Fixed pathfinder issues around special objects
  • Fixed emission on a plant that was wrong in Lush
  • NUK17 - The NUKs now have static bullet spread that is not affected by either shooting or moving. Run & gun or spray & pray to your heart's content.
  • Weapon reloads now better-synced with audio-visual cues
  • Mine head sentry gun now dismantles, rather than disappear, when ammo is spent
  • Pathfinder fixes for issues seen around mine head
  • Resource bag now only spawns if the player that left had any resources
  • Fixed late-join drop pod choppiness
  • Fixed a bug where beards get stuck floating in the air when a player gets downed
  • Shortened the Sticky Grenade fuse time
  • Cryo grenade now affects Naedocyte Shockers / Hatchlings

  • Removed confusing requirement for the "Total Makeover" achievement that required players to change to a non-default owned skin color
  • Fixed a bug that enabled the mission time achievement to trigger after waiting in the space rig for an hour and dropping into a mission
  • Fixed various Impact Axe shenanigans
  • Fixed an animation problem in third person for the M1000 Classic causing it to be misplaced when reloading
  • Improved spawn location logic for enemies in an effort to fix missing enemies
  • Fixed issues with saluting during auto-reload causing magazine spam and broken animations
  • Shadows disabled on point lights on Load Screen
  • Fixed white light flashes in space rig terminals

  • Typo fixed on Impact Axe description
  • Disabled saluting while having a grenade equipped.
  • When dropping a gem / carried the item, you no longer switch weapons twice. If you press 1-4 on client you also now get the correct weapon/tool for that item slot.
  • Improve spawning of enemies
  • Fixed cases of enemies not being allowed to spawn
  • Fix choppy motion when late-joining and dropping down.
  • Remove Disable Optimizations Pragma
  • Grenade count will now be correctly counted when rejoining a game after disconnecting
  • Updated Grenade UI after late-joining
  • Players rejoining a game after disconnecting will now spawn back directly instead of going down with a drop pod
  • Improved carriable gems logic in an effort to fix bad cases with throwing and dropping when dying
  • Fixed Shield Regenerator deploying twice
  • Fixed weapon mastery skin not being available for Bulldog, Autocannon, and NUK17
  • Scaled the Q'ronar Younglings smaller
  • Localization update
  • Rotating movement removed from planetary ring outside space rig until we find a better solution
  • Fix space rig hologram performance (collision related)
  • Procedural Smoke and Fire progress
  • Space Rig exterior GFX improved
  • All the Loading Tips have gotten a grammar- and typo-fixing pass
  • Enor Pearl material set to Local Space
  • Fixed material issue on Tentacles around Dreadnought Egg
  • Fix pickaxe and Gems could become invisible on client if he got downed
  • Fix throwing a gem/item on clients would not always select the last weapon.
  • Fixed Retroactive milestone progress for achievements "Performance matters" and "Management Approves"
  • Added text explaining that Hazard 4 is demanded to play on to unlock Haz 5 in the
  • assignment
  • The Achievements requiring you to not call in a supply pod or die, now only triggers if you haven't called a supply pod

  • Glacial Strata - Decreased the cooling rate for Frost Praetorian breath attack and death cloud.
  • Glacial Strata - Cooling effect from blasts of freezing air now stop as soon as you leave the area of effect
  • [COMMUNITY REQUEST] Typo fixed in Plasma Burster grenade description
  • [COMMUNITY REQUEST] Hole plugged in upper launch bay. Well spotted, miner.
  • [COMMUNITY REQUEST] Elevator shafts on Space Rig cleaned up a little because there's nothing we won't do for our players.
  • Minor hole plugged in monitor mesh
  • Fixed XP bar showing for players on the loading screen
  • Fixed poodle related overlay issues
  • Fixed bomber puddles creating permanent overlays
  • Fix for terrain related crashes
  • Hoarder's electrical resistance increased
  • Cryo Grenade area of effect increased
  • Fixed the retroactive functionality for promotion achievements
  • Throwing axe can now hit all killable things
  • Fixed player able to throw grenades after death
  • Certain vanity items no longer show up red when Frozen
  • Grenade loadout UI: Extra Detail button hidden for grenades
  • Players who just joined the game can no longer be grabbed just as they spawn
  • Fixed the barrel hoop game combo display
  • Bugfix - Fixed Impact Axe sometimes getting stuck to the player throwing it
  • Tweaked stationary enemy encounters in caves
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June 7

Roadmap Update - June 2019

EDIT: We posted an FAQ in the Steam forums. Find it here.

Listen up, Miners!
Fasten your safety harness and keep your eyes focused on the information terminal - this is going to be a long lecture.

The next update is a big one. The smart ones among you have probably already guessed it; Update 25 is all about the Endgame in Deep Rock Galactic.

What does all that mean? Well, first and foremost, the endgame will be focused on content that is primarily available once you have enough missions under your belt to promote your first dwarf. We are aware that once you get your dwarf past the first promotion, there are other and better-paying mining gigs out there, so we are setting you up for some special assignments for you to do once you reach the appropriate rank.

Be aware that this is a preliminary description of what we want to do; as this is a creative process, the design is subject to change along the way.

Deep Dives
Once your first promotion happens, we will trust you enough to grant you special privileges and access to a new mode called Deep Dives. This new mode is a set of periodical high-risk multi-objectives, that won’t give you the normal payout, but instead, award you "Batteries".

Each part of a Deep Dive will take you deeper into the bowels of Hoxxes IV, and you will have to field a full team of reliable dwarves from the very beginning to be able to make it to the end - the current personal drop pod will not be able to make it this deep (and the current budget does not allow us to upgrade their performance to this extent), so at the end of each part, we won’t be retrieving you but supplying you with a fresh pod to take you to the next and deeper part of the Deep Dive.

A Deep Dive will consist of three different missions chained together with a mix of objectives. These objectives will be similar to the main objectives you already know, except more than one will need to be completed. Example; In one mission you might have to salvage two Mini-M.U.L.Es and battle a dreadnought. Health and ammo will carry over from one Deep Dive mission to the next, so be sure to stock up on Nitra and Red Sugar before you move on.

The difficulty level on a Deep Dive will be fixed. You will not be able to bring a greenbeard to a Deep Dive. Do not attempt a Deep Dive on your own or while ill-prepared - you’ll be wasting company resources, and you don’t want that kind of attention from Management.

A new Deep Dive will appear every week. You will be able to do a Deep Dive several times, but you will only be able to reap the main rewards once. Should you fail during a Deep Dive, which we fully expect many shall, you will receive a partial reward - but the real gold is at the end of the Deep Dive, behind the hordes of vicious aliens.

Furthermore, each Deep Dive will take place in the same caves, with the same types of aliens for everyone. However, spawns will still be unpredictable, so stay alert while on a Deep Dive.

Machine Events
Using Batteries, you will be able to access Machine Events, that will randomly appear in the normal missions. You will be seeing abandoned machinery appear in some normal missions, but interacting with them will only be possible if you have Batteries. Every dwarf, even greenbeards, on the team will be able to get access to these events as long as at least one dwarf has enough Batteries to activate it, and chooses to do so.
Activating these events will add something entirely new to do, like hunting Glyphids for resources, tracking treasure or throwing explosive barrels at something big and angry.
The rewards for activating and successfully completing a Machine Event will be a craftable item Blueprint, credits, and XP.

Blueprints and Overclocks
Blueprints will give you access to a new, powerful type of weapon modification called Weapon Overclocks, that goes in their own unique slot. There will be a vast number of available overclocks for the weapons, but beware - turning up the juice might not be all it’s cracked up to be as the more powerful Weapon Overclocks comes at the cost of instability in the form of drawbacks.
Blueprints will be awarded randomly - and some might be rarer than others - but you will never be awarded the same Blueprint twice.
Blueprints will also cover new rare cosmetics, such as weapon skins and glorious beards, matching the latest dwarven trends from back home. Even Bosco might get some fancy new skins.

So when is this happening? Due to the size of the upgrade, and the upcoming summer holiday, it's going to take a bit longer than usual. We're committed to releasing Update 25 in August/September. This is a huge thing which we know you'll love.

Once again, be aware that this is a work in progress and that anything in our roadmap might change as we test and improve.

And more?
While we’ll focus on the Endgame in this update, we might add some additional small surprises to Update 25, but you’ll have to stay tuned for those.

Are we at 1.0 yet?
Not yet. As you may have noticed, we’ve shuffled the roadmap a bit. That doesn’t mean the ideas for future content we had listed have gone away for good - we just want to focus on Update 25 and commit to that. We still have a lot of content we want to make come alive in Deep Rock Galactic, and the Endgame update is not the end of that.
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About This Game

Deep Rock Galactic is a 1-4 player co-op FPS featuring badass space Dwarves, 100% destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters.


Work together as a team to dig, explore, and fight your way through a massive cave system filled with hordes of deadly enemies and valuable resources. You will need to rely on your teammates if you want to survive the most hostile cave systems in the galaxy!


Pick the right class for the job. Mow through enemies as the Gunner, scout ahead and light up the caves as the Scout, chew through solid rock as the Driller, or support the team with defensive structures and turrets as the Engineer.


Destroy everything around you to reach your goal. There is no set path so you can complete your mission your way. Drill straight down to your objective or build an intricate network of paths to explore your surroundings -- the choice is yours. But proceed with caution, you don’t want to stumble into an alien swarm unprepared!


Explore a network of procedurally generated cave systems filled with enemies to fight and riches to collect. There’s always something new to discover and no two playthroughs are alike.


Dwarves know what they need to bring to get the job done. This means the most powerful weapons and the most advanced gadgets around - flamethrowers, gatling guns, portable platform launchers, and much, much more.


The underground caves are dark and full of terrors. You will need to bring your own lights if you want to illuminate these pitch-black caverns.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64 Bit
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5770 /w 1GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 970 / AMD Radeon 290
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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