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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Very Positive (790) - 93% of the 790 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (7,162) - 92% of the 7,162 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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January 18

Roadmap Update + Update 21 info

Hello Miners!

It’s time for another Roadmap update, as well as more detailed info on Update 21!

We’ve redesigned the Roadmap to better reflect the reality we are working in - which is that, generally, the only thing we’ve planned in detail is the next Update (in this case Update 21). To illustrate this, we decided to jumble the future updates we know we want into one big box rather than attempt to lock down specifics. The way we look at the Roadmap internally is more like a weather forecast than a solid plan - we have some inkling of what’s going to happen next, but the further ahead, the more uncertain the specifics become. We also chose to remove the “And then maybe…” box, since it muddied the discussion. Those features are in no way gone from our minds or our backlog, but they are not part of the immediate update schedule. We’ll continue to keep a watchful eye out for wants and dreams voiced in the community, of course.

Our hope for this Roadmap is two-fold: We want to provide as much insight into the foreseeable future of DRG’s development as we can, while still allowing us to be flexible and agile without breaking too many promises.

As you might be able to see, we’ve also made some changes to our priorities. Most of the recent updates have focused primarily on introducing new systems into the game - upgrades, new weapons, Assignments, etc. While these have done wonders for the game in terms of retention and the overall game loop, we want to focus a bit more on cave content going forward - that is, the things that actually go into the caves and provide the bulk of the game experience.

Adding new enemies is an example of this. But so are new mission types, new types of cave rooms and improvements to our cave generation, random mission events, boss battles, new biomes, and new weird stuff to encounter in general. Our initial hope was to work on these while we developed the essential background- and meta-systems, but as our scope and staff (up from 6 to 20!) has grown, so has our ambitions, and that means two things: We can and want to deliver better and more ambitious stuff, but those things take longer to finish and get right. An example of this is Daily Adventures - a feature we definitely want, but which has been delayed several times now, because we simply did not have the overhead to get it right. And we want to get this right because we want it to be awesome, but that also means we can’t promise precisely when it will be ready.

Update 21 Info
As of writing, the target date for Update 21 is the 6th of February. If all goes well, the Experimental Branch should go up very soon, perhaps even next week. Watch this space for further information.

Difficulty 2.0
This is the flagpole feature of Update 21 and is more or less a full rework of how we handle Difficulty in the game. Initially, this was supposed to just be a new Difficulty - Hazard 5 - but as we dug deeper, we realized we had a lot of untapped potential here that we could utilize better - as well as some critical bugs to fix! So - in short, this is basically a complete revamp of global difficulty balance, which will likely have a fairly profound impact on the game experience. To this end, we want to mobilize as many of you as we can to give us feedback. If anything sticks out to you as too hard, too easy, or just plain weird or wrong, let us know. This is just a first implementation of the system and will be continuously tweaked as we move along.

New Enemies
We’ve been hard at work at a bunch of new enemies, and the first few will go in with Update 21. The exact number depends on the final testing phases, but expect two, perhaps three new enemy types. These are all new enemies, with their own models, animations, sound, AI behavior, and gameplay impact.

More Modifications
As a follow-up to Update 19, we are working on adding Modifications (upgrades) to the rest of the gear (traversal tools, grenades, armors, pickaxes, etc). We’re aiming to pack most of these into Update 21, with the last few stragglers arriving in Update 21.5 a bit later.

Weapon Mastery
This is a new feature aimed mainly at all the completionists out there, but everyone should be able to get a tasty piece of this pie pretty easily. As you unlock Mods for a given piece of gear, your Weapon Mastery bar for that piece of gear goes up, and at certain intervals, you will be given a prize. This system is not necessarily done and may be expanded on later, but for now, it will get you your first taste of our brand new Skins system - new color schemes for your gear. The Skins system is still pretty early in development, but we have lovely plans to expand on this later.

Finally, Update 21 will also introduce some a few new pieces of headwear to unlock and a few new types of flora for the caves. There’s also a handful of sexy UI enhancements, such as an enhanced mission overview while on the Space Rig, and an all new and more intuitive Health Bar system for enemies.

Update 21.5: Year One Anniversary
On February 28th, it has been a full year since Deep Rock Galactic hit Early Access, and we have a lot to celebrate! It’s been a crazy ride, with more than half a million copies sold, and a level of reception for the game we hadn’t even dared to hope for. It’s going to be party time on the Space Rig once more, and we plan to run events in the community, provide developer streams, and do everything we can to make this an event to remember. We’ll also add some new goodies to the Supporter Upgrade, just to show how grateful we are for your continued support of the development. Current owners of the Supporter Upgrade obviously get this for free.

Update 22 to 24
A bit further into the future comes the next Updates - 22 to 24 - and there’s not that much to say about them just yet. The Roadmap should give you some indication of what the planned focus for them is going to be, and we’ll have more to say on it soon.

Until then,

From Ghost Ship Games
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January 4

Happy New Year! + Update 20.1+ Hotfix 1

Happy New Year, Miners!

We have had a blast working on Deep Rock Galactic in 2018 and we are far from done yet! Thank you all for being part of what we think is the best community in the Galaxy - You are awesome, and we hope you will continue to follow us and the game’s development in 2019.

All the best wishes,
The Ghost Ship Team


The holidays have come and gone and all the seasonal stuff has been put away! We have fixed some crash bugs and you can now rebind controls to ‘P’. Otherwise, it is very much the same as update 20.

Hotfix 1 - January 10th
  • Fixed an issue where waves would continually spawn if an Egg was freed while a wave was active in Egg Hunt mission
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About This Game


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: 1 GB NVIDIA 970 / AMD Radeon 290
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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