Fear The Wolves - Netheos


Hi everyone,

This week's Closed Beta is now open!

It will close Monday 20th of August. Exat hour to be announced.

If you haven't received a key, don't worry as we send more regularly. Make sure you're registered for the Beta here to receive your key.

What to expect from this week's Beta?

The team continues to work on your feedback from previous Beta sessions. We know that many of you experience issues with the matchmaking system, and we're doing our best to bring more players in the Beta. We've sent 15k new keys at the start of the test session to reduce queuing time as much as possible.

We're still working on improving the servers, and fixing as many technical issues as possible. A lot of issues are tied to having only the EU servers open in the Beta to reduce the queuing time as much as possible. You'll definitely have servers for more regions at release. We currently plan to have servers for EU, NA and Asia/OCE.

Please find below this week's changelog:

Highlights
  • Added a swinging motion to the evacuation rope.
    • This will make it more difficult to shoot down the player attached to the rope.
  • Improvements to the wolves' behavior:
    • Now wolves will use close range attacks in narrow places.
    • Wolves will no longer leap while indoors.
    • Other fixes and improvements.
  • Added an FOV slider.
  • Added the option to show Ping and FPS counters in game.
Additional fixes
  • Made it possible to interact with objects on the ground while looking through lootboxes or supply drops.
  • Bug fixes for items stacking with other items in the player's hands.
  • Camera rotation limits for Parachute and Vehicles.
  • Fixed damage for F1 and RGO grenades.
  • Fixed a bug where players were able to spectate enemy squads.
  • Armor will now reduce damage from wolves
  • Added a notification when entering a zone that will soon become infected with radiation.
    • The notification will include the exact time until the infection begins.
  • Removed collision from wolf corpses.
  • Melee attacks now deal damage to wolves.
Quick reminder that the this Beta isn't covered by a NDA, meaning you can share videos, images and info about the game this week. Keep in mind that it's a work-in-progress version of the game, and players may encounter bugs or crashes, that may lower the quality of the in-game experience.

We’d love your help in identifying these bugs, so that we can make the Early Access release version of Fear The Wolves the best that it can be.

Please join the Fear The Wolves official Discord to synchronize with the team and testers.



Where can I share feedback?

Please report technical issues and general feedback on the Fear The Wolves official Forums. Before submitting feedback on the forums please check if there is an existing thread about the topic, or if it is listed in our known issues log.

When providing feedback please try to be as informative as possible, providing information on where and when the issue occurred.

We look forward to seeing you on the servers!

Fear The Wolves Team
Fear The Wolves - Netheos


Hi everyone,

This week's Closed Beta will start tomorrow, August 17th, at 11AM CEST (12PM MSK-EEST / 10AM BST / 5AM EDT / 2AM PDT).

If you haven't received a key, don't worry as we send more regularly. Make sure you're registered for the Beta here to receive your key.

What to expect from this week's Beta?

The team continues to work on your feedback from previous Beta sessions. We know that many of you experience issues with the matchmaking system, and we're doing our best to bring more players in the Beta. We'll send 15k new keys tomorrow morning at the start of the test session to reduce queuing time as much as possible.

We're still working on improving the servers, and fixing as many technical issues as possible. A lot of issues are tied to having only the EU servers open in the Beta to reduce the queuing time as much as possible. You'll definitely have servers for more regions at release. We currently plan to have servers for EU, NA and Asia/OCE.

Please find below this week's changelog:

Highlights
  • Added a swinging motion to the evacuation rope.
    • This will make it more difficult to shoot down the player attached to the rope.
  • Improvements to the wolves' behavior:
    • Now wolves will use close range attacks in narrow places.
    • Wolves will no longer leap while indoors.
    • Other fixes and improvements.
  • Added an FOV slider.
  • Added the option to show Ping and FPS counters in game.
Additional fixes
  • Made it possible to interact with objects on the ground while looking through lootboxes or supply drops.
  • Bug fixes for items stacking with other items in the player's hands.
  • Camera rotation limits for Parachute and Vehicles.
  • Fixed damage for F1 and RGO grenades.
  • Fixed a bug where players were able to spectate enemy squads.
  • Armor will now reduce damage from wolves
  • Added a notification when entering a zone that will soon become infected with radiation.
    • The notification will include the exact time until the infection begins.
  • Removed collision from wolf corpses.
  • Melee attacks now deal damage to wolves.
Quick reminder that the this Beta isn't covered by a NDA, meaning you can share videos, images and info about the game this week. Keep in mind that it's a work-in-progress version of the game, and players may encounter bugs or crashes, that may lower the quality of the in-game experience.

We’d love your help in identifying these bugs, so that we can make the Early Access release version of Fear The Wolves the best that it can be.

Please join the Fear The Wolves official Discord to synchronize with the team and testers.



Where can I share feedback?

Please report technical issues and general feedback on the Fear The Wolves official Forums. Before submitting feedback on the forums please check if there is an existing thread about the topic, or if it is listed in our known issues log.

When providing feedback please try to be as informative as possible, providing information on where and when the issue occurred.

We look forward to seeing you on the servers!

Fear The Wolves Team
Fear The Wolves - Iyagovos


Hi everyone,

This week's Closed Beta session is open!

Edit: The Closed Beta is now closed, thanks for playing and see you later this week for more info about the next Beta phase.

If you haven't received a key, don't worry as we send more regularly. Make sure you're registered for the Beta here to receive your key.

What to expect from the Beta?

The team continues to work on your feedback from the previous Beta session. The current priority is to have a smooth experience and matchmaking. Some of you complained about the lack of games played in the last Beta and that's due to a lack of players in some specific regions.

We're trying to bring more players in the Beta to ensure a better experience for everyone - don't hesitate to suggest to your friend to join by registering here.

Please find below this week's changelog:
  • Added Advanced Graphics Options.
  • Added more keybindings.
  • Added handbrakes to vehicles.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes the player could be immediately killed when an anomaly spawned.
  • Added an additional warning notification 90 seconds before adrenaline infections begin.
  • Increased the time of the helicopter takes to prepare from 60 to 90 seconds.
Quick reminder that the this Beta isn't covered by a NDA, meaning you can share videos, images and info about the game this week. Keep in mind that it's a work-in-progress version of the game, and players may encounter bugs or crashes, that may lower the quality of the in-game experience.

We’d love your help in identifying these bugs, so that we can make the Early Access release version of Fear The Wolves the best that it can be.

Please join the Fear The Wolves official Discord to synchronize with the team and testers.



Where can I share feedback?

Please report technical issues and general feedback on the Fear The Wolves official Forums. Before submitting feedback on the forums please check if there is an existing thread about the topic, or if it is listed in our known issues log..

When providing feedback please try to be as informative as possible, providing information on where and when the issue occurred.

We look forward to seeing you on the servers!

Fear The Wolves Team
Fear The Wolves - Iyagovos


Hi everyone,

This week's Closed Beta session will open Friday August 10th, at 11AM CEST (10AM BST / 12PM MSK/EEST / 5AM EDT / 2AM PDT).

This Closed Beta will close again next Monday, August 13th, with details on exact timing to come.

If you haven't received a key, don't worry as we send more regularly. [Make sure you're registered for the Beta here to receive your key].

What to expect from the Beta?

The team continues to work on your feedback from the previous Beta session. The current priority is to have a smooth experience and matchmaking. Some of you complained about the lack of games played in the last Beta and that's due to a lack of players in some specific regions.

We're trying to bring more players in the Beta to ensure a better experience for everyone - don't hesitate to suggest to your friend to join by registering here.

When the beta starts, we will include a full patch log to let you know what to expect in the new build of the beta.

We have a handy Frequently Asked Questions for any questions you may have - please check here before asking any questions you may have.

Quick reminder that the this Beta isn't covered by a NDA, meaning you can share videos, images and info about the game this week. **Keep in mind that it's a work-in-progress version of the game**, and players may encounter bugs or crashes, that may lower the quality of the in-game experience.

We’d love your help in identifying these bugs, so that we can make the Early Access release version of Fear The Wolves the best that it can be.

Please join the Fear The Wolves official Discord to synchronize with the team and other players.



Where can I share feedback?

Please report technical issues and general feedback on this official Forums. Before submitting feedback on the forums please check if there is an existing thread about the topic, or if it is listed in our known issues log.

When providing feedback please try to be as informative as possible, providing information on where and when the issue occurred.

We look forward to seeing you on the servers!

Fear The Wolves Team
Fear The Wolves - Netheos


Hi everyone,

This week's Closed Beta session is open!

It will be closed next Monday, August 6th at 5:30PM CEST.

Note that squad mode isn't available yet as we're running some last tests. It will be added in the Beta later today.

If you haven't received a key, don't worry as we send more regularly. Make sure you're registered for the Beta here to receive your key.

What to expect from the Beta?

We continue to improve the game based on your feedback from the previous Beta session and we're happy to let you play the latest version of the game in development. Our main priority is ironing out the server issues to ensure a smooth experience for all players.

Please find below this week's changelog:
  • Greatly reduced the freeze when jumping from the helicopter.**
  • Fixed a bug where weapons were not being automatically equipped after attaching to the evacuation rope.
  • Fixed a bug where a downed member of a squad would remain attached to the evacuation rope. Now the squad member will fall off the rope and take fall damage, further reducing the time their team mates have to revive them.
  • Improved corpse rag doll animations.
  • Improved the visualization of when a character is pushed by a vehicle.
  • Fixed a bug where characters with broken legs were still able to sprint.
  • Fixed a bug where taking damage wasn’t interrupting the health regeneration effects from consumables.
  • Fixed a bug which allowed players to shoot without delay between bursts.
  • Fixed a bug where players were able to reload while sprinting.
  • Fixed a bug when you were able to change weapons without leaving ADS.
  • Updated the window breaking mechanic. Now players can throw grenades through windows.
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes doors would have different states between the client and server. This caused some players to be blocked by open doors and some to pass through closed doors.
  • Improved rain effects increasing the intensity of the wet landscape.
  • Fixed a bug that occasionally resulted in the cause of death not appearing on the death screen.
  • Small fixes in the lobby's UI.
Quick reminder that the this Beta isn't covered by a NDA, meaning you can share videos, images and info about the game this week. Keep in mind that it's a work-in-progress version of the game, and players may encounter bugs or crashes, that may lower the quality of the in-game experience.

We’d love your help in identifying these bugs, so that we can make the Early Access release version of Fear The Wolves the best that it can be.

Known Issues
  • Handbrake doesn't work for vehicles.
  • Sound settings UI is there but not functionning yet.
Please join the Fear The Wolves official Discord to synchronize with the team and testers.



Where can I share feedback?

Please report technical issues and general feedback on the Fear The Wolves official Forums. Before submitting feedback on the forums please check if there is an existing thread about the topic, or if it is listed in our known issues log.

When providing feedback please try to be as informative as possible, providing information on where and when the issue occurred.

We look forward to seeing you on the servers!

Fear The Wolves Team

https://store.steampowered.com/app/819500/Fear_The_Wolves/
Fear The Wolves - Netheos



Hi everyone,

This week's Closed Beta session will open Friday August 3rd, at 11AM CEST (10AM BST / 12PM MSK / 5AM EDT / 2AM PDT)

Edit at 10:30AM: We're finalizing the version right now. We'll be slightly late but we're still aiming at this morning to start the Beta - sorry about that!

It will be closed next Monday morning, August 6th.

If you haven't received a key, don't worry as we send more regularly. Make sure you're registered for the Beta here to receive your key.

What to expect from the Beta?

We continue to improve the game based on your feedback from the previous Beta session and we're happy to let you play the latest version of the game in development. Our main priority is ironing out the server issues to ensure a smooth experience for all players.

Please find below this week's highlights from the changelog:
  • Wolves now chasing nearest players in the area where they spawn.
  • Advanced Graphics and Sound settings.
  • Vehicles will now stop when you leave them. Other improvements like more correct visualization of colliding with players.
  • Sound for attacks with a fists (and other sounds, for example sound for pick up items).
Quick reminder that the this Beta isn't covered by a NDA, meaning you can share videos, images and info about the game this week. Keep in mind that it's a work-in-progress version of the game, and players may encounter bugs or crashes, that may lower the quality of the in-game experience.

We’d love your help in identifying these bugs, so that we can make the Early Access release version of Fear The Wolves the best that it can be.

Please join the Fear The Wolves official Discord to synchronize with the team and testers.



Where can I share feedback?

Please report technical issues and general feedback on the Fear The Wolves official Forums. Before submitting feedback on the forums please check if there is an existing thread about the topic, or if it is listed in our known issues log.

When providing feedback please try to be as informative as possible, providing information on where and when the issue occurred.

We look forward to seeing you on the servers!

Fear The Wolves Team

https://store.steampowered.com/app/819500/Fear_The_Wolves/
Fear The Wolves - Iyagovos


Hello everybody!

We'd like to thank you for participating in the latest stage of the Closed Beta tests for Fear The Wolves! We've been reading and taking on board a lot of your feedback, and we really appreciate everything that you're posting here - please keep it up!

As you are aware, we pushed the release of Fear The Wolves back a few weeks. You can read about that decision here.

Today at 10PM CEST, we're going to be shutting down the Closed Beta for the weekend, so that we can work on a large update for the next stage. Yes, that means that the Closed Beta has been extended.

We'll have an additional beta stage running next week from Thursday 26th until Monday the 30th, and then more testing each week after that, with specific times to be announced as we go.

Thank you!

The Fear The Wolves team.
Fear The Wolves - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

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Fear The Wolves - Netheos


Originally scheduled for release July 18, Fear The Wolves' Early Access on Steam has now been pushed back by a few weeks. . We've made this decision after closely listening to your expectations and feedback in the Closed Beta, which has proven a vital part of the game’s ongoing development.

The Closed Beta will extend until the new Early Access launch date, allowing players to continue their exploration of the hostile and radioactive lands of a devastated Chernobyl.

The Closed Beta will stay open tonight, and will see a large update tomorrow for player feedback.



We’ve already seen tens of thousands of players battling in Fear the Wolves over the last week of the Closed beta. We are delighted that players are satisfied with the core combination of classic Battle Royale gameplay with original mechanics – particularly  the players vs. environment, radiation hazards, dynamic weather, and unique end-of-game extraction system.

The positive community feedback encouraged us to delay the release of the Early Access to ensure the well-received core experience isn’t marred by technical issues. On top of fixing these issues, this delay will also allow us to further improve other aspects of the game, thanks to the masses of data and player feedback gathered through testing.



We anticipate that the extra development time will raise Fear The Wolves’ quality to a level at which players will be able to fully experience it’s unique atmosphere.

Fear the Wolves will release on PC in Early Access later this summer.
Fear The Wolves - Netheos


Hi everyone,

Fear The Wolves' Closed Beta will close today in a few hours (7PM CEST).

Thanks to all of you who joined the hundreds of games played in the last days and posted in our Official Forums and Discord. This was the very first time we opened Fear The Wolves up to thousands of players and we're happy to have received such a massive amount of feedback and reports.

As for any first test on a very large scale, it wasn't as smooth as we'd like the game to be for everyone, and we're sorry for those of you who suffered from technical issues. But that's the goal of any Beta and we now have a good idea of what you like in our take on the Battle Royale genre, and what needs more work!



The extraction system, the wolves and the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. vibe, among others, seem to have hit the mark and we're very excited to read that many of you liked these features.

We've worked hard this week to release daily updates for the Beta and we'll now focus our efforts on a big update addressing the largest issues you reported.

The next update includes but is not limited to fixes targeting the hit registration and early game server performance problems.

The Closed Beta will open again Monday morning, July 16th
, to test the latest update and prepare the Early Access release next Wednesday.

See you Monday in the Zone,
Fear The Wolves Team
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