Fractured Online is a MMORPG built upon the cloud-based virtual world-building platform SpatialOS, providing a seamless universe and an unprecedented level of interaction with the environment.
It claims to be the first open-world sandbox MMORPG mixing action combat with fully interactable environments, appealing equally to lovers of competitive and cooperative gameplay. Jump right into the fray from day one. Defeat your enemies through your own skill and cleverness, not equipment or level.
Players can gather resources, craft, trade and venture into legendary travels as a solitary hero, or start a settlement with your guild and grow it into the next empire. Fractured plans to bring together the best of Action RPGs and Sandbox MMOs, two genres that haven’t been successfully matched before.
On one hand Fractured will feature a highly skill-based combat system that rewards tactics, reflexes and nimbleness of fingers; on the other hand, the user will be immersed in a fully player-driven economy, with an emphasis on realistic resource management, crafting and advanced world colonization features.
Not only that, but developers Dynamight Studios want to broaden its audience by allowing new players to be competitive from day one, by getting rid of the “grinding” mechanics that characterize the genre, and by implementing innovative rules on player interactions.
The game features three races: Humans, Wildfolk, and Demons. Each race has a different impact on game mechanics, such as which type of society players can live in, to the ways they interact with other players. Live within the peaceful Wildfolk community where cooperation and defensive gameplay shine or have free will while trying to follow the rules of a feudal society – like not breaking the law and “killing” other players – as a Human. For those that prefer hostility, blood, and terror, they can embrace their inner evil alignment by spawning as a Demon. Once a race is chosen, players can begin their quest for knowledge.
Of course, combat also plays an integral part in Fractured Online as players will find it to be an adequate way to settle a dispute. Combat is fast-paced as fighters will learn to aim, dodge, and master over 400 abilities and 40 unique status effects. Whether abilities are used against various monsters in PvE battles or your fellow players in PvP combat is completely up to you.
Dynamight Studios have once again opened a portal between the world of Fractured Online and the real world, giving players free access this weekend.
Fractured Online’s free weekend kicks off today at 16:00 CEST / 10:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT and ends at 16:00 CEST / 10:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT on September 5. During this time, players have free, unrestricted access to the game via the Glyph launcher once they add FRACGAMIGO2022 to their Glyph account or one of the other codes from select media partners.
Once players are logged in, they can start their adventure as the Humans on Aerhen playing how they want through the game’s unique character progression system. They can also shape the world of Fractured Online by building structures, crafting items, taking part in the player-driven economy, and much more. When players aren’t improving their abilities, they can choose to take part in Fractured Online’s robust player-driven economy.
And you can forget finding a broadsword within the corpse of a spider. Every item in the game is crafted by players, so you better be nice to your local blacksmith or else you could end up fighting enemies off with a stick. Crafters, merchants, farmers, shepherds, miners, woodcutters, hunters, and scavengers all play an important role in the world. Exploit the uneven distribution of resources to get high profits when trading at faraway markets – but make sure you reach your destination alive!
And what about those who are looking for a new home? Find a suitable location and start a settlement with your guild. As a governor, you’ll be able to guide its development into a social, trading, or military hub. Beware, though: the rise to power of your city won’t go unnoticed, so get ready to protect it from hostile raids and sieges!
The new MMORPG Fractured Online is coming to PC (Steam Early Access) on September 15, 2022. So get those gaming PCs ready for action!