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What You Need To Know About Dune: Awakening

Dune: Awakening is an eagerly anticipated open-world survival MMO video game, developed and published by Funcom. In this immersive game, you will emerge as ‘The Sleeper,’ only to be expelled into the perilous deserts of Arrakis, the most treacherous planet in the universe. With scarcely more than a knife at your disposal, you must confront the severe trials of survival within an expansive and constantly evolving environment.

Traverse the legendary terrains of Arrakis, ranging from limitless undulating dunes to age-old subterranean Ecology Labs and deep ravines marked by caverns. Roam through vibrant villages before daring to enter the lawless expanse of the deep desert. Dune: Awakening, which takes place in an alternate timeline, beckons you to ascend from basic survival to establishing dominion in a realm inhabited by thousands of players.

Dune: Awakening Character Creation

Dune: Awakening

During our time at Pax East, we were able to watch a 30-minute gameplay clip from the upcoming game. After the clip, we were able to ask questions about what we saw and what we didn’t see.

First up we were able to get a glimpse of the character creator. From what we saw this character creator is very in-depth as the films inspired the developers. Players will be able to be creative with their character as we have seen in recent games like Dragon’s Dogma 2 and others. For my black gamers, yes the Killmonger hairstyle is in the game. There looks to be more black hair options but for obvious reasons, this style stands out amongst the rest. There are a lot of sliders that allow players to create a unique character for the world they are in.

Dune: Awakening Background & Skill Tree

Dune: Awakening

Right after the character creation, you can make some choices like what your home planet is. You will also have some choices to make. The choices give the player dialog traits that impact how NPCs in the world react to you. For those unfamiliar with the Dune universe this will be welcomed as it allows you to be more accustomed to the world around you. Additionally, the player chooses a mentor, this is important as it determines your starting set of abilities that impact how you fill out your skill tree.

Dune: Awakening

It’s Really A Survival MMO

Players should remember this truly is a survival game and it plays as such. You will start out with basically nothing and will have to work your way to the top. You will need to be conscious of things like being out in the sun and getting sunstroke. The shade is your friend. However, what is not your friend is the sand. Avoid the open sand as much as you can, as the Sandworm senses you and will attack. Additionally, it’s worth noting that Funcom worked hard on the traversals in Dune: Awakening with one of the key abilities being that the player can climb anywhere!

Be prepared to start the game with less than basic weapon crafting options. However, like all survival games, continue the path forward and these weapons will improve. Additionally, later on, you can get Unique Weapons when you have access to the Deep Desert. These weapons will be powerful and only available to be acquired for a certain period of time as the Deep Desert in Dune: Awakening will be wiped periodically. This means there will be players who will have weapons you can not get.

Dune: Awakening Details – PVP & In-Game Exchange

Being an MMO, multiplayer is an important aspect of the game. However, players will have the option to opt out of PVP. Even for those who choose to opt into PVP, you will not have to worry about your base being destroyed. So long as the player’s base has power, it will be shielded from other players. So fear not as griefers will not be a problem for you.

Speaking of bases, they are also a big part of survival games. many players spend hours building their fortresses. If you are one of those players, you will be able to sell your schematics to someone like me for in-game currency. This allows players like myself who either do not place a lot of time into building or just don’t like doing it, an easy way to have an awesome-looking home base. We thank you in advance for your hard work builders.

Other Details of Note

  • Dune: Awakening is built on Unreal Engine 5.2.
  • PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S crossplay is currently being worked on but not guaranteed to be available at launch.
  • Characters can not be moved to different servers. To play with friends on a different server you will have to make a new character.
  • You can take and use NPC vehicles.
  • Dune’s iconic “Sandwalk” is not currently in the game.
  • Currently, players are not allowed to respec their characters.
  • Events occur in the world for spices, and all players on the servers can see the event. First come, first serve. Be prepared to fight it out.
  • There are death penalties. Regular death caused your equipment like armor to take damage however you can retrieve the items. On the other hand, getting eaten by a Sandworm causes you to lose everything you had equipped and held including spices.

The gameplay we were able to see was in beta.

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