Once Human

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: NetEase
Release Date: Q4 2023

About Rainier

PC gamer, WorthPlaying EIC, globe-trotting couch potato, patriot, '80s headbanger, movie watcher, music lover, foodie and man in black -- squirrel!


As an Amazon Associate, we earn commission from qualifying purchases.

'Once Human' Closed Beta Test Begins Tomorrow, Pre-Load Available, Shows Off 9 Mins Of Gameplay - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2023 @ 1:49 p.m. PST

Once Human is a sandbox survival game where you, as Meta-Human, need to survive in the harsh environment with swarms of enemies and rebuild the human civilization after the world was changed by the apocalypse.

Aberrant particles stayed dormant in the nether, waiting for the call of the Great One and driving the world into madness; one day, scientists opened a gate … Following a New Weird style, Once Human combines the rationality in science with the mysteries of the unknown. In a precarious world where all common sense is distorted, will humanity fall into the abyss or thrive on adversity?

To survive in the wasteland, humans must unite in groups. With coldblooded research nuts, honest yet simple civilians, violent lunatics, optimistic dreamers and lone wolves, factions are formed. Among these factions, five attract the most attention: Rosetta, Blackfell, Vulture, Guerilla, and Mayfly.

Plant, animal and human infected by Stardust will transform into disfigured monsters called Aberrant. Once polluted by Stardust, the host will be swept along to join the evolution route of Stardust while the winner becomes an advanced organism and the failed ones decay to dust. In early state, Aberrants may not be too aggressive, but as time goes, they will be driven wholly by the desire to evolve and show their cruel nature.

With multiple weapon choices from handgun to submachine gun, players may excel in hardcore battles with their most handy firearm. What's more, your favorite gun actually grows with you! Use gun perk to make a killing machine out of your weapon. Use lethal weapons and unleash destructive skills to fight your way out. Battles can take place almost anywhere in Nalcott. With Aberrant, Rosetta and Vultures rampaging about, you are never short of enemies.

In the Stronghold Contest, Defender and Attacker battle to take control of the Beacon Area in the middle stronghold, and capture progress will accumulate when the area is free of the opposite team. Whoever seizes the area is the winner.

Various landscapes, realistic weather changes, and distinctive features. From desert to forest, Once Human offers a glimpse of the world taken over by nature and otherworldly creatures.

Developer Starry Studio is launching a new Once Human PC Beta Test in North America on December 6, 2023 at 9pm ET

Players can pre-load the game right now on the game’s official website https://oncehuman.game/.

Additionally, to celebrate the launch of the Beta Test, Starry Studio has released a 9-minute trailer showing the game’s unique world and enemies. The trailer shows players tracking down anomalies to capture and secure them to gain powerful rewards and special abilities. Along the way players will fight Aberrants and others in PvP using a wide array of weapons and gear.

 The Beta Test is open to everyone on PC; you only need to sign up.

This test includes some of the latest game features previously revealed by the development team and provides participants with the opportunity to get a hands-on experience of this long-awaited title.

Players who pre-register now on the official Once Human website can receive a pioneer reward when the beta begins.

In the upcoming test, players can look forward to a significantly enhanced gaming experience. Through previous teasers and developer blogs, Starry Studio has revealed some of the intriguing game mechanics to expect in the December testing. Amidst the intensity of battle and survival, players can enjoy a peaceful fishing moment, as well as the thrill of driving an RV through the landscape, offering a more dynamic option for both combat and survival.

Furthermore, players will confront a diverse array of peculiar and eerie creatures born under the influence of Stardust pollution. Players will also be equipped with a broader range of combat gear, enabling them to venture through the enigmatic and eerie world. All these new updates to provide a more immersive and realistic gaming experience for players to create their own unique stories in this fascinating world of Once Human, so stay tuned for the game’s upcoming Beta Test on December 7th!

Once Human is coming to PC (Steam) in Q3 2024.

More articles about Once Human
blog comments powered by Disqus