Early Access Date Announcement

Second Wave will be entering its Early Access phase on PC on May 30, 2024.


May 7, 2024

Challengers Games

Greetings Heroes of Armantia!

Since our last update with our Beta in October 2023, we’ve been hard at work on Second Wave. We had so much feedback and of course over 20,000 players who tried the game. Since then, we have seen the outcry from the community, and we feel that the game is now ready for Early Access.

What does this mean for you?

Although we originally planned to release Second Wave at the end of 2024, we realized that we needed to take more time to develop the game. As of now, our timeline is 2025, but we will keep the game in Early Access, which means that players will be able to test the game, give us direct feedback, and help shape the game with us. Second Wave’s Early Access will begin on May 30, 2024 (May 31, 2024 KST) via the Steam platform on PC.

Why Steam? What about PlayStation and Xbox?

We felt this was necessary because, unlike the other platforms, we can freely update the game without too many delays. While Steam gives us a way to push an update, especially if it’s important, it can take a few days on other platforms like PlayStation or Xbox and would typically be released on a Tuesday. That said, Early Access will be coming to both Xbox and PlayStation at a later date.

We will be doing a lot of events in Second Wave to commemorate the early access period, such as earning crystals, cosmetics, and more. But the question we have seen since our first teaser on YouTube is “What exactly has changed in Second Wave?” Without giving too much away, we’d like to give you a little insight.

For the Early Access phase of Second Wave, we have redesigned the overall look of Trestyn. The map you may have seen in the Alpha or Beta is now a memory and has been replaced with a more detailed map that fits our vision. Please keep in mind that the polishing, such as colors, textures, etc. are not yet finished.

We also completely redesigned the UI for the main menu with one of the three new characters we are introducing in this Early Access, Eva. In general, we’ve streamlined the animations and system interactions to make them more user friendly.

In addition to the characters, we’ve updated the hero selection menu and even the room where you can update the look of your favorite hero. Here you can learn more about the character, their story, skills, and more.

Finally, we’ve also included various modes such as Private for you and your friends to play, AI matchmaking, and more. While we have seen demand for Ranked since the Alpha in 2023, it is not yet ready for Early Access and will not be available as such.

We would love to tell you more, but we can’t spoil all the surprises at once, can we?

For now, we look forward to seeing you in Armantia later this month! Thank you for your love and support!

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