The First Descendant release date speculation, free to play, and more

Looking for details on the First Descendant release date? We have you covered; here’s what you need to know about this free shooter and when it comes out

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If you’re sitting there looking for a new co-op shooter in the vein of Destiny 2 and Outriders, Nexon Games’ The First Descendant might just be what you need to try out next. This sci-fi action-RPG is packed with dynamic action that blends slick gunplay with strange otherworldly powers and gigantic bosses that need masterful strategy and seamless teamwork to overcome. Oh, and it looks stunning. Like the sound of all that? Well, here’s everything you need to know about The First Descendant release date – if you’re wondering when you can play it.

What’s the First Descendant all about? Well, that’s a good question that we don’t exactly have the answer to right now. Nexon Games is being sure not to give too much information away right now and the trailers don’t really tell us a whole lot about the game’s narrative. However, those trailers do offer us a slight insight into the world of The First Descendant and what players can expect to be doing in it. But, what good is talking about all that when you don’t know the First Descendant release date?

Yeah, we thought that would be the case. If you’re interested in this upcoming free-to-play shooter, keep reading and we’ll let you know everything there is to know about when this game comes out and where you can play it.

The First Descendant release date speculation

If you’re looking forward to playing this game, you’ll be saddened to know that there isn’t an official release date for The First Descendant at the moment – on any of the platforms discussed below.

However, there is a way you can get your hands on the game before it’s out. The First Descendant is getting a Steam Beta! So, if you want to play it before launch, the Steam Beta starts on October 20, 2022, at 00:00 PST / 03:00 EST / 07:00 BST. You can sign up on the First Descendant Steam page here. There’s no information to suggest that a console version of the beta is coming – but this does bode well for players looking to get stuck into this game before 2023.

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In a lot of cases, beta testing is carried out up to a couple of months before release – but it’s very rarely carried out in advance of that. With this in mind, we could see The First Descendant launch in December 2022 or early 2023. We will be sure to update this guide with any relevant information when it becomes available.

The First Descendant gameplay

We’ve finally seen The First Descendant being played, as previews of the game have now gone live. The game looks like a nice mix between Outriders and Destiny, with it’s third-person shooting combined with ability use.

Check out Arrekz Gaming’s thought after 24 hours of playtime below.

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The First Descendant platforms

From looking at the handful of First Descendant trailers that are available right now, we learn that this co-op shooter is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC – via Steam.

With this in mind, we’re expecting the game to adopt some form of cross-platform multiplayer – a feature that is something of a given in today’s climate – and possibly cross-progression – although don’t count us on that one. Big games like Apex Legends don’t have this quite yet, so it’s clearly not as simple as it sounds.

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Well, that’s all there is to it – at the moment, anyway. Will this be one of the best free shooting games out there when it drops? We don’t know for sure, but it certainly seems that way. If you’re looking for something to do while you wait, though, why not check out some of the best games like Fortnite here. We know what you’re thinking, and we know The First Descendant looks nothing like Epic Games’ battle royale, but there are a lot of other free games out there that do look a lot more like it – just, trust us.