Frostpunk Update 1.1.0 Live With New Survival Mode, Game Discounted 15%

Show us just how capable you are as the ruler of the last on Earth.


Frostpunk debuted about a month ago, earning a spot as one of the best games we've reviewed so far this year. It was one of my personal most anticipated games, so I'm quite relieved, but there's also more on the way. Today, 11 Bit Studios revealed a new mode that will test your ability to survive. Survivor mode takes things a step beyond Hard mode and rewards players with new achievements if they, somehow, finish the game.

Survivor ups the ante by removing any active pause option, so the game only halts when a menu is opened, and your game is only saved upon exit. Thus, every single decision made is final. On top of additional difficulty with managing the community's needs with your city's economy, Survivor mode sounds like quite the test.

As inspiration for those that have yet to give Frostpunk's unique brand of city sim and survival a try, 11 Bit Studios has dropped the price by 15% temporarily. Act quickly and purchase the game on either Steam, GOG, or Humble. Check out the update details in the video above, check out the full Frostpunk 1.1.0 patch notes on the official website, and stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.

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    June 19, 2018 2:30 PM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, Frostpunk Update 1.1.0 Live With New Survival Mode, Game Discounted 15%

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      June 19, 2018 2:35 PM

      33% off here

      No steam refunds however

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      June 19, 2018 3:02 PM

      The game looks good. I'd have bought and played through it already if I had more free time. Shame to see them having to offer discounts so early.

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        June 19, 2018 4:06 PM

        It's a ton of fun

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        June 20, 2018 12:00 AM

        As far as I know this game did way better than they were expecting. Don't think the sale is done from need.

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          June 20, 2018 12:01 AM

          Well that's a relief.

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            June 20, 2018 12:04 AM

            Yeah just checked Wikipedia, it had sold quarter of a million copies in three days. Don't know how good it has been since then but I'd bet that number was projected in terms of months not days, before release.

            It was very fun, I'm interested to try the endless play mode they're adding in. Should give a bit more creative freedom than the scenarios.

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      June 19, 2018 3:14 PM

      I enjoyed this game. I'd like to jump back in and give it another go around with Survival.

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      June 20, 2018 2:11 AM

      I might return to the game with the survival mode. I just felt it was a bit too much work, the first time I played through the first scenario.

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