Release, download, gameplay – all information about the survival shooter

The long-awaited survival MMO The Day Before is finally released today. Here’s everything we currently know about the release, its exact launch date, gameplay and features of the shooter.

What kind of game is The Day Before? After several challenges from Russian developer Fntastic, including delays and trademark issues, the survival MMORPG is finally ready to prove its existence today.

MeinMMO has summarized everything you need to know about The Day Before and today’s release here.

Update December 7, 2023 – 7:00 p.m.: The download of The Day Before has just started. A good sign that the first players will soon explore the new survival shooter. We will keep you updated about the stability of the servers and accessibility.

The development team also reported via Twitter/X and announced: “After five years of blood, sweat and tears, we can finally say these words: The Day Before is now available!”

The Day Before: Release, Download and Early Access

When is “The Day Before” released? The official release of The Day Before is exactly today, December 7th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. German time. The game will initially be released in Early Access. The full release will follow when the developer is “confident that this is the best version of the game” (via Twitter).

How big is the download? The download size for The Day Before has reduced while players waited for its release. Currently this is only 55 GB compared to the previous 80 GB.

Price and pre-order of the survival shooter

How much does The Day Before cost? The price of the game on Steam will be 40.00 euros in early access and 50.00 euros upon full release. If you have bought the early access version, you can also play the finished full version later.

There will be no pre-order, the developers Fntastic have confirmed.

A player takes a break from zombies and survival at the bar.

The Day Before: Platforms – Is there a release on PS5 and Xbox

Which platforms will the game be released on? Initially, The Day Before will only be available in Early Access on PC via Steam. It starts at 7:00 p.m.

The Day Before will also be released for consoles. However, the versions for the PS5 and Xbox Series X will only be delivered with the final release.

Gameplay, story and trailer for The Day Before

A unique journey awaits you in the post-apocalyptic survival game. A deadly pandemic has hit the East Coast of the USA, which is very reminiscent of the story of the cover shooter “The Division”. But “The Day Before” is a little more than just a shooter.

  • Players can explore the New Fortune City environment in The Day Before, where they can explore massive skyscrapers, business centers, shopping malls, stadiums and much more.
  • They don’t have to assert themselves against rival groups, but rather against infected, zombie-like enemies and other survivors.
  • In addition, there are strong survival aspects where you have to pay attention to your character and his surroundings. You can also build and decorate your own base.
  • The game is played in third-person perspective, but without a cover system.
  • There is no grindy leveling system. Improvements only come from your equipment and the loot you find.
  • Immersion is important to The Day Before. So in order to fully immerse yourself in this experience, your HUD is probably reduced to a minimum. There will probably be no life bar display or a map.
  • What about PvP? It does exist. You not only fight for survival with other players, but also against them. According to Steam, there will be both an online PvP mode and a co-op mode.

    The trailer for “The Day Before” promises interesting gameplay:

    The Day Before gives new impressions in the final trailer

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    What is the story about? The story of The Day Before is about a post-apocalyptic version of the USA and takes place in the city of New Fortune. This is modeled on New York City.

    After a pandemic, infected people who have become a kind of zombies are omnipresent there. Your task is to fight against these zombies and of course survive as long as possible.

    From December 2023 you can fight against infected people together or alone in The Day Before.

    To be successful, you not only have to defend yourself, but also find valuable resources such as water and food as well as allies. You can find the latter among the survivors of the Woodberry colony. Together with them, you should help rebuild society – but that poses some challenges.

  • Explore, loot and fight your way through the open world – from New Fortune City to the surrounding rural landscape and farms in Woodberry.
  • Trade your items in Woodberry and store your assets in a personal storage room. In the safe zone you can also expand your own house.
  • The Day Before’s combat system is all about weapons. Use them to eliminate other players and infected people.
  • In The Day Before you have to maintain and repair your cars.

    What features does the game offer? So far, The Day Before video trailers have given a good idea of ​​what features the game offers. Although the gameplay and open world are fundamental to AAA titles like Division 1 and 2, The Day Before takes things a step further.

  • You must survive: The focus is on your character’s survival in the world of “The Day Before”. So you should not only pay attention to zombies, but also to your clothing, food, crafting materials and of course you always have to have enough ammunition. If you injure yourself, this can also have serious consequences.
  • Eventful open world: Another challenge in “The Day Before” seems to be the dynamic weather. You should always be dressed appropriately so that you can survive cold, storms or thunderstorms. Likewise, a noise that is too loud can draw the attention of enemies to you.
  • Fast-paced transportation options: How you explore the world is also up to you. You can walk across the terrain or use vehicles that you find in the open world. However, it should be noted that they may require spare parts and maintenance, so this type of transportation costs more.
  • The Day Before system requirements

    “The Day Before” is based on Unreal Engine 5, but the recommended requirements are rather moderate.

  • The minimum requirements for The Day Before are an Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD equivalent, 16GB of memory, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD equivalent, and DirectX 12.
  • The recommended requirement is an Intel Core i7-8700 (3.2Ghz) or AMD equivalent processor, 16 GB of memory, an Nvidia GeForce 1080 Ti or AMD equivalent graphics card, and DirectX 12.
  • The developers also recommend that you should preferably install the game on an SSD hard drive.
  • With this information you are now perfectly prepared to enter the challenging world of The Day Before next Thursday, December 7th, 2023.

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