NetEase Games Announces FragPunk Closed Alpha Test to Begin on June 27 with Extended Trailer

On Sunday, June 9 during the Xbox Showcase 2024, NetEase Games announced FragPunk, a radical new 5v5 hero shooter set in a vibrant futuristic universe. FragPunk introduces a unique gameplay modifier card system offering fast-paced gunfights with infinite possibilities.

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Today, NetEase Games and Bad Guitar Studio released the extended trailer and announced the first Closed Alpha Test on Steam, running from June 27 to July 1 for selected participants, focused on North America. Registration is now open for the closed alpha test at the game's official site www.fragpunk.com or by requesting access to join the playtest on Steam. Also, players around the world are invited to add the game to their wishlist on the Xbox, Windows Store and Steam.

Players can bend the rules of combat to their advantage, as they pick their heroes, customize their weapon loadout, and choose from a selection of shard cards that shift every round in this free to play experience. FragPunk is developed by Bad Guitar, a subsidiary studio of ThunderFire which is one of the primary studios under NetEase. The game will come to Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2025.

FragPunk's Closed Alpha Test will feature 70 of shard cards with varied rule bending powers, 10 playable heroes with unique abilities, 4 playable maps and 15 usable weapons, some of which feature unique abilities! Apart from that, a multitude of in-game rewards have been prepared for players to discover and enjoy during the first closed alpha test.

FragPunk will feature the following:
Shard Cards & Power to Bend the Rules: No two rounds of FragPunk are ever the same thanks to over 70 shard cards to play with! These unique cards can amplify jump height, reverse the roles of attackers and defenders, engulf bullets in flames or turn them into chain lightning, and even resurrect players! And since the card selection changes every round, this creates new and unique combinations, with infinite gameplay possibilities!

Frantic 5v5 Hero Shooter Action: Each round lasts about 2.5 minutes, so get a move on! This frantic match time means players have to aim true and react fast to win the fight. Choose between a varied cast of heroes with diverse abilities, customize weapon combinations, pick the best cards and get ready for a lightning-fast fight!

Endlessly Replayable: With its varied selection of heroes, weapons, shard cards and maps to play in, FragPunk can look forward to discovering several combinations which will result in a fresh new experience for each new round as they develop their personal combat style.

Immersive Maps and Vibrant Visuals: FragPunk features complex and varied map designs mixed with visual effects including collages, graffiti and a blend of realistic and stylized textures. Players can feast their eyes on bold colors, sharp shapes and dynamic lines that provide an amazing visual experience while the bullets fly.

About Bad Guitar
Bad Guitar, a subsidiary of ThunderFire which is one of the primary studios under NetEase, is a development team composed of passionate FPS enthusiasts, bringing their own take to the action genre. Each team member contributes to a collective experience spanning over a decade of competitive FPS play and leverages this extensive expertise to capture the nuances of the genre.

Watch the Extended Trailer:
About NetEase Games
NetEase Games, the online games division of NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999), is a leading global developer and publisher of video game IP across a variety of genres and platforms. NetEase Games' development and publishing slate include titles such as Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, Knives Out, and Naraka: Bladepoint, and partnerships with major entertainment brands such as Warner Bros and Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary). NetEase Games also supports the growth and development of its innovative global studios in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States. For more information, please visit https://www.neteasegames.com/

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