Dunes and Moons update brings scorching new content to Stranded: Alien Dawn, including a stunning desert biome, three powerful moons, and much more on December 01, 2022.
Early access players can now explore the Desertum biome, a new alien environment that will put your group of marooned survivors to the test. Desertum’s rocky, orange-hued landscape will present a unique challenge for you, with scarce plant life and soil quality requiring a strategic approach to ensure your survivors can truly thrive. With its own native flora and fauna, as well as unpredictable weather events including dust storms, you must utilise the resources within Desertum to make it through the wet and dry seasons to transform your crash site into a bustling base.
Alongside a striking new biome, you can add a new survivor, Sora Satoh, to your group as part of the update. Her difficult past has hardened her to the heatwaves and cold snaps of Desertum, while enhanced combat skills may prove vital during attacks from deadly alien wildlife such as the reptilian Tecatli, which pose additional threats to survival.
Three new moons will also be gracing the skies of Stranded: Alien Dawn as part of the update, each with a distinct impact on gameplay. The presence of Jason provides survivors with plenty of adversity, but offers ample time for them to prepare and recover from events; Nyx influences wildlife to attack more frequently during the hours of darkness; while Chaos lives up to its namesake, with unpredictable events all-but-guaranteed.
In addition, the Dunes and Moons Update introduces two new difficulty levels designed to challenge even the most adept of survival strategists. Very Hard and Insane difficulties will allow you to test yourself in the ultimate opportunity to prove your skills. You will also have the chance to unlock five new achievements, as your survivors grapple with their harsh new surroundings.
Stranded: Alien Dawn is required to experience the Dunes and Moons Update in early access. Play now on PC via Steam.