The 7 Days to Die Alpha 20 Experimental Build is here, giving a larger group of players a chance to look at the massive changes coming to this survival game.
It's been a good year for survival games. The recent launches of Len's Island and Icarus have a ton of content for players to explore and more games are on the way like Breakwaters. However, that's not all that's on offer -- there are still a bunch of great survival games that have happily been cranking out updates for years -- and one of them just got a massive update.
What's New in the 7 Days to Die Alpha 20 Experimental Build?
The 7 Days to Die Alpha 20 Experimental Build has a long list of changes coming to the game and some of them are quite substantial. If you haven't played the game in some time, this new build has a lot of good reasons to come back.
Let's start with the world generation -- a brand new Random World Generation System has been introduced. This includes new districts (such as downtown, industrial, rural, and others), new town types (such as city and ghost town), and an improved Point of Interest distribution.
Speaking of Points of Interest, those have gotten some improvements, too -- there are a total of 200 new POIs and updates to many of the older ones, making for a total of 550 explorable locations in the game.
All of this new content won't make much sense if players can't run it, though, but this update has you covered -- it also featured rendering improvements and automatic video settings that should give you the best experience appropriate for your hardware.
These are just some of the many, many changes announced today (via Reddit); you can read the long list of hundreds of changes in the full 7 Days to Die Alpha 20 Experimental Build patch notes.
How to Play the 7 Days to Die Alpha 20 Experimental Build
You can play the 7 Days to Die Alpha 20 Experimental Build by right-clicking on the game in your Steam Library, clicking on "Properties," navigating to the "Betas" tab, and selecting "latest_experimental" from the dropdown. The game will then update and you'll be ready to check out these new features in no time!
Keep in mind that this build will be in testing for a short time before it gets pushed live to all players. You can join in on the fun by buying 7 Days to Die on Steam Early Access for $24.99 or your regional equivalent.
What do you think of the changes in 7 Days to Die Alpha 20? Do you think the game has done a good job of releasing new content over the years? Let us know in the comments below!