A new Chernobylite has arrived in the Exclusion Zone. It's bringing with it an intriguing game-within-a-game roguelike mode with XP that transfers to the main game, as well as new story missions and a fun new accessory for Igor's base.
What's in this latest Chernobylite update?
As promised in the Chernobylite roadmap revealed last year, the Red Trees update brings with it brand new story missions and cosmetics, although there's no mention of the "Cooling Towers" map and side missions. Instead, you're getting a new VR Games mode, in which protagonist Igor can strap a VR helmet on and play some VR games. Inside the VR world, you'll face randomly-generated challenges, and you'll have the opportunity to transfer any XP you earn in the VR game to the main Chernobylite campaign. There's also a chance you'll be joined by one of your companions in VR, and any relationships you build with characters in VR will also transfer to the main game. You can check out the release trailer for the new Chernobylite update right here.
As well as this new roguelike mode, you're also getting six brand new story missions. Titled "Ghosts of the Past", these missions will see Igor journeying to various locations throughout the Exclusion Zone, chasing dreams he's having about his missing wife Tatyana. As you search each location, you'll uncover notes left behind by former inhabitants, and you'll also hear narration by Tatyana explaining what happened and how she was involved in it. If you love the storyline in Chernobylite, this isn't an update you'll want to miss; the story content sounds significantly more substantial than that added in the last "Blue Flames" update in April. If you're not a big story aficionado, though, don't worry; you're also getting a fun new video game station for Igor's hideout, which you can proudly display, showing off what the devs call its "post-Soviet looks".
The new Chernobylite update also arrives alongside a paid DLC pack that you can pick up if you're looking for some more creative ways to decorate your base. The Red Trees Pack includes new base skins inspired by the Chernobyl Red Forest, adding rusty leaves and a red shimmer to your base. The pack is pretty cheap, so if you want to augment your Chernobylite experience, it's probably worth picking up. At the very least, it should give you something nice to look at while you navigate the horrors of the Exclusion Zone.
What is Chernobylite?
Chernobylite is a sandbox survival game created by Get Even developer The Farm 51. As you might expect, it's set in Chernobyl. You play as Igor, who is journeying to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in order to find his lost wife Tatyana, who went missing thirty years ago. When you get there, you'll find a hostile military presence, as well as mutated creatures and plenty of environmental hazards. Contrary to what the title might make you think, Chernobylite's developers are Polish; they haven't had to halt work on their game due to the Russian invasion in the way that Ukrainian developers like GSC Game World have.
You can pick up Chernobylite right now on PC, PlayStation consoles, and Xbox platforms. If you're a fan of Eastern European-set shooters like the Metro series or Stalker, then you should definitely give Chernobylite a look. If the roadmap is to be believed, we've got two more major Chernobylite updates on the way, with new game modes, in-game events, and gear coming. We'll bring you more on this game and those updates as soon as we get it, so stay tuned to TechRaptor for the latest.