Below is the list of the official Frequently Asked Questions provided by Funcom / Dune Awakening’s developers, as well as some extra common questions you might want to know the answer to.
Official Dune FAQ:
Q. DO WE HAVE A RELEASE DATE FOR DUNE: AWAKENING?
A. We have not communicated a release date yet.
Q. HOW CAN I SIGN UP FOR THE BETA?
A. You can visit https://duneawakening.com/ and hit the BETA SIGNUP button at the top of the page.
Q. WHEN WILL THE BETA START FOR DUNE: AWAKENING?
A. We look forward to watching people fight for survival on Arrakis! We plan to create opportunities for players to test the game and share their feedback with us sometime in 2023 and will communicate in advance via official channels.
Q. WHAT SYSTEMS WILL THE GAME BE AVAILABLE ON?
A. Dune: Awakening has been announced for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5.
Q. WHAT IS THE COMBAT LIKE IN DUNE: AWAKENING?
A. Dune: Awakening features satisfying 3rd person combat with fast-paced interplay between infantry, ground, and flying vehicles. You will be able to use everything at your disposal, from Holtzman gadgets and melee techniques to an array of ranged firearms and other abilities taught by the Great Schools of Imperium.
Q. IS DUNE AWAKENING AN MMO?
A. Yes, the game is officially called an Open World Survival MMO.
Q. WHAT IS THE SETTING FOR DUNE AWAKENING?
A. The MMO is set in the Dune universe, a science fiction setting created by Frank Herbert. In this universe, players will explore a vast and varied world filled with exotic planets, strange creatures, and powerful factions vying for control.
Q. WHAT KIND OF GAMEPLAY CAN I EXPECT IN THIS MMO?
A. Players can expect to experience a wide range of gameplay in this MMO, including combat, exploration, crafting, and more. The game will likely feature a variety of classes and playstyles, as well as a rich and dynamic world that evolves over time.
The Dune: Awakening Steam states this:
“Build shelters against sandstorms, maintain your stillsuit, and master the old ways to walk even the deepest deserts. Avoid or be devoured by the colossal sandworms that dwell beneath the sands.”
“Hunt for spice blooms and deploy your harvester, then protect it from opportunistic raiders and rival factions”
“Tailor every aspect of your character. Consume spice to conquer your senses and acquire powerful abilities. Hone your craft to become sought out for the finest creations. Construct your fortress in the style of your choosing”
“Head into unmapped sectors and be the first to discover secrets and riches before the coriolis storms once again shift the sands and alter the landscape.”
Q. WILL THERE BE ANY PvP (PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER) IN DUNE AWAKENING?
A. Yes, Dune Awakening is likely to be focused on PvP.
Q. WILL THE DUNE AWAKENING HAVE MICROTRANSACTIONS?
A. It is not yet known whether this MMO will have microtransactions or not. It is possible that the game will have some form of in-game currency or other item that can be purchased with real money, but this has not been confirmed.
Q. WILL DUNE AWAKENING HAVE DIFFERENT SERVERS FOR DIFFERENT REGIONS?
A. It is not yet known whether the MMO will have different servers for different regions. It is possible that the game will have a single global server, or it may have multiple servers that are divided by region
Q. HOW MANY PLAYERS WILL BE ON A SERVER?
A. Dune Awakening states that the world will be shared with 1,000’s of players but exact numbers remain unknown.
Q. WILL THE MMO HAVE A CHARACTER CREATION SYSTEM?
A. It is likely that the MMO will have a character creation system, allowing players to customize the appearance and abilities of their characters. The extent and depth of the character customization options available is not yet known.
Q. WILL THE MMO HAVE A SUBSCRIPTION MODEL OR WILL IT BE FREE TO PLAY?
A. It is not yet known whether the MMO will have a subscription model or whether it will be free to play. Some MMOs require a monthly subscription fee, while others are free to play but offer optional in-game purchases.
More of Our Questions
Q. WILL THE MMO HAVE CROSS-PLATFORM PLAY?
A. It is not yet known whether the MMO will allow players on different platforms to play together. Some MMOs support cross-platform play, allowing players on PC, console, and mobile devices to play together in the same game world.
Q. WILL THE MMO HAVE REGIONAL LOCKS OR RESTRICTIONS?
A. It is not yet known whether the MMO will have any regional locks or restrictions. Some MMOs are only available in certain regions or countries, while others are available globally.
Q. WILL THE MMO HAVE END-GAME CONTENT OR PROGRESSION SYSTEMS?
A. It is likely that the MMO will have end-game content and progression systems, allowing players to continue advancing their characters and engaging with new challenges after they have completed the main storyline. The specifics of these systems are not yet known.
Q. WILL THE MMO HAVE MULTIPLE LANGUAGE OPTIONS?
A. It is not yet known whether the MMO will have multiple language options or whether it will be available in only one language.
Q. DOES THE WORLD OF ARRAKIS CHANGE OVER TIME?
A. The game’s steam page currently states – “Wander the bustling villages before braving the lawless and ever-changing deep desert, where bandits seek easy prey”. So it is possible that the planet’s storms alters the world over time.”
Q. CAN I FIND SPICE IN DUNE AWAKENING?
A. Yes. Spice will be a very valuable and rare resource in the game.
Q. DOES NEW AWAKENING HAVE CRAFTING?
Yes. The steam page states: “Craft weapons, armor, vehicles, attachments, modifications, and much more. Hone your crafting skills and acquire the rarest schematics. Creating an efficient harvesting operation and chain of production to make it big on the exchange will grant you wealth and power but also powerful enemies.”
We hoped you enjoyed our Dune FAQ! Take a look at the Pre-Alpha Teaser Trailer if you have not seen it yet.