STALKER 2 Heart of Chernobyl: Everything You Want to Know

STALKER 2 Heart of Chernobyl is the sequel to 2007 Stalker Shadow of Chernobyl. It is set for release on April 28, 2022.


In the STALKER 2 Heart of Chernobyl, you are going to explore and discover the vast Chernobyl exclusion zone which is said to be full of enemies, deadly anomalies and powerful artifacts.


You are going to go through and unveil your story as you make your way to the heart of Chernobyl and you have to choose your paths wisely as they will determine the fate and the shape of the future of humankind in the end. So there are said to be several different endings depending on the decisions that you make.


You’re going to take the role of a lone Stalker and you’re going to be exploring a 64 square kilometer open world with radioactive zones, a variety of different environments that reveal post-apocalyptic atmospheres from different angles as well as making your way through these zones to find and define the destiny of humankind, as you choose those different paths that then branch out into the different endings for the storyline.


This is of course an fps open world survival horror game and there are going to be different factions that you get to decide who to befriend or who to take out and there is meant to be intense gunfights with a variety of different enemies that also follow different tactics to try and outsmart you.


STALKER 2, Heart of Chernobyl, Everything You Want to Know

There's an emphasis on advanced artificial intelligence systems that will keep the game engaging for even experienced and more hardcore players, which definitely sounds very interesting. We know there's over 30 different types of weapons with numerous modifications that allow you to create a total of hundreds of distinct different combinations and you should prepare to encounter horrifying mutated creatures that will also try to slaughter you and again have different behavioral models and each mutant can actually appear with different subtypes that makes their behavior less predictable. There are also extremely dangerous regions out in the open world that have layers that have numerous mutants in them hunting in large groups together. But there are also valuable artifacts to go out and find in the world and they are usually in the most dangerous places. So we have to be aware of different hazardous anomalies as well as those unique devastating arc anomalies that you will encounter as you hunt for those highly valuable artifacts scattered around the exclusion zone.


Interestingly, the game will have a dynamic day night cycle as well as different weather, which is always greatly appreciated in open world games like this. Especially, a horror survival world where you want to be very immersed.


The game will be available in April 2022 so that is next year. It's a console launch exclusive for Xbox and the platforms we saw at the end of the latest trailer were the Xbox Series X and S, Windows PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming. This is actually a Day One Xbox game pass title, which means it will be available on game pass on its release date and honestly it is one of many of the new game pass titles that they're adding on. It really is making the game pass looking like quite a sweet deal.


If you don't want to buy your games at full price you just buy the game pass and you get access to loads. I don't see a lot of people talking about game pass but honestly when they're adding in these new big games on their release date, it is looking like quite a sweet deal.