Frostpunk 2 Release Coming in 2024, Announced at Summer Game Fest

Here's what we learned about our upcoming return in Frostpunk 2.

Frostpunk 2 Cinematic Image
Image via 11 bit studios

Revealed during the PC Gaming Show, 11 bit studios’ Frostpunk 2 will be coming in 2024. It’s the follow-up to the original Frostpunk, a city-builder survival game with a chilling narrative that received BAFTA nominations and fan acclaim. Frostpunk 2 will maintain a same gritty and dark narrative, taking place 30 years after the apocalyptic blizzard storm that you fight with your resources.

The new The City Must Not Fall cinematic trailer brings attention to your new main resource — oil. The trailer is dripping in the dark, viscous substance, evoking the feeling of darker, and explosive, times. You’ll play as the leader of this struggling Frostland metropolis, where you’ll grapple with resource management while the people who depend on you struggle with their grim circumstances. 

The game was first announced back in 2021 with a cinematic trailer that chilled us to the bone. You could tell right away that this second installment was going to challenge you with societal tensions, the final image of the trailer being a person chained up and frozen, with “LIAR” written across their chest.

Since 30 years of survival have gone by, the city of Frostpunk 2 is bigger than ever, but the people within it are feeling the pressure of the cold creeping in. Jakub Stokalsi, game Co-Director, and Design Director paints the picture of a darker political era. “This time the inner turmoils, sparked by rising social differences, mean that players will be facing new kinds of threats that are beyond the bare survival of the first game.” Stokalsi said.

While Frostpunk 2 isn’t set to release until 2024, the first Frostpunk is currently undergoing a -80% sale on Steam until June 19, check out the deal here. Frostpunk 2 will release on Steam and PC in 2024, and you can wishlist it here.

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Maddison Ahlbrand

Maddison started her gamer journey traversing the lands of Runescape and World of Warcraft. These days, she can be found playing just about anything, and is always chasing the exciting discovery of a good game. Maddison has a degree in Art History and Fine Art, and is a freelance writer.