If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Fractured Space Gets Single Lane Mode In New Update

Single-file exile

Fractured Space [official site] is the team-based capital ship shooter that launched onto Steam Early Access late last year. It's still there, waiting for a full launch next year, where developers Edge Case Games have recently released a pretty expansive update that includes a new game mode. "Frontline", as it's called, will take place in a single lane marking a distinct flip of the script as per Fractured Space's standard multi-lane combat.

Regardless of what you might have unlocked before now, Frontline will assign players random ships from the game's full roster of vessels in a mode which essentially encourages recklessness. "Aggressive play is recommended", says the game's website. A countdown timer governs the duration of each game, whereafter a sudden death mode - where respawning gets switched - kicks in and then it's an explosion of messy shooty-bang-bang panic until there is but one winner.

Besides Frontline mode, the update ushers in some new features including the new Displacer and Overseer ships - a tactical support craft and a cannon-wielding sniper - new audio, and tweaks to the HUD - not to mention an extensive list of bug fixes. Here's the new trailer that released alongside the update:

In-keeping with the Early Access dev-to-player reciprocal spirit, Edge Case Games can be reached to discuss Fractured Space on their Twitch channel, Thursdays 7pm-9pm GMT. That is until it goes free-to-play at launch next year.

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

Comments

We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch