Fractured Space Gets Faster and More Customizable with Holiday Update (Plus, a Free Robot!)
Team-Based Space Combat Game Also Adds Powerful New Aegis Ship,
New Crew Implant System and a Chance to Fly to UK to Design a Ship Skin
Edge Case Games, developers of the award-winning team-based space combat game with over one million players, Fractured Space, today announced the game has launched a new Phase 2 game update spread over two patches that bring faster and freer ship movement, a new crew implant system for greater customization, a first implementation of match drafting and more!
Fractured Space pits two teams of five giant capital ships against each other in matches that highlight teamwork and strategy with MOBA-style lanes as players work together to destroy the enemy’s team base. The game’s two new updates, both of which are now live, add a blend of speed and navigation enhancements that subtly increase gameplay speed and pilot control. In addition to specific tweaks, all ships now turn and move more responsively—they are still massive and powerful but it’s as if their engineers gave them a performance makeover for easier flight controls.
In addition, players can now modify individual crew members via implants, thus allowing greater customization of ship function boosts as soon in this tutorial video below. There are new ways to earn Drop Pods that yield new items, including rewards for daily logins and for co-op matches. As a holiday bonus, all players who log in between December 24 and January 2 will get Ru-T0lf, a special Christmas robot crew member.
The update’s new TDS Aegis ship is a heavy defence vessel designed to shield allies while simultaneously posing a significant threat to enemy ships. Its Blink Shift Buoy allows it to jump into attack or to safety, and it can shield itself or allied ships via transference shield technology that converts damage into energy—very necessary considering the ship’s huge energy demands. The Aegis’s Absorb Smart Cannon applies smart targeting to attacks and can leach energy from applied damage, while its unique Particle Accelerator fires an expanding orb of energy that decimates ships in its path for crowd control. The ship’s major weakness is its thin hull as once its shields are penetrated it is highly vulnerable.
Fractured Space has over 30 customizable ships, well-tuned battle mechanics, two different game modes, deep team strategy, gorgeously detailed graphics and a balanced free-to-play economy. Along with team combat, the game features AI Captains for solo and co-op play vs. bots. The “equal but different” ships in the game range from damage-dealing cruisers to long range snipers to helpful support ships to more specialized spaceships that require expert control for maximum effectiveness. The game’s streamlined Frontline mode is now available to all new players for a quicker introduction to the game, and both Frontline and full Conquest modes can be played in solo, co-op and multiplayer matches.
Other updates include a host of improvements and a unique chance for an expense-paid trip to the UK to design the ultimate ship skin while nabbing great hardware prizes from Alienware and Roccat. Complete update details can be found in the Phase 2.0 update patch notes.
Edge Case Games will keep adding new features to the game under its Open Development model that prioritizes player feedback and shares upcoming plans for comments before they are implemented. The battle to dominate space continues—jump in and help your team to fight to victory.