Going up against the likes of PUBG and Fortnite with a hefty price attached was always going to take some doing, but Darwin Project rocked up into Xbox Game Preview regardless. Now though, a whole different route is being taken – the one of free-to-play.

An intense 10 player Battle Royale experience, today sees Darwin Project move over to the free-to-play model as the highly interactive and survival-injected title goes properly head-to-head with Fortnite.

And whilst that is good for any new players, if you’re one of those who previously purchased Darwin Project on Xbox One for £24.99, you may be sat there feeling a bit miffed. Fear not though as the Xbox One players who purchased Darwin Project should now have received their Founder’s Packs, including 2 Legendary sets each containing Shirt, Pants, Armor, Helmet, and Boots, 3 Legendary Axes, 3 Legendary Bows, and a full Jumpsuit collection.

Those eligible for the Founder’s Pack will also receive 10 Fan Gifts, to further stock up their Dressing Rooms with a variety of styles for their clothes and weapons.

But that’s not all and for a limited time, those heading in to Darwin Project can grab soccer-themed sportswear by opening Fan Gifts or purchasing these new styles with Ramen in the Item Shop. You can show your support for your favourite team or mix and match the new items with your go-to pieces for fresh, workout-ready styles until July 12.

To make the Darwin Project arena even more welcoming, Scavengers Studio have added a ton of improvements to the game, and have recently added localization into 8 new languages on Xbox One and Steam: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Japanese, and Korean, with an additional 3 languages ― Brazilian Portuguese, Thai, and Turkish ― all coming soon.

About Darwin Project

Set against a post-apocalyptic backdrop, an impending ice age has kick-started a twisted new reality show, in which participants must fight to the death to earn their survival. Darwin Project offers a competitive multiplayer third-person experience with an emphasis on survival. Players must withstand extreme environmental conditions, track opponents, craft tools, and set traps to be the last one standing at sunrise.

Will this move to F2P see you out on the Darwin Project battlefield? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below just before you head to the Xbox Store and get your free download in.

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