What you need to know
- Deep Rock Galactic is a popular first-person mining adventure.
- The game is part of Xbox Game Preview.
- Update 25 adds a proper endgame and better beard customization.
- You can purchase it for $30 through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
Deep Rock Galactic is a first-person mining adventure and shooter that has become quite popular over the past year or so. Burrowing into a cave network among a team of dwarven warriors isn't your typical setup for a mining operation, especially when armed with flamethrowers and an abundance of gadgets. However, the gameplay loop is quite addictive so it keeps players coming back for more.
Today, Coffee Stain Publishing and Ghost Ship Games announced Update 25. Update 25 should launch on Steam in late September, but it's unclear if it's coming to Xbox One at the same time. It'll add Deep Dives, a brand-new endgame mechanic that stitches together three missions for one long adventure. Apparently, new Deep Dives will be available every week.
Just like other aspects of the game, Deep Dives offer tons of rewards. Deep Rock Galactic's Game Director Mikkel Martin Pedersen said the following about the content.
Another major change in Update 25 is the overhauled beard physics and ways to customize your beards with jewelry. There's a lot going on, and we can't wait to try it out in a few days. What are you most excited about? Let us know.
Don't dig too deep
Gather those crystals
Deep Rock Galactic is a 1 to 4-player co-op shooter featuring space dwarves, completely destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
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