Starship Troopers: Extermination – Early Access FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Is more content coming to Starship Troopers: Extermination?

Yes! This is just the very beginning of our development journey – content will be added on an ongoing basis through the Early Access process. We want to hear your thoughts, your feedback, see your bug reports, and more! This game has been a labor of love for us so far, but now it becomes a labor of love for both us AND our community. We will be teasing out more details of what is to come, soon, and for now, we’ve launched with a lower price-point so fans jumping into the game early are rewarded for being with us from day one!

How long is Starship Troopers: Extermination planned to be in Early Access?

We plan to have Starship Troopers: Extermination in Early Access for approximately one year depending on a variety of development targets. The team is using Early Access to improve the game, learn from community feedback, and work to make this the best Starship Troopers experience possible.

Will Starship Troopers: Extermination come to consoles?

Right now the Starship Troopers: Extermination team is focused on the game’s Early Access launch on Steam. While we’re aware of the demand for a console release, our current goal is to release on PC first. However, not even the Ministry of Paranormal Warfare knows what the future holds!

What engine is Starship Troopers: Extermination built on?

Offworld is an Unreal-first studio and we are creating Starship Troopers: Extermination on the Unreal Engine 4. We have plans to move to Unreal Engine 5 over the course of development.

Is Starship Troopers: Extermination built from the Starship Troopers mod for Squad?

Starship Troopers: Extermination is not a Squad mod. The mod exists and continues to be developed by members of the Squad community, but ST:E is different from the mod in many ways which will become more obvious as we reveal more about the game. ST:E is a 16-player co-op PvE shooter, whereas Squad is a 50vs50 PvP shooter. ST:E is not Squad in space.

Will there be mod support?

There are no current plans for mod support.

Will there be controller support?

We will have partial controller support in place at the start of Early Access with more complete support as we progress through to launch.

What are the minimal and recommended specs?

Our most up-to-date specs minimum specs are on the game’s Steam page. These are suggested specs for our Early Access period and may change during ongoing development.

Will there be a server browser?

As Starship Troopers: Extermination uses studio-operated servers, there will not be a distributed server browser.

What game modes will be included in Starship Troopers: Extermination?

At the start of Early Access, we will have two game modes: Assault & Secure (AAS) and ARC Slam (available after Rank 5 is reached in a Trooper’s career). Those names may change during development. Additional game modes will come during the Early Access period so stay tuned for more details!

Will there be a single-player campaign?

We do not currently have plans for a single-player campaign. We are first and foremost focused on spending Early Access building out a comprehensive and rewarding multiplayer experience, which is what Offworld is known for!

How many players can participate in a match?

A match features up to 16 players divided into squads of four. These squads can work together to complete objectives or operate independently.

Will there be AI teammates?

Not at Early Access launch. Our current focus is on developing Starship Troopers: Extermination for human teammates.

Is Starship Troopers: Extermination a tactical shooter like Squad?

While both games feature FPS gameplay, Starship Troopers: Extermination is not Squad. Team-based tactics and strategy will help you in the fight against the Bugs, but it is not the focus of the game as it is in Squad.

How many Bugs will be on screen?

We’re aiming for the combat experience to feel as if you’re being swarmed by an intensive rush of Bugs – as if your survival is at stake as you try to outlast the onslaught. This is a fight for the planet, not a walk in the park!

How many types of Bugs will there be?

We will be launching in Early Access with five different Bug types (Drone, Warrior, Gunner, Plasma Grenadier, and Tiger Elite) with more being planned to join the war as the game is developed.

Will Starship Troopers: Extermination include any of the music from the original movie?

Music from other entries in the Starship Troopers franchise will not be included in the game. We love the first movie’s original score and have created an entirely original soundtrack that pays homage to the franchise, specifically the 1997 movie.

How do deployables work? Do you get only a certain amount of charges? Can you pick it up?

Deployables have a certain amount of charges that can be refilled at ammo crates and can be accessed with an assigned hotkey. You can pick up your own deployables.

Do we have artillery call-ins?

Not at Early Access launch. Who knows what is to come!

Are weapons tied to classes?

Yes, some weapons are tied to classes. Hunters and Operators can use the Morita Hawkeye, Bastions have the Morita Mk III SAW, and Operators can use a Grenade Launcher.

Is base building specific to a class?

All classes in Early Access have the ability to build bases.

How long are matches to be expected to be?

While this depends on how quickly Troopers can coordinate to complete objectives, Assault & Secure (AAS) matches last about 20 minutes while ARC Slam matches last about 30 minutes.

Is there a progression system?

Yes! Earn XP based on your performance in matches to unlock weapons, deployables, and perks to become the best Trooper you can be! We will be continuing to add to this over time. Currently, progression caps out at level 20 for each class.

Any plans to add more gibs/gore/dismemberment to Bug/Trooper death?

Yes – this is a big part of Starship Troopers, and we are looking to include it in the future!

Is spectator mode in the works?

No spectator mode is planned at this time.

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Jan Bakowski aka Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. His love of gaming began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) back in 1998. He’s been making game guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job. In his free time, he plays on Steam Deck.

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