Age of Darkness: Final Stand – Official FAQ and Launch Day Patch Notes

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of game is Age of Darkness: Final Stand (AoD)?

  • Age of Darkness: Final Stand is a dark fantasy survival RTS, where you must illuminate, build and defend humanity’s last bastion against hordes of Nightmares.

What platforms and storefronts is AoD releasing on?

  • AoD will be launching into early access (EA) on Windows PC, through Steam.

We’ll investigate other platforms and storefronts it could be a good fit for in the future.

When the game comes to early access?

  • AoD launched into early access through Steam, on October 7th 2021 at 5PM BST/9AM PDT/6PM CEST/12PM ET/3AM AEST (Oct 8th)

How much will AoD cost when it is released in early access?

  • The price at early access launch will be £17.49 / $21.99 / EUR 21.99

What are the system requirements on PC?

  • Minimum System Requirements
  • Info: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600 or AMD FX-8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

Recommended System Requirements

  • Info: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, 4 GB or AMD Radeon R9 Fury, 4 GB
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

Will there be multiplayer?

  • At this time we’re focusing on the core game experience (Survival Mode) before adding more modes, which includes multiplayer. But it’s something we’re interested in exploring during early access, especially if there’s strong interest for it from our community.

Why early access? And what types of updates will you release during EA?

  • Age of Darkness: Final Stand is an ambitious project and as developers, we believe working closely with our players will help make this game the best that it can be.
  • We will be actively improving and adding to the game on a regular basis, so expect frequent updates including; gameplay balancing, bug fixes, more content and new modes!

Is there Steam Workshop support or a Map Editor planned?

  • Steam Workshop (mod support) is something we’re interested in supporting in the future.
  • If there’s a lot of demand for a map editor (for example), we’ll look into exploring the possibility of it during EA.

What languages will AoD be available in at EA launch?

  • AoD launched in Early Access with English only. We hope to support localizations for more languages in the future.

Is there ultra-wide screen support and advanced graphic settings?

  • There is support for ultra wide screens in AoD at early access launch. However, there are known issues and we’re working on adding future support to it.
  • While there are several graphical setting options in AoD right now that you can choose from. We plan to add more options in the future, during early access development.

What are some inspirations for AoD?

  • We’re all gamers at PlaySide who’ve brought our individual tastes and loves to the game. DNA from games like Age of Empires (II), Warcraft 3, MOBA’s, Northgard, Starcraft II is all throughout Age of Darkness.
  • Of course, the fantasy staples Lord of The Rings, Game of Thrones are constantly on repeat in the office and act as a huge inspiration too!

Launch Day Patch Notes

The Patch fixed a few issues with units, building health, and more.

Take a look at the preliminary patch notes:

Fixes

  • Audio fixes with certain SFX not playing or playing incorrectly.
  • Fixes to the Death Night not displaying a countdown when reloading a save.
  • Fixes to Units and how they target enemies.
  • Fixes to double clicking certain buildings to select all.
  • Fixes to settings and display configuration options.
  • Fixes to building health not being displayed correctly.
  • Fixes to units and their status effects being displayed.

Changes

  • Some tweaks to how certain buildings behave.
  • The Storehouse.
  • Changes to the Hero Levelling XP Requirements and Benefits.
  • Adjusted the Rally Point Line to look much more visually smooth.

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