When does the Frostpunk 2 beta start?

The Frostpunk 2 beta Soon you may see civilians in your care freeze, starve, and work themselves to death, while you stand on the sidelines, hopelessly unable to save them from the horrors. Yes Yes?

A sequel to 2018’s brutally difficult city builder, Frostpunk 2 is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2024, having already amassed over 2 million wishlists on Steam. Here is when the Frostpunk 2 beta beginsplus details on how to access it and what to expect.

How to access the Frostpunk 2 beta

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Frostpunk 2 is scheduled for release on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (via Game Pass), but the beta is are only available on a Windows PC. Moreover, it is only available to people who pre-order the deluxe edition of the game.

Frostpunk 2 beta start times in your time zone

A survivor in a googly eye mask stares into the distance alongside details about the Frostpunk 2 beta access period, release date, start time and more information.

Image: 11-bit Studios

The Frostpunk 2 beta begins Monday, April 15 at 1:00 PM EDT. This is when that is in your time zone:

  • 10am PDT on April 15 off the west coast of North America
  • 1:00 PM EDT on April 15 off the east coast of North America
  • 6pm BST on April 15 for the United Kingdom
  • 7pm CEST on April 15 for western mainland Europe
  • 2 hours JST on April 16 for Japan

The Frostpunk 2 The beta is expected to last a week Monday April 22but developer 11 Bit Studios didn’t say exactly what time it will end.

At launch the Frostpunk 2 beta will include two language options: English and Simplified Chinese.

What to expect from the Frostpunk 2 beta

The Frostpunk 2 The beta gives you partial access to the “Utopia Builder Preview,” which 11 Bit Studios has described as the game’s sandbox mode but hasn’t elaborated much beyond that. That said, a gameplay trailer suggests Frostpunk 2 like its predecessor, albeit with a greater scope, with larger cities and more complex scenarios of political struggle.

For those who skipped the original: Frostpunk is a city builder set in the aftermath of an ice age that devastated the planet. With few resources, you must create and maintain a shaky, dilapidated settlement over a permanent winter. There are no good choices in it Frostpunkonly the “less bad” ones – and your citizens are not afraid to express their displeasure.

Are you unsure whether your installation has the Frostpunk 2 beta? Here is a list of the system requirements.