7 Days To Die has excitingly just released it's Alpha 21 public experimental build to all players. This brought tons of changes to the already popular zombie survival sandbox video game, but with the release of Alpha 21, we were given a super exciting glimpse of the future, or more specifically, a glimpse of Alpha 22. So if you're curious to know what we've been told so far regarding Alpha 22 and the details surrounding it, then look no further. This guide will break down all the prospective news that we have relating to 7 Days To Die's Alpha 22 build, including a possible release date, features, content, and much more.
18 September 2023 - Page updated with the latest news, leaks and information.
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7 Days To Die Alpha 22 Latest News
Just below we'll keep you updated on the latest news, leaks, and announcements related to 7 Days To Die Alpha 22:
The developers have given fans another tease on Twitter with a look at some of the new Player Characters variants and Armor Clothing Sets coming to Alpha 22 and Console.
Hey Survivors,— 7 Days to Die Official (@7DaystoDie) September 15, 2023
Here is a work in progress shot of just a few of the new Player Characters variants and Armor Clothing Sets coming to Alpha 22 and Console. Stay Tuned! pic.twitter.com/KnHbqZEoOz
It also sounds an awful lot like the developers are putting a lot of work into A22 having just released A21. We wonder if it might be coming much sooner than most fans might expect. It also sounds as if A22 will launch alongside the 7 Days To Die console port.
Take a look at this new 4x4 vehicle that's being worked on for A22
7 Days To Die Alpha 22 Suspected Release Date
As it currently stands, we have almost no clues as to the possible or even speculated release date for the Alpha 22 build of 7 Days to Die. However, we can make some assumptions based on the release cycle moving from Alpha 20 into Alpha 21.
The first announcement we received for Alpha 21 was roughly 18 months ago, and we were slowly drip-fed information from developer Tweets and Developer stream announcements. This kept going until its eventual release on the 12th of June, so if we had to take a stab in the dark, we reckon the Alpha 22 build is a year and a half out at best.
Given that we got our first glimpse at the Alpha 22 build in a recent developer stream on the 7th of June, we reckon the release of Alpha 22 could be around November or December 2024 (18 months later). Of course, this is just speculation, but it makes the most sense given the time frame that these builds were released, but as always, be sure to check back here frequently for more official information on the release date of Alpha 22.
7 Days To Die Alpha 22 Features and Content
Now we get to the meat of this article, the content and features coming to the game with Alpha 22. As mentioned previously, during the recent Alpha 21 dev stream, we were given a sneak peek at what we can expect from Alpha 22, though not confirmed, it is a good benchmark for the future of 7 Days to Die.
New Character and Item Models
One of the most exciting and begged-for features in 7 Days to Die is a new character model. For quite some time now, players have been highlighting how out of date and bad the current models look, but luckily, during the live stream, we got a glimpse of a possible new model with more detailed characteristics and human-like features.
This new character model will be available for both male and female characters and of course in a variety of skin tones and physiques. This extends to the look at new items in the game as well, as we were shown some examples of new models for crafting stations, writeable storage crates, and event notes and notepads throughout the world, which will likely see some changes as they are developed, but we're glad these items will be getting refreshed in Alpha 22.
New Gear Items And Outfits
The real highlight of what we know so far are the three new character outfits/set pieces introduced in this live stream, the Wasteland Assassin, the Hoarder, and the Desert Gear models.
According to the developers in the live stream, each of these outfits will not only have set bonuses, but each set piece will provide you with some unique buffs/perks, such as the Wasteland Assassin granting you possible stealth abilities or buffs, or the Hoarder who may provide you with larger carry weight capacity or even allow you to stack more items.
Overall, we'll just have to wait and see for more news surrounding these new gear items and outfits, but it should be interesting to see how the devs balance these with the existing gear selection.
Next, we move on to the UI changes, which any 7 Days to Die player knows is exciting since you'll spend hours in the menus and inventories of the game. Based on some of the concepts we saw in the live stream, it appears we'll be getting an update to the UI in Alpha 22.
From what we've seen it appears to be an almost complete overhaul of the original UI and will feature less grid-like menus and buttons, as well as the addition of the health, hunger, and stamina bars, etc. Now it's worth remembering that these are just concepts, but it's great to know that the devs plan on changing the UI that many players have found lackluster at times.
Last but not least, we were shown two main things that point to a brand new storyline for the game. The first piece of evidence for this is the two new character models called the Bandits and the Overlord which appear to be new enemy types in the game.
And the second is the addition of the new locations, the Dukes Casino and Noahs Compund, of which the former appears to be the base for the new enemies, (The Bandits and the Overlords) while Noahs Compound will serve as the player's base of operations.
Now, again these are simply conceptual, and likely very far off since the implementation of a story-driven mode in 7 Days to Die will likely be a challenging feat, especially if players can choose which side they want to join (which might be the case). We also have no idea what the story could be and what the conflict between these two sides may stem from, but all in all, it's an exciting prospect to look forward to as it could change the landscape for the fan base of 7 Days to Die dramatically.
And there you have it, a full breakdown of everything we know so far regarding the Alpha 22 build of 7 Days to Die, as well as the possible release date that we can expect for this zombie survival sandbox. As always, be sure to check back here soon for more details as soon as they are released.
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