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Once Human Shows off at IGN’s Summer of Gaming and Will Start a Closed Beta Test in September

Upcoming New Weird survival title reveals monsters, player housing, PvE and PvP gameplay, and more

Guangzhou, China, June 13th, 2022 – NetEase Games has unleashed a first look at its upcoming New Weird survival title Once Human at IGN’s Summer of Gaming and announced to kicks off a closed beta test in September. Aired on June 11th, the showcase featured an in-depth look at the new PC title for the first time, revealing a brand new trailer and gameplay footage showing off the game’s striking art style.

Once Human Official Trailer

Set in a bleak, post-apocalyptic future, Once Human presents a time where the opening of a mysterious door has unleashed Stardust, creating spine-tingling monsters and twisting the world beyond recognition. Enhanced by this Stardust, players in Once Human become Beyonders, boasting special abilities to aid them in surviving the horrors that have taken over. As players set out into the world, they’ll need to scavenge for resources, set up their home base, and take on a horrific array of monsters if they want to survive.

During IGN’s Summer of Gaming, players got a first look at some of the colossal aberrant monsters they’ll face as they strive to survive in Once Human. Twisted by the Stardust pollution that has seeped into the world, creatures and beings infest the land waiting to stop players in their quest to survive.

Once Human: Boss Preview

In Once Human, players can choose either PvE mode or PvP mode. A first time in-depth look at each mode was shown during the showcase. In PvE mode, players can freely explore the deadly world and take on the terrifying monsters that cross their path. Players looking to cooperate with others can opt for PvP mode, where they’ll team up with other players and work together to defeat enemy strongholds and loot them for resources.

Once Human Gameplay: PvP & PvE Modes

Whether choosing PvE or PvP mode, players will be able to set up their home base and use their gathered resources to upgrade their weapons, equipment, and vehicles to increase their chances against the insurmountable odds they face.

Once Human will start a Closed Beta Test this September. Pre-registration is now open on the Once Human official website. Players can also keep up to date with Once Human by joining the game’s official Discord or by following the game on Facebook and Twitter. To watch the game’s showcase from IGN’s Summer of Gaming, check out the video here. Once Human will be launched on PC and players can look forward to a release date announcement soon.

Features include:

● A New Weird world and art style that features horrible aberrant monsters and a doomsday setting.

● Gather resources and build your home base wherever you choose to survive against insurmountable odds.

● Upgrade weapons, equipment, and vehicles to increase your chances against the chaos and monsters that have taken over the world.

● Freely explore the world in PvE mode, where you take on both the terrifying monsters and the hostile and deadly environment of the world itself.

● Cooperate with fellow players while defeating enemy strongholds and looting them for resources in PvP mode.


About NetEase Games

NetEase Games is the online games division of NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999), developing and operating some of the most popular mobile and PC games in markets including China and Japan. As one of the world's largest incubators of quality online game content, NetEase Games is dedicated to supporting the growth of innovative studios around the globe and growing an international presence along the way. To complement its self-developed games and world-class R&D capabilities, NetEase Games also partners with other industry leaders including Blizzard Entertainment, Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary) and other global game developers to operate some of the most popular international online games in China. For more information, please visit


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