The gameplay reveal of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is here! Also, our game now has a subtitle — Heart of Chernobyl — and a release date of April 28, 2022. Hooray! Pre-orders are now available for Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC. You’ve obviously come here to learn more, so let’s leave the introductions aside. Here are several facts about S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl you likely didn’t know yet.
The fans will recognize the exact location on the Swamps. If you played S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, you may remember this place. The time did the job, but the tower is definitely still there.
The new fancy detector is called Gilka. Which means “a stick” in the Ukranian.
That fancy thing Skif picks up is an artifact called Jelly. In game, it recovers your stamina.
There is actually a teaser of new faction. You can notice it during the Chemical Plantgunfight section. We won’t say the actual timecode to make it more interesting.
The town in the dancing man scene is Chernobyl-2. The strange waltz-loving man has a hideout in Chernobyl-2. That’s a town not so far from Pripyat you have seen in the gameplay teaser.
The person at the end is Sergiy Grygorovych, the creator of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.
In our Ultimate edition, the artifact is truly special. With some high-level magic, it floats in the air.
The building you see on the horizon during the rooftop scene can be found on the official key art. Any ideas what it can be?
We’re getting more and more excited as we get closer to the release date — and there is still a lot to share. You can pre-order your copy of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl starting today on the Xbox Store. Every player who purchases the game will get the early bird weapon and costume skins along with the additional campfire melodies — a fitting way to prepare before you enter The Zone.
We’ll have more to share in the coming months so keep it tuned here to Xbox Wire.