- Shrapnel is a crypto-powered extraction shooter now available in early access, giving players a first taste of the unfinished but promising game
- The current early access build has a solid core gameplay loop of risk and reward, but lacks polish, content, and key planned features like NFT integration
- Shrapnel aims to eventually be a free-to-play, mainstream blockchain game, so early access lets fans preview the game and help refine it as it evolves towards that goal
Shrapnel is a first-person extraction shooter built on Avalanche. The game just entered early access on the Epic Games Store, giving players a first taste of the ambitious crypto-powered game ahead of its full launch.
Although Shrapnel is still in an unfinished state visually, the core gameplay already shows promise. The map combines risk and reward, challenging players to survive long enough to extract with rare loot. Special meteorite drops imbue players with powers but also attract other players, upping the danger. Despite the lack of visual polish and limited content currently available, Shrapnel’s core already seems strong.
The Road Ahead
Shrapnel has big plans ahead. The current build only allows 12 players and has just one map and character. Important features like persistent progression, NFT integration, and the SHRAP token are not yet implemented. Buying the early access Extraction Pack gives players a sneak peek and the ability to help refine the game. Shrapnel aims to eventually be a free-to-play game that brings blockchain gameplay to the mainstream.
Even in its unfinished state, Shrapnel shows promise as a crypto-powered take on popular extraction shooters. The limited early access offers fans a chance to get a sneak preview of the game as it evolves towards its full vision. If the development team can deliver on their ambitious plans, Shrapnel could become a landmark blockchain game.