GSC Game World has released a new gameplay trailer for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl, currently playable at the Xbox booth on the Gamescom show floor. It showcases several things, from strange anomalies in the Exclusion Zone to various enemies.
The enemies range from hostile humans and wild hounds to four-legged mutants. You also have mutants, which can cloak, so you must carefully discern their location. Some anomalies can rip you apart – tossing metal items, like bolts, to trigger seemingly innocuous bubbles helps in traversal.
Not everyone in the Zone is your enemy – some may provide bits and bobs, while others could provide shelter when an emission rolls around. There are over 30 weapon types to choose from, and as the trailer showcases, you can fit different scopes, suppressors and so on.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl releases in Q1 2024, as confirmed in the developer’s recent fact sheet. It will launch for Xbox Series X/S and PC, and Game Pass.