Enshrouded: Release date, platforms, gameplay, more

Emily Stander
Player character by the fire in Enshrouded

Enshrouded is a new survival game that was released in early access in January 2024, and so far, fans are loving it. Here is everything you need to know about the game including the official release date, how you can play it, and more.

Enshrouded is an open-world action RPG that was quietly released in early access on January 24, 2024. Likened to Valheim, the game tasks players with exploring, building bases, and crafting to survive the terrors of the world.

2024 is a promising year for survival games, and so far, fans seem to be loving Enshrouded. Here is everything you need to know about Enshrouded, including the release date, platforms, storyline, and more.

Enshrouded release date

Enshrouded was released in early access on January 24, 2024, and there are plans for the full game to release within a year of its early access launch.

The Enshrouded devs, Keen Games, have not provided an official release date for the full game. When looking on the Steam store page, they have said that the full game release will depend on feedback from players. 

“We firmly believe that by then we can offer a game that is worthy of your time, money and will bring you fun for years to come,” they said. 

Enshrouded storyline & gameplay

Enshrouded takes place in the realm of Embervale, and players have to survive the wild to discover ancient secrets and cultures that have been lost to a corrupting fog called The Shroud

Players start on the map with nothing to their name, and they must scavenge resources to craft weapons, build bases, and survive The Shroud. Each server can carry up to 16 players, making this a survival action RPG perfect for playing with friends. 

There is a main questline that you can follow that will give you resources, weapons, and armor. You can explore the map as far as you want, and you are not tied to any questlines if you want to open up new areas. 

A Blacksmith in Enshrouded
NPCs will give you quests in Enshrouded

The Shroud is one of the main mechanics of the map as the area has been corrupted by fog. This is an extremely challenging area, so some grinding will be necessary to effectively reach it and discover its secrets.

The game has unlockable NPC characters like a Blacksmith, Alchemist, Hunter, Farmer, and Carpenter. These NPCs are essential to your progression, and they each have quests that help you enhance your own crafting abilities.

Combat is stamina-based, and there are many creatures waiting to be discovered in different areas of the huge map. Alongside general weapons and armor, the game also has Magic mechanics that you can use (which, according to players, are currently overpowered).

Enshrouded platforms

Enshrouded is available to play on Steam

For the time being, Enshrouded is only available on Steam in early access. There has been no mention of plans for other platforms yet, but we will keep you updated if that changes. 

Enshrouded release trailer

The Enshrouded release trailer officially came on January 24, 2024, the day of the early access release. 

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About The Author

Emily is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. Most of the time, you can find her playing RPGs and platformers - but she enjoys engaging in the rage of Overwatch 2 or Apex Legends from time to time. Emily has a Masters in Media Studies and has been working as a journalist for over 5 years, both freelance and full-time. You can contact her at [email protected]