Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn release date, gameplay & everything we know

Emily Stander
Nor fighting a god in Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn is a new Action RPG from A44 Games, the creators of Ashen, and fans finally got a release date at the Xbox Games Showcase after a long delay.

Here is everything you need to know about its release date, platforms, and what you can expect from the gameplay. 

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn release date

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn will be released on July 18, 2024.

This is six years after A44’s last release, Ashen, and two years after Flintlock was originally announced. The release date was revealed in a trailer that premiered at the Xbox Games Showcase.

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn platforms & price

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn will be available to play on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, and you can get it for $39.99/£34.9/€35.99.

It’s up for preorders right now, and it’ll be available to play on both Steam and Epic Game Store for PC players, and is on special promotion on the former until July 25, available at a 10% disocunt.

Gameplay & story

With elements of Soulslikes and spectacle fighters, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn has been described as a Soulslite Action RPG by A44 in its latest trailers.

The story follows Nor Vanek, a soldier who has allied with a Fox creature called Enki to kill all the gods after the door to the afterlife is opened. 

Nor is with the human coalition and has sworn to be a slayer of the divine. Enki, a god himself, has pledged to help Nor against the gods who have unleashed an army of the dead. Enki, it turns out, is the one who inadvertently unleashed the gods, and is helping Nor as repentance.

Nor and Enki in Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn
You’ll play as Nor and their trusty companion Enki.

Players will have swords, magic, and guns to use, and the gameplay we’ve seen from the trailers has been more flashy than usual – which is not usually what you would see in a Soulslike game. 

Gameplay trailers have also revealed that player characters will be quite agile, where you can jump and dodge enemy attacks.

Leveling revolves around a system called Reputation, which you can earn after you complete encounters. Reputation is used to upgrade armor, and weapons, and unlock new skills in one of three paths: Powder, Magic, and Steel.

By upgrading these skills and using Enki’s abilities, players will be able to prime enemies (resulting in critical damage)- which is reminiscent of the poise mechanic in Sekiro. 

All in all, it seems like A44 are taking inspiration from multiple genres to make a game that is challenging, like a Soulslike, but not quite true to form. Aiming to push the boundaries of what Souslike means, these elements are coming together as what they have called a ‘Soulslite.’

Is Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn open world?

Yes, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn will be open world. 

Gameplay trailers have revealed different types of enemies, a world you can explore, and new people you can meet as you make your journey. 

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn’s system requirements are lower than most new games, check them out: 

Minimum requirements

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 1060 or Radeon RX 580 (6GB+ RAM)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 30 GB
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 2060 Super or Radeon RX 5700 (8GB+ RAM)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 30 GB

Is Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn on Xbox Game Pass?

Yes, the game will be a day-one release on Xbox Game Pass, so subscribers from all over the world can try it right away after release.


Check out the announcement trailer for Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn which premiered in 2022:

The God Killer Gameplay trailer which came out in 2023:

A more recent trailer which teased gameplay, that came out in February 2024:

And lastly, the release trailer which gave us the official release date:

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn is not the only exciting release coming this year, so be sure to check out everything we know about Black Myth: Wukong, Star Wars Outlaws, and Assassins Creed Shadows.