Most anticipated FPS games for 2022: Ten shooters to look out for
Now that 2021 is coming to a close, we thought it would be great to share some of the most anticipated FPS games coming in 2022 for players who love to shoot up a storm.
With the festive season arriving in 2021, the new year is almost among us. 2021 has been great for gaming in general, with games like Warzone and Halo Infinite really standing out in the FPS genre. 2022 is set to be even more special, especially now that the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X are officially here.
Having said that, players are always looking for the next big game or installment for popular franchises. For those eager to read about some of the most exciting shooters coming in the new year, here are the most anticipated FPS games coming in 2022.
10 FPS games arriving in 2022
For fans of shoot and loot FPS games like Destiny, Wonderlands may be exactly what you’re looking for in 2022. From the creators of the Borderlands series, Gearbox Software, Wonderlands is a spin-off game inspired by a DLC from Borderlands 2 called Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep.
Wonderlands puts a dungeons and dragons spin on the great Borderlands formula. Players will be shooting and looting their way through a medieval fantasy-themed world which just might fulfill your need for a new FPS adventure.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will be arriving on March 25, 2022, for PC, Xbox One & Series S/X, & PlayStation 4 & 5.
2. Modern Warfare II (CoD 2022)
Modern Warfare (2019) was an absolute hit for the Call of Duty franchise. As well as introducing one of the most popular battle royales of all time, Warzone, it also continued a series that many have fond memories with when it comes to Call of Duty games.
Following its success, it seems the CoD release for 2022 will be a follow-up to Modern Warfare (2019), which will most likely bring a classic CoD campaign with a sense of realism, and also a cracking Multiplayer mode similar to what was provided in the first game.
CoD is always up there when it comes to anticipated FPS games, but Modern Warfare II has the potential to really be something special if it continues the success of the first installment. For those who like to sink their teeth into a great story, or just want to shoot other online players, Modern Warfare II is definitely one to look out for and will most likely be released around November 2022.
3. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl is a single-player FPS survival horror. This game is the fourth in the series and for those who aren’t familiar with the franchise, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games have always looked to impress players graphically.
If graphics is what you look for in a game, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl will run on Unreal Engine 5. With this powerful engine, you’ll be able to immerse yourself within a realistic but spooky post-apocalyptic world based around the Chernobyl nuclear explosion, which just might be the game for you.
If you’re a fan of Resident Evil or the Metro franchise, definitely check out S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl, which is out on PC, Xbox Series X/S on April 28, 2022.
4. Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2: Stay Human is another FPS survival horror game that takes place right after the first game. Dying Light was received incredibly well by the gaming community when it was released back in 2015, with the second game being highly anticipated.
Now we have finally seen gameplay and had more news about Dying Light 2, it’s set up to be another great story and gameplay experience. Set around 20 years after the events of the first game, players will be following main protagonist Aiden Caldwell as he fights for survival admist a zombie apocalypse and broken society.
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With a mix of shooting, meleeing, and parkour, Dying Light 2 will definitely be an adventure worth looking out for, especially if you’re looking for something more than just an FPS game.
For players who love a zombie game or movie, make sure you look out for Dying Light 2 which is releasing on PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox on February 4, 2022.
5. Raindbow Six Extraction
We’ve covered Rainbow Six Extraction ever since it was teased and revealed. Using the engine Rainbow Six Siege has been so successful with, Extraction looks to take the gameplay to a more cooperative-based, PVE multiplayer game that sees players working together against aliens called Archaeans.
If you love Rainbow Six Siege and are looking for something different from a competitive FPS multiplayer experience, Extraction might be right up your street.
For players who love games like Back 4 Blood, Left 4 Dead, and World War Z, grab some friends and get to work on eliminating hoards of aliens on all platforms on January 20, 2022.
6. Atomic Heart
Next, we have Atomic Heart, which is a single-player FPS action role-playing title from the developers Mundfish. The game takes place in an alternate reality within the Soviet Union during the 1950s. In this reality, technology has advanced much faster than in our own, with things like robots and holograms being invented.
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You play a KGB agent called P-3 who is sent to investigate a manufacturing facility that has ultimately been experimenting with machines. The machines within this facility have gone rogue and you soon find out that strange experiments have been taking place.
Players eager to get into a new single-player adventure, Atomic Heart just might grip you with its compelling story and FPS-driven combat. It arrives on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox in 2022.
Redfall is an action-adventure FPS game developed by Arkane and Bethesda that can be played cooperatively with online players, or in a single-player mode. The game sees players pitted against Vampires and other enemies in a bid for survival within the town of Redfall, Massachusetts.
Redfall will have four unique characters to choose from, which will all offer different gameplay opportunities. As well as using guns to take on enemies, there also seems to be an emphasis on magic and advanced technology.
For those who like FPS survival games much like Left 4 Dead and Back 4 Blood, this could be another game you and your friends can enjoy when it is released for Xbox consoles and PC in the Summer of 2022.
If you like online FPS games more than a single-play adventure experience, Isonzo offers a realistic WWI experience.
Based in the mountains of the Italian Front during World War One, Isonzo is an authentic tactical first-person shooter with amazing graphics. From the weaponry to the maps and music, Isonzo strives to be a realistic WWI experience.
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Like many multiplayer FPS games, we expect Isonzo to offer a variety of modes for players to battle it out. According to the description on Steam, one mode we know of is the historical Offensive mode, which “focuses on the tactical challenges of Alpine warfare.”
If you love WWI or WWII FPS games, Isonzo will definitely be one to look out for, as it is said to be released in early 2022 for PC, PlayStation & Xbox consoles.
9. Crossfire X
Crossfire X is another FPS game releasing in 2022, exclusive to Xbox consoles. The multiplayer mode will be free-to-play, but the game will also feature a single-player mode which is locked behind a paywall.
The option of both Multiplayer and single-player is great, and the gameplay is sure to excite fans of the Counter-Strike series. Two opposing teams will go head to head competing in a variety of game modes.
The game will feature modern weaponry so for those looking for something different to Call of Duty or Battlefield, this could be a great alternative in 2022, as it’s releasing exclusively for Xbox consoles on February 10.
Lastly, we have ExoMecha, a free-to-play Multiplayer FPS game that features a sci-fi setting with futuristic gameplay.
ExoMecha will see players battle it out on an exo-planet in a variety of team-based game modes, including a battle royale. Using mechs with unique abilities, weapons, and gadgets, ExoMecha offers a fresh and exciting take on the FPS genre in 2022. Players will be fighting to gain the exoplanet’s resources, and as teams win or lose, the map will change.
For fans of Halo, Crisis, and Titanfall, ExoMecha is definitely a game to look out for as it releases in August 2022 for PC and Xbox consoles.
There you have, there are ten FPS games that you should have on your radar for 2022. For all gaming news stay tuned on CharlieINTEL.
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