Dune: Spice Wars will open its doors for Early Access launch on April 26th. Funcom and Shiro Games today announced the date along with a look at the fourth playable faction coming with this release: the Fremen.
Native to the planet Arrakis, the Fremen were present (and resisted) during the ongoing 60-year occupation by Harkonnen forces. The Spice Wars could offer a chance to end the occupation and potentially set Arrakis on a longer-term path to a more temperate planet.
Lesser known to outsiders, the Fremen, represented by Liet Kynes, have a wealth of knowledge to use and are attuned to the planet’s environment. In terms of gameplay, this means they can travel farther without getting exhausted or worrying about attracting sandworms. Since they know how to use the Sandworms, they can travel fast for a sudden hit. Because their people and tactics are less well known, they specialize in stealth. This can mean a surprise attack from a hideout or inside, a sandstorm, or other tactics.
Liet Kynes is a planetologist seconded to Arrakis by the Emperor who studies the Spice Cycle, but also secretly works on the side to study and direct the Fremen Eco-Project with the goal of change.
Fremen units specialize in maintaining influence over large areas and crossing large distances quickly. Warriors are the basic Fremen fighters, using both their long knives and the terrain. Infiltrators specialize in stealth attacks and make good use of the desert. Skirmishers use grenades to ambush enemy units, leaving them weak and open to attacks from their comrades. Fedaykins are the elite specialists that are harder to pin down, aim with Crysknives, and get stronger the more enemies they face. Kulon caravans hold the clan’s water and set up camps. The most effective use of these units is to set up camp and get them out of the way, as they are key to the Fremen side’s provisioning and healing.
Early Access begins April 26th with four playable factions: Atreides, Harkonnen, Fremen and the Smugglers.
For more information, see Dune: Spice Wars.
https://www.mmorpg.com/news/dune-spice-wars-introduces-the-fremen-as-next-playable-faction-early-access-coming-april-26th-2000124733 Dune: Spice Wars introduces the Fremen as the next playable faction, coming to Early Access on April 26th