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Welcome to America.

Survive the wilderness, establish yourself, meet someone special, raise a family, and dominate. Gain power as President, deliver justice as Sheriff, fight for your tribe as Chief, or show some southern hospitality as Governor.

It's the turn of the century on the American homestead. Heat will give you the pioneers' experience of struggle and triumph first-hand.

Survival

Gather and hunt for food to keep yourself strong. Collect a variety of raw materials from nature for use in crafting, building and refinement. Build stockpiles to store your resources and goods for later consumption, or exchange them for currency. Once you have the basics of sticks and stones down, you may begin your journey towards establishing yourself as an industrious and powerful colony or even President of the United States.

There will be struggles and fallbacks along the way. Your character may be killed and robbed, where everything he or she has equipped is taken. Your property may be broken into and looted by a gang of raiders lead by other players. But with plenty of resources and defensive tactics at your disposal, raiders will be in for a serious fight.

Combat

On your adventures you'll encounter other players who may or may not be friendly. Likewise, you may not be so friendly either given these tactics at your disposal:

- Fill 'em full of lead with plenty of handguns, rifles, shotguns and other firearms to craft.
- Take the more silent approach with bows and javelins that will leave your foes looking like a pin cushion.
- Get up in their face with melee instruments, or beat them down with some good old blunt force.
- Capture and put them into your interrogation dungeon with its various contraptions.
- Messily dismember with a well-placed strike or shotgun blast.
- Blow them to smithereens with artillery cannon fire and TNT.
- Experience the thrill of vigilante justice from either a first or third person perspective.

Seats of Power

Gain power as President, deliver justice as Sheriff, fight for your tribe as Chief, or show some southern hospitality as Governor. It’s up to you what you choose to do with the power given to you.

Environment

Explore a vast and diverse, multi-biome landscape ranging from the cold mountainous peaks to the tropical seashores, and from the harsh deserts to the muggy swamplands. Built from the roots up using real-world photogrammetric data, experience next generation graphics in both variety and detail.

Building & Crafting

Construct your new home - From a quick hobo shack, a rustic cabin deep in the woods, a refined mansion, or a giant fortress. Place walls, floors, doors, windows and other fixtures individually by your own design. Populate your estate with sawmills, tanneries, smelters and other workstations to craft, research and refine. Protect your establishment with well-placed cannons and strategically planned fortifications.

Family

Meet someone special and start raising your own family of NPCs from infancy to adulthood. After your child is born, you will need to provide him or her with sustenance and shelter to keep them happy and healthy. Once your child becomes an adult, they will be able to protect the family homestead and aid you in raiding other players.

Character Customization

Choose your gender and tune your appearance to your liking, including variations in skin tone, height and girth, the shape of facial features, hair or lack thereof, and voice tone.

Mounts, Livestock & Wildlife

The landscape is populated by a variety of American wildlife, all of which can be hunted - assuming you are not hunted yourself. But they can also be tamed, whether as livestock or as a beloved pet. You may ride tamed horses, as well as other animals - even bears!
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Code}{atch
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Deblin Trake
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Code}{atch
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System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 64bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1200 @ 3.1 GHz
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce 970 GTX (4GB VRAM), AMD RX560 (4GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 70 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: The game contains EAC anti-cheat technology.
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: i7-4970K @ 4.0GHZ, AMD Ryzen 5 1500X @3.5GHZ
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce 1080 TI GTX (11GB VRAM), AMD Vega 64 (8GB VRAM)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 70 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: The game contains EAC anti-cheat technology.
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Last Modified: Aug 23, 2019

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Early Access Review The Game-though still in Alpha, is addictive. We are an elderly Couple (77 and 75 Years old) and don't speak English well, you don't need to, a lot of things can be explained by themselves or you help yourself with an English Translator. Housing quite great with or without snapping the Parts. Clearly not much going on in the Cities on the part of AI, some are running around mute, but you already see a lot of Love for Details. We play with our Son (51 years old) on our own Server and look forward to any further Development, almost every day there is something New. PREAT absolutely EMPFEHLENSWERT IF you are patient. The game. Although still in Alpha, is addictive. We are an older couple (77 and 75 years) old and do not speak English well, you do not need it, many things are self-explanatory or you can help yourself with an English translator. Housing really great with or without snapping the parts. Certainly not much happening in the cities on the part of AI, some are dumb, but you can already see a lot of love for details. We play with our son (51) on our own server and look forward to any further development, almost every day there is something new. PLAY absolutely RECOMMENDED if you are patient.
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Early Access Review Hello together, calling me naive due to the history of the Developers, but I've decided to give Heat a Chance. ROK was on the List of my Favorite Games for a while until it was clear that nothing more will happen in Development here. I had hoped for a lot from this Title, because ROK HAD real Potential in my Opinion. I solved The Hacker Problem with my own Server with white-list. My Friends and I had many Hours of Fun with it, so I didn't really regret buying ROK. Now a Mate has agreed to install Heat on his Root Server and we will join a hopefully growing Group of nice players to give Heat a Chance. So far I have only recently tested the Game, so can only convey my First Impression and it is positive. The Game runs fluidly without any significant Rucklers and so far everything I have tried has worked as well. Have collected a Bunch of Things in Nature where I have yet to find out what I can do with it. Have already crafted a lot, created a Pig, started to build a first "test hut" and so far the Game has been Fun for me. My great Hope is that precisely because the Developer has created such a bad Reputation for himself in the Past, he is now more motivated to Finish a Game properly. The Developer, after all, could have been concerned with Just Rip-off, could have set up a new "unencumbered" game studio so as not to be confronted with his negative History. Based on my First Impression, I recommend expressing the Game. When I get home from the Office tonight, Researching construction and Farms continues with me:-) (If You find Spelling Mistakes, you can keep them:-) Just quickly typed this on your Phone here)
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