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Dreadnought puts you in command of massive capital ships for tactical, team-based warfare in space and across the skies of different planets. As a mercenary captain, your motivations are simple: to reap the rewards of battle and build your reputation—and to be fearless doing it.

Armed with earth-shaking weapons and the support of your teammates, you must claim victory by outmaneuvering, outshooting and outclassing the opposing team. Prepare yourself. It's time to take the helm.

Master highly customizable ships.
Compete in team-based arena battles.
Crush your enemies and earn valuable rewards.

CUSTOMIZE EVERY SHIP DETAIL.
Design the ship that reflects your playstyle. Customize every aspect of your vessel, from weapons and modules to coatings and decals.


MASTER A DIVERSITY OF SHIP CLASSES.
Unlock over 50 ships across five different classes. Find your role in a ship that offers heavy, assault, sniper, support or scouting capabilities—or master them all.


FIGHT AS A TEAM.
Claim victory by working together, utilizing your team’s strengths and exploiting enemy weaknesses. In Dreadnought, success in battle comes to those who fight as one.


EARN FAME AND FORTUNE.
Take on opponents in tactical, competitive multiplayer matches. Fight to grow your reputation, earn new ships and unlock advanced options to make your vessel your own.


WITHSTAND WAVES OF FIRE.
Hold your ground in Havoc, a PlayStation 4-exclusive, team-based game mode that challenges you to fight waves of increasingly powerful enemies and upgrade your ships between rounds.

FAQ

What is Dreadnought?
Dreadnought is a class-based action game that puts you in command of massive, capital warships. As captain, you have the freedom to customize your ships and fight alongside other mercenaries who share your goal of earning fame and fortune.
What does class-based action mean?
Class-based action is about more than massive ships with earth-shaking weapons. It’s about using them right, and at the right time to create strategic advantages. In Dreadnought, no team is invincible; every squad has strengths and weaknesses. Turning the tides of battle requires the ability to work together, outmaneuver enemies and deftly manage energy between weapons, engines and shields.
How many ships are in the game?
There are currently 51 ships in the game.
What are hero ships?
Hero Ships are vessels inspired by legendary ships that fought during the Great Solar War. Once purchased with GP, Hero Ships instantly unlock the fleet level (Veteran or Legendary) that they belong to. Owning a Hero Ship also enables you to equip its parts on ships of the same class (i.e. you can use Morningstar parts on any other Akula Vektor Dreadnought that you own). While Hero Ships don’t give you an outright advantage in battle, they do offer access to preconfigured sets of more specialized weapons and modules that are not available until deeper in the Manufacturer Trees.
WHAT ARE FLEETS?
A fleet is a lineup of ships that you assemble and take into battle. In the Team Deathmatch and Onslaught game modes, your fleet allows you to quickly select the ship that you want to respawn in once you’re destroyed. In Team Elimination, your fleet provides you with a selection of ships to choose from before you jump into a match. There are three fleet levels: Recruit, Veteran and Legendary. Each fleet level can only accommodate ships from a range of tiers. For example, you can only put ships from tiers I and II into your Recruit Fleet. In battle, you’ll face off against captains with fleets of similar levels.
WHAT ARE SHIP TIERS?
Every vessel in the game belongs to a specific tier (from I to V) in one of three Manufacturer Trees, which you can progress through to gain access to higher-tier vessels. Each ship also has its own Tech Tree that you can research to acquire more advanced weapons and modules.
HOW CAN I CUSTOMIZE MY SHIPS?
Once you unlock a ship, you can adapt it to your playstyle by researching different weapons and modules in its Tech Tree. As for cosmetics, there’s a massive range of vanity items that you can purchase to make your ship your own.
WILL THERE BE A PVE (PLAYER VERSUS ENVIRONMENT) MODE ON PS4™?
Dreadnought on PS4 currently offers one PvE mode: Havoc. This cooperative challenge pits a team of three players against increasingly difficult waves of enemy ships. With that said, we do plan to release even more game modes in the future. We would like to share more about Dreadnought’s underlying story and universe, and we think a narrative-driven PvE mode would be a good way to do that.
WHAT GAME MODES DOES DREADNOUGHT OFFER ON PS4™?
In addition to Team Deathmatch, Team Elimination and Onlsaught, Dreadnought on PS4 offers Havoc Mode. Havoc is a cooperative challenge that pits you and two teammates against increasingly difficult waves of enemy ships. Instead of bringing your own ships into battle, you and your team choose your preconfigured vessels every few rounds and upgrade them over time.
WHO IS MAKING DREADNOUGHT ON PS4™?
Lead developer YAGER is teaming up with Iron Galaxy Studios to make the game’s PS4 version. Dreadnought is being co-developed by Six Foot and published by Grey Box.
HOW MUCH WILL THE GAME COST?
Dreadnought will be free-to-play on PS4™!
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PC AND PS4™ VERSIONS OF THE GAME?
Our primary goal is to create a great core experience for all players. Currently, Havoc Mode is the biggest difference between the two platforms.
IS THERE ANY CROSS-PLAY BETWEEN THE PC AND PS4™ VERSIONS?
No, PC and PS4 have separate player pools. Purchases, progress, matchmaking, your friend list, etc are exclusive to each platform. Your Grey Box account is the only thing that is shared between the two versions of the game.
IS DREADNOUGHT OPTIMIZED FOR THE PS4™ PRO?
Yes! Dreadnought on the PS4 Pro offers higher-resolution textures and meshes as well as more particle effects than on the standard PS4..
HOW DOES DREADNOUGHT’S CURRENCY SYSTEM WORK?
Each time you take a ship into battle, you earn XP and Credits. You can spend XP to unlock weapons, modules and officer briefings in a ship’s Tech Tree, then purchase them with Credits. In addition, Grey Box Points, which are available for purchase with real money, enable you to buy vanity items, Hero Ships as well as other perks.
IF I LOSE A MATCH, WILL I STILL EARN CREDITS AND XP?
Yes, but you’ll earn more of each when you win.
HOW BIG ARE TEAMS ON PS4™?
Team Deathmatch, Team Elimination and Onslaught battles are 5v5. In the cooperative Havoc mode, 3-player teams face off against waves of AI opponents.
HOW CAN I PLAY WITH MY FRIENDS ON PS4™?
You can play with your friends by adding them to a squad. You can open the “squads” menu by pressing triangle while in the hangar.
HOW DO I COMMUNICATE WITH MY TEAMMATES IN-GAME ON PS4™?
We are currently evaluating how to best implement voice chat in Dreadnought on the PS4™. We will provide more specifics at a later time.
HOW LONG DOES AN AVERAGE BATTLE LAST ON PS4™?
Most matches last between 5 and 15 minutes. Battles in Team Deathmatch and Onslaught have a time limit of 20 minutes, and Team Elimination follows a best-of-three rounds format (with each round lasting a maximum of 7 minutes). In Havoc Mode, rounds do not have a time limit; you battle until victory...or defeat.
HOW CAN I DOWNLOAD AND UPDATE THE GAME ON PS4™?
To play in the PS4™ open beta, you can sign up at dreadnought.com/ps4. Once you install the game, it will automatically update whenever a new version is available.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE DREADNOUGHT COMMUNITY?
Visit the PlayStation Dreadnought forums to learn more about the game, discuss all things Dreadnought and interact with the dev team! For updates about Dreadnought on both platforms, follow us on:
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