Hello Captains! We just announced today that Dreadnought will be coming to Steam! Tons of new features were revealed on our stream with a target of late Q3 for release.
Our Steam page is live and you can follow and Wishlist it right now!
Our Steam page has an FAQ that covers most of the general questions players might have and we wanted to post it here so it was available to everyone.What does it mean to “go to Steam”?
Currently running in open beta, Dreadnought is not yet integrated with Steam for account management and transactions. Our development team is hard at work modifying Dreadnought’s platform to integrate with Steam’s account management systems, log-in mechanisms, and their proprietary in-game storefront solutions. By the time Dreadnought is ready for Steam, PC players will log into Steam, play Dreadnought, and make purchases directly from the Steam platform.Why are you bringing the game to Steam?
Steam will allow the Dreadnought development team to concentrate on making a better game while still providing players with a stable and inviting game platform. The end result will be larger matching pools, shorter queue times, and higher quality matches. Another benefit will be cleaner social features for finding players for squads and increasing players friend connections.
Our intent is to make Dreadnought a Global game. Steam player base and diversity will provide Dreadnought with the opportunity to quickly reach players worldwide. By the time we launch, Dreadnought will support English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Brazilian Portuguese
Steam also simplifies player payment options; allowing for gifting between friends and easier access to upgrades and exciting bundles.
With Steam Dreadnought will provide greater content and support for players while concentrating on game development.When are you launching on Steam?
There is still a lot of work to be done before Dreadnought launches on Steam. Our development team has some major features they still want to get into game, while efforts on polish, bug fixing, play balance, and infrastructure, and platform improvements continue.
In all cases there are challenges we must meet; however, our current goal is to have Dreadnought ready for players in the second half of Q3 2018. We will keep you informed with more specific announcements as we get closer.
Please add Dreadnought to your Steam wishlist and follow us to have these updates and announcements surfaced to youWhat do you mean by “One-Time Account Linking”?
While Dreadnought will integrate fully with Steam, behind the scenes there is a third party account system, entitlement systems, in-game storefronts, and more.
When players initially start up Dreadnought on Steam they will be brought to the Dreadnought launcher and asked to either Log In (if you have an existing Grey Box/Dreadnought account) or fill out a very short form (account Email association and desired Display Name) that will create a Grey Box/Dreadnought account. Using either path, your Steam account will be associated and linked with your Dreadnought account.
This is a one-time process linking your account, once complete players will not have to repeat this initial step again.What if I have been using a Facebook Log-in to play Dreadnought?
Following the transition to Steam, we will no longer support Facebook logins.
Players currently use Facebook Log-in to enter the game, will need to use the password reset option in the launcher so they can select a password that is not linked directly to their Facebook account.
Following that, players will be able to go through the one-time account linking process as described above.
If you are having trouble please reach out to our Support Team. What does this change mean for me, as an existing Dreadnought player?
As an existing Dreadnought player all your stats, purchases, progression and unlocks will not be affected. On the day we launch on Steam, you will be asked to download a launcher and client via Steam as our current launcher system will be retired.
If you have questions on how to use your current account, please refer to our One-Time Account Linking section of this FAQ so that you can see what you will encounter when you start up Dreadnought on Steam.Will there be more content being released before you are on Steam?
The Development team has announced a complete overhaul to UI/UX before the Steam launch. They are also expecting to have custom matches and lots of balance and QOL updates coming to the game on a consistent update schedule prior to launch. They will also be introducing new ships, captain and ship vanity, and more on a consistent cadence leading up to launch. Finally, they will be adding at least two additional languages prior to launch and three more languages upon Steam launch.Will you still be in Open Beta when you are on Steam?
We have been in Open Beta for about year and player feedback has been invaluable in changing how the game has evolved and the direction it has taken. While there will be continued development and evolution, the Steam launch will signify the end of the Open Beta program and Dreadnought will be officially launched.Where can I go if I'm having trouble?
For general help related to Dreadnought you can find articles here: https://support.greybox.com/hc/en-us
To submit a request to our Support Team follow the link here: https://support.greybox.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
If you are having issue with the Steam Client please reach out to Steam Support. For all issues related to your Grey Box account, Bug, or the Game Client please reach out to our Support Team.Will I be able to use my Steam Wallet to buy items?
Yes, after we launch on Steam, selected Game Bundles (starter packs whose contents will be rotated occasionally) and GP packs (hard currency) will be able to be purchased with funds from your Steam Wallet. By purchasing GP packs, players can make additional purchases within the in-game store.Where can I interact with other Dreadnought players?
You can communicate with fellow players right here on the Steam Forums or visit our other sites on multiple platforms. (We have linked them below.) As we move forward through launch we will see whether the Steam forums or the forums at the Official Dreadnought site become more active. Come let us know how you like the game.
This FAQ will be updated as we get closer to release. If you have a question that isn't covered let us know so we can do our best to find an answer for you!
See you in game Captains.