Dread Hunger Cooks Up New Game Update, “A Feast of Friends,” Ahead of January 26, 2022 Full Launch

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Dread Hunger Cooks Up New Game Update, “A Feast of Friends,” Ahead of January 26, 2022 Full Launch

Digital Confectioners announced today that Dread Hunger, its multiplayer game of survival and betrayal, has released a new content update titled “A Feast of Friends” on Steam for PC. In preparation for the game’s full launch on January 26, 2022, the update adds a new character, the Cook, new enhanced audio for voice chat, poker emotes, and additional features. The Cook can be seen in today’s new teaser trailer.

Dread Hunger immerses players in an 1850s Arctic exploration voyage where eight player-controlled Explorers depend on each other for survival—but two of them are Thralls determined to sabotage the mission! The highly original game mixes action-adventure gameplay in an icy Unreal® Engine world with roleplaying and social deception over voice chat.


In time for the holidays, the update introduces the new Cook character model, a jolly ship’s chef who prepares delicious meals—or deadly ones, depending on the player’s role. The game’s voice chat system has been upgraded with higher quality audio—the better to hear voice inflections that could indicate a lie—using EOS technology. New poker emotes allow players to bluff, show despair at their hand, and generally have fun during the pre-voyage poker game. Full build update notes can be found here.

The game update is the last major update before January’s full release that will add a new map, player tutorials, and a full gameplay emote system.

Game Key Features

  • Survive the Arctic: Build fires to stay warm, fend off predators, and hunt for food to stay alive in the unforgiving Canadian Arctic
  • Betray Your Friends: Feed them tainted food, lure animals to attack them, hex them with blood magic, or if all else fails… shoot them in the back and blame someone else
  • Roleplay Your Character: Add flavor and personality to your character by using integrated voice chat and your in-game actions. Play as the Captain, Navigator, Engineer, Cook, Doctor, Chaplain, Royal Marine, Hunter, or Engineer, all equipped with a unique starting kit and passive ability.
  • You Are What You Eat: In the Arctic, you must make grim choices to stay fed; butcher bodies and use the pieces as weapons—or food
  • Captain a Ship: Steer a 19th century warship around (or into) icebergs and find coal for the ever-hungry boiler to keep the ship moving… or blow it up
  • Brave a Perilous World: Plan around a full day and night cycle while trying to outrun a massive blizzard that looms over the expedition

Dread Hunger, scheduled to release for $29.99 / £23.79 / €24.99 on PC via Steam January 26, 2022, is developed by the Dread Hunger Team and published by Digital Confectioners. The developers are exploring options to bring the game to other platforms following its PC launch. To stay up to date with development progress, please visit Discord, Twitter, and Facebook.