Atomic Heart: Release Date, Latest News & Leaks

Where do we start? Atomic Heart is unlike any game we've ever seen before. Wait till you see, you'll be just as shocked as us. There are undead zombies, killer robots, reanimated animals, and so much more involved in this game. Let's break it all down.

Atomic Heart Wallpaper
Atomic Heart is coming to the Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and PC | © Mundfish

Remember when Atomic Heart was announced in May 2018? We don’t either. It was overshadowed by other games like State of Decay 2 and Donkey King Country. But four years have passed since the original announcement, and Atomic Heart is closer than you think.

Mundfish is developing Atomic Heart, with multiple games like Bioshock & Metro inspiring their development of this FPS. There’s even some inspiration from other games like Stalker & Nier, which creates an unbelievable experience, unlike anything we’ve seen before.

It isn’t surprising that Atomic Heart is a Soviet-Era FPS, as Mundfish originates from Russia. They have incorporated numerous stereotypes from the Soviet Era and expanded on them to create unique gameplay. For instance, there are sadistic robots with clown-themed torture chambers.

When asked about the storyline for Atomic Heart, Mundfish CEO Robert Bagratuni stated this FPS takes place between the 1930s and 1960s, with communism growing throughout the Soviet Union. However, things like the internet have already been invented & which adds an unexpected dynamic to the gameplay.

There’s much more to Atomic Heart than you could imagine, and we’re here to break everything down. But get ready; things are about to get weird!

Is Atomic Heart Coming Out In 2022?

Mundfish Studios have confirmed that Atomic Heart is coming out in late 2022. It will launch for the Xbox Series X/S and PS5, with additional support for the PC. But guess what? There’s more, as Atomic Heart is available on the PlayStation4 and Xbox One.

Game Setting, Story, And Everything We Know About Atomic Heart | All Leaks & Rumors

Atomic Heart is submerged within an environment of communism and confrontation, as the East & West have never-ending political battles. But this time, Russia is on the offensive by mass-producing robotic androids. These androids assisted with the development of agriculture and defense, with additional assistance being provided for timber composition.

We’ll play Major Nechaev of the KGB. He’s mentally unstable and starts to rebel against the Soviet Union. This proves unfavorable for Major Nechaev, as the Russian government begins to target his various locations. It isn’t until the KGB Agent begins to fight back that everything goes insane. We see robotic androids loving their programming while reanimated creatures roam the streets. You heard us right; resurrected animals like dogs will attack Major Nechaev.

Clown Torture Chamber
Atomic Heart has clown torture chambers that you must overcome | © Mundfish

We weren’t expecting that Mundfish Studios would confirm a love story for Atomic Heart, but that’s precisely what they did. However, it isn’t known how much this storyline will affect the gameplay. It’s likely only to affect one of two endings within this linear-based game. But nobody should be concerned, as Mundfish has shown gameplay footage from 2019 to 2021.

There’s an ecosystem of gameplay mechanics that’s similar to Bioshock. We’ll have access to various firearms and an unknown glove with magical powers. For instance, enemies can be frozen while shotgun shells are dispersed. This causes your foes to break into thousands of pieces without any hope of returning to life.

Additional gameplay mechanics were shown within the enemy ecosystems, as we saw security cameras working in a hive-like manner to hunt down Major Nechaev. If these hives cannot be disabled or hacked, death is imminent.

There is so much going on with Atomic Heart, it would be impossible to explain everything that’s happening. We would be here for hours discussing all the possibilities & potential of this game. However, this ensures that we’ll have countless hours of entertainment in Atomic Heart. We expect that Mundfish will dethrone 2k Games with Atomic Heart, as it looks more exciting than anything Bioshock. Plus, this upcoming FPS supports features like RTX Lighting and DLSS.

Is Atomic Heart Getting Released On The Xbox And PC?

Mundfish Studios has confirmed that Atomic Heart is getting launched onto the Xbox Series X/S and PC. It will come sometime in September 2022 with next-generation & last-generation support, meaning outdated consoles like the Xbox One are also supported with Atomic Heart.

Undead zombies in Atomic Heart
There are undead zombies to defeat in Atomic Heart. But are you ready | © Mundfish

It’s noted that Atomic Heart is launching on both the Microsoft Windows and Steam platforms. We don’t have official pricing for now, but it’s expected that Atomic Heart will cost somewhere between these amounts in Europe and North America:

  • $89.99 – Canada
  • $69.99 – America
  • €59.99 – European Union
  • £49.99 – United Kingdom

Remember that these prices are on next-generation consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X. The price will be lowered when targeting this game on the Xbox One or PS4.

Will Atomic Heart Be Part Of The Xbox Game Pass?

It’s been confirmed that Atomic Heart is launching “Day One” for the Xbox Game Pass. This should apply beyond the Xbox Series X/S and continue to the PC. Therefore, anyone subscribed will have immediate access to this game.

Atomic Heart Shotgun
Blast off the heads of your enemies in Atomic Heart with the shotgun | © Mundfish

We're curious about how many people will download Atomic Heart? Will this game become a cult classic or fail? That's the real question.

Game Trailer

It’s almost impossible to explain what’s going on in this trailer. It’s a conjunction of weird nonsense that introduces us to Major Nechaev and the futuristic Soviet Union, but that’s before we’re introduced to disturbing robots and zombie-like creatures.

Not only that, but it’s almost impossible to catch all of the many enemies shown throughout this trailer. There’s even a message that reads “Don’t Lose Your Mind”, indicating this upcoming FPS will be more disturbing & unique than anything we’ve seen before.

Game System Requirements

Mundfish Studios hasn’t released a description of game system requirements for Atomic Heart. However, significant amounts of gameplay footage have been shown since 2018 & numerous benchmark providers have identified which system requirements are needed for Atomic Heart. You can see those requirements below (PC Only).

Minimum PC System Requirements

CategorySystem Requirements
Operating SystemWindows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11 (64-Bit or Later)
CPUIntel i5 4460 / AMD FX-6300
Storage Space50+ GB
Hi-Rez Assets CacheTBC
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 760 / AMD Radeon R7 260x
Video Memory

DirectX - Version 12

Graphics DriverTBC

Recommended PC System Requirements

CategorySystem Requirements
Operating SystemWindows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11 (64-Bit or Later)
CPUIntel Core i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Storage Space50+ GB
Hi-Rez Assets CacheTBC
GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
Video MemoryDirectX - Version 12
Graphics DriverTBC