The First Descendant Release Date, Platforms, System Requirements, and More

The First Descendant promo image of three characters standing

A new co-op sci-fi shooter will enter the gaming scene pretty soon. Read our article to see the release date for The First Descendant, as well as all release platforms, pricing, system requirements, and more.

The First Descendant is an upcoming sci-fi co-op “looter shooter” developed and published by Nexon Games. It features high-quality graphics (looking a lot like Stellar Blade), intense boss fights, and various unique characters. You play as Descendants, superhuman beings tasked with protecting humanity from alien invaders, the Vulgus. You will have a lot of abilities and equipment at your disposal so expect a lot of intense and beautifully rendered fights. Now, let’s see all the details concerning The First Descendant, like its release date and supported platforms, whether will it have any special editions, how powerful your PC should be to play it, and more.

Release Date for The First Descendant

The official release date for The First Descendant is July 2, 2024. This was announced at Summer Game Fest 2024, and it leaves us with less than two weeks, at the time of writing, to prepare.

The First Descendant Platforms

The First Descendant will be released on all the currently popular platforms, so even last-gen console users can enjoy it:

  • PC (via Steam)
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 5
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X/S

We are only missing the Nintendo Switch, but it stands to reason that newer online co-op shooters are not very Switch-friendly, so the chances of The First Descendant coming to Switch in the future are slim at best.

The First Descendant squad fighting a huge robot
Image by Nexon via Steam

Is The First Descendant Free to Play?

Yes, Nexon Games’ co-op shooter The First Descendant will be free to play. You can spend real money on in-game currency: Calibers.

Will The First Descendant Have a Battle Pass?

Yes, The First Descendant will have a Battle Pass full of cosmetics and in-game currency, and a second type of “store”, a Battle Supply Shop. It will have an interesting mechanic where you have to spend Calibers to unlock the Battle Pass, but then you have to complete special Tasks to earn Battle Coins and Supply Coins, to actually unlock those rewards.

How Many Players Can Play The First Descendant?

This is a squad-based shooter, and up to four people make up a squad in The First Descendant. You can play solo, but some parts of the game can prove too difficult to manage on your own.

The First Descendant three characters fighting
Image by Nexon via Steam

How Many Playable Characters Are in The First Descendant?

For now, there are 14 unique playable characters in The First Descendant, and those are:

  • Lepic
  • Ajax
  • Viessa
  • Jayber
  • Sharen
  • Gley
  • Blair
  • Bunny
  • Freyna
  • Valby
  • Kyle
  • Esiemo
  • Enzo
  • Yujin
  • Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10 x64 20H2
    • Processor: Intel i5-3570 / AMD FX-8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050Ti or AMD Radeon RX 570 Video Memory 4GB
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 x64 20H2
    • Processor: Intel i7-7700K / AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce RTX 2060 or AMD Radeon RX 5600XT
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 50 GB available space

What Engine Is The First Descendant Using?

The First Descendant is made on and using Unreal Engine 5 to provide you with the highest-level graphics currently available.

The First Descendant Bunny looking at a moon-like object
Image by Nexon via Steam

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