Evolve’s Dedicated PC Servers To Be Shut

Evolve was a neat idea that failed to capture the public’s imagination, and more importantly their wallets, and it was dead in the water within a few weeks of release. 2K made a free-to-play version available on PC but that hasn’t really helped revitalise the product so it’s slowly being shut down.

Along with the dedicated PC servers the free-to-play version PC is being removed, as in the in-game store on all platforms.  Turtle Rock stepped away from the game almost two years ago saying “There’s a lot that we really wish we could have done, especially taking Stage 2 to consoles, but it looks like that’s just not meant to be.”

Here’s a timeline of the planned server shutdown, as detailed by 2K:

  • July 2, 2018: Virtual currency bundles removed from Evolve Stage 2 and will no longer be available for purchase
  • September 3, 2018: Dedicated servers shut down, Evolve Stage 2 no longer available, in-game store no longer available

Can I still play Evolve?

  • Yes, if you purchased Evolve, you’ll be able to access Legacy Evolve after the dedicated servers are shut down. The free-to-play PC version, Evolve Stage 2, will not be available. See below for details on how to access Legacy Evolve.

What about my Gold and Silver Keys?

  • Evolve Stage 2’s Gold Keys will be available to purchase via the in-game store until July 2, 2018. Gold and Silver Keys can be used to purchase Monsters, Hunters, and skins until September 3, 2018 when the dedicated servers are shut down and the in-game store becomes unavailable. Players will keep all purchased Monsters, Hunters, and skins, which can be accessed through the retail version of Evolve, AKA Legacy Evolve.

What will happen to the content I paid for?

  • Players will keep all purchased Monsters, Hunters, and skins after the server shutdown on September 3, 2018. Be sure to spend your in-game currency as the store closes along with the servers on September 3. All content can be accessed through Legacy Evolve, which is the original retail version of Evolve.

How do I access Legacy Evolve?

  • CONSOLE: To access the Legacy Evolve on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, just launch the game like you normally would.
  • PC: Check out this link for instructions on how to access Legacy Evolve on PC.

What features will still be functional in Legacy Evolve?

  • Multiplayer –
    • Peer-to-peer multiplayer: Players will be able to team up and play against each other through peer-to-peer matchmaking. Players are also able to use the party-up feature to create games.
      • Quick Play
        • Hunt
        • Nest
        • Rescue
        • Defend
        • Arena
      • Evacuation
      • Custom games
    • Single Player (solo vs. AI) –
      • Evacuation
      • Quick Play
      • Custom games
    • My2K login access
    • Access to all hunters, monsters, purchased DLC, skins & player badges

What features are going away?

  • Hunt (Ranked)
    • Players will still be able to play Hunt by going into Quick play and Custom games
  • Player Profile data
  • Leaderboards will no longer be populated with player data
  • The in-game store will be removed
  • The newsfeed will be unavailable
  • Player Badges will be unavailable

Source: 2K

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