Tencent Games and Lightspeed Studios are teaming up on the development of Undawn, one of the most awaited mobile video games. This online apocalyptic survival game has everything you need to succeed: open world, base building, action against the infected… Here’s everything you need to know about this highly anticipated title.

What is Undawn?

Undawn is an ambitious mobile post-apocalyptic game that puts you in the shoes of a survivor who, alongside other players, must fight their way through hordes of all kinds of enemies, from wild animals to the infected. You will have to build your own shelter where you can resupply before heading out to explore a vast multiplayer open world.

Release date: when will Undawn come out?

Like many other mobile game projects, Undawn is under constant development and lacks an exact release date. Its production will go through several test phases that will allow different versions to be played, although it will not always be open and not necessarily to all the players in the world. As of today, the game is still under development, but it promises to deliver a pre-alpha version soon—you can already sign up for it through its official website.

Will Undawn be released everywhere simultaneously?

It is common for mobile games to have a progressive release in international markets, which means that they are first released in specific regions of the world and gradually reach the rest. Undawn is one of those games: initially, its pre-alpha will be available in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and other Southeast Asian countries. It will gradually be released in other markets, such as Europe and the U.S., but no information is available yet.

Can I play if it has not been released in my region?

There are ways to access a game that is not yet available in your region, the most common being VPNs to pretend that you are connected to a network where the game is available. This, however, is not usually recommended because it could cause problems in your connection stability or even ban the account with which you are playing the game. Ideally, you should wait for the game in question to be released in your region and access it legitimately.

How to download Undawn for free on your smartphone

Although it is still underdeveloped, with servers that will not open until the pre-alpha version—and, thus, you cannot access the game yet—, you can download the game and register now, and access it as soon as it is available, either in your region or in any other in the world. To do so, just follow these steps:

  • Use your phone’s browser to open the Undawn page on Uptodown.
  • Download the .apk file of Undawn.
  • When the download is complete, click on the .apk file and proceed to install it.
  • If you get a prompt, choose “Download anyway” and then click “Install.”
  • That’s it! You’ll have Undawn installed for free on your phone.

Undawn screenshots showing a character running in a yellowish field with several targets on the left.

In addition to this method, remember that you can also download the official Uptodown app from this link to download and install apps directly from it. If you prefer to do it this way, just search for “Undawn” and download the game from there. You’ll be able to see the progress and perform the installation without any additional processes, which makes it a much simpler option.

Undawn mobile requirements

As it is still under development, Undawn has not specified its basic mobile requirements yet. This is because the game’s requirements may change as production progresses, usually to optimize it and make it more accessible to all types of smartphones—although sometimes this can imply enhancing its graphics or performance, which, in turn, means more powerful devices. What is clear is that, as of today, Undawn requires at least an Android 5.0 operating system to work, although, as we say, that could change in future versions.

Character reaching a mansion guarded by military trucks

Can you play Undawn on PC?

Technically, Undawn is a mobile game designed to be played on smartphones, i.e., with touch controls and adapted graphics. Nevertheless, thanks to the many Android emulators for PC, you can create a sort of virtual smartphone on your PC to play all kinds of mobile games on the big screen. Some of the most recommended are GameLoop or NoxPlayer, programs that are installed on your PC and can run Undawn’s .apk file to play for free.