S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl Physical Edition Announced

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl Physical Edition

Koch Media has announced a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl physical edition for the game on Xbox Series X|S and PC, alongside the previously announced digital release in 2022.

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl physical edition is coming alongside the April 28, 2022 release for PC and Xbox Series X|S.

“After the great presentation at E3, we are more than thrilled to set the stage for a global physical market entry for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl,” said Stephan Schmidt, Director of Global Partner Publishing at Koch Media. “We already worked on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky and are looking forward to closely collaborate with GSC Game World again on all physical publishing matters to successfully release the next chapter of the award winning S.T.A.L.K.E.R franchise.”

Evgeniy Grygorovych, CEO of GSC Game World added, “We are pleased to partner with Koch Media to bring physical editions of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl to players across the globe. We trust our game is now in capable hands. Together, we will offer several editions of the game to the players so everyone can find the best value for themselves.”

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone has changed dramatically after the second massive explosion in year 2006. Violent mutants, deadly anomalies, warring factions have made the Zone a very tough place to survive. It turned out that the center of the Zone hides the source of incredible power. Nevertheless, artifacts of unbelievable value attracted many people called S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s, who entered the Zone for their own risk striving to make a fortune out of it or even to find the Truth concealed in the Heart of Chernobyl.


Take over a role of the lone stalker and explore photorealistic seamless open world in a 64-km² radioactive zone with a variety of environments that reveal post-apocalyptic atmosphere from different angles. Make your way through the Zone to define your destiny as you choose your paths within highly branching epic story.

Meet members of different factions deciding who of them worth your friendship and who deserve a bullet. Engage intense gunfights with a variety enemies that follow different tactics trying to outsmart you. Choose your preferable firearms from 30+ types of weapons with numerous modifications that allow creating hundreds of distinctive lethal combinations.

Prepare to encounter horrifying mutated creatures that will try to slaughter you following different behaviour model. Each mutant may appear in different subtypes which makes their behaviour less predictible. Truly extreme danger represent regions with lairs with numerous mutants hunting in large groups.

The most valuable artifacts and secrets of the Zone are hidden in the most dangerous places. Beware of the hazardous anomalies and unique devastating arch-anomalies as you hunt for highly valuable artifacts scattered around the Zone. Will you dare to unveil the mysteries of the Zone that took lives of many others before you?

Discover legendary S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe and experience:

  • Unique gameplay built on a blend of FPS, horror and immersive sim
  • Non-linear story with the variety of paths that lead to one of the several endings
  • Benchmark-setting graphics developed using cutting-edge photogrammetric and scanning technologies
  • Advanced artificial intelligence systems that will keep engaged even the most hard-boiled players
  • Life-simulating system “A-life 2.0” that makes the game world feel alive as never before
  • Immersive survival mechanics like hunger, sleeping, bleeding, radiation effects that enrich the gameplay
  • Dynamic day-night cycle and weather will add even more realism to the gameplay experience
  • Mod support giving the freedom to the creative players to extend and enrich the game universe


S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl is set to launch on April 28th, 2022 on Xbox Series X|S, and later on Windows PC. The game will be available on Xbox Game Pass on launch.

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