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Shrapnel, a Web3 Shooter, to Launch Early Access on Epic Games Store


Excitement brews among gamers as Shrapnel, a web3 shooter game reminiscent of Call of Duty, gears up for early access launch on the renowned Epic Games Store marketplace. Developed on the Avalanche blockchain by Neon Machine, Shrapnel promises a cutting-edge gaming experience with blockchain integration.

Early Access Details:

Scheduled for early access from February 8th to 10th, between 1 pm and 9 pm PT, players will delve into the world of Shrapnel Training Exercises One (STX1). This initial build offers a glimpse into character progression, allowing players to wield three firearms, a grenade, and the intriguing “Sigma ability.”

Access Options and Incentives:

To gain early access, players must purchase an “Extraction Pack” access key, available at $19.99 for the basic pack. Premium packs priced at $49.99 and $99.99 offer additional in-game items, consumable packs, and skins, enhancing the gaming experience.

Prize Pool and Competition:

During the early access period, players can vie for a share of the $100,000 prize pool in the inaugural Shrapnel test, sponsored by RNGFoundation. The top-ranked player stands to win $10,000, with runners-up receiving substantial rewards as well.

Development Background and Funding:

Neon Machine’s ambitious project received a significant boost with a $20 million Series A funding round in October 2023, spearheaded by Polychain Capital. Other notable investors include Griffin Gaming Partners, Brevan Howard Digital, Franklin Templeton, IOSG Ventures, and Tess Ventures. With such substantial backing, Shrapnel aims for a full release as a free-to-play game in 2025.


The forthcoming early access launch of Shrapnel on the Epic Games Store marks a significant milestone in the convergence of blockchain technology and gaming. With immersive gameplay and lucrative incentives, Shrapnel paves the way for the future of web3 gaming, promising an exhilarating experience for players worldwide.

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