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Exciting times lie ahead if you’re a fan of the shooter genre with plenty of great FPS games releasing in 2022.
The new year has ushered in and while most people are busy trying to stick to their resolutions, fans of the FPS genre are on the lookout for the next big title.
Whether anyone admits it or not, first-person shooters such as the Wolfenstein 3D and Half-Life have developed a generation of FPS lovers.
And if you’re in the same boat, we’ve got you covered with our list of the most anticipated FPS games coming in 2022.
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Best FPS Games Coming in 2022
Modern Warfare 2
It makes sense that the Call of Duty franchise is looking to replicate Modern Warfare’s success from 2019. Long-time fans of the franchise have been looking forward to this for a while now as well.
While the latest Call of Duty Vanguard title was released on November 5th, 2021, rumors surrounding 2022’s Call of Duty title have already started surfacing. According to a leak, Modern Warfare 2 (2022) will have a classic campaign with a rich story.
Also, Modern Warfare 2 allegedly has a game mode that is similar to Rainbow Six Siege. Activision is yet to announce anything for this title, but the game has the potential to satisfy both the single-player and multiplayer fans of the FPS genre in 2022.
Release Date: TBD (Most likely November 2022)
Platforms: Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PC
Developer: Infinity Ward
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl is a single-player first-person shooter survival horror game. The franchise has managed to deliver great titles time and time again and this will be the fourth title in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.
The game has been in development for a long time and will run on Unreal Engine 5. Players will once again have the opportunity to dive into a world filled with “deadly anomalies and powerful artifacts” as they make their way to the Heart of Chernobyl.
The game will also release on the Xbox Game Pass. So if you’re a fan of the series, keep an eye out for all the games coming to Game Pass on Xbox and PC.
Release Date: 28 April 2022
Platforms: Xbox Series X and Series S, PC
Developer: GSC Game World
Publisher: GSC Game World
ExoMecha is an upcoming free-to-play multiplayer shooter that is based on a fictional planet called Omecha. The game is meant to be a bit more competitive and has a futuristic sci-fi setting, complete with robotic dragons and mechs.
The game will also have a lot of game modes requiring team cohesion to capitalize on the planet’s resources. Further, it will also feature a unique battle royale mode where players can customize their characters to better adapt to the flow of the game.
ExoMecha has a lot of elements similar to many iconic FPS games of the past decade and has become one of the most anticipated Xbox Series X/S games already!
Release Date: Q1 2022
Platforms: Xbox Series X and Series S, PC, Xbox One
This Xbox-exclusive game is the third installment in the Crossfire series. The game will have a free-to-play multiplayer mode along with a single-player campaign mode for the players willing to spend a little dough.
If you’re a fan of the Counter-Strike games, Crossfire X bears resemblance to the 5v5 mode of the popular franchise. On top of that, the gunplay looks a lot more classical in the game and looks promising for players looking to grind new FPS games in 2022.
Also, you might want to grab an Xbox as soon as possible if you’re looking to try out this game. Check out the Xbox Series X/S restock update for January 3-9.
Release Date: 10 February 2022
Platforms: Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One
Developers: Remedy Entertainment, Smilegate, Xbox Game Studios
Publishers: Smilegate, Xbox Game Studios
Isonzo offers a realistic World War 1 experience mixed with an immersive adventure experience as well. The game is based around the mountains in the old Kingdom of Italy and showcases the southern front of WWI.
The title’s name comes from the Isonzo river flowing through these mountains and the trailer perfectly portrays the beauty of the Alpine peaks covered in snow.
The game will offer players a plethora of games modes and is a perfect fit for players looking to start an adventure in an FPS setting.
But if you’re looking for an adventure in third-person, the God of War Ragnarok’s release date has leaked.
Release Date: June 2021
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, PC, Xbox One
Developers: BlackMill Games, M2H
Redfall is an adventure first-person shooter game that will allow its players to queue up for co-op mode with online players as well as play single-player mode.
The game will have four characters to choose from, much like the popular co-op games such as Left 4 Dead 2 and Borderlands 2. Further, players need to battle against Vampires and other spooky beings to survive in the town of Redfall, based in Massachusetts.
Release Date: Summer 2022
Platforms: Xbox Series X and Series S, PC
Developer: Arkane Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Fans of Rainbow Six Siege looking to expand their horizon can check out Ubisoft’s latest offering this year. Rainbow Six Extraction is a multiplayer co-op game allowing a maximum of three players to play together.
The game carries forward a lot of core elements of the popular title Rainbow Six Siege. And will allow players to destroy waves of parasite-like aliens cornering them to extract their brains.
Rainbow Six Extraction will be available in two editions – Standard and Deluxe, similar to the editions available for other Ubisoft titles. But you might want to opt to play Extraction on Xbox Game Pass instead!
Release Date: 20 January 2022
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, PC
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Shadow Warrior 3
Shadow Warrior 3 is an eccentric first-person shooter game, packed with energetic and fast-paced action. The latest title aims to take the series back to the basics, with the previous game in the series being released all the way back in 2016.
The game is powered by Unreal Engine 4 and will allow players to play as Lo Wang, the protagonist of the story. Additionally, players will receive a lot of exciting new weapons and gadgets as they progress further in the story.
Release Date: 2022 (TBD)
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One
Developer: Flying Wild Hog
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2: Stay Human is another FPS survival horror game that is a sequel to the first game in the series. The first title was revered all around the globe by gamers and it allowed players to experience genuine fear instead of relying on cheap jump scare tactics.
The game is set around 20 years from the events of the first game and will enable players to once again follow the journey of Aiden Caldwell, the series’ protagonist. But the stakes for survival in the zombie apocalypse will be much higher this time around.
Maybe you can hop over a discord call to experience the horrors in online co-op mode with your friends together. With PlayStation and Discord integration coming soon, it will be a more convenient experience as well.
Release Date: 4 February 2022
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is a role-playing FPS game developed by the creators of Borderlands series. It is a spin-off game that takes its inspiration from the Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC.
Borderlands is adored by millions of fans around the world. As a result, players also have high expectations from this game. It is a perfect fit for players looking to start their FPS adventure in 2022, set in a medieval fantasy-themed world.
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands will release on various platforms including the next-gen consoles. If you’re still on the fence as to which next-gen console to get, deciding which is the best next-gen controller will help you out!
Release Date: 25 March 2022
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, PC
Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K Games