The Ascent

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  • The Ascent

The Ascent is a solo and co-op Action-shooter RPG, set on Veles, a packed cyberpunk world.

Welcome to The Ascent Group arcology, a corporate-run metropolis stretching high into the sky and filled with creatures from all over the galaxy. You play as a worker, enslaved by the company that owns you and everyone else in your district. One day, you are suddenly caught in a vortex of catastrophic events: The Ascent Group shuts down for unknown reasons and the survival of your district is threatened. You must take up arms and embark on a new mission to find out what started it all.

You belong to the corporation. Can you survive without it?

SOLO OR CO-OP

Play the entire game alone or work together with up to three friends in local or online co-op.

EXPLOSIVE SHOOTER

Aim low or high, switch weapons and equip lethal gadgets, take cover and use the destructible environments at your advantage and keep adjusting your tactic as you face new enemies.

RPG ELEMENTS

Customize your character with cyberware that suits your playstyle. Allocate new skill points as you level-up and try various augmentations to take down your enemies in new creative ways.

A VIBRANT CYBERPUNK WORLD

Meet new allies and enemies and find loot as you explore the brimming world of The Ascent and its wide range of districts, from the deep slums to the higher luxury spheres.

We have implemented improvements related to Ray Tracing in the last patch that went live on Steam last Friday (Patch 2, August 27th) however, thanks to community feedback, we have identified that these improvements didn’t deploy correctly for all Steam players. The following Hotfix addresses this issue and will improve Ray Tracing for all players on Steam. Please note that the hotfix will (by default) turn “OFF” Ray Tracing for ALL players on Steam once the hotfix is delivered. If you wish to pl...

2021-09-01

The following summary covers the key areas we have addressed in this new major Patch update for The Ascent. This update is now live and available for The Ascent on Steam (deployed 27th August), Windows 10 store and Xbox console players (deployed 3rd September). Thank you for your patience. Our team is still continuing to work hard on improving the game and we continue to be very grateful for all the support and feedback from our players. Performance (PC Steam & Win10) DX12 is now the default for...

2021-08-27

The Ascent is a bit of a mess on Windows 10. I've already reported how the cyberpunk twin-stick shooter's latest patch negatively affected the Windows 10 version of the game, with stuttering, poor framerate and other technical struggles experienced by players. I'm in the same boat. I'm playing The Ascent via Xbox Game Pass on PC, and therefore the Windows 10 version, and ever since the recently-released patch came out, it's been pretty much unplayable. Read more

2021-08-25

The Ascent's first major patch brought stability fixes and ray tracing to the Windows 10 version of the game earlier this week, in line with an earlier Steam patch. Unfortunately it looks like it's also brought new stability and performance issues for a number of players on the Game Pass version. Read more

2021-08-21

- Fix for crash seen in some cases at the end of MM04 (Spiderboss fight) - Fix for crash when losing internet connection during the 'create game' sequence Please note these fixes have been deployed today for Steam players and will also be landing for Xbox and Windows 10 players shortly in the next patch, once through submission.

2021-08-16

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K (4 * 3400) or equivalent / AMD FX-8350 (4 * 4000) or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 ( 2048 MB) / Radeon R9 390X (8192 MB)
  • Storage: 35 GB available space

 

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:

 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: i7 processor or equivalent
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2070 GTX or equivalent
  • Storage: 35 GB available space

 

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