Evolve Servers And Other Features Shutting Down Later This Year


Evolve was developed by Turtle Rock Studios, published by 2K Games, and saw its release back in 2015. The 4v1 monster-hunting title had a great deal of potential, but shortly after its launch, players began to lose interest. Stage 2 was later introduced as the free-to-play version of the game, however, it seemed as if the damage had been done at that point. That being said, the publisher recently announced that the dedicated Evolve servers will be shutting down later this year.

In a post on 2K Games’ website, the publisher reveals that the dedicated servers will cease operation on September 3, 2018. At that time, Evolve Stage 2 will also be removed. Other features that will be disappearing are as follows:

  • Hunt (Ranked)
    • Players will still be able to play Hunt by going into Quick play and Custom games
  • Player Profile data
  • Leaderboards will no longer be populated with player data
  • The in-game store will be removed
  • The newsfeed will be unavailable
  • Player Badges will be unavailable

Fans will still have an opportunity to enjoy Evolve after the servers get shut down, only it will be Legacy Evolve, which is the original version of the game. Here is what will remain after the September purge:

  • Peer-to-peer multiplayer: Players will be able to team up and play against each other through peer-to-peer matchmaking. Players are also able to use the party-up feature to create games.
    • Quick Play
      • Hunt
      • Nest
      • Rescue
      • Defend
      • Arena
    • Evacuation
    • Custom games
  • Single Player (solo vs. AI) –
    • Evacuation
    • Quick Play
    • Custom games
  • My2K login access
  • Access to all hunters, monsters, purchased DLC, skins & player badges

It is also noted that “virtual currency bundles” will be removed from Evolve Stage 2 on July 2, 2018, and they “will no longer be available for purchase.” As seen above, all DLC will remain in players’ possession. Gold and Silver keys must be used before the September 3rd cutoff date.

Evolve is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming news going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Are you sad to learn that Evolve is basically being killed off? Will you continue to play after the servers go down? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

Eric Garrett2269 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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