Merge Announces Early Access Plans for Epic Multiplayer RTS DwarfHeim

Confirmation of the variety of content included in day 1 of Early Access, including a brand new mode, and the reasons for this release decision!

Merge Games along with Norway based developers, Pineleaf Studio are releasing DwarfHeim into Early Access this Fall. This move comes as part of a commitment to players to continue adding new content and quality of life improvements to DwarfHeim throughout its Early Access, making it a strong and robust RTS via direct feedback from the community. All of the content originally planned for this year’s launch is included in the Early Access.

We want to make sure DwarfHeim is the best co-op RTS experience out there. Our Early Access Launch this fall will allow us to keep developing the game together with our community, seeing what features engage players the most and learning what can be done to make DwarfHeim more fun.”

Pineleaf CEO, Hans-Andreas Kleven

DwarfHeim wouldn’t be nearly as good without all the hours and feedback given to us by our community,” he adds. “With our Early Access Launch, we plan to keep delivering new features and content until we, together with our community, are content that DwarfHeim is finished.”

Players who purchase DwarfHeim in Early Access can look forward to:

Single-Player and Online Co-op

  • Survival — A gruelling and fast-paced challenge mode. All classes, buildings, units and abilities are immediately unlocked. Test your strategies and strength with the various difficulty settings. Challenge yourself and try to outlive the onslaught of troll waves that come your way in the Survival mode.
  • Sandbox — A more relaxed game mode for the player who likes to take their time. Expand your settlement across the map in this single-player mode. All units and buildings are immediately unlocked, build your own experience, and create your perfect settlement in the Sandbox mode.


  • Conquest — The main co-op multiplayer mode of DwarfHeim. Choose a class, join up with 2 other players and work together to tear through the enemy team’s defenses and destroy their Town Hall.

New Game-Mode: SKIRMISH (Single-Player and Online Co-op)

  • Skirmish — Put your strategies to the test in this challenging mode. Pit your Dwarves against an AI-controlled rival clan in a series of maps each more challenging than the last. Overcome challenges in each map from varying abundance of resources to difficult terrain and destroy the other Dwarven settlement before they come for you!
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