Darwin Project servers are no longer closing — Scavengers Studio reverses its decision

By Sean Carey,
Earlier this year, developer Scavengers Studio announced that servers for its free-to-play battle royale game Darwin Project would close sometime next year. Now, the developer has partially reversed its decision saying two servers will be kept open for players to continue playing the game.

The Darwin Project screenshot

A blog post from Scavengers reads, "Since we have a player base to keep some of the regions open (but not all of them) we have decided to close four of the server regions on January 5th, 2021. The remaining regions will be the EU (Frankfurt) and US East (N. Virginia). All players will still be able to play. There might be some lagging for users not in the geographic region of the server. "This means that the game's achievements, which were all due to be flagged as discontinued, will remain available for players to unlock.

Scavengers says there will be no further updates to the game, and players will not be able to report bugs. The decision to keep the two servers open will be reassessed regularly to see if it's financially viable, and if Scavengers decide to close the remaining servers, it says the community will be informed "in a timely manner."

Server regions closing on January 5th, 2021

  • US West (N. California)
  • South America (Sao Paulo)
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)

Server regions remaining open

  • EU (Frankfurt)
  • US East (N. Virginia)
For everyone outside of those EU and US East regions, it's probably a good idea to start working your way through the Darwin Project achievement list if you haven't already done so. As with most free-to-play games, some of the achievements, like Superstar, look to be a bit of a grind.

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with the latest gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5, or failing miserably in Call of Duty: Warzone.