The new zombie shooter The Day Before Shuts Discord official server after heavy criticism following its launch.
- The Day Before Shuts Discord server has been closed after a flood of complaints, bug reports and criticism from players.
- The game was advertised as an open-world MMO set in a zombie apocalypse, but players quickly realized it was actually a shooter, leading to outrage.
- The developer issued a statement denying it was a scam, but was forced to shut down the servers to address the “overwhelming toxicity,” and a promised patch to fix the problem never arrived.
Shortly after the disastrous release of The Day Before, administrators of the game’s official Discord server were forced to shut down the servers due to numerous complaints, bug reports and criticism from players. The reputation of The Day Before, which had created a lot of hype prior to its release, was quickly ruined by this tragic release.
The Day Before was first announced in 2021, with trailers and other advertisements introducing it as an open-world MMO set in a zombie apocalypse. As the trailer hinted, fans were excited for an MMO with survival horror elements. However, when Early Access launched on December 7, players soon realized that The Day After was not an open-world MMO, but a dash shooter. In addition to this obvious deception, players were further enraged when they realized that the game was riddled with glaring issues, including bugs and server lag.
The Day Before’s official Discord server was flooded with angry fans after launch, flooding server moderators with bug reports, complaints, and angry comments. Developer Fntastic had apparently braced for the backlash by releasing a statement before the game’s release that The Day Before was not a fake, but the Discord modeling team couldn’t handle the outpouring of negative comments. Within hours, moderators shut down the server entirely. The statement said it was necessary “to calm things down due to the overwhelming toxicity that we are currently unable to effectively control.”
The statement, picked up by PCGamesN, promised that a patch was “in the works” to address key issues and fix the most glaring bugs, but gave no timeline for the update’s release. Apparently the operator making the statement realized that the server outage was keeping players from reporting the various bugs discovered the previous day, and then made a post encouraging players with bug reports to “write them down somewhere on your PC or in DMs” until the Discord servers reopen. As with the promised patch, no timetable was given for the server reopening.
The closure of the Discord server is the latest in a series of setbacks for this highly anticipated game. Before its launch, The Day Before Shuts Discord was one of the most anticipated games on Steam, despite the controversy that surrounded it during development. Enthusiasm has now turned to anger, and it is unclear how much longer players will be able to enjoy the game until the first patch is released.