Dune Spice Wars Roadmap: Confirmed Updates For 2022 and Beyond

Dune Spice Wars Roadmap: Confirmed Updates For 2022 and Beyond

Funcom and Shiro Games launched Dune Spice Wars in Early Access in April and it’s fair to say fans have been pleased with the game’s launch state on the desert planet of Arrakis.

But the unique blend of 4X and RTS strategy is far from complete and today the developers have announced their roadmap plans for how they intend to build on the game in the months ahead; including new modes, additional factions, extra units and much more. Read on and we’ll explain everything you need to know about what’s coming in the future.

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June 21 - New Dune: Spice Wars patch adds multiplayer

“Multiplayer has arrived! We’re so excited to release the first major milestone in our Early Access Roadmap. The time has come to lure your friends in with promises of spice, then sit back and see who the desert takes first. Or perhaps you’ll help them, if doing so is to your advantage…Today, band together in 2v2 matches or face each other in a free-for-all of up to four players. Take the reins of either the Atreides, Harkonnen, Fremen, or Smugglers. Any open spots can be filled with AI-controlled factions ranging in difficulty from easy to insane, and each game can be tailored to suit your preferences, including map size and sandworm, storm, and Sietch activity. Victory conditions are also up to you!”

Check out the Multiplayer Trailer on the link! We’ve also included the games latest patch notes, just below.

Dune Spice Wars – Multiplayer Update Patch Notes


  • Multiplayer (Dedicated Servers & Peer to Peer)
  • New regions
  • New resolutions
  • New events
  • New Underworld Headquarter buildings
  • New buildings illustrations
  • Confirmation before attacking a Sietch


  • Balance & Tweaks of almost everything
  • Rework of Harkonnen units
  • Rework of the Wreckers
  • Rework of the militia aggro system
  • Improved AIs
  • Faction limit for Fremen Sietches’ buildings
  • Charters can now have flexible eligibility during deciding and voting phases
  • Eliminated factions during decide and voting phase now properly get removed
  • Removed spice freighters


We currently have a problem with the shadercache (DirectX only), you’ll have to load all shaders again after the update (with maybe some freezes each time you discover a new shader),it is also possible that you’ll randomly have to load shaders again from time to time, we are very sorry and are working hard to fix that problem!

Dune Spice Wars Early Access Roadmap

Currently, the roadmap promises several major features coming to the game in the next 3-6 months, such as multiplayer, a new faction, and hero units, but the list is not exhaustive. Players will also see improvements across the board with every update, including the addition of new features. Just below you’ll find a breakdown for everything coming to the game in 2022 and beyond.


  • Coming Summer 2022
  • “Fight, spy and scheme against other players
  • Choose between co-op and free-for-all player vs player modes
  • Up to 4 players can play at the time

New Playable Faction

  • Coming Summer 2022
  • Choose to play as a brand new faction
  • New playable faction and a new victory condition

Air & Sand

  • Release Date TBA
  • Spaceports, ships and other advanced units
  • Create New Buildings and powerful units to help you conquer

Heroes of Dune

  • Release Date TBA
  • Activate your councillors
  • Councillors double as special agents or fighting units with unique abilities

That’s everything we know so far about Funcom and Shiro Games roadmap plans for Dune Spice Wars in the future.

Do note though, the developers have also stated: “As experienced Early Access developers, Funcom and Shiro Games know the value of community feedback and adapting to circumstances, so the features set out in the roadmap are subject to change.

We’ll be sure to keep this page updated as more information is revealed about the specific release dates and future game updates as they’re announced or expanded further.