Dreadnought is a free-to-play game developed by Yager. Dreadnought is a class-based multi-player shooter, likened to a slow motion version of Team Fortress 2. Players are divided into two teams of five players each. Each player selects a ship, effectively his/her class, in which to pilot. There are currently five announced ship types. A team's ship selection will heavily influence the outcome of a match.
The game heavily emphasizes energy management as a game mechanic. Players are able to divert ship energy to one of three modules; engines, weapons, or shields. Doing so will drain his/her ship's power. Power will regenerate over time. Diverting power to engines will increase the ship's maneuverability and speed. Weapons will increase fire rate and damage dealt. Powering shields will increase the amount of damage a ship's shield can take before failing.
Due to the slower pace of Dreadnought, ship placement and teamwork are more emphasized then reaction times and twitch shooting. Victory will go to the team that can play to their ship’s strengths and minimize ship weaknesses.