The game is set primarily on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis and follows Isaac Clarke and John Carver as they attempt to end the Necromorph threat once and for all. The game puts Isaac and Sgt. John against the Necromorphs, human corpses reanimated by the signal of an alien artifact known as the Marker. The Resource Integration Gear (RIG) suit returns, using holographic displays projected from the players’ suit and weapons to display health and ammo count, respectively. In vacuum areas, a timer will appear on the player’s right shoulder, indicating how much oxygen that character has left before they suffocate.