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Dauntless

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Phoenix Labs
Release Date: 2018

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'Dauntless' New Content Next Week In Anticipation Of Open Beta, Evergame Reveal - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2018 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT

Dauntless is an online co-op action RPG set in a savage science-fantasy world where up to 4 players work together to hunt down ferocious beasts called Behemoths.

Players take on the role of elite warriors known as Slayers who protect humanity by hunting ferocious Behemoths. Dauntless is being created by a team of industry veterans from BioWare, Riot Games, and other acclaimed studios, led by co-founders, Jesse Houston, Sean Bender and Robin Mayne.

The world of Dauntless has been shattered by a cataclysmic event, creating a vast array of uncharted and majestic floating islands. Behemoths, as cunning as they are vicious, consume the land, and it’s up to the Slayers to hunt them down before they destroy what remains of the world. Slayers will explore an ever-changing frontier, brimming with verdant flora and unique wildlife.


In preparation for the Dauntless Open Beta on May 24, Phoenix Labs is rolling out the massive new Seeking the Horizon Update on May 2 that will add a vast array of improvements to the progression and diversity in quests, as well as new features, including a reputation system, world map and much more.

The Seeking the Horizon Update begins to showcase the Evergame experience of Dauntless which includes live service expansions and endgame activities that bring the world of the Shattered Isles to life through regular content updates, events and more.

The Seeking the Horizon update, coming May 2nd, will introduce many new updates to Dauntless, including:

  • The Progression System: Dauntless’ new progression system is not merely an update to quest lines or crafting requirements, but a new platform on which Phoenix Labs will build the stories of the world, the relationships with the characters that inhabit it, and the content they’ll be adding for years to come.
  • A New World Map: The new world map provides Slayers the ability to select hunts and see what’s available.
  • Reputation System: More than any new weapon, armor, lantern, or potion, a Slayer’s reputation is critical to their success, and new Reputation System will give them the chance to win the favor of three characters for valuable quests and rewards
  • Slayer Choice: There is now more choice when it comes to Slayers choosing their hunts. They will be able to choose between embarking on a “Patrol,” “Expedition” or “Pursuit.”
  • An Evolving World: Islands will rotate in and out of the range of Ramsgate throughout the life of Dauntless -- the islands Slayers explore and the activities that are available on them will change over time.
  • Diversity of Quests: The diversity of quests that are available to Slayers is being widened with new side quests offering unique rewards (like lanterns).
  • Gear Updates: Additional features and content for the gear, set perks, cells, and customization systems will increase the overall diversity of these systems.

The Dauntless Evergame Experience: Looking ahead to the Dauntless Open Beta on May 24, the gameplay experience will feature a story complete with character, intrigue, and introduce Slayers to the Shattered Isles. Once Slayers have completed the foundation of their legend and the “campaign” of Dauntless, they will look towards the Evergame. The Dauntless Evergame will include new, fiendish Alpha Behemoths to challenge the toughest Slayers, unique hunt modifiers challenging Slayers to adapt their strategy, powerful rewards including Exotic weapons and gear, an enhanced Transmog system that can change the appearance of those weapons and gear and much, much more.

The very first developer livestream for Dauntless will be live today at 11am PT/ 2pm ET on the official Dauntless Twitch channel.

For more information on the Seeking the Horizon Update and the Evergame experience of Dauntless, please see the full blog post here.

In Dauntless, Slayers can go at it alone or join cooperative parties with up to four people to take on the Behemoth threat. No two encounters are alike - each brings its own unique challenges and rewards. To survive on the Shattered Isles, players collect rewards from their hunts to upgrade their arsenal of weapons and armor in a deep and robust crafting system.

Dauntless features an innovative and robust ever-game experience which includes live service expansions and endgame activities that bring the world to life through regular content updates, events and more.

Key Features:

  • Defy Extinction - ​Hone your skills and ​overcome ferocious Behemoths alone or with a group of up to four Slayers in gripping and fast paced battles for survival.
  • Master the Hunt- Each Behemoth is unique and presents its own set of challenges. It’ll take the right combination of skill, gear, and tactics to survive in the Shattered Isles.
  • Craft Your Legacy ​- Collect rewards from the hunt to forge and upgrade a massive arsenal of weapons and armor in a deep and robust crafting system.
  • Reclaim Our Shattered World ​- Explore a vast, ever-changing frontier, brimming with verdant flora and unique wildlife where uncharted adventure await.
  • An Ever-changing World -​ Embark on new adventures with regular updates for years to come - all free-to-play

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