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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Sharkmob
Release Date: 2021

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'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt' Early Access Ends Next Week, Full Launch Delayed Until 2022

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2021 @ 8:49 a.m. PST

A 3rd person free-to-play Battle Royale game set in the cult classic Vampire: The Masquerade universe - Bloodhunt will invite players to become the ultimate vampire in a genre unique, very stylish and mature setting.

What if you were a vampire in a war against others of your kind; could you survive the night? This is the question raised as Sharkmob’s shares a look into its dark and intense Battle Royale game Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt.

For the first time ever, experience the concept of vampires at war as sects clash in the city of Prague, triggered by the arrival of strike-teams from the Second Inquisition. Use your supernatural powers, weapons and wit to eradicate your enemies and deal with the hunters – all while you struggle to maintain the Masquerade. 

Prague - Present Night

For centuries, vampires have lived and thrived among humans, maintaining The Masquerade. Now a treacherous betrayal has stirred a war amongst the vampire sects, exposing them to the secret society known as The Entity. With a holy mission to annihilate all vampires they take the hunt to the streets of Prague…

Players will need to use their supernatural powers, weapons, and wit to survive the night and restore the masquerade! 

Feed on potent blood to grow in power then hunt using your supernatural abilities and senses. With Prague in lockdown, defy gravity and strike from anywhere in your quest to dominate the night.

Choose your Clan allegiance to define your playstyle and let your personality shine through as you create your most unique looks for rivals to remember.

Form unholy alliances or fight alone away from human eyesight. As the hunters become the hunted, fight to the last drop to become the ultimate vampire and restore order.

Bloodhunt’s Public Early Access: Founder’s Season is coming to an end, and we’d like to thank everyone who has participated in this first phase of development! Over the course of Early Access, we’ve seen a tremendous level of support from our ever-growing community with over 2 million accounts created and 26 512 898 kills clocked up!

Your feedback has helped us immensely in understanding where our game shines but also where we need to work harder to meet the high standards that both we as developers and you the players expect.

The plan was to launch the game this year for both PC and PS5 as we moved out of Early Access: Founder’s Season. Based on key learnings from this early season, we have decided to take the time needed to address the valuable feedback we have received and postpone the release until early 2022. During this period the public servers will be taken offline.

Bloodhunt Founder’s Season is coming to an end and public servers will close on Monday 22nd of November at 10:00 CET.

So, what does this mean for the players?


From Monday, November 22nd, at 10:00 CET, servers will be taken offline to ensure the development teams full focus on the implementation of feedback collected during the Early Access: Founder’s Season.
All players who have been a part of the Founder’s Season as well as last minute newcomers who join before the season ends will be able to participate in exclusive, invite only tests leading up to release.


Effective as of today at 20:00 CET no more Tokens will be able to be bought in the game.
Existing Tokens in players accounts can be spent in store but past 22nd of November at 10:00 CET they will retain value and carry over to Season 1 next year.
All those who joined us on the Early Access: Founder’s Season journey will receive a ”Founder’s Token Pack” doubling the Tokens purchased up until this announcement. Players will receive these additional tokens at launch of Bloodhunt next year.

Battle Pass:

A massive XP boost will be activated from today until the servers shut down on 22nd of November at 10:00 CET to enable players to finish their Founder’s Battle Pass progress.
In-game Progression:

All unlocks and purchased items will be carried over to player profiles for the full launch along with journal collections and statistics.
We hope you join us on the streets of Prague leading up to the 22nd of November, celebrating the final nights of the Founder’s Season!

Looking at our game during the Early Access phase, we can see that we have a good core when it comes to game mechanics, graphics, balance, and general feel, but we need more time to work on things that you have been asking for such as improving performance, better ways for players to report cheaters and more overall reasons to continue playing.

With the additional development time, we will be focusing on the following:


Our top priority is ensuring a smooth, stable gameplay experience. Improving performance will be a major effort requiring adequate time for investigating, optimizing, and testing. We have received lots of great feedback from you that we’re going to use to improve performance.


While we have addressed most of the major exploits that have been reported so far and are resolving some new ones that seem to have cropped up recently, we are not satisfied that our processes and systems are where they need to be. We are currently investigating various solutions for making it harder and more frustrating for banned players to create new accounts, looking at better reporting tools, and even evaluating other anti-cheat vendors. We hope to be able to share more information soon.

Player & competitive experience

We are also working on lots of other improvements including a better onboarding experience, more interesting and varied goals to work towards, session streamlining to ensure more playing and less waiting. When it comes to defining your vampire, there will be more qualitative variety of fashionable and cosmetic content that you can use to personalize your vampire. There are of course a few more surprises we’ll be talking about more closer to release.

The launch of the game will also include statistics which will be provided by our friends at Tracker Network together with an improved competitive experience for new and advanced players.

The PTE and Ranked initiative will also continue on our Discord as per usual.

Preparing for greatness

When we launch Bloodhunt next year, we want to ensure that both the PC and the PS5 version offer a fantastic high-quality experience as we will be marketing the game heavily towards players that may never have played or even heard about Bloodhunt previously.

We hope that this will enable many new players to not only play Bloodhunt but also engage with the fantastic community that has been built up around our game in this very short time period, and we hope that our core community will continue to help us spread the good word about Bloodhunt.

We will be sharing more detailed information about these topics in the upcoming months.

Key Features:

  • Join the Bloodhunt using supernatural powers and traverse anywhere to battle other players and computer controlled enemies to be the last vampire standing.
  • Show off your vampire fantasy by customizable characters - play as a personalised vampire of your own creation. Choose your Clan allegiance to define your playstyle then let your personality shine through as you create your most unique expressive looks for friends and rivals to remember.
  • Restore The Masquerade - Set in the beautiful Old Town of Prague, rendered with the highest graphical fidelity, Bloodhunt offers reasons to keep fighting with story progression using Acts updates throughout seasons.
  • No “pay-to-win” mechanics - created with a player focused mentality.
  • Supporting 12 languages - English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish,  Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American), Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
  • Spatial Audio support allows players to be fully immersed in the thrill of the hunt: listen for threats before seeing them using the latest 3D Audio technology such as Dolby Atmos where available.

Currently available through Steam Early Access, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt is coming to PC (Steam) and PS5 in early 2022.

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