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Dauntless

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Phoenix Labs
Release Date: Nov. 12, 2020

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'Dauntless' Finally Gets PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Launch Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2021 @ 5:54 p.m. PST

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.

In Dauntless, players take up the mantle of Slayers. These brave warriors fight for humanity’s survival against ferocious beasts known as Behemoths, whose savage hunger to drain the very essence, or aether, from the world puts every life at risk. Equipped with powerful armor and weapons, Slayers will join up with others and adventure across the Shattered Isles to battle Behemoths together. After each battle, Slayers bring their hard-earned spoils to the frontier city of Ramsgate to craft, enhance and customize their arsenal to take on the next challenging encounter.

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.

Slayers will also forge their legend through a robust Evergame experience that offers a multitude of challenges and activities once they complete the main campaign. From fiendish Dire Behemoths and heroic difficulties, to unique hunt modifiers encouraging Slayers to adapt their strategies, the Evergame offers a multitude of challenges and promises powerful rewards (including Exotic gear) to those who answer the call. The Dauntless experience will continue to offer players new and unique ways to engage with the world and community for years to come.


After the launch, PS5 players can claim and download the enhanced version of Dauntless for free from the PlayStation Store. Players on Xbox Series X|S will automatically receive the enhanced version of Dauntless via Smart Delivery.

If you are already playing Dauntless on a console or PC, there will be no need to start over on your next-gen console. True cross-progression means that your progress carries over across all platforms you play on. With full cross-play, it also does not matter which platform your friends play on — everyone can slay Behemoths together.

You may be saying to yourself, “I’ve already been playing Dauntless on [your next-gen console], what’s different now?” Well, a lot! Let’s dig into all of the exciting new features you can experience come December 2.

Spectacular Visuals and Rapid Load Times

With the launch of the next-gen Dauntless experience, you will see a significant upgrade that features stunning high-resolution visuals and faster load times.

Experience exceptionally improved visuals on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. This includes everything from beautiful new lighting and atmospheres, improved view distance, volumetric fog and other effects, to reworked environment textures, trees, water, grass, and higher quality shadows.

On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, enjoy dynamic 4K resolution targeting 60 FPS. On Xbox Series S, enjoy 1440p resolution targeting 60 FPS.

Across all 3 next-gen consoles, get into the hunt sooner with up to 90% faster load times.

Other Improvements

In addition to visual upgrades and load time improvements, we also added features and support to further accentuate the next-gen Dauntless experience.

36 new achievements and trophies have been added, covering all of the great content we’ve added to the game since our initial console launch. This includes a shiny new Platinum trophy on PlayStation 5!

PlayStation 5

Enjoy in-game support for dynamic adaptive triggers and integrated sound from the DualSense wireless controller for PlayStation 5. You will also be able to enjoy 3D audio. 3D audio places you at the centre of everything in the game, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the intensity of the sounds.

If you like quick access to hunts, you will be able to instantly jump into select hunts from the Activities menu. At launch, we will have a few featured hunts you can instantly join.

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.

The team at Phoenix Labs (created by a team of industry veterans from BioWare, Riot Games, and other acclaimed studios) is committed to building Dauntless as an evolving experience. Expect new expansions, adventures, deadly Behemoths and more - all on a regular basis and all free-to-play.

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

Currently available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC, Dauntless is coming to Xbox Series X|S and PS5 on December 2, 2021 with true cross-play and cross-progression support.


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