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theHunter: Call of the Wild

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Avalanche Studios
Developer: Expansive Worlds
Release Date: Feb. 16, 2017

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'theHunter: Call of the Wild' To Get New New England Mountains Reserve, Granite Update, Framerate Boost Next Week - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2022 @ 4:14 p.m. PST

Experience the thrill of the hunt in a visually breathtaking, technically groundbreaking, vast open world.

theHunter: Call of the Wild offers the most immersive hunting experience ever created.

Step into a beautiful open world teeming with life, from majestic deer and awe-inspiring bison, down to the countless birds, critters and insects of the wilderness. Every inch of the 50-square mile world is crafted using Apex, award-winning technology crafted during a decade of developing explosive action games.

In addition to its rich single player experience, theHunter: Call of the Wild offers unique multiplayer options – cooperative and competitive – for up to 8 players. Share the ultimate hunting experience, and earn those bragging rights!

Expansive Worlds' immersive hunting game gets expanded with a new alpine reserve and the Granite Update, which includes a framerate boost of up to 60 FPS on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, Cosmetics, and performance improvements

The New England Mountains are calling!

Expansive Worlds is excited to invite Hunters to explore the peaks of the New England Mountains, a new alpine reserve and the latest DLC for theHunter: Call of the Wild.

The New England Mountains reserve gives Hunters the chance to explore and relax in stunning surroundings, hunt for three Great Ones, including the all-new Moose, and customize their weapons with unique New England Mountains-styled cosmetics.

Covering roughly a quarter of the state of New Hampshire, as well as portions of Western Maine, the White Mountains in the northern Appalachians served as the inspiration for the New England Mountains reserve. This vast new region gives Hunters a wonderful new area to explore, and it is teeming with wildlife to stalk and natural beauty to take in. So grab your gear and explore the majesty that is the New England Mountains!

The New England Mountains and the Granite Update will be available on December 6, 2022 for PC (Steam/Epic Games Store/Windows Store), Xbox and PlayStation for €/$7.99.

Key Features:

  • Hunt in stunning surroundings: The New England Mountains reserve features varied landscapes shaped by the passing of time, from open alpine regions to coniferous and mixed woodlands interspersed with lakes and rivers. When you are tired from stalking deer through the spruce or hunting waterfowl along the bends of the river, there is no shortage of perfect opportunities to sit back and take in the picturesque environment around you.
  • Wildlife, Great Ones and refined classics: On the uplands and through the trees of the New England Mountains, Hunters have a wealth of wildlife to hunt – from the humble Ring-necked Pheasant to the sneaky Coyote and the majestic Moose. Speaking of the Moose, this gentle giant is now present as one of the extremely rare Great Ones alongside the equally giant Black Bear and the graceful Whitetail Deer. Not only do the Moose and Whitetail Deer have the Great One status in common - along with the stunning Red Fox, they are also among the three beautifully refined animals, who now look better than ever.
  • New weapon, unique cosmetics: Have it your way! Visit the Weapons Cache at any Outpost, and you will find a new weapon waiting for you. The Patriot is a powerful, modern 0.50 cal break-action muzzleloader made locally in New Hampshire. It is perfect for hunting large prey, but aim carefully – with great power comes… slow reload speed. You will also receive two welcome gifts waiting for you: a free paint and a free camo. In addition, the store offers some unique New England Mountains-inspired cosmetic packs to customise your weapons: Paints, sprays, materials, camos and a unique wrap - whatever your flavour, we’ve got just the thing to make you feel right at home in the New England Mountains.
  • Free Granite Update – 60FPS + more wildlife: Alongside the New England Mountains reserve, a series of free updates dubbed the Granite Update are coming to theHunter: Call of the Wild:
    • The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions will receive a framerate boost of up to 60 FPS for a smoother hunting experience.
    • Extra animal species across nearly every reserve, giving Hunters plenty of reason to revisit their old favorite spots in search of new prey.
    • Already own a previously released reserve? Want to give your weapons a unique flavor? Well, you’re in luck, because we are giving all Hunters two free, themed cosmetics for each reserve they already own – one paint and one camo. This includes the two reserves in the base game.
    • This update also includes a range of performance improvements and minor additions to make your gameplay more enjoyable – an updated Harvest screen with preview, the ability to place/remove waypoints when using binoculars, as well as improved stability on consoles and various minor tweaks across the game on all platforms.

Key Features:

  • A Next-Generation Hunting Experience.
    • theHunter: Call of the Wild offers the most immersive hunting experience ever created. Step into a beautiful open world teeming with life, from majestic deer and awe-inspiring bison down to the countless birds, critters and insects of the wilderness.
    • Experience complex animal behavior, dynamic weather events, full day and night cycles, simulated ballistics, highly realistic acoustics, scents carried by a sophisticated wind system, and much more. All systems work together to increase immersion and bring out the hunter in you.
  • Explore a Vast Open World.
    • Explore 50 square miles of varied terrain, ranging from wetlands and dense forests to lush valleys and open farm fields. The vast world of theHunter: Call of the Wild is split up into separate and distinct hunting reserves, each one filled with surprises and memorable moments.
    • Take on missions and challenges from the locals, or go off the beaten path. Discover lookouts, hunting towers and outposts. They will allow you to move swiftly and effortlessly throughout the massive open world.
  • A Decade in the Making.
    • theHunter: Call of the Wild is the evolution of theHunter, Expansive Worlds’ stand-out hunting game, with over 6 million registered players and 7 years of live operations.
    • Avalanche Studios and Expansive Worlds bring hunting to a new generation of players. theHunter: Call of the Wild is built using Apex – Avalanche Open World Engine, award-winning technology crafted during a decade of developing explosive action games.
  • Become a Hunter. Design the Hunt.
    • Acquire and equip a range of rifles, handguns and bows and customize them with scopes and different ammunition types. Find and master your favorites. Develop your character by unlocking various skills and equipment. Learn how to use callers and scents, but above all else, study your prey: pay close attention to animal behavior, traits and patterns of movement.
    • New to hunting? Not a problem. Intelligent systems will aid and assist to make sure you get the most out of your hunt, whether you’re a hopeful novice or grizzled veteran.
  • Share Hunting Experiences. Earn Bragging Rights.
    • In addition to its rich single player experience, theHunter: Call of the Wild offers unique multiplayer options. Join up to 8 friends (or complete strangers!) in cooperative and competitive modes. Enjoy a wide range of in-game challenges and events. Hunting is more rewarding and exciting with friends, so share your experiences and earn those bragging rights.
    • theHunter is a franchise built around its community. True to that legacy, the evolution of theHunter: Call of the Wild will be shaped by the deep knowledge and unrivaled dedication of its players. Together, we’ll make it an even richer experience over time.

theHunter: Call of the Wild is currently available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) for $29.99


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