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Monster Hunter-like Dauntless is finally launching next week

First revealed in 2016

Announced back in the tail-end of 2016, it seemed like Dauntlesswould be relegated to early access for ages, but it finally has a release date: May 21. It’ll launch on PC (Epic Game store), PS4, and Xbox One all at once, so you don’t have to worry about a staggered release for those platforms at least.

Since the game has been in early access for some time it’ll properly launch with season five alongside of a new “hunt pass,” which is basically the battle pass program (leveling up in the pass system unlocks cosmetics and currency) that every game has now following Dota 2and Fortnite‘s popularization of the concept.

DeveloperPhoenix Labs is promising “massive” updates for 1.0, including a mastery system for extra skill acquisition, a campaign rework, and questing and crafting enhancements. As a reminder Dauntlessis free-to-play and will support itself on a microtransaction system that leans toward cosmetics (fine for a F2P joint) and boosts (which I’m not so crazy about if this system is expanded). So far the community has self-policed the studio if they overstep (loot boxes were removed in 2017 after an outcry), which is a good sign for the game’s future.

Dauntless release date [Dauntless]

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