When the final version of Dauntless was released last year, Monster Hunter players could look forward to a successful Free2Play alternative of their favorite game. Dauntless is based on the game principle of the Japanese veteran, but also offers its own unique mechanics.
Mainly, of course, it’s about monster hunting. With other players you will be thrown into the area of the selected monster via a matchmaking system. Have you killed your booty, you make stronger equipment from the remains. Under the name of Dauntless Reforged the biggest update to date has now appeared, which breaks with many old mechanics and brings numerous innovations with it. Including real open world elements for the first time.
Before we discuss the new content in detail, here’s the trailer for Dauntless Reforged:
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The most important changes in Dauntless Reforged
In addition to numerous adjustments to the equipment, the monsters and the general performance, there are two major innovations that we want to examine in more detail below.
With the Reforged update, Dauntless also introduces a whole new way of hunting monsters. As hunting grounds are 18 dynamic islands on which up to six players can stay at the same time.
The island’s flora and fauna are constantly changing, and mighty behemoths roam the wilderness, which you have to hunt. The specialty of the hunting grounds is the fact that you can kill monsters of endless length. Defeated Behemoths will respawn over time, as will the plants.
After you’ve killed a monster, you can move your supplies and equipment to the new one Supply boxes top up and replace. If you don’t feel like going to the island anymore, you can always switch to another. To ensure faster progress, you have the new ones Glider available with which you can swing yourselves through the air.
Special island events offer the chance of special and rare rewards Patrouillenschlüssel can be earned to open hidden treasure chests.
Our test explains how Dauntless basically works and who should take a closer look:
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Path of the Slayer
The Slayer’s Path is a new progression system, that was introduced with the new update. With each new level, a multitude of improvements are available to you that should help define your own play style. Do you prefer to focus on long-range combat or do you need more support? The new talent tree will help you fine-tune.
A high level of transparency allows you to find the right path right from the start and to identify subsequent upgrades. In addition, there is also the opportunity to improve your equipment beyond the normal level. The more time you spend with a weapon, the better you will get in that weapon class. The so-called Weapon skill experience can be increased by successfully completing bounty hunts.
The Reforged update was released on December 3rd, 2020. If you want to try Dauntless for yourself, you can check out the free hunting game here in the Epic Games Store download.
You can find more information about the new update on the official website by Dauntless.