Dauntless Reforged launches on December 3rd! Phoenix Labs has worked hard to ensure that this update changes the core Dauntless experience for the better.
Drop-in / drop-out type hunts are here, and downtime between hunts has been significantly reduced. Now players can stay and kill. Hunting Grounds are Dauntless’s largest and most ambitious type of hunting to date, designed from the ground up to give you a variety of activities to participate in. The Hunting Grounds offer 18 craft islands to explore, teeming with flora, discover, and of course, the dreaded Behemoths.
Each element of the Hunting Grounds serves an overarching goal: to give you more opportunities to enjoy combat, exploration, and teamwork at the heart of the Dauntless experience.
Take to the skies and explore these islands with your trusty glider. Identify opportunities to collect supplies and experience from above. Everything you need to progress on the killer path and upgrade your gear is here for you.
The path of the killer
One of the biggest changes in Dauntless Reforged is the path of the killer. The Slayer’s Path is an all-new branching progression system that lets you choose your path through Shattered Isles.
The system is made up of two types of paths: the main path, which rises in the center, and the side paths which start from it.
Whenever you unlock a milestone on the primary path, you also have access to any connected secondary paths. These longer, hip paths are made up of nodes that can do all sorts of things – from unlocking new islands and hunting types to granting useful weapon mods and passive bonuses. Which secondary routes you choose to invest in are completely up to you.
The progression of armor and weapons has been completely reworked in Dauntless Reforged. Incremental upgrades have been replaced with a tier system that makes items more immediately useful. Dauntless Reforged also introduces Weapon Skill Levels, Reforging, and Power Up – new ways to take control of your Power Score and unleash your gear’s true potential.
Level each weapon skill from 1 to 20 by hunting in the Shattered Isles. Once you’ve hit 20 in a weapon skill, it’s time to reforge. Reforging a weapon skill resets that skill to level 1, but rewards you with an Ethereal Heart. Take this ether-heart and increase the power of any equipment you want. Each piece of armor and weapon can be increased once, greatly increasing its power.
Take advantage of these new systems to create the ultimate gear for your Slayer Crushing Behemoth.
The cold front hunting pass
And of course, there’s also a new Hunt Pass launched alongside Reforged.
The Cold Front Hunt Pass features two new sets of armor skins and two new rumor quest chains. Complete rumor conditions to unlock unique cosmetics.
Don the armor of the mysterious Frost Guardians and face the freezing winds of winter head-on. You might even meet one in the field …
Play for free now
Dauntless Reforged (1.5.0) releases December 3, and there’s never been a better time to return. Play for free on PS4 or PS5 via backward compatibility.
See you in the Broken Isles, Slayer.