Free Monster Hunter-Like Game, Dauntless, Gets A PS4 / Xbox One / PC Release Date

The free-to-play RPG hits consoles and the Epic Games Store next week.

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Now Playing: Dauntless Gets A Release Date On PS4/Xbox One/PC - GS News Update

Dauntless, the free-to-play Monster Hunter-like action RPG currently in open beta on PC, has gotten an official release date, developer Phoenix Labs has announced. The game was originally slated to launch for PS4 and Xbox One last month, but it is now hitting both consoles--as well as the Epic Games Store--next week, on May 21.

Launching alongside the game is the Season 5 Hunt Pass, dubbed Hidden Blades. Similar to Fortnite's seasonal Battle Pass, Dauntless's Hunt Pass gives holders a chance to unlock special cosmetic items and other rewards. With this season's pass, the Shattered Isles will receive a makeover for the Moon Blossom Festival, and there will be an assortment of ninja-themed gear to earn.

In addition to the new Hunt Pass content, Dauntless is launching next week with all of the features and gameplay improvements that Phoenix Labs introduced recently as part of the game's open beta. Among those is the Mastery system, which the developer says "offers a new way for Slayers to hone their skills, earn experience, unlock achievements, and acquire new rewards." The game's campaign has also received a "massive rework."

Finally, players who begin their Dauntless journey next week will have the option of picking up a new Arcslayer Pack. This bundle comes with a new set of mech-inspired armor, premium currency, and a handful of consumable items to help you out on a hunt. With the game's official launch looming, Phoenix Labs will soon be retiring the open beta's Ramsguard packs, so if you've yet to pick those up, this is your last chance to do so.

Dauntless is also coming to Switch and mobile devices, although no release date for those platforms has been announced yet. In the meantime, you can watch us take down one of the game's many behemoths in the video above. You can also read what Phoenix Labs has to say on why Dauntless is coming to the Epic Store instead of Steam.

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dlM0kn

I assume I'll still be able to play the non Epic store version from Phoenix Lab's website. I'm holding off support for Epic for now until Steam gets unbearably bad with the games they're currently allowing to flood their store.

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jyml8582

yes, play on epic, get your privacy violated.

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JustTheTip

This game looks retarded.

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Kezzy123

Yah, i dont play free to play games, they are too expensive for me.

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Tekarukite

@Kezzy123:
It's about $10 for a "Hunter Pass" that, if you complete all 50 levels, pretty much pays for itself in rewards you earn, including about $10 of in game currency. or its just free to play.

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NSA_Protocol44

@Tekarukite: Good luck with getting level 50. The progression is sooo slow. You need to play for like 5 hours each day to reach level 50 at the end of the season.

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Barighm

@Tekarukite: He was joking, of course, although he might have been referring to how hard they hit data caps. F2P games tend to have tons of large updates.

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Tekarukite

@Barighm: oh, maybe! lol
I luckily don't have data caps and I feel for anyone that does. they should be illegal.
compared to other F2P game, though, I think Dauntless has a great price model. :)

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ballaShotCaller

Wow nice. I really enjoyed this on PC and stopped playing until Xbox version came. thanks Phoenix.