STORE COMMUNITY ABOUT SUPPORT
Login Store Community Support
View desktop website
© Valve Corporation. All rights reserved. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries.
Let’s see what we’ve got for you today.
Testing of our precious scent hounds is in full gear and they’re starting to look more and more promising and inspiring each day. We hope to be able to release something truly amazing this time!
Our client programmer Carl-Oscar and his loyal hound called Debugger with their first track and first kill
Scent Hounds – Pre-release Livestream
On Monday you’ll have an opportunity to see the new scent hounds in action, during our traditional pre-release livestream. This time our streaming resident and theHunter veteran Pratze will be joined by Johanna, who by the way has recently swooped into a full-time position at Expansive Worlds as Marketing Coordinator. Congratulations Johanna! Please join us on Monday 30th at 19:00 CEST on our official Twitch channel to enjoy some scent hound action.
As Johanna is busy preparing the livestream, there was no Lock&Learn today. Sorry to all the fans, hope to see you all on Monday!
Watch the announcement video
As you will hear soon enough, our scent hounds have new sweet sounds. To record those, one February morning our sound designer Greg travelled all the way to a little Swedish village called Gränna to visit a lovely family of hunters who are also experienced dog trainers. Here’s a short photo report of Greg and the man of the house trying to trigger the typical bark of Gunnar, the Bluetick Coonhound, by hanging moose heads and fox skins off the trees. The family was super friendly and welcoming and helped Greg put Gunnar in good condition to get the best recordings possible for a great hunting experience. Thank you so much!
You will soon hear Gunnar and the results of Greg’s successful work in theHunter 😉
While in Gränna, Greg also tried to record some new Moose sounds, but the results were not as successful as the ones with Gunnar. Sadly, he didn’t manage to record anything worthy of adding to the game, but he still wanted to share with you a couple of pictures from the process:
Yesterday we released a new bow with a cosmic name, Pulsar. It’s our third compound bow, some say it’s somewhere in-between the Snakebite and the Parker Python, some say it eats them both for breakfast. We say give it a try and make up your own mind. Luckily there’s a nice little “bowndle” in the store with the bow, the 5-pin sight and a two person tree stand, on sale at a nice discount. And before you start testing out your new bow, be sure to activate the Compounds n’Treestands competition. You never know when the biggest turkey of your life might saunter by 😉
A Classic Showdown
One week of our Classic Showdown event has passed by and although we know that the top Roosevelt Elk by R1Maddin (on the picture) is pretty intimidating (it’s also a piebald, oh my) we’ve seen bigger ones in this game 😉 The main battle is still to be won and you have another week to bring your team to fame and glory. Go hunt some elk!
The current leading Roosevelt Elk for all the rifles:
Welcome to our slightly belated weekly update.
New and (better) old stuff
On Wednesday we released a game patch with some new things, as well as improvements for old items. Nifty scopes for some of our old reliable rifles, enhanced functionality for the two person tree stand, new iron sights for the .243, .270 and .300 rifles, increased magnification for the spotting scope and more. You can find the full list here.
Battle of the classic rifles
We launched a pretty cool event which everyone seems to be really enjoying so far. A Classic Showdown. The whole community is divided into four teams and fighting against each other to have their chosen classic rifle named the best of the best. As you can tell, I am in team K98k (which is so going to win ;)). What about you? Have you picked your team yet?
This week we also dropped a bunch of lovely eagle feathers and ammonite fossils on Val-des-Bois, one of the reserves that hasn’t had any collectibles until now. Later we will be adding some cool stuff for you to pick up on the other two empty reserves – Rougarou Bayou and Whiterime Ridge. Stay tuned!
Scent hound update
We are starting the testing phase for scent hounds, together with selected people who applied for our closed beta session. If you haven’t received an email from us this time, please don’t be discouraged. Hopefully next time you’ll be more lucky!
There have been a lot of questions about the upcoming scent hounds, everything shall be revealed in due course. We are also planning our traditional pre-release livestream where you can watch them with your own eyes.
With the release of scent hounds we’ll be tweaking the behaviour of our retrievers, so they will become a little bit smarter (but not as smart as their sniffing brothers and sisters). All the dog equipment and accessories, since it is manufactured from a top quality super stretch material, will of course fit both types of dogs.
We also wanted to share with you a couple of sneak peek screenshots of the scent hounds. They are work in progress, but still – what a beauty!
Over Tuesday and Wednesday night we had some problems which were caused by service outages experienced by our server provider Google. Please read the statement by our producer Philipp here.
Free species rotation
Finally, the next two animals in our free species rotation are Arctic Fox and Roe Deer. You can hunt them for free until Thursday 26 May, when they will be exchanged again with two other species. Guest players are now able to see animals they are allowed to hunt in the top right corner of the website once logged in.
That’s it from us for today.
“The Hunter offers the most compelling hunting experience ever offered by a PC game.”
“This game looks incredible, the graphics are simply astonishing”
90% – Retro Game Shelf
“The complete experience of tracking and hunting an animal is highly-rewarding and simply not found in other games.”
88% – Gaming Nexus
You can use this widget-maker to generate a bit of HTML that can be embedded in your website to easily allow customers to purchase this game on Steam.
Enter up to 375 characters to add a description to your widget:
Copy and paste the HTML below into your website to make the above widget appear
Sign in to add your own tags to this product.