Primal Carnage: Extinction is an online multiplayer shooter featuring human versus dinosaur combat!
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Release Date: Apr 3, 2015

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June 5

Community Update #4 - Evolving Gameplay

In the last few community updates we've shared some of the upcoming improvements being made to Primal Carnage: Extinction, but ultimately all the new features in the world need to be supported by excellent core gameplay, and that’s an area we’re continually looking to refine.

To that end, we're going to be introducing some major changes that we hope will improve the balance, fun factor and longevity of the game.

First and foremost, some of these will be large scale core gameplay changes that we want extensive testing and feedback on, so they will not be making their way into our next major update (due in a few weeks). The improvements we're currently planning will focus on a few key aspects of gameplay...

Importance of Tyrants
Tyrants have always played a major part in Primal Carnage's core gameplay, but we feel like they could be more menacing and powerful than they are now. In Team Deathmatch, we plan on making Tyrants unavailable for general selection and instead making them a timed "reward" for the Dino team. Every few minutes a random player will be re-spawned as a Tyrant to help sway the game in their team's favor.

Once a player is selected to be Tyrant, they will be able to pick which of the three species they wish to play as. Alternatively, the chosen player can reject their selection as tyrant, which will prompt a different player to be offered the role. Our first implementation of this feature will likely be weighted so that there's a higher chance of players with high scores being chosen, but everyone else is still in with a shot at being selected.

Naturally, all Tyrants will receive a buff to ensure they provide both a big impact for their team, and make them a bigger focus for the Human team. Something that's perhaps worth a few extra points to take down as well.

Human Roles
The dinosaur classes have great diversity and we want to further differentiate the Human classes to match. Promoting teamwork and increasing the overall mechanical depth are our main goals here. We’re going to refine the Human gameplay to better support the theming of each particular character. This will involve tweaks to a number of stats such as health, movement speed, stamina, and more that will be extensively tested.

We'll also look at making changes to loadouts to help improve character utilities - for instance, the Scientist as a long-range character maybe shouldn't have the health pack.

Gameplay Pace
To help support the refinements to many of the classes, we’ll be adjusting some of the pacing of the game. The goal of this is to enable all classes and roles to impact the game in a more positive way, helping to increase the overall suspense, strategy and tactics of the game.

Bringing it all together
These changes will apply across the board in all game-modes. In TDM and CTE, Tyrant Selection will be semi-random every few minutes. Player feedback and information from our Open Testing sessions will help inform our decisions here. In GTTC, after Humans make a certain amount of progress, Tyrants will start getting chosen and assigned to players.

For those of you that enjoy Team Deathmatch the way it is right now, rest assured that we will also be including a "Classic TDM" mode with the normal Tyrant selection options we have currently. However, the majority of the other balance changes will apply across both game-modes.

Platform for the future
Ultimately we feel like these changes are the right direction to take Primal Carnage: Extinction to help improve longevity. The updated gamemodes and gameplay balance will serve as a basis for ongoing enhancements, improvements and new additions into the future. We will continue to improve Primal Carnage: Extinction to make it a game you can enjoy for years to come.

As always, if you'd like to get involved in the discussions about our upcoming changes, or meet new players, feel free to join our Discord Channel

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May 4

Community Update #3 - Enhancements

This week we're here to talk about some general improvements and enhancements we're bringing into the next update of Primal Carnage: Extinction!

Stat-Track items are a bit of an unloved area of PCE. Initially we wanted to make Stat-Track items feel a bit more special and unique by having them only drop from limited crates.
Since we added them, we've found that players haven't engaged with them as much as we expected. So we're going to be adjusting how players get Stat-Track items. From our next major update, Stat-Track items will be craftable using Stat-Track DNA Strands, which will have a small chance of being the 2nd item dropped from crates. Use them like a normal DNA strand and the resultant item will have Stat-Track applied to it!
We're also looking at a way to bring Stat-Track onto human weapon skins.

End Game Information
With the addition of the progression system and challenges, one of our goals has been to provide a better summary for players at the end of a round for how they did. We've been working on mocking up an example of what a new end-game screen might look like in the next major update, which includes challenge progress, unlocks and a match XP report! The below image is conceptual only and may not represent the final look and feel.

We've added a secondary slot for Dino Cosmetics, meaning you can wear earmuffs and a collar at the same time!
We're continuing to add more assist types to reward teamwork and working on improving some of our in-game notifications for ammo and health support
Finally, the level cap will be further increased in the next major update!

Our next open testing session is still a few weeks away, but please join our Discord Chat to get notifications of when our new builds come out for testing!

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About This Game

Dinosaurs have been resurrected from extinction on a remote tropical island. Now they have escaped, and a team of elite mercenaries has been dispatched to remove the threat.
The stage is set for the ultimate battle between man and beast.

Will you hunt down human prey as a variety of legendary prehistoric creatures? Or join the mercenary team and make these bloodthirsty beasts extinct for the second time?

The real question is... can you survive?


Primal Carnage: Extinction takes the successful formula of the original game and reinvigorates it with more dinosaurs, more game modes and more maps! Also featuring improved graphics, overhauled gameplay mechanics, re-imagined levels and greater customization that lets you play your own way.


Unleash your inner dinosaur as you take control of the deadliest predators the world has ever known. Choose from 10 unique dinosaur classes with specialized roles, from sneaky spitters to towering tyrants, all ruthless and very hungry.


Survive the island as one of 5 distinct human classes, each with their own special abilities to help the team. Use a wide variety of devastating weaponry and gadgets to take down your scaly foes.


  • Fight to the top of the food chain in Team Deathmatch.
  • Work together to reach rescue, or ensure the humans never leave the island in the objective-based Get to the Chopper.
  • Challenge yourself to a never-ending onslaught of AI dinos in Survival co-op.
  • Stalk the humans as an invisible raptor or band together to take it down in Hunt mode.
  • Steal eggs from dinosaur nests or protect your unhatched babies in Capture The Egg.


Wage over the top prehistoric warfare in a variety of environments, ranging from lush tropical jungles, to perilous mountaintops, to abandoned labs. Some maps feature blizzards and environmental hazards such as acid pits, so guns and teeth aren't the only things to worry about.


Extinction supports the Steam Economy. Obtain a variety of skins and accessories for human and dinosaur alike through the in-game store & drop system. There is now a crafting system to convert lower tier items into even more valuable cosmetics. Players can also choose to trade items on the Steam Marketplace


Players can now create their own maps and cosmetics for submission to the Extinction Workshop page. All items will be curated and have a chance of being officially added to Primal Carnage: Extinction!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: 2.0GHz+ Single-Core CPU
    • Memory: 5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB+ dedicated graphics card supporting Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: *Users may experience comaptibility issues attempting to run the game on 32-bit systems
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 3.0GHz+ Multi-Core CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
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