Experience the thrill of the hunt in a visually breathtaking, technically groundbreaking, vast open world. Immerse yourself in the atmospheric single player campaign, or share the ultimate hunting experience with friends.
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Release Date: Feb 16, 2017

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August 17

THEHUNTER: COTW - Patch 1.10

Hello Hunters,

We're excited to finally release the first big patch after the summer break, introducing some major improvements to multiplayer as well as other areas of the game.

In general multiplayer updates can be challenging as testing them is complex. The issues can have several different reasons for happening and even though we feel confident enough to release the patch we will monitor game data, and your reports, to make sure that we catch any additional problems. As always, your feedback is very important to us and we are looking forward to it!

So what is new in Patch 1.10? Well, glad you asked! Progressing with friends is now more convenient, as all players in a multiplayer game are able to claim and unlock outposts, lookout towers and hunting structures. Additional improvements to host migration and networking will prevent issues like invincible animals, animals not spawning, equipment disappearing and more.

Some other highlights are customizable track colors (helpful for players suffering from deuteranopia i.e. red-green color blindness), a new chat window, new predator “distressed” caller and a new setting to hide the HUD. You can find the full patch notes below. We hope you enjoy the update and let us know what you think in the dedicated Patch 1.10 forum thread.

Happy Hunting!

theHunter: Call of the Wild Team

  • All players in a multiplayer game are now able to claim and unlock outposts, lookout towers and hunting structures. Any outpost, lookout tower or hunting structure claimed by another player still needs to be claimed by you in order to use its functionality (e.g. resting, store, etc.) Structures that have been claimed by other players in a multiplayer session are now marked as “Ghost” models for better indication.
  • Your progress will be carried over to singleplayer and any future multiplayer game.
  • Improved updating of animal health in multiplayer
  • Overhauled host migration
  • Major improvements to network functionality in order to prevent random issues in multiplayer (e.g. invincible animals, animals not spawning, equipment disappearing and more)
  • Fixed issue where the heart rate indicator would not function properly when in multiplayer games.
We took a big sweep at multiplayer in this update, mostly focusing on how you play and progress together. These won’t be the last improvements in multiplayer as getting more data from you is very important for fixing and improving this aspect of the game. We will closely monitor the results to keep improving multiplayer.

  • Fixed issue with lost Huntermate in Multiplayer and Singleplayer
  • Improved ATV suspension to prevent wheels from offsetting
  • Fixed a bug that caused weapons to pop in and out of the player’s hands
Tents and Ground Blinds
  • Ground blinds no longer disappear when buying them from a nearby tent
  • Fixed issue with tents and ground blinds sometimes disappearing for some players in multiplayer games
User Interface
  • Added setting for color variations to active / inactive tracks and collectibles
  • Chat window has received an overhaul
  • HUD can now be enabled / disabled in the Settings
  • Settings are now correctly saved when exiting the navigation strip
  • Added Weapon Score information to Hunter Profile Card
  • Unlimited ammunition is no longer displayed when entering the shooting range with a weapon without ammunition
  • Skill points now center correctly in the skill node
  • Setting the compass to “fixed” now works properly with only the needle rotating
  • Headings in the multiplayer game browser are now localised
  • Current time when resting no longer misses zeroes
  • Decreased volume for ATVs
  • New sound for Predator - “Distressed” caller
  • Decreased volume of footsteps in water when sneaking
  • Adjusted volume of first aid kit in multiplayer based on distance to user
  • Rain at Petershain Fields now plays properly
  • Characters no longer play audio during loading screens
  • Improved breathing sounds for male characters while running
  • Decreased volume of breathing for female characters while running
  • Added holstering sounds for rifles
  • Zooming in our out with rifle scopes no longer skips the click when done too quickly
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August 15

THEHUNTER: COTW - The Hunting Lodge 3000 follower celebration stream

Hello Hunters,

Today we will be joined by a lot of people on Stream. We have guests from the Community as well as the Dev team and will go on a hunt together in Layton Lake District. We will play on a pre-release version of our big upcoming patch so there's a lot of interesting things to see. Johanna will be joined by our Producer Phil and besides seeing 'Team Noob' back in action this will be a chance for you to ask questions as well :-D

We're looking forward to seeing you all on Twitch at 4PM (16:00 CEST)

Happy Hunting!

Johanna & Stefan
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About This Game

theHunter: Call of the Wild offers the most immersive hunting experience ever created. Step into a beautiful open world teeming with life, from majestic deer and awe-inspiring bison, down to the countless birds, critters and insects of the wilderness. Every inch of the 50-square mile world is crafted using Apex, award-winning technology crafted by Avalanche Studios during a decade of developing explosive action games. In addition to its rich single player experience, theHunter: Call of the Wild offers unique multiplayer options – cooperative and competitive – for up to 8 players. Share the ultimate hunting experience, and earn those bragging rights!


A Next-Generation Hunting Experience.
  • theHunter: Call of the Wild offers the most immersive hunting experience ever created. Step into a beautiful open world teeming with life, from majestic deer and awe-inspiring bison down to the countless birds, critters and insects of the wilderness.
  • Experience complex animal behavior, dynamic weather events, full day and night cycles, simulated ballistics, highly realistic acoustics, scents carried by a sophisticated wind system, and much more. All systems work together to increase immersion and bring out the hunter in you.

Explore a Vast Open World. By Foot or ATV.
  • Explore 50 square miles of varied terrain, ranging from wetlands and dense forests to lush valleys and open farm fields. The vast world of theHunter: Call of the Wild is split up into separate and distinct hunting reserves, each one filled with surprises and memorable moments.
  • Take on missions and challenges from the locals, or go off the beaten path. Discover lookouts, hunting towers and outposts. Tired of walking between your hunts? Get the ATV Saber 4x4 (optional paid DLC) and drive around! This capable vehicle will carry you across rough terrain at breakneck speeds. Exploring the open world has never been more fun.

A Decade in the Making.
  • theHunter: Call of the Wild is the evolution of theHunter, Expansive Worlds’ stand-out hunting game, with over 6 million registered players and 7 years of live operations.
  • Avalanche Studios and Expansive Worlds bring hunting to a new generation of players. theHunter: Call of the Wild is built using Apex – Avalanche Open World Engine, award-winning technology crafted during a decade of developing explosive action games.

Become a Hunter. Design the Hunt.
  • Acquire and equip a range of rifles, handguns and bows and customize them with scopes and different ammunition types. Find and master your favorites. Practice and steady your aim at the shooting range. Develop your character by unlocking various skills and equipment. Learn how to use callers and scents, but above all else, study your prey: pay close attention to animal behavior, traits and patterns of movement.
  • New to hunting? Not a problem. Intelligent systems will aid and assist to make sure you get the most out of your hunt, whether you’re a hopeful novice or grizzled veteran.

Share Hunting Experiences. Earn Bragging Rights.
  • In addition to its rich single player experience, theHunter: Call of the Wild offers unique multiplayer options. Join up to 8 friends (or complete strangers!) in cooperative and competitive modes. Enjoy a wide range of in-game challenges and events. Hunting is more rewarding and exciting with friends, so share your experiences and earn those bragging rights.
  • Head out with your friends using ATVs. Moving between hunting spots on four wheels is fast, easy and most importantly – a lot of fun. Besides, after a long day of hunting, no one is going to turn down your invitation for an impromptu off-road race!

System Requirements

    • OS: 64bit OS - Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i3-4170
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 / ATI HD7870 - 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • OS: 64bit OS - Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7 quad-core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 760 / R9 270x - 4GB VRAM
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
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