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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Mixed (754 reviews) - 68% of the 754 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 16, 2017

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February 17

Day 2 Patch

Hello Hunters,

Here is another update from our side as we address the issues that you mention and report.

Once more we want to say thank you for your support, reporting these issues to us and of course for playing theHunter: Call of the Wild. It’s great to see the wonderful screenshots, videos and achievements from the community and we are working on solutions to improve the game and performance for our players.

Next to the smaller updates from today and yesterday, there is a bigger patch on its way. We can’t give you a final release date yet as testing is still in progress but we plan to release it very soon.

Today’s update includes:

  • Fix for “Invite to game” feature on Steam that would ultimately lead to a crash
  • Crash fix for hovering over specific icons in the map
  • Crash fix for ragdoll synchronization for spawned animals
  • Disabled joining friends in multiplayer games when the game is not running
  • Miscellaneous crash fixes

Additionally, there is a partial fix for joining friends in multiplayer. As long as the game is running, you will be able to join a friend’s game via the Steam functionality. Please make sure your friends have the game running when sending invites to play via Steam.

If you don’t have the game running and join a game after the update, you will only start the game.

We are also working together with AMD to investigate and fix any hardware related issues that were reported by our players.

And finally, there are work-around solutions to some problems until we can fix them for good:

Keybindings

You can manually adjust your keybindings outside of the game by doing the following:

  • Disable cloud saving on Steam (Properties -> Updates -> Untick Steam Cloud Synchronization)
  • Go to Documents\Avalanche Studios\theHunter Call of the Wild\Saves open your save folder
  • Open “keymap.json” with a text editor of your choice (e.g. Notepad)
  • Manually adjust keybindings
  • Save file and start the game (keeping cloud save disabled until you have started it once)

Return to Game from Settings menu
  • Hovering over any of the main menu icons on the left side of the screen and then pressing ESC will return you to the game.

Thanks again and happy hunting!

Stefan

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February 16

Release Patch Notes

Hello Hunters,

Thank you all very much for playing the game and joining us on this journey that has only just begun.

Your feedback enables us to pinpoint issues as well as solutions much faster so we are happy to roll out the first fixes now.

This patch addresses different game crashes players are experiencing at the moment.

The update includes fixes for:

  • Keybinding menu to not crash when unsupported hardware such as certain controllers or joysticks is connected
  • Crash fix in settings menu
  • Performance improvement for situations where large numbers of unharvested animals are located on the map.
  • Crash fix for the map related to the player icon
  • Crash fix for leaving multiplayer games

We continue to monitor your feedback and data and will let you know once the next update becomes available.

Thanks again and we’ll be back with more information soon!

Happy Hunting!

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 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!

KEY FEATURES:


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.
  • 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. They will allow you to move swiftly and effortlessly throughout the massive open world.

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. 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.
  • theHunter is a franchise built around its community. True to that legacy, the evolution of theHunter: Call of the Wild will be shaped by the deep knowledge and unrivaled dedication of its players. Together, we’ll make it an even richer experience over time.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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