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.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (399) - 80% of the 399 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (11,955) - 78% of the 11,955 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 16, 2017

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April 12

Update 1.19 - The Jackrabbit (And New Weapon Pack 1 DLC)

Hello Hunters,

It’s an exciting day today, we have a two part PC release for you to enjoy!

First up we have our first small game animal to hit the reserves, the jackrabbit. The jackrabbit is the larger cousin to your typical cottontail rabbit, and prefers to live above ground rather than in burrows. Their sharp senses and lightning-fast speed are sure to give even the most experienced hunter a very new type of challenge!

Jackrabbits will be available to all players free of charge .

Our second part of today’s update consists of a new paid Weapon Pack DLC ($3.99/€3.99 or local equivalent). This new bundle contains a triple-threat of three new tools to fill out your hunting arsenal, the Virant .22LR Semi-Automatic Rifle, the Houyi Recurve Bow, and the Crosspoint CB-165 crossbow (and accompanying scope). From the snappy follow-up shots offered by the Virant, to the stealthy but hard-hitting punch of the Crosspoint CB-165, there’s all kinds of options available to you with these new weapons in your pack. And of course, there’s a variety of skins to choose from included as a part of the bundle.

We’ve had great fun putting together this new update, and we hope that you enjoy playing it as much as we have putting it together. As always, if you have any thoughts, comments, or feedback we would be very pleased to hear from you either on our Steam Community Hub or social media.

Happy Hunting,
theHunter: Call of the Wild Team

  • New species: White-tailed Jackrabbit in Layton Lake
  • New weapon: Crosspoint CB-165
  • New weapon: Virant .22LR Semi-Automatic Rifle
  • New weapon: Houyi Recurve Bow
  • New scope: Hawken 1-5X30 Crossbow Scope

Please note that these new weapons and the scope are available via a new paid DLC:


  • Fixed issue where Red Deer Scent was only purchasable once

User Interface
  • Added new icons on Huntermate and map for every clue type
  • Connections between clues on the Huntermate and map that are not in sequence now display a dotted line if the player has the connect the dots skill
  • Fixed an issue where the last interacted directional clue would sometimes not display the direction of the next clue

  • Improved environment sound mix for Hirschfelden and Layton Lake

  • Huntermate has been optimized and is now smoother and has less impact on performance
  • Fixed an issue when joining Steam friends through Steam overlay

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March 22

Patch 1.18

Hello Hunters,

Today brings a small patch with improvements and removes the Lantern Festival decorations. A bigger update is in the works but we wanted to make sure to address the issues listed below sooner rather than later.

As always you can find all changes below, and please do let us know your feedback.

Happy Hunting
theHunter: Call of the Wild Team

  • Hunting structures have been tweaked to provide better visual cover
  • Fixed issue with players receiving bow weapon score when it wasn’t used for killing the animal
  • Tents and ground blinds now adjust to an eligible position after being spawned. If it can’t find an eligible position it will return to the players storage
  • Fixed an issue where direction indicators for tracking clues in the map would sometimes point in the wrong direction

  • Removed Lantern Festival decorations (Good fortune to everybody!)
  • Fixed crash related to sound engine
  • Performance improvements, especially while tracking and having many clues and points of interest

  • Environment sound mix improvement for Hirschfelden and Layton Lake. The wind loudness has been tweaked to better reflect the in-game wind strength
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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

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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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