Live the adventure of the hunt, from Alberta to Texas, France, Colorado or Scotland. Play single or multiplayer, choose your hunting gear and firearms of choice, including Browning® and Winchester® models, and master tracking 37 different animal species each with realistic behaviours.
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Release Date: Jun 9, 2017

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August 18

Update 1.2 is out, bringing a new game mode - alongside new features, bug fixes and more!


Hello fellow hunters,

The team worked hard to bring you this new patch, please read the changelog below and give us your feedback!

We’d like to thank you all for your patience. We hope you’ll like our new game mode and features, and we look forward to hearing what you think of it.


General

Developer Comments: For those who want a more immersive hunting experience, we’ve implemented a new game mode – alongside new features.

  • Added new gameplay mode (“Expert Hunt”).

    A more concentrated hunting experience in which you can create your own hunt by choosing the region, the animal, the weather, the time of the day, the duration as well as the gear of your choice.

  • Added Hunter's Lodge.

    A trophy room which contains all of the animals that you’ve claimed throughout all of the gameplay modes.

    The Hunter’s Lodge will also keep a record of your stats per species, from heaviest animal claimed to number of times hunted.

  • Increased hunting area on multiplayer mission maps.


Animals

Developer Comments: We have continued to make improvements to animal AI and behaviours. So, as part of that, it will now be possible to track animals via their blood loss (after wounding an animal).

  • Added blood tracking.  

  • Legendary animals and their corpses no longer despawn.

  • Animals (wounded or not) no longer despawn.

  • The name of legendary animals will now appear when spotting them for the first time.

  • Improved path finding for animal AI in order for more realistic behaviours.


Weapons

  • The .243 Bolt Action Rifle,    Superposed Shotgun and Binoculars (x5) are now available from the start of the Campaign Mode.

  • Added the recommended weapon calibres in the Multiplayer Mode menu.

Difficulty

  • Disabled UI senses on the hard difficulty.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a UI bug where ‘saving’ would appear during a mission.

  • Fixed options bugs.

  • Fixed keybinds bugs.

  • Fixed various terrain issues.
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July 13

Update 1.1 is out, bringing major improvements to animal behaviour, difficulty settings and more!



We have released a corrective PC patch (1.1) to address some of the commonly-reported issues. Please find a summary of the changes below.

We'd like to thank the community for all of their feedback which made this update possible.

General

Developer Comments: We noted that the game had too many animals. So we made some changes to lower the amount of animals in Free Hunt and in Campaign.

  • Added a ‘choose your difficulty’ prompt on startup of the game.
  • Added a new third-person camera angle for players to choose from.
  • Added an animal category to the mission screen, providing more insight of what game players can hunt.
  • Added extra keybinds for Drone control.
  • Added extra loading tips.
  • Added more sounds to the game.
  • Added tents to multiplayer missions, allowing for players to change weapons and restock ammunition.
  • Added Steam cloud save support.
  • Adjusted sound effects depending on the time of day, for example, there will be less ambient sounds at night.
  • Adjusted the distribution of points in missions
  • Extended the shooting range competition timer from 45 seconds to 60 seconds.
  • Improved loading time rate.
  • Increased sprint duration, so players can now sprint for longer.
  • Modified the mission result screen, adding icons of each animal claimed and their respective points.
  • Modified rendering distance for grass.
  • Updated minimap legends so that they are now displayed by default.
  • Updated loadout camera, allowing for more detail on the weapons a player can select.
  • Improvements to performance.
  • Level design adjustments made to improve animal navigation.
  • Optimization improvements.
  • Players will no longer rotate when sprinting and will now strafe instead.
  • UI is now disabled during the ‘bullet time’ sequence for a more immersive experience.

Animals

Developer Comments: We’ve made some adjustments to animal senses, which, for example, now cause them to flee at the sound of gunshots. We’ve also made changes to animal animations so they’ll run smoother and more fluid than before.

  • Added birds, fish and insects to all levels.
  • Adjusted animal animations (including birds) so that they are now smoother and more fluid.
  • Adjusted senses of several animals, whom are now more aware of their surroundings.
  • Changed the distribution of animal habitats.
  • Changed the model of The Charger, the legendary Moose.
  • Decreased the rate in which animals spawn, lowering the amount of animals players will encounter.
  • Decreased the rate in which dead animals despawn.
  • Modified animal sense system.
  • Modified animal AI so animals now run off when bullets land near to them.
  • Modified the movement speeds of several animals.
  • Modified the sound effects of several animals to more authentically and better match their real-world counterparts.
  • Modified the behaviours of several animals, who may now sometimes return to their grazing areas.
  • Gunshots cause animals to run off more often.
  • Improved bird AI.


Weapons

Developer Comments: Taking down deer, and rabbits, is now easier. We were aware that, sometimes, rabbits would take more than one shot to take down, so we’ve addressed this issue.

  • Added different bullets, depending on the caliber of weapon used. Different bullets will now also be visible in the ‘bullet time’ sequence.
  • Added more starting ammo for all weapons.
  • Improved weapon sounds.
  • Modified the damage amount for each weapon.

Graphics

Developer Comments: We received complaints about bullet drop, so we’ve now added a visible project of the bullet, which allows players to see the bullet fly. This will also make long distance shots easier to follow.

  • Added ‘bullet trail’, allowing players to see the trajectory of their bullets.
  • Changes in lighting are now less visually harsh.
  • Revamped ‘bullet time’ sequence for a smoother and more spectacular experience.
  • UI modifications: icons are sharper and clearer.

Difficulty

Developer Comments: We noticed that Hard mode still featured too many animals. So, we made adjustments to the difficulty settings in Hunting Simulator, which now allow Hard mode to simulate a more authentic hunting experience.

  • Animal habitats will now change depending on what difficulty is set. Players playing on Easy mode will discover more animal habitats than those playing on Hard mode. This includes the number of animals players will encounter, depending on which difficulty they have chosen.
  • Animal tracks will no longer appear through binoculars on Hard mode.
  • Certain features have been removed from the map on Hard mode, such as: possible tracks, uninspected tracks and animal locations.
  • The effectiveness of animal callers will now change depending on what difficulty is set. Animal callers will attract animals more often on Easy mode, and less on Hard mode.
  • The visibility of animal sound markers will now change depending on what difficulty is set. Players on Hard mode won’t be able to see animal sound markers, while those on Easy mode will be able to.

Bug Fixes

Developer Comments: Random collisions and floating issues have been addressed.

  • Fixed a bug involving achievements.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the use of specific hotkeys.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a ‘???’ notification to appear when losing focus on an animal.
  • Fixed a UI bug that caused the ‘sense triangle’ to appear in the ‘bullet time’ sequence.
  • Fixed a bug where players collided with, or floated on, invisible rocks.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented moving when the map was opened.
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About This Game



A true simulation of hunting, Hunting Simulator offers players hours and hours of immersion in the open wild with single and multiplayer modes, a multitude of hunting areas, and hundreds of objectives to accomplish. Developed using the Unreal 4 Engine, the game presents some of the most well-known hunting regions such as the mountains of Colorado, the oak forests of France, and the snowy plains of Alaska. Each hunting area is populated by numerous different and realistic looking animals, each possessing an authentic set of behaviours.

TRACK 37 SPECIES OF ANIMAL

Small and sedentary game of the plains, large game, predators, waterfowl… each species is only found in its natural habitat.

EXPLORE 12 DIFFERENT REGIONS

Each region is based on real hunting areas: the great lakes and boreal forests of Alberta, the canyons and arid plains of Texas, Colorado and its mountainous regions, the tundra and forests of Alaska, the Scottish Highlands, and even the Alps and the French oak forests.

GEAR UP

Choose from among 17 different firearms (long bows, crossbows, and even Browning and Winchester rifles) and close to 50 essential accessories for the modern hunter, including callers, lures and wind powders.

BECOME A BETTER HUNTER

Learn to use hunting blinds, track and follow the animal paths and adapt yourself to the elements as the weather and time of day dynamically changes. Each hunting zone is a unique ecosystem to discover and master.

COMPLETE HUNDREDS OF OBJECTIVES

Experience the thrill of hunting with a campaign mode of 111 missions with various objectives. Some hunting scenarios lead to very special animals!

EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT GAME MODES

Improve your shooting skills in the "shooting range" or throw yourself into the pursuit of all sorts of prey in "free hunt".

HUNT WITH YOUR FRIENDS

Take off on adventure with three friends, or with players from around the globe, using online co-op multiplayer mode. Cooperate and share different roles among hunters to successfully approach different animal species in their natural surroundings.

A NEW GENERATION OF HUNTING

A first in the hunting game genre, the use of a drone to explore your environment!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-2100, 3.10 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 940, 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 | Radeon HD 6870, 1 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20 GHz | AMD FX-6300, 3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 | Radeon RX 470, 4 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
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