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:
Mostly Positive (292) - 73% of the 292 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (20,105) - 79% of the 20,105 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 16, 2017

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August 20

Tru-PATCH Now Live!

Hello Hunters,

We are pleased to say that our "Tru-PATCH" quality of life and improvement update is now LIVE! You should see the update come through shortly. Full patch notes can be read here: http://callofthewild.thehunter.com/en/blog/tru-patch-release-date-patch-notes-reveal
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August 16

Tru-PATCH Release Date/Patch Notes Announcement

Hello Hunters,

We are very pleased to announce that next week, August 20th, we'll be releasing Tru-PATCH on all platforms. Until then you can get an early look at the patch notes below.

NOTE: Tru-RAC Roe Deer were initially set to be included in this update, but based on player feedback we will work on them further. You can expect to see them appear later in the year.

Game Improvements

  • Population reset of all animals on all reserves
  • Reset of animal need zones
  • Reset of Leaderboards
  • Reset of Hunting Log
  • Consecutive Harvest bonus no longer affects score (but does affect XP and money in the same way as before)
  • Increased limit of deployable tents per map from 8 to 16
  • The loadout when starting a new game has been updated to include more items (these items have no level requirement anymore and some are available for free for returning players)
  • Updated story missions in Medved Taiga to use waypoints
  • Equipment is no longer holstered when exiting ATV
  • Various updates to existing missions where sometimes there would be no animals in the mission area or the required scoring didn’t match shown objective
  • Improvements to path-finding for all animals on all reserves
  • Added new, clearer descriptions for blood splatter
  • Various improvements to first person and animal animations
  • Various localization improvements
  • Updated the Antler Rattler description to include affected species

Shotgun Overhaul

  • Shotgun hits now group up and display all pellets that hit the target
  • Hitlist displays how many pellets hit the target in brackets
  • Pellets now move with deviations in velocity
  • Damage and integrity has been reworked on all shotguns
  • Integrity is now reduced per shot, no longer per pellet

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with multiplayer clients being unable to hunt Geese
  • We continue our work here as host migration can still cause issues
  • Backpack no longer makes noise when standing still
  • Fixed missing legacy Moose racks
  • Fixed issue where the camera would flip when changing stance
  • We continue our work here as it might still occur after shooting
  • Fixed issue that resulted in small stepped movement of iron sights
  • Fixed issue with the Hunting Log being reset after the game was restarted
  • Improved an issue where players lose map data (e.g. claimed outposts)
  • Once you re-discover these locations, they should be saved properly now.
  • We will continue to work on this issue
  • Fixed weird looks of the eyes of Wolves when aggressive
  • Noise indicator now correctly displays noise when deploying portable structures
  • Virant Klasika now uses the correct visual effects
  • Wolf eyes should no longer glow when harvest is highlighted
  • Fixed issue with big bulges on the side of animals due to breathing
  • Fixed issue with The Mile, The Scandinavian Mile, etc. achievements
  • Fixed issue where player would sometimes examine a clue under a downed animal instead of harvesting the animal, even though “Harvest” prompt was shown
  • Fixed issue with shotguns having wrong zeroing order
  • Fixed issue where some waterfowl blinds would change colors when entered
  • Fixed issue with Quickdraw perk not working with lever-action rifles
  • Fixed issue with Keen Eyes skill sometimes not working properly
  • Fixed issue with Both Eyes Open not working with 20GA semi-auto shotgun
  • Fixed issue where toggling aim would mute footstep sounds and break animation
  • Fixed various issues with aim cancelling
  • Aiming with weapons or optics holstered is no longer possible
  • Fixed issue with thumb clipping through rifles when exiting aim while prone without scope
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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: 36 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: 36 GB available space

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