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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May 24

Trailblazer Beta: Tree and Tripod Stands Now Live!

Hello Hunters,

As you all know, Treestands and Tripodstands are soon to be released into the game. We’d love to get your feedback on these new items, and what better way to do it than with an Open Beta?

To continue our "Trailblazer Programme" we are offering a new Open Beta for the Treestand and Tripod Pack and encourage those of you who want to participate to share your thoughts and feedback on this long-requested addition to the game.

Please note that the Treestand and Tripod Pack will be a paid DLC upon release (but of course as with our other paid DLCs it will be available to play on multiplayer should your host own the content and has deployed stands to their map)

Useful information about Tripods and Treestands

  • Both stand types offer visibility and scent reduction
  • Up to 32 of each stand type can be deployed per map
  • Hunting pressure accrues at a rate of 25% of normal
  • Treestands require the correct tree type to deploy. As you’d expect a tree with excessive brush, or too small a trunk can’t support the use of a treestand.
  • Both stands will spook game in a certain radius when deployed for the first time, you should setup and plan your spots ahead of your planned hunt. You will not however spook game by entering/exiting.
  • In the final "live" version of the DLC a limited number of stands will be found in your storage already when you enter the game for the first time, additional stands can be purchased from the in-game store.

A great way to use your stands is to set up near previously located need zones, ideally with a tent nearby to allow convenient fast-travel. You can then cycle through your favourite hunting spots at will.

The Trailblazer Beta, what does it entail?
It’s a chance for you to, during a limited period, experience changes to the game before they are technically “live”. It’s also a way for us to test updates without “committing” them to the main version of the game.

How long does the Trailblazer Beta run for?
The Beta will be available from now, Friday May 24th, until Monday May 27th.

How can I get involved?
Right-click theHunter: Call of the Wild in your Steam library and click “Properties.'' A window will open, then click the tab at the far right labeled “Betas”, you will then come to a window that looks like the one below:

Please enter the following code in the box (without the quotation marks): “CalloftheWild”, then CLICK “Check Code” (just hitting enter won’t work). You should now notice that your game will start an update, this will be the Open Beta build installing.

Note: The download can potentially be large, and this will need to be re-downloaded as you switch between the live/Open Beta clients, so those on metered internet connections please bear that in mind.

So what happens to my old build and save files?
Nothing. When you start the Open beta client your game will be entirely “fresh”, you’ll have no save game, cash, skills etc. But don’t worry, this has NO effect on your “live” version of the game, you can switch back and forth at any time (see the next point below).

Note: We DO have a means for you to get up and running quickly in the Trailblazer Beta. Hit “Escape” and go to the Hunt Club Beta menu, there’ll be a reward there where you can claim a large sum of credits, a big XP boost and weapon score points in all categories.

I’ve had enough of testing the Open Beta for now, how do I go back to my normal version of the game?
Do the initial same steps as when installing the Open Beta, but when you get to the Beta tab you should not fill in a code. Instead in the drop-down box saying “Select the beta you would like to opt into:” you simply pick “None - opt out of all beta programs” and your client will run a small update. After that, you can play the normal version of the game again. You can switch back and forth between the live version and Open Beta/Trailblazer Programme at any time during the period just by using that dropdown menu.

How do I provide feedback or report issues I’ve found during the Open Beta/Trailblazer Programme?
Please use our “Beta Feedback” board on the Steam Community Hub here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/518790/discussions/13/

What do you want us to test?
No specifics this time around. Just get out there, enjoy the stands, and let us know any feedback you might have to share after playing the beta.

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May 21

[STREAM] Tree and Tripod Stand First look

Join Graham and Phil on for a first look at the new Treestands and Tripods! 4pm CEST www.twitch.tv/expansiveworlds
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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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