Weekly Sales

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To help you hunting those pesky turkeys in our week-end Community Competition we have set a few items on sale, including the newly released forest-camo shotgun, turkey callers and decoys and a selection of weapons particularly suitable for turkey hunting!

Check out all the discounted weapons and equipment here: https://thehunter.com/#store/sales

Sale ends on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 12:00pm CET, so hurry up!

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Release Notes

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Howdy Hunters!

As the new release is finally live, we want to let you know all the new stuff you will find in it.

New turkey

An old time theHunter’s favorite, the turkey, has been given a complete redesign to give both toms and hens a more realistic look.

The redesign includes all 5 color variations:

  • Common
  • Melanistic
  • Grey
  • Leucistic
  • Albino

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To help you hunt the new turkey in his natural environment a new camo has been created for this popular shotgun.

Three New “Real Vegetation” Waterfowl Blindsthc_waterfowl_blindsThese newly designed waterfowl blinds are decorated with vegetation from the surrounding environment to achieve a more realistic camouflage.  Each blind can accommodate 4 hunters (or 3 hunters and 2 dogs) as opposed as the 3 hunters capacity of the existing waterfowl blinds.

The new waterfowl blinds comes in three flavors:

  • Summer Swamp
  • Fall Field
  • Tropical Forest

Please note that these blinds will not replace the existing ones, both types will be available in the store.

Antlers improvements

Rusa deer and Sambar deer antlers have been reworked (angles, scale, position of main beams and tines) to achieve a more realistic look.

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We are aware there’s still room for improvement for these antlers and this is something we will continue to focus on in the next release.

Quality of life: Ability to rotate blinds

It is now possible to rotate the position where a blind will be deployed using MOUSE 2. This feature has been added for ALL types of blinds.

Bugfixes: .22 LR Ammo bug

Fixed the .22LR ammo bug. It is now possible to kill turkeys and rabbits with one shot.

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Bugfixes: Blaser F3 Crooked Barrel Rib

While we were at it we also fixed the crooked barrel rib for all Blaser F3 models (Standard, Custom Grade V and Forest Camo)

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Join the discussion on theHunter’s Forum

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Status Update

Howdy Hunters!

It’s time for another Status Update, just to keep you in the loop with the development and how things are shaping up.

12 GA Blaser F3 Game O-U Shotgun Forest Camo

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Modeled off the lovely F3 Blaser O/U Shotgun, this new skin has been made to be released alongside the Turkey models and has been done so, with a nice camo theme. Species list and function will be the same as the other F3 models. However if you are a hunter that really likes to fully immerse yourself in the type of hunting you are doing, this gun is going to look, and feel great!

New Waterfowl Blinds

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We are very happy with how these have turned out and as you can see in the image, we have a variation for every situation! It is important to remember these are not reskins and are brand new models, that bring brand new options! 

New Turkey Models

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A lot of work has gone into the animations and more detailed parts of the Turkey model recently, and they are nearly ready to go into testing. The new rare variations are just about done as well, but as per usual, we will let you guys and girls find those for yourself!

Weekly Sales

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This week’s sales focus on tents and other equipment as well as the ‘Scout’ rifles, there are some great deals and it is a good week to grab some tents! Make sure you check them out in the store.

Have a great weekend and let us know your thoughts and comments in the Discussion on our forums!

Cheers,

TK

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Status Update

Happy Holidays Hunters!

It feels good to be writing a Status Update again, and do you know why? It means we have some juicy stuff to start talking about!

As previously mentioned we have hired more team members, from artists, to coders and as you have seen, a new game designer! These awesome new members have been getting up to speed with the code base and pipe line for Classic and because of this we had to make a bit of a hard decision, new content or a holiday event? So this year for the holidays we are putting on a generous store wide sale, but there will be no missions or competitions. Instead we have been focusing on proving that, like promised, Classic is not going anywhere and we have new content on the way!


A Sneak Peek at what you can expect early next year!

GOBBLE GOBBLE!!!!!!

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Soon your souls will be safe once again, the creepy death stares that the current turkey models give you when you are in the treestand, will be a thing of the past! That is right, totally brand new turkey models are in the process of being finalised and this is the latest image of the progress. Please note this is not the final image, things like the eyes and other details are yet to be finished.

New waterfowl blind!

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Again another work in progress picture, but it is important to note this is not a reskin, but a completely new model! With more of a rectangle shape and sporting some real foliage, this new waterfowl blind will come in all three variations (Tropical, Swamp and Fall Field) and can fit four players in it or 3 players and two dogs. This will be great for those who like to socially hunt birds in larger groups! Again this is not the final image and could change slightly once released.

As well as these, there are bug fixes and even more content to come out soon… but we are going to keep some of those under wraps for the moment, more about those closer to the time!

Holiday Sales

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Until Monday the 6th of January, everything instore is 30% off, we decided to go this way, instead of individual items, so players can pick items that are on their wish list! Enjoy!

Weekend Competition: Weekend Quackers

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The weekly ‘Weekend Competition” is now live as well, for more details and how to win some great prizes, CLICK HERE.

Well, on behalf of the team here I would like to wish you all a happy, whatever you celebrate and I hope that it’s filled with joy, food and good times!

Bring on 2020!!

TK

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Status Update

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Hello Hunters,

Following the launch of the new free-to-play model earlier this month, we just wanted to quickly say that we couldn’t be more excited to see how both new and old players are enjoying theHunter: Classic.

We are consistently monitoring feedback across all our forums and social channels, so please keep making your voices heard. It is helping us to ensure we are still headed in the right direction!

Due to popular demand, we have extended the 10-year mission pack by an extra week and this pack will close on the 20th of May at 9 am CEST!

Have a good rest of the week and good luck out in the EHR!

TK

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Today we are going to take a deeper look into the new changes, to Classic!

First off, just in case you missed the news, theHunter: Classic has had an update to the business model and it has never been more accessible and easy to play as it is now!

No more memberships and all animals are free to hunt 24/7!

One of the biggest changes we have done, is to remove memberships. This means that all maps and all animals are available to hunt for free, for any player. The Free Animal Rotation has been removed and all animals are free to hunt all the time, on all reserves.

Store Changes and Harvests for gm$!

Another major change we have made, is that nearly all items in the Store can now be purchased with both em$ and gm$. em$ can be purchased as per usual and gm$ can now be earned in game by harvesting an animal that has CSS score.

How do I get gm$?

Now when you harvest an animal that has a CSS (Cross Species Score) value, you can sell that animal and in return, you get gm$ to the same value as the CSS score. For example if I harvested an animal that had a CSS value of 85, I could sell it for 85gm$. If you have the Taxidermy prompt turned off, this will happen automatically. If you have the prompt turned on, you will see the option to sell the animal, as well as the option to taxidermy the animal.

Premium features, now free for all

All features that used to be included in the membership packages, are now also free for anyplayer. For example, everyone can now take a custom profile picture or host a multiplayer game. Ammo now replenishes for the .243 rifles and 12GA Shotguns, all other weapons you will need to purchase ammo for, however it is not expensive!

Game Launcher

With the latest update, the game can only be launched through Steam now. Your profile, all equipment and progress remains the same. After launching the game, you will be prompted to sign in, simply enter the same login information you have always done.

What happens if I had membership time still?

Any outstanding membership, has now been credited back to everyone in the form of em$. The length of membership that you had remaining, dictates how many em$ you have received. If you think you have not received your em$, please contact support.

10 Year Anniversary Celebrations

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To commemorate this amazing achievement, we have a very special week of competitions, missions and prizes!

There are 6 competitions that all reward very handsomely with em$ and are sure to test your skills, you can view these competitions and their details in the competition tab in the launcher here.

There is also a great mission pack you can work your way through, that rewards players with a very nice golden .243, limited ‘10 year’ edition, and a very generous amount of gm$!

On top of these great events, players that have played the game for 5, 7 or 10 years have been gifted with a special shirt as a token of our appreciation for their support over the years. There is also a limited edition T-shirt that all other players can purchase in the store!

Have a great week all,

TK

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Today’s Status Update contains information that is important, please make sure you tell anyone and everyone to read it!

Business Model Update

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Hello Hunters,

We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about the new business model for theHunter:Classic.

Starting May 6th, we will update theHunter Classic’s free-to-play model by giving all players free access to all the reserves and animals, as well as making the game exclusively available on Steam.

For players who want to enhance their hunting experience, weapons, equipment and vanity items will still be priced with em$. Additionally, all items in the store will receive a gm$ price and all future animal harvests will yield gm$. Players that have memberships that last longer than May, will be automatically compensated in em$ with an amount reflecting the length of membership remaining.

We appreciate all the passion the community has shown over the past decade, helping us make theHunter Classic what it is today. Moving forward, we hope that these changes will lower the barrier of entry for new and returning players alike by giving them a more immediate way of immersing themselves in the beautiful world that we’ve created.

Any questions or comments, please fire them in the thread in our forum.

Kind Regards,

theHunter: Classic team

.405 Lever Action ‘Engraved’

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The new .405 Lever Action ‘Engraved’ variation is now available and is a must for any enthusiast. Check it out in the Store!

Banteng Missions

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Banteng now have a great mission pack, that you can work your way through, good luck!

Free Rotation

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This week Moose and Dall Sheep are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Today, I almost… ALMOST, did not need a jacket when I walked out of the house. So Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner, but more about that soon!

The Hunting video this week is stunning, I would love to get to Alaska one day! Remember this shows real footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here

Easter Event 2019

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Today the annual Easter Event starts, it is packed full of Competitions and a nice themed Mission Pack! For More details, head over to our forum to have a read, or click on the banner in the launcher!

Sambar Missions

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Sambar Deer now have a great mission pack, that you can work your way through, good luck!

10 Year Limited Edition T-Shirts

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Just one week to go before the competition ends, not many entries yet, so I would say the T-shirts are still up for the taking. If you fancy getting your hands on one of these t-shirts, there is still time, head to our forums to read how!  The other chance you have to win a t-shirt this week is be in our stream tomorrow, 4pm CEST!

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winners

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The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this HUGE Black Bear, It was shot by ‘Nockedup’ and it scored 23.858, congratulations that’s a monster! Hopefully he looks as happy in your lodge!

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The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘W1nchester’ for this W-I-D-E Piebald Blacktail, it has a nice score of 193.7, congratulations!

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This week Polar Bear and Banteng are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

This weeks Status Update is a shorter one, but we have some new missions and a nice new version of the Pulsar bow!

For this week’s Hunting video, I managed to find some footage of some Red deer in New Zealand. Now these ones are farmed, but impressive nonetheless! Remember this shows real footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

New “Pulsar” – Blazing Orange

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Today we release the new Pulsar version ‘Blazing Orange’, a very nice looking bow! Check it out in store now!

10 Year Limited Edition T-Shirts

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Last week we gave away two t-shirts in the weekly stream, and next week’s stream there will be another one up for grabs. But if you do not have a chance to watch the streams live, we have a competition on in our forums at the moment, for more information, head over and check it out yourself!

Dall Sheep Missions

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There is now a new Mission Pack out for Dall Sheep! Make sure you check them out in the Missions Tab in the launcher.

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday and Rare of the Week gets selected on Wednesday’s.

So, if you have shot a rare or high scoring animal from this week and want a chance to win, then share them in the correct thread on our forum, don’t forget to mention the score! Rares go into this thread and trophy animals into this one. We currently don’t have a competition for Non-Typicals, but they go into this thread.

This Week’s Winners

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The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this NICE Red Fox, It was shot by ‘VipoPL’ and it scored 31.206, congratulations that’s a monster!

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The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes toVillkattafor this Albino Lynx, it has a nice score of 8.714, congratulations!

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This week Magpie Geese and Canada Geese are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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