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!

Free Rotation

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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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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Apologies for last week and the lack of a Status Update, it was all hands on deck for Generation Zero and well… it was a crazy week! This week we have double winners for both Rare and Trophy of the week, a community competition to start the build up towards the 10 year celebrations and we have more missions out!

The hunting video this week, has a species I had not really seen hunted before, Aoudad Sheep. They have interesting looking horns and they look very alert and jumpy! Remember this shows real footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here

Eurasian Lynx and Ptarmigan Missions

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This week, you can find some new mission packs for both Eurasian Lynx and Ptarmigan! Both packs are super fun and I am sure the mission chases in the community will enjoy them!

10 Year Limited Edition T-Shirts

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We have a limited number of these beautiful t-shirts to give away in various competitions that will happen over the next month in classic, competitions will range from ones hosted within the forums, to the chance to win them live on stream, both playing and watching!

The first two competitions start tomorrow, one in the forums and one in tomorrow’s stream. So keep your eyes peeled for more details!

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 first ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this BIG Moose, It was shot by ‘muledeer’ and it scored 224.Congratulations!

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The second ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this HUGE Water Buffalo, that was shot by Nedbella and has a great score of 281.635. Congrats Nedbella! Both winners receive 500 em$!

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The first ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘Trelek1988’ for this Leucistic Grey Wolf, it has a nice score of 15.551, congratulations!

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The second ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ricker1960 for this Piebald Mule Deer, it scored 181.065, congrats ricker1960. 500em$ are going out to both winners of Rare of the Week.

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All Duck species are free to hunt this week.

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

How is everyone this week? Today we have a new Ghillie Suit and not one, but TWO new sets of competitions going into rotation.

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I purchased some new arrows last week and decided to splash out a little and see if there was much difference in the high end brands. I went for some Gold Tip ‘Pierce’ arrows which are a newer hybrid hunting arrow, as they are much thinner than your standard hunting arrow. Well all I can say is that if there was not a catch net behind the foam, I would have likely been getting pass through. Next time i’ll get a photo of the back of the foam so you can see how hard in the catch net they are. So… yes there is a big difference in arrow quality and I guess the thinner shafts mean a more concentrated point of impact, hence the extra penetration.

This weeks video is a good one, two brothers ribbing each other, while heading out after some Elk, what could be more entertaining? Remember this shows real footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Arctic Winter Ghillie Suit

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This Ghillie Suit has been requested by the community for awhile now and today it is finally out and ready for use! Make sure you take a look at the bundle.

Magpie Goose and Dall Sheep Competitions

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Magpie Goose and Dall Sheep competitions are now in rotation.

The 5 unique Magpie Goose competitions are:

Never Saw It Coming

The highest scoring swimming Magpie Goose taken down with 1 shot at over 30 meters (Approx. 98 feet) is your competition entry. Highest combined score wins.

A Kiwi Specialty

The heaviest combined weight of all airborne Magpie Goose harvested with only 3 attempts is your competition entry. Bows or Crossbows only. Highest combined weight wins.

Firequackers

The average score of your top 5 airborne Magpie Goose shot using any 20 GA Semi-Automatic Shotgun is your competition entry. Highest average score wins.

Yin and Yang

The highest combined score of your top 2 airborne Magpie Goose both shot at under 10 meters (Approx. 33 feet) or over 20 meters (Approx. 66 feet) is your competition entry. Highest combined score wins.

In Plain Sight

The highest scoring airborne Magpie Goose shot without using Stands, Towers, Blinds or Shooting Tripod Rests is your competition entry. Highest score wins.

The 5 unique Dall Sheep competitions are:

Dallperados

The combined highest score of your top five Dall Sheep shot using any permitted rifle each taken down in one shot at 100% Harvest Value is your competition entry. Highest combined score wins.

Get a Grip

The highest scoring Dall Sheep shot in the lungs with any permitted handgun is your competition entry. Highest score wins.

Deadly Curves

The highest average score of your 3 highest scoring Dall Sheep shot using any bow is your competition entry. Highest average score wins.

The Sheep and The Slug

The heaviest weighing unspooked Dall Sheep taken down in 1 shot using any Shotgun with Slug ammunition is your competition entry. Highest weight wins.

Wool and Needle

The heaviest combined weight of your 5 heaviest Dall Sheep shot in the lungs or heart with any crossbow is your competition entry. Heaviest combined weight wins.

Lock&learn: White out!

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Come join me tomorrow at 4pm for another multiplayer competition. Tomorrow there are three Arctic Ghillie Suits to be won. One for the highest Scoring Moose, once for the highest scoring Bison and one for the highest scoring Sitka. All must be shot with a bow only. The password for the server gets put in chat at 4pm and its first in first served, so don’t be late! www.twitch.tv/expansiveworlds and we are also now broadcasting to Steam and the Classic Facebook page.

Rare and Trophy of the Week

These Weekly competitions are super popular. The Trophy of the Week gets selected on Monday’s 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 Blacktail Deer, It was shot by ‘Zara_Spook’ with a great score of 196.143. That puts you second on the leaderboard, congratulations!

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The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘BystM’ for this Piebald Blacktail Deer, it has a very nice score of 162.478, congratulations!

Free Rotation

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This week Roosevelt Elk and Rocky Mountain Elk are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Game Update

Hello Hunters,

Here are the notes from today’s patch:

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed an issue with the .30R O/U Break Action Rifle – Engraved II. That stopped players from equipping the weapon.
  • Fixed the skin variation issue for the .405 Lever Action Rifle

Have a good weekend all,

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