Status Update

Hello Hunters,

I hope everyone is having a good week, all going to plan my week is going to get even better. This Saturday I am getting out for a hunt here in Sweden and then on Sunday, both Graham and I have our archery safety introduction at the local archery club. Which means (touch wood), we will have somewhere local to let arrows fly whenever we want. Now, I am still watching the ‘Land of the Free’ series that I linked last week, as they have just started their second season and a new episode comes out every day. Their videos are awesome and if you are a US resident, they have some amazing prizes to be won, so get amongst it! But, if perhaps they are not your cuppa tea, today’s video suggestions are the ‘Hushin crew’. They are also making some good videos and worth a watch. I have to say thanks to user ‘thewindow’ for the suggestion. Remember these show real hunting footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Crossbow Pistol

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Today we have released the Crossbow Pistol and you can now pick it up in the store. This lightweight Crossbow can be carried in your ‘Small Weapon Holster’ and is perfect for small game. There is also a red dot scope that is available for it and it makes aiming a lot easier. The scope can be found here and the Crossbow Pistol can be found here, enjoy! As is traditional when we release a new weapon, there is a competition to go along side it; so make sure you sign up and test your skill!

Calibre Competition

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SOME SUPER IMPORTANT INFORMATION, PLEASE READ!!!!!

So originally we had 4 options to vote from, and one of them was the 7mm, which would have been the same 7mm ammo that is in game at the moment. However, the 7mm option was removed and replaced with a 7mm-08 round, which IS NOT THE SAME as the 7mm round that is in game currently. We have reset the poll, to make sure the votes are still accurate and we have also left the poll open, which means you can change your vote. The 7mm-08 round, would be completely new in game and have a different ethical species list, compared to the 7mm. The list is not finalised yet, but if it is the winning calibre, it will either have a light grain round and be ethical from Fox to Red Deer (maybe Rocky Mountain Elk, but not Roosevelt, due to the size difference). Or if it has a heavier grain bullet, it would be ethical from Coyote to Elk.

Now if you are wondering what all this is about, In December we have our next ‘Advanced Firearm’ coming out, ‘The Scout’. This rifle will feature a folding bipod that is built into the front of the stock and deploys when the player goes prone. While prone it will provide extra stability, but to balance that out and add to the realism, the side to side movement will be a little more restricted.

So what is the competition and why are we mentioning this rifle so early if it is not due out till December? We want you as the community to select which calibre it should come out in, to vote, head over to our forums and select one of 4 options. If you leave a comment with a brief description as to why you picked the calibre, that will enter you into the draw to win one of three ‘Scouts’, when they do get released! Pretty sweet deal right?

Halloween Survey

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Thanks so much to everyone that participated in the survey, we had over 1770 responses and once we go through the data, we will share some of it with you all! The winner has been selected and emailed, so please check your inboxes and spam folders for more details on how to claim it!

Security Reminder

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We have had a little influx of questions regarding some email offers that people are receiving. The image above is from the email address [email protected]. THIS IS A SCAM! Do not under any circumstances interact with this email address or any of the ‘Free em$ hack’ videos you might see on YouTube. The only email addresses we use are either ones from @avalanchestudios.se, @expansiveworlds.com or @thehunter.com. These scams ask for your account details and your password and you will lose everything. We WILL NEVER, EVER, EVER, ask you for your password and you should not give it to anyone, ever.

To sum up:

  • If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Do not accept anything from an email address that is different to the ones mentioned above.
  • If in doubt, contact myself or send an email to [email protected] We can verify anything for you.
  • NEVER GIVE YOUR PASSWORD OUT TO ANYONE, this goes for anything on the internet.

We are going to contact Google about the account, but sadly they will probably just make a new email address that is similar. So the best action is just to make everyone aware, stay sharp!

Stream Reminder

Due to a company wide meeting, the stream tomorrow is canceled. We will however be back next week.

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

TOTW

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this HUGE Water Buffalo! It was shot by ‘BigGameHunter_21’ and scored 285.699! If you are not sure what many consider a trophy Water Buffalo, it is any that score over the 250 mark!

Roe

The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘TriRap02’ for this Piebald Roe Deer. With a score of 194.143, Congratulations! A very nice Trophy shot.

Free Rotation

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This week Red Fox and Arctic Fox are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

The daylight hours here in Sweden are rapidly dwindling by the day. The mist, rain and clouds are settling in for the impending Winter, which will see them convert into hail, sleet and then snow. But as many know, this is a good time to be out in the wilderness as many huntable species are more active and vocal. This weeks video is actually the start of a series that was suggested to me by community member ‘DaveyCockett’ and I am really enjoying it so far! Remember these show real hunting footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Halloween 2018

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Yesterday we wrapped this years Halloween Event up and all indicators so far show that it was a very good event and enjoyed by a lot of hunters. We have put together a survey so we can gauge the event and use the information you provide to us, to continue to make improvements and make next year even better! To participate in the Survey all you need is a Google account, which are free and easy to setup and to Click this link.

On behalf of the whole team here at theHunter: Classic, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the event and offer our congratulations if you placed in a competition, finished the mission pack or bagged a Werewolf!

Calibre Competition

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In December we have our next ‘Advanced Firearm’ coming out, ‘The Scout’. This rifle will feature a folding bipod that is built into the front of the stock and deploys when the player goes prone. While prone it will provide extra stability, but to balance that out and add to the realism, the side to side movement will be a little more restricted.

So what is the competition and why are we mentioning this rifle so early if it is not due out till December? We want you as the community to select which calibre it should come out in, to vote, head over to our forums and select one of 4 options. If you leave a comment with a brief description as to why you picked the calibre, that will enter you into the draw to win one of three ‘Scouts’, when they do get released! Pretty sweet deal right?

Water Buffalo Missions

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Today, Water Buffalo missions have gone live and everyone can try their luck! The pack offers a good challenge and Water Buffalo being Water Buffalo, I am sure there will be some laughs… especially if you are not the one getting run over! To find the missions, click this link and then scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page. Good luck!

November, Means Movember!

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Wowsa… it’s November already! If you have played the game for awhile, you will know that this is the month, when the Mustaches become purchasable! So if you missed out last year, or perhaps you feel like wearing a new style this year, just head to our store page and pick one up! It is worth noting that a few years ago we donated some of the profits to a charity, this year this will not happen.

Next Week’s Stream

Unfortunately next week (15th Nov), we have a company wide meeting and to line it up with the New York office’s timezone, it runs through our scheduled streaming time. It is a compulsory meeting and we will not be able to put a show on! Which is a shame as I look forward to the weekly catch up with you all, we have a lot of regular viewers now and the banter is top notch! I guess I should try work out an extra special one, for the following Thursday!

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 Winner

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The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this HUGE Feral Pig! It was shot by ‘Rugged_Randy’ and scored 1176.4! If you are not sure what many consider a trophy Feral Pig, it is any that score over the 1000 mark. Congrats Rugged_Randy!

Mel Mule

The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘Nathan112244’ for this Melanistic Mule Deer. With a score of 215.786, it qualifies for the Super Rare Gallery. Congratulations! I know you shot it through the Halloween event, it must have been hard to see!

Free Rotation

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This week Water Buffalo and Canada Goose are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Both myself and Graham have just got back into the office, the jet lag is real, so I hope the Status Update makes sense this week! Now I was not here to post last weeks Status Update and I see for some reason the link did not change, for that I am sorry. But here is the Alaskan hunt from last week, this time with the correct link! The video this week is much more showy than last weeks, but they manage to get some nice animals! Remember it shows real hunting footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Halloween 2018

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I hope everyone is enjoying this years Halloween event! Social media is absolutely full of great photos and trophy shots!

Remember the missions and competitions stop this Friday, but the Werewolf will be huntable till early Monday morning, so make sure you don’t miss your chance to participate in this fun event!

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Join myself and Graham tomorrow as we have a crack at taking down the Werewolf! We have some good prizes to giveaway, so don’t miss out! Tomorrow, 4pm CET. www.twitch.com/expansiveworlds

Twitchcon 2018 (a quick run down)

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Last week Graham and myself ventured to Twitchcon, which was in San Jose, California, USA. Twitchcon was amazing and had us busy for 4 days of workshops, networking and checking out how other companies in the industry were doing things. We were sent there to represent Avalanche Studios as a whole, and not so much ‘theHunter’ franchise, however both classic and COTW got talked about many times.

As it was my first time in the states, in the limited spare time we did have, I wanted to make sure I tried to do and see some stereotypical American things. We visited a Denny’s for breakfast, a Target and a Walmart just for the ‘Wow’ factor. Ate fried chicken wings, had some Panda express, ate at a burger bar and had some American pizza. While a lot of you American readers will probably be laughing or perhaps shaking your head at what you just read. For a lad growing up in little old New Zealand, these are the things we see and hear about in the media and personally seeing and doing it all was just ticking some fun boxes. Next time I come over I hope to be able to see some of the amazing scenery and maybe even get some hunting in!

I think by far the two most impressive things we did and saw was the Bass Pro Shop and going to a shop that specialised in Archery, we were so impressed with the latter that both Graham and I purchased a Compound Bow each!

The Bass Pro Shop, was by far the biggest shop I have ever been into and if I stop to think it was only a hunting shop, it blows my mind! I wonder where the biggest one is and how much more amazing they can get? Here are some photos from inside the shop:

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The entrance way, all those are real antlers!

Once inside, the true size of the shop hits you. All guns and Bows must be checked in before proceeding through the gates.

Hall

The hallway is at a guess over 100m long and filled with dioramas that all have real animals in them. Many were shot, but a lot have been taxidermied after being hit by cars as well.

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It even has an aquarium in it.

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Sorry for the photo quality, but this is their Boon and Crockett wall of fame. These are all Whitetails and none of them scored under 200.

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Just to wrap up the bows quickly, I purchased a Mission Hype DTX in the end, I originally was going to buy a Diamond Edge SB-1, but they convinced me to put a little more money in and pick up this nice bow. I got it setup with a 60lb draw weight and it feels like nothing, absolutely amazing!

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I even managed to split my first arrow and as satisfying as it was, I quickly realised that it gets expensive. Both arrows fused themselves together and I am now down to 10 arrows.

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Graham got himself a very nice (lefty) Hoyt Hyper Force and is also loving it!

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It’s safe to say we both have a lot to practice and work on, but we are loving it so far. Next year bow hunting is supposed to become legal in Sweden, so fingers crossed!

Community Discord Server

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We have shot over the 3000 member mark and the member count continues to rise nicely. Starting today for 24hours, there are some nice prizes being raffled off, but you must be in the server to win. All you have to do to join up, is click here!

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 Winner

WW

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this nice Werewolf!! It was shot by ‘Riumma’ and scored 382.811! Spooky Trophy shot!

Albino WW

The ‘Rare of the Week’ goes toAllyson Aragão for this Albino Werewolf, with a nice score of 267.945. A very nice trophy shot, it captures the spirit of the competition well, congrats!

Free Rotation

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This week Grey Wolf, Roosevelt Elk and Werewolf are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Game Update

Hello Hunters,

Please find below, the notes from today’s game update.

Additions:

  • New Species – Werewolf.
  • Hockey Mask – Spooky Edition.
  • “Wolfsbane” .308 Handgun.
  • “Wolfsbane” Crossbow Pistol.
  • Silver Bullets.
  • Silver Bolts.
  • Standard Bolts.
  • Added Halloween Skull Collectables.
  • Added Halloween mission pack (Rewards the .308 “Wolfsbane” Handgun and Silver Bullets).

Changes:

  • Spookified Timbergold Trails.
  • Brought out Halloween T-Shirt and Halloween face paint from Doc’s Shed.

Bug fixes:

  • Fix frozen mouse issue some players experienced at high FPS.
  • Fixed missing stone supports for hunting lodge.
  • Centered the ironsights on .270 and .300 bolt action rifles.
  • Updated the keybinding string for “Show Minigames” to “Show Huntermate Apps”.
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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

How is everyone this week? Have you been doing your prep for Halloween? This week’s real life hunting video is a nice Alaskan hunt, using a rifle. This video is much more showy than last weeks, but they manage to get some nice animals! Remember it shows real hunting footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Halloween 2018

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BOO! That’s right, Halloween 2018 is now underway!

The whole event and Werewolf will be huntable until Sunday November the 4th, so make some room in your Trophy Lodge and head into Timbergold Trails for a truly spooky experience!

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This year we have a new mission pack and if you complete it, not only will you get a nice Trophy and a pile of gm$, you will also unlock this awesome .308 ‘Wolfsbane’ and a pack of silver bullets!

If missions are not your thing, the .308 ‘Wolfsbane’ will be available for purchase in store as a premium weapon.

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This year we have exchanged the pumpkins for these amazing skulls!

Each skull is worth a different amount of points (Skull$) with the rarest skulls being worth the most:

  • Green Skull Collectable = 1 Skull$
  • Blue Skull Collectable = 5 Skull$
  • Red Skull Collectable = 20 Skull$
  • Purple Skull Collectable = 50 Skull$
  • Dia de Muertos Skull Collectable = 100 Skull$
  • Dark Ritual Skull Collectable (Black with the star) = 666 Skulls

As well as finding Collectable Skulls there are also other ways to gather Skull$ points:

  • Submitting an entry any of the Halloween Competitions = 50 Skull$
  • Harvest an animal in TGT = 1 Skull$
  • Harvest any animal shot in the Skull (TGT only) = 5 Skull$
  • Harvest a Werewolf = 25 Skull$

This year, there are some great prizes to be won:

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  • 1st Place: Trophy, 12 Months membership and ‘Wolfsbane’ Crossbow pistol.
  • 2nd Place: Trophy, 6 Months membership and ‘Wolfsbane’ Crossbow pistol.
  • 3rd Place: Trophy, 3 Months membership and ‘Wolfsbane’ Crossbow pistol.
  • 4-10th Place: Trophy and 700em$.
  • Anyone who gets over 666 Skull$: Hunting Tower (Bare Wood), Halloween Face Paint and one pack of Silver bullets.

The competitions this year offer some new challenges:

  • A new competition starts every two days.
  • Each competition only lasts two days except for the competition “Werewolf Slayer” which is active until the campaign ends.
  • Most competitions only have 5 attempts, one only has 3. This has been done to try and address feedback about making the competitions more fair for casual players.

For those who like to dress up for Halloween, we have this awesome ‘Hockey Mask’ that is sure to make for some great trophy shots!

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This as well as last years t-shirt will available in store for purchase.

There was more information in the last Status Update and that can be found here.

Halloween Stream

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This week, we will be doing a live Halloween Stream, so make sure you join AC and Game Designer Pat. 25/10, 4pm CEST, www.twitch.com/expansiveworlds

Community Discord Server

Discord

We are already nearly at 3000 members in the Discord now and when we do hit that magical 3000 mark we will be doing raffles to give away t-shirts and in game prizes. You have to be part of the Discord to participate. All you have to do to join up, is click here!

Known Issue(s)/Fixes

Scope and zooming issues: We are now happy with the fix we have for this and it has gone out in today’s Halloween patch.

Some Extra Information

For a week from today (Wednesday), Graham and myself will be at Twitchcon in San Jose. So if you are going to the convention, keep a lookout for us and make sure you come say hi!

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 (and last week’s) Winners

Moose

The first ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this nice Moose!! It was shot by ‘Violator31’ and scored 212.079! I thought the unique pose and trophy shot was nice!  If you are wondering what many consider a trophy Moose, it is anything over the 200 scoring mark.

Red

The Second ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this great Red Deer!! It was shot by ‘StrongBeaver’ and scored 273.152! A very nice trophy shot.  If you are wondering what many consider a trophy Red Deer, it is anything over the 250 scoring mark.

Bison

The first ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘InstinctiveArcherfor this Albino Bison, with a nice score of 113.367, Congrats!

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The second ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘Scrubje’ for this Melanistic Bison, it also had a nice score and just slipped into the Super Rares Gallery!

Free Rotation

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This week Werewolf, Alpine Ibex and Feral Goat are free to hunt, good luck!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

I hope everyone is having a good week! This week’s real life hunting video is great, nothing but raw footage and a lot of hard hunting. I have a lot of respect for this hunter! So, again remember it shows real hunting footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Tropical Tent and Trapper Tent

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Have you ever thought to yourself “it would be great if there was a tent that had some proper tropical camo”? Well today is your lucky day! The ‘Happy Camper – Sneaky 3D Tropical Camo’ tent is now available in store! You can buy it here.

 

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Also for a limited time we managed to wrestle the ‘Trapper Tent’ from Doc and it is now out of his shed and available for purchase!

Halloween 2018

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For the next few weeks we are going to ‘Park’ the vehicle discussion and focus on Halloween!

Last year was so popular we thought instead of trying to change the theme up, why not stick with what we had last year, give it A LOT of polish and make it bigger and better than ever?!

You guys have asked for more information faster, so let’s give it a try this time and see how it goes!

  • The Event will start on Wednesday the 24th of October, so you have two weeks to get ready.
  • This year (following community feedback) the Werewolf is huntable and also comes in a rare variation, both can be taxidermied.
  • The Werewolf has both score and weight variations and will have its own section in the leaderboards.
  • New animations and AI improvements have been made to the Werewolf, he is even more scary than last year and if he smells you… well, you better be faster than he is!
  • There will be two new weapons that can be used to kill the Werewolf, one brand new Wolfsbane Crossbow Pistol and one new Wolfsbane .308 Handgun variation.
  • The Wolfsbane .308 Handgun and a pack of Silver Bullets can be unlocked by completing a new mission pack.
  • If missions are not your thing, the new Wolfsbane Crossbow Pistol and a pack of Silver Bolts can be won by placing in the Halloween competition.
  • The Crossbow Pistol will also have an additional standard skin, that can be purchased in the store. Unlike the Wolfsbane skin, this version will take standard ammunition rather than the Silver Bolts used for hunting the Werewolf.
  • Additional Silver Bullets/Bolts will need to be purchased/acquired.
  • Both new Wolfsbane weapons will be usable after the event with standard ammunition, but won’t be available in the store.
  • We have added new collectables and there is lots of new Halloween content to be found.
  • For the Halloween enthusiasts, we also have a new mask you can purchase.

Community Discord Server

Discord

We are already nearly at 3000 members in the Discord now and when we do hit that magical 3000 mark we will be doing raffles to give away t-shirts and in game prizes. You have to be part of the Discord to participate. All you have to do to join up, is click here!

Known Issue(s)/Fixes

Scope and zooming issues: We have some good news, we have found the issue causing the problems with the scopes and binos. We are putting the final touches to the fix and will roll it out as soon as we are happy with it!

Some Extra Information

From this Friday until Monday the 22nd I will be on leave. New Zealand finally got steam power, so my parents set off 4 months ago on-board a steamliner to come and meet their grandson for the first time.

Graham and AC will be handling all the day to day tasks in my absence and you should not even notice I am gone.

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 Weeks Winners

Nockedup

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this Huge Mulie!! It was shot by ‘Nockedup’ and scored 243.937! If you are wondering what many consider a trophy Mule Deer, it is anything over the 200 scoring mark.

Mallard

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘Treedwellerfor this Brown hybrid Mallard duck, with a great score of 1492.662, I really liked this trophy shot!

As an extra bonus and a little bit of fun, live on stream last week. I managed to bag a rare that I thought I would only ever dream about, an Albino Red Fox.

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It did not score high, in fact it was only 14.826, but I am super happy nonetheless.

If you missed the stream and want to see what an Albino Fox looks like in action, you can check it out here.

Free Rotation

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This week Coyote and Red Deer are free to hunt, good luck.

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Not a big Status Update today, but we do have some new Bobcat related things to talk about. Lots of people enjoyed the video I shared last week, so I have decided to include another, let me know if you would like it to be a regular thing! So here is the video, again remember it shows real hunting footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK Here.

Bobcat Mission Pack and Scent Spray.

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Today we release Bobcat missions and Bobcat Scent Spray into the EHR.

The Bobcat missions are here to stay and will be a nice addition for the mission runners to get their teeth into. You can find the mission pack here.

The Bobcat Scent Spray is used just like the Lynx Scent Spray and will be a great addition to your hunting toolbox. Remember to have it facing the correct direction before using it :P.

New Transport

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So last week we gave you an image of the undercarriage, here is your third clue!

Community Discord Server

Discord

We have re-launched the Official Discord Server with lots more channels, including text channels where you can all talk! This should make it a lot easier to find other players who want to go for a hunt. We have also set it up for Community Content Creators to be able to show their videos easy, as well as promote up and coming streams. This will now also be a place we will be posting official information.

Last week we have also added a new section for Fan art, Memes, Real life hunting and Photography. To join up, click here!

Ask a Developer!

Currently on our Facebook and Instagram you can ask the Developers some questions. Once a week, one question will be selected and answered by a member of our team, all you have to do is find the post that has the above image and then leave your questions in the comments.

Today’s question comes from thomas__s_0417, who asked on Instagram “Will the hunter classic come out on Xbox one??”

This week’s question will be answered by Producer Beth!

“At present we have no plans to bring Classic to Xbox One. Classic is a complex game with many features and a lot of depth, so it would probably require changes to our existing controls and interface to adapt them for hand-held controls and console devices. For now, we want to invest that time into improving the current game on PC for our existing fans.”

Make sure to head over and let us know what you would like to know. A friendly bit of advice is to make sure they are questions, “I want to see X’ Is not a question and makes it hard for anyone to answer.

Known Issue(s)/Fixes

Scope and zooming issues: Players have reported that after using scopes or optics, different aspects of player controls have been freezing up, we are currently investigating this issue. If you are experiencing this bug please send us your feedback as we aren’t yet able to reliably reproduce the problem (which makes it much more difficult to fix).

What’s bugging you the most?

We are still working on the list and working out which ones are achievable to fix. Once we have a more solid list, we will let you know what you can expect in the near future.

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 Weeks Winners

Muley

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this MONSTER Mule!! It was shot by ‘HighPlainsDrifter’ and scored 243.858! If you are wondering what many consider a trophy Mule Deer, it is anything over the 200 scoring mark.

Goose

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes toArdillamente’ for this Bald Leucistic Canada Goose, a very nice harvest and a great Trophy Shot!.

Free Rotation

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This week Bobcat and Mule Deer are free to hunt, Loggers Point has never looked so good!!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

How is everyone’s week going? Today’s Status Update is a smaller one, however Graham just shared with me the most amazing bow hunting video I have seen in ages, and I just have to share it with you guys! Be warned though it does contain real hunting footage, so if you prefer to keep your hunting fix virtual, DO NOT CLICK here: Video.

New Transport

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So last week we gave you an image of some camouflage, which was from one of the paint jobs that are available on the vehicle, here is your second clue!

Community Discord Server

Discord

We have re-launched the Official Discord Server with lots more channels, including text channels where you can all talk! This should make it a lot easier to find other players who want to go for a hunt. We have also set it up for Community Content Creators to be able to show their videos easy, as well as promote up and coming streams. This will now also be a place we will be posting official information.

This week we have also added a new section for Fan art, Memes, Real life hunting and Photography. To join up, click here!

Ask a Developer!

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Currently on our Facebook and Instagram you can ask the Developers some questions. Once a week, one question will be selected and answered by a member of our team, all you have to do is find the post that has the above image and then leave your questions in the comments.

Today’s question comes from alex_the_tazy_artist, who asked on InstagramFavorite reserve on Classic?

Today I thought it would be fun to ask some of the team! Here are their replies!

Josh : “Whiterime Ridge, it’s really pretty”

Patrick: “Timbergolds, hands down”

Linus: “Hirschfelden, or however you spell it :P”

Beth: “Bushrangers Run, I love the wide open space and barren look”

Martin: “Hemmeldal, it reminds me of my cabin in northern Sweden”

Henrik: “Piccabeen Bay, because of the Water Buffalo”

Greg: “Hemmeldal for life”

Make sure to head over and let us know what you would like to know. A friendly bit of advice is to make sure they are questions, “I want to see X’ Is not a question and makes it hard for anyone to answer.

Known Issue(s)/Fixes

Scope and zooming issues: Players have reported that after using scopes or optics, different aspects of player controls have been freezing up, we are currently investigating this issue. If you are experiencing this bug please send us your feedback as we aren’t yet able to reliably reproduce the problem (which makes it much more difficult to fix).

What’s bugging you the most?

We are still working on the list and working out which ones are achievable to fix. Once we have a more solid list, we will let you know what you can expect in the near future.

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 Weeks Winners

Moose

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is MONSTER MOOSE!! which was shot by ‘Gostwind ’ and scored 224,528! If you are wondering what many consider a trophy Moose, it is anything over the 200 scoring mark.

Bison

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes toCaptainTomLV’ for this Melanistic Bison a very nice harvest, congratulations, a great Trophy Shot!.

Free Rotation

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This week all Duck species are free to hunt, look our Rougarou Bayou!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

How is everyone this week? It looks like people are managing to get to grips with the Lynx, which is great news!

Mid-September Madness

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Mid-September Madness is now underway!

This week there is a good chance at least one of the competitions takes your fancy. Not only do we have 5 different competitions to select from, they are also all tiered, so you will only be competing against hunters of similar hunter score.

The tiers look like this:

  • Hematite 0 – 999
  • Bronze 1000 – 9999
  • Silver 10 000 – 24 999
  • Gold 25 000 – 49 999
  • Diamond 50 000 – Up

Every competition and every tier has great prizes and very nice trophies to be won:

  • 1st – 600em$
  • 2nd – 450em$
  • 3rd – 300em$
  • 4th – 100em$
  • 5th – 50em$

And these are the competitions:

  • Mid-September Madness 2018: Tiny Nightmares: Foxes, Ptarmigans, Rabbits, Pheasant, Turkey, Bobcat, Lynx (Ptarmigans, Pheasant and Turkey must be airborne). – Combined Heaviest Weight
  • Mid-September Madness 2018: Mid-sized Mania: Goats, Sheep, Coyote, Grey Wolf, Red Kangaroo (All must be Unspooked). – Combined Heaviest Weight
  • Mid-September Madness 2018: Big n’ Easy: Banteng, Water Buffalo, Bison, Bears, Wild Boar, Feral Hog (Within 30 Meters). – Combined Heaviest Weight
  • Mid-September Madness 2018: Best Bucks: All Deer and Elk (Males only, One Shot). – Combined Highest Score
  • Mid-September Madness 2018: Quackathon: All Ducks and Geese (All airborne). – Combined Highest Score

As well as all these competitions, all species are free to hunt until Thursday the 27th for guest users and we have some great sales on. So make sure you check the competitions tab here, and the sales here.

Good luck all!

Eurasian Lynx

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Last week we set the Lynx free into the hills of Hemmeldal and it looks like everyone is having a good time trying to bag one or two.

What do we know about the Lynx so far?

  • The top score so far is 11.445.
  • Most of the hot spots for Lynx are located in the western hills.
  • One rare variation is melanistic, two have been shot so far. Are there more?
  • A combination of callers/spray has the best chance of luring them in.

If you are after some more hunting advice or have some to offer, you can join our discussion here.

So far two melanistic Lynx have been shot;

The first was actually ’Bato Stevanovic’, but due to some issues not being able to post the trophy shot, was pipped to the post by lisarob, both are very nice harvests, congratulations.

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Bato Stevanovic with his melanistic Lynx

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Lisarob’s melanistic Lynx.

Also the new animal interaction was captured on film by Andhii and you can see it for yourself here. Pretty awesome to see it in action!

New Transport

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Nearly everyone knows that some transport is on the way to the EHR. Above is a first look hint at the vehicle.

I want to let you all know that we are committed to making sure that this maintains balance within the game and will not affect anyone else’s game play. Lots more details to come, but I just wanted to put players minds to ease a little.

Community Discord Server

Discord

We have re-launched the Official Discord Server with lots more channels, including text channels where you can all talk! This should make it a lot easier to find other players who want to go for a hunt. We have also set it up for Community Content Creators to be able to show their videos easy, as well as promote up and coming streams. This will now also be a place we will be posting official information. To join up, click here!

Ask a Developer!

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Currently on our Facebook and Instagram you can ask the Developers some questions. Once a week, one question will be selected and answered by a member of our team, all you have to do is find the post that has the above image and then leave your questions in the comments.

Today’s question comes from Caleb Isaac, who asked on Facebook Is there any way you could make the internal ballistics on game more realistic? For instance, high shoulder shots with a firearm. In real life the bone breaks and massive amounts of energy are sent to the spine and lungs, but in game it just counts as a shoulder blade hit, and doesn’t really do any damage.

This question will be answered by our Game Designer, Patrick, here is his reply!

“Hey Caleb,

Great question, I can tell you must have a lot of real life hunting experience. This would be an amazing addition to the game, however it would take a lot to implement such an improvement to the game and our game engine has some limitations that might hinder us from doing it justice. It’s always a fine balance getting the correct amount of realism into the game, as well as trying to work out what features are worth spending the time on to develop.”

Make sure to head over and let us know what you would like to know. A friendly bit of advice is to make sure they are questions, “I want to see X’ Is not a question and makes it hard for anyone to answer.

Known Issue(s)/Fixes

.22 ‘Plinkington’ performance issues: Fixed, please let us know if any of the other rifles feel drastically different after last weeks changes to ballistics.

Scope and zooming issues: Players have reported that after using scopes or optics, different aspects of player controls have been freezing up, we are currently investigating this issue. If you are experiencing this bug please send us your feedback as we aren’t yet able to reliably reproduce the problem (which makes it much more difficult to fix).

What’s bugging you the most?

We are still working on the list and working out which ones are achievable to fix. Once we have a more solid list, we will let you know what you can expect in the near future.

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 Weeks Winners

BBugs

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this Eurasian Lynx which was shot by ‘FR_Bugs’ and scored 11.124! It is too early to determine what a trophy Lynx is yet, hopefully after a few months, we will be able to tell!

Roe

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes toOskar4358’ for this Albino Roe Deer with a massive score of 227.822, congrats! Great Trophy Shot and an entry into the Super Rare Gallery.

Free Rotation

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This week all species are free to hunt and this will last until Thursday the 27th of September.

Have a great week all,

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