Game Update – New Fur Variants

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Howdy hunters!

Just a quick one this time. We’ve added some new fur variants to 5 animals to expand the variety and add realism. Some are common, and some are rare. The animals with new furs are:

  • Alpine Ibex – a new color variation called ‘Dark’. It is much darker than the existing Common.
  • Moose – a new color variation called ‘Light’. It has a lighter back and face color.
  • Mule Deer – a new rarity called ‘Dilute’. It is similar to the existing Albino, but with a lavender shade.
  • Water Buffalo – a new color variation called ‘Grey’. It is much lighter than the existing Common with a Grey shade.
  • Feral Hog – first of all, we’ve expanded the existing Common color variation with two more options – Red and Black. We also added a new color variation called ‘Belted’ with 2 options (Red-White and Black-White). And finally, we added 3 more options to the existing Piebald (Blonde-Black, Red-Black, and White-Black). Please note that we also decided to increase the amount of Piebald to increase the realism (as it is not rare in real life), so it is not as rare as it used to be.

We also implemented two suggestions we got from you after the recent Mission UI overhaul:

  • Automatically activate missions for Favorites only.
  • Improved the filtering system (mostly the search by Reserve).

And the last but not least – one more improvement:

  • Any banned players automatically disappear from all Leaderboards (Event, Competition, Season, Community League) as we want to remove any memories of the cheaters.

Grab the update HERE on Steam.

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Game Update – Mission UI Overhaul

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Howdy hunters!

We really wanted to check something off our backlog for this release, so we’ve overhauled the Mission UI on the website and the launcher. There are still some tweaks to come, but here are the highlights so far:

  • You can now Activate All missions with the click of button.
  • Automatically activate new available missions while playing in-game.
  • Filters. Lots of filters. Reserves, Weapons, Species, by section, and a handy search bar if you want to hunt say “deer” in general. Mix and match to narrow down exactly which missions you can take on right now or set yourself up to plan for a long day in a single reserve.
  • Favourite Mission Packs by clicking the star icon at any stage, whether you’ve started or completed them. You can unfavourite by clicking the star again or leave them marked for your next reset.
  • Missions and Packs now appear in alphabetical order within each section.

That’s all for now, let us know how you’re finding the new UI.

Grab the update HERE on Steam.

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Update Fallow Deer+

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Howdy hunters!

We’ve got a fair bit in the update this time, but don’t despair, it’s not that chunky:

The new content
– Fallow Deer Mission Pack.
– Fallow Deer competitions to be added into rotation of regular competitions.
– Fallow Deer antler sheds.
– Fallow Deer and Axis Deer Daily Missions added to rotation.
– Some Sneaky 3D outfits missing the backpacks and scarves have been completed.
– Community League reward jackets are visible in the store now.
– New functionality to purchase Trophy Poses directly in-game instead of tabbing to the Store (if you don’t own some).
– One more Tutorial.

That’s all for now. We’ll keep it coming.

Grab the update HERE on Steam.

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Game Update – Fallow Deer

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Howdy hunters!

The moment is here at last. Fallow Deer are live on Hirschfelden, where you will find them all over the map.

Trophy Poses and Scent Spray are available, with the Reindeer Rattle now becoming a Deer Rattle that attracts Fallow bucks as well as Reindeer bulls. Look forward to the Fallow Deer Missions and competitions soon.

As always, please report any bugs to us so we can quash them quickly.

Check out this video from HooCairs to get a leg up on your hunting.

For those of you hoping we’ll tell you what’s releasing next, after this experience, we’re never doing that again. Doc was right, it’s better to maintain an air of mystery.

Grab the update HERE on Steam.

Happy Hunting!

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Game Update – New Tutorials and Bug Fixes

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Howdy Hunters,

Happy release day! We’ve got a small update for you today, there’s been something else taking up a lot of our attention. Let’s not point fingers at a certain obtuse deer.

✅ We’ve added two new tutorials added  – Bow/Xbow + Tree Stand and Snow Geese + Retriever – where you can test every Bow and Crossbow and get a feel for fowling respectively.
✅ Plus a few bug fixes:

  • Sometimes there was a delay in communication with a server which caused 0.2 seconds of wound time for instant kills, which reduced the Harvest Value – it is fixed now.
  • The Confirm Kill screen was showing incorrect information about the reward for birds shot on the ground – fixed now.
  • A few minor fixes for existing missions and competitions.

Grab the update on Steam!

Stay tuned, more coming very soon.

Happy hunting!

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Game Update – Harvest Screen and Tweaks

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Howdy Hunters,

We got plenty of requests after the skulls update and decided to make a small patch with these fixes before the whole team leaves for a well deserved holiday:

✅ The Harvest window has been updated to get rid of the need for any spin menus. You can now tax, trophy shot, or sell from that single Harvest window, and see the amount of gm$ you’ll get from selling. Taxidermy is still confirmed on the next window in case of misclicks  Note that you can still do the Delayed Taxidermy as usual. Did you know that if you do a Delayed Taxidermy during the hunt, it still counts as Immediate?
✅ The Bleached skulls have been whitened a little more according to requests from the community.
✅ A few competition and mission description fixes to keep things running smoothly.

Grab the update on Steam!

Well, that’s all for now. Happy Hunting!

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New Tutorials

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Howdy!

When we monitor our communication channels (Forum, Steam, Discord, Facebook, and others) we’re so proud of how kind and helpful our community is (another huge thanks for that!). Any new player gets proper suggestions and advice instantly. On the other hand, we felt guilty we weren’t so helpful ourselves, as Classic is quite difficult for new players. Therefore, we decided we needed to do our bit too, and we started with re-doing the Tutorials from scratch. For now, we are glad to present two brand new tutorials to you: The Basics and Tower Usage, to be followed by a few others which are in progress and will be added later. We hope it will help our new players understand the game’s hunting techniques better and grow our beloved community!

Please note that this update is bigger than usual due to some small internal changes that have caused Steam to recalculate a few extra files… We’ve done what we can to mitigate the size but unfortunately, we can’t reduce it any further.

Grab the Update HERE on Steam.

Happy hunting!

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From the Community

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Howdy Hunters!

Our update this time is focused on our community. A few months ago we asked you to come up with some bundles you’d like to see in the store for the 3 Reserves that didn’t have any Loadouts (Timbergold Trails, Whiterime Ridge, and Piccabeen Bay) and to submit some competitions that you’d like to see run. The bundles are available in the store, and the comps are being introduced as we finish testing them.

✅ Check out the Loadouts on the Bundles page in the store
✅ We’re starting with two extra community comps per week (Mondays and Wednesdays) and we’ll be adding more to the schedule as they’re ready.

As usual, let us know if you come across any problems with the fixes.

We’ll be back soon with more, look forward to it!

Grab the Update HERE on Steam.

Happy hunting!

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Game Update – Axis Deer Update

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Howdy Hunters,

The Axis gets its first update today, so grab it while it’s hot! The update includes:

✅ 3 new color variations (‘Dark’ only for males, ‘Orange’ only for females, ‘Piebald’ for both genders). ‘Dark’ and ‘Orange’ are color variations, ‘Piebald’ is a rarity (in addition to ‘Melanistic’ and ‘Albino’).

✅ Axis Deer missions pack

✅ Axis Deer comps are ready and included in the competition schedule with their first appearance on the 18th.

Bug fixes:

✅ explanations added to the scoresheet (only for new harvests)

✅ fixed an animation when the Axis Deer rotated to 180 degrees and back

✅ added Axis Deer achievements to Steam

✅ Axis Deer equipment can now be easily saved to the loadout

If you can’t wait to see the new colors, check out this video from HooCairs for a sneak peek.

Grab the update on Steam!

Until next time, happy hunting!

 

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Game Update – Bug Fixes and QoL

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Howdy Hunters!

Small release this time with some QoL fixes, bug fixes and a few bundles to tide you over. Look forward to the next big release!

✅ We’ve changed the way the Daily Missions behave after the streak break. Daily Missions automatically activated after the streak break which made the Resume Streak a broken feature. Now the Daily Missions will remain inactive until players choose to activate the new streak or resume the last one.
✅ “Recruit a friend” has been slightly updated. Sometimes it did not work properly and we fixed that. We also changed few item rewards to avoid repetitions, as well as added more clear explanations of how the referral system works.

Few regular missions fixes:

✅ ‘Fair Shake of the Sauce Bottle’ – conditions fixed to work properly
✅ Whiterime Ridge Travel Missions – coordinates for some places were fixed in descriptions to be more precise

We also added few bundles to the store based on the community suggestions:

✅ Silenced Geese Bundle for Snow Goose hunting
✅ American Duck Bundle for American Black Duck hunting
✅ Predator Bundle for small to large game

Seriously, look forward to it.

Grab the Update HERE on Steam.

That’s all for now!

Happy Hunting!

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