Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Surprise!… A Status Update on Monday. Why you may ask? Well I was sick last week and had promised a good Status Update, so I hope this makes up for it. But really, this is a very special week and all going to plan, this Wednesday you will be getting your hands on the following huge game enhancements… Wait was that a plural? Yes that is right, there are two new big enhancements this week!

 

Extended Render Range

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Some of you guessed it after the first hint had gone out, I really must work on making the hints harder! But yes, I feel very privileged to be presenting to you all the new and improved ‘Extended Render Range’, or ERR for short!

320m Is now the maximum distance you will be able to see in a horizontal plane. We are aware that a portion of our players have computers that run on low graphics settings and to insure their game play is not hampered, we have tied the ERR to the scene complexity setting, no computer upgrades needed! :)

  • If you have a computer that runs on ‘low scene complexity’, you will maintain the current 220m maximum horizontal vision.
  • If you have a computer that runs on ‘medium scene complexity’ you will get the improved 270m maximum horizontal vision.
  • If you have a computer that runs on ‘high or very high scene complexity’ you will get the full 320m horizontal vision.

Now when I got told about the extended render range being worked on, apparently my face was priceless and I looked like a kid that had just been handed the biggest ice cream ever. After I had calmed down a little bit I said “OO OOO OOO We are going to need better optics and scopes” Because as it is now, the spotting scope only just spots ibex at range and the rifle scopes are pushing the limits at 220m. So here are some new toys that I for one can’t wait to use.

30x65mm Spotting Scope

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This addition is going to be a must, boasting an impressive 30x65mm zoom, spotting animals at these new extreme ranges will be a breeze!

 

5.5-22x56mm RifleScope ‘Eagle Mk I’

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This scope has been designed with long distance shooting in mind and has been made to fit the higher Velocity weapons in the game and currently the list is:

 

  • 7mm Magnum Break Action Rifles
  • 7mm Magnum Bullpup Rifles
  • 8×57 IS Anschütz 1780 D FL Bolt Action Rifles
  • 9.3×62 Anschütz 1780 D FL Bolt Action Rifles
  • 9.3x74R O/U Break Action Rifles
  • .30 R O/U Break Action Rifles
  • .45-70 Government Lever Action Rifles
  • .223 Bolt Action Rifles
  • .300 Bolt Action Rifles
  • .340 Weatherby Magnum Bolt Action Rifles

As with any new feature we will be monitoring community feedback, but I am hoping this has got you all just as excited as I am! It is also worth mentioning as another little teaser that deployable targets are in the making, and soon everyone will be able to see how the guns perform over these new ranges. Speaking of deployables….

 

 

Multiplayer Deployables

The second feature to be released on Wednesday is ‘Multiplayer Deployables’, this now means that you can take your favorite deployables, such as treestands or blinds with you and deploy them in anyone’s multiplayer games.

If you get disconnected, end the hunt, or leave the session under any circumstances. Any deployables you have placed in that session get returned to your inventory and can be used again in your next hunt. This also comes with a little warning however, if you are in a users treestand that is not the host and they get disconnected, you get dropped to the ground and might have to make some evasive maneuvers to still shoot that animal that is wandering in. We are looking at a way to improve this, but I am sure you will agree, if you were disconnected, you would want to make sure your treestand was safe and sound back in your inventory!

We will be watching this feature for community feedback closely and interested to see how everyone enjoys it.

 

Albino Ambition #2

We have updated both the Mule and Blacktail Deer Albino skins and if you happen to shoot one of the new ones, make sure you post it here for your chance to win some sweet prizes! It will run for a whole month and we will be picking one winner every week. These seem to be a lot harder to find than the Albino Moose and Whitetail Deer, so if you have shot one, make sure you enter it in the competition, as you have a great chance to win! Good luck!

This weeks winner:

Granti

Granti for this very nice mule doe! Congrats.

 

GDPR Regulations Changes.

In the coming days you might notice some extra notifications in the launcher and website regarding GDPR. Please take the time to read through the information provided, because some policies and agreements have changed.

 

Known Issue(s)/Fixes

Missing Rabbit/Hare sign. We have received reports of ‘roaming tracks’ and other signs missing for all the Rabbit/Hare species, we are looking into it and will have a fix out for it as soon as it is resolved. But just to put your mind at rest, the animals ARE still in the game and can be harvested if shot. (Ongoing Investigation)

Missing Hunter Score. This was caused by both the .300 and .300 carbon being merged by mistake. We are looking into a possible fix and will have more information to you as soon as we have a solution. Sorry! (Ongoing Investigation)

 

Rare and Trophy of the Week

Due to myself being sick last week, we have had a little lag in the competition. But it has started back up already with RudiRR taking out Trophy of the week with this nice Black Bear and a funny trophy shot to boot! It has a very nice score of 23.583.

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Rare of the Week as per usual will be selected this coming Wednesday, so if you have shot a rare animal, it is not too late Enter Here!

 

 

Free Rotation

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The current animals that are available to hunt are Roosevelt Elk and Feral Goats

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This week’s free rotation, which changes on Wednesday, lets our guest hunters test their skills against Coyote and Bison. Good luck and have fun!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Graham here standing in for Mat as he undertakes some essential beard maintenance (facial hair that magnificent takes a lot of work!), as such this Status Update will just be a short mention on today’s store changes, normal business resumes next week!

So, on with the news:

.30-06 Fiesta!

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Cast your memories back to last year’s Summer Fiesta, you’ll remember a very special Forest Camo variant of the .30-06 lever-action rifle which only a few had the opportunity to win. Today it’s been opened up for general sale to everybody!

You can pick up your very own .30-06 Lever Action – Forest Camo from the store now for 550 em$.

As always, our stream kicks off on twitch tomorrow at 16:00 CEST (twitch.tv/expansiveworlds), we are hopeful we have something extra-special to show off this week, but more news will follow on Thursday.

See you then!

 

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Today’s status update will be a little shorter than usual, but next week’s one will be jam packed again, make sure you don’t miss it! This week in Sweden we have a public holiday on Thursday, so if communications appear a little slower, this will be why. Everything will be back to normal on Friday and hopefully you don’t even notice we are gone!

 

2018 Sneakathon Event

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This week we kicked off our annual Sneakathon Event. It runs for 7 days and consists of daily sales, tiered competitions which are free and a brand new ‘Grand Competition’, which has a small entry fee. It is a little optional extra but gives you the chance to compete for much better prizes. All the competitions have some very challenging components to them and I am sure they will be very satisfying once completed. Before we get into the prizes, I would just like to state that the ‘Grand Competition’ is just a trial at this stage. We are closely monitoring community feedback and will also look at the event statistics to see how the wider community liked the event. There has already been some great feedback come in and with the community survey closing today, I am sure we will have even more feedback to consider.

Now prizes!

There will be three different tiered competitions to test your luck, spread across the week and they have the following prize pool:

  • 1st Place – Trophy and 150em$
  • 2nd Place – Trophy and 100em$
  • 3rd Place – Trophy and 50em$
  • 4th-10th Place – Trophy and 25em$

The ‘Grand Sneakathon Competition: The True Silent Hunter’ Competition runs the full 7 days and for a small 10em$ you have a much better prize pool to chance your luck at:

  • 1st Place – Special Trophy and 300em$
  • 2nd Place – Special Trophy and 200em$
  • 3rd Place – Special Trophy and 100em$
  • 4th-10th Place – Special Trophy and 50em$

You can purchase your ticket for the ‘Grand Master Competition’ here and enter all the competitions here.

Here are the very nice trophies you have a chance at winning.

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Good luck all!

 

theHunter: Classic Player Survey 2018

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The 2018 Player Survey is now closed. We had a great response and I am pleased to say that, despite early fears, all the results look normal and we will be adding lots more Ptarmigan species on all of the maps… I am just joking, put that rotten fruit down!

Time to announce the winners of the em$! Multiple entries were removed from the results and winners were decided using a random number generator.

Congratulations to:

  • Baron11
  • ViolynceNox
  • Elrique64

All the em$ have been delivered to your accounts, enjoy.

On behalf of all the team here at theHunter: Classic I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to fill in the survey.

 

Albino Ambition #2

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We have updated both the Mule and Blacktail Deer Albino skins and if you happen to shoot one of the new ones, make sure you post it here for your chance to win some sweet prizes! It will run for a whole month and we will be picking one winner every week. Good luck!

This weeks winner:

Bloopy

Bloopy0123 for this very nice doe! Congrats.

How many Magpie Geese were shot?

In last weeks Status Update there was a guessing competition and people had to enter their guesses over on our forums. There were 35,772 Magpie Geese shot as of 10am CEST last Wednesday and that means our winner is TriRap02 with a guess of 35,000 and a difference of only 772. Well done!

What’s on the Lathe?

 

New Gameplay Enhancement

You have had two clues now and following the recap, you will be able to find the new third clue.

First Clue:

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Second clue:

Hint 2

New Clue:

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Actually you know what… Here is a 4th clue. The new gameplay enhancement comes with a few new items… 😉

 

Known Issue(s)/Fixes

Flickering Scope Bug. We are confident we have found the cause of this bug, it was a tricky issue to locate. As usual we will monitor the community to make sure it has be resolved, this will be patched in the next update.

Missing Rabbit/Hare sign. We have received reports of ‘roaming tracks’ and other signs missing for all the Rabbit/Hare species, we are looking into it and will have a fix out for it as soon as it is resolved. But just to put your mind at rest, the animals ARE still in the game and can be harvested if shot. (Ongoing Investigation)

Missing Hunter Score. This was caused by both the .300 and .300 carbon being merged by mistake. We are looking into a possible fix and will have more information to you as soon as we have a solution. Sorry! (Ongoing Investigation)

 

Rare and Trophy of the Week

This competition has become so popular that we have decided to make it a permanent feature and it’s here to stay for the foreseeable future!

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

Granti

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this MASSIVE Whitetail Deer which was shot by Granti. It has an impressive score of 204,998, congratulations! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Whitetail, it is anything over the 175 scoring mark.

Albinofox

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to Bloop0123 for this Albino Fox, with a score of 17.544. An amazing trophy, one many would class this as a super rare, congratulations and I bet it looks great in your Trophy Lodge!

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation, which changes today, as tomorrow is a public holiday here, lets our guest hunters test their skills against Arctic Fox and Bobcats. Good luck and have fun!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Happy hump day. Today we will be taking a look at the Magpie Goose and what you can expect, from the gear, to the mechanics and everything in between. Then, just to add to the hype, I mentioned last stream that this week I will be dropping a hint as to a HUGE new gameplay enhancement that is nearing the end of its tests.

 

Magpie Goose

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So, last week we introduced the new species that is making an appearance into the EHR, the Magpie Goose. Now they have been released, as they say in Australia you will be able to ‘have a crack at them!’

Now, I had never even heard of these birds before they started talking about them here at EW. So I even had to do a little research on them myself to make sure I knew what I was talking about. If anyone else is interested the Wikipedia entry is worth a little read. These birds actually have a lot of historical significance in Australia and New Guinea.

So how are they going to work in the game?

Like other waterfowl, having a good blind and decoy setup will be the most effective way to hunt the Magpie Goose. However unlike the other waterfowl species in the game, the Magpie Goose can land on both water and land. This will mean setting up a blind and decoys has a new little twist to it, be sure to find an open waterway with a neighbouring open piece of land as well, easier said than done in Piccabeen Bay! Like the other waterfowl species it is possible to come across grounded birds, so keep an ear out for their distinctive calls as you make your way across the map.

There are three static Magpie decoys and one mechanical decoy with animated wings. Each static decoys has a probability of attraction of 1/24 and each mechanical decoy has a probability of 6/24. Whatever combination you decide on for your blind setup, having a value of 24 is the maximum attraction you can achieve. For instance I might have 2 Mechanical Decoys and 12 Static decoys which gives me 24/24 attraction. If I added 5 more static decoys and one mechanical, this would give me 35/24 attraction and I would be better to setup a new blind in another location on the map, as the additional decoys have no extra affect in the area.

Three different callers are available, the ‘Long Range’ caller, ‘Short Range’ and the ‘Flag Lure’. Much like the other waterfowl species the ‘Long Range’ caller or the ‘Flag Lure’ should be used when a flock is spotted as these are designed to increase the chance that birds will break from the passing flock. Once you get some breakers you then need to quickly switch to the ‘Short Range’ caller, this is the final ‘Hey we are over here’ call that is needed to bring the broken birds closer to your decoys and blind, making it easier to shoot them. The more people you have with ‘Long Range’ callers or ‘Flag Lures,’ the higher probability you have of birds breaking, so make sure all your blind buddies have callers on them as well. It is also worth mentioning that the Canada Goose callers have a 50% chance of attracting the Magpie Geese as well.

 

Your retriever is also going to be handy with these birds as you can stay in your blind as he does all the leg work for you and will bring them back in!

As per usual we will not be too specific about the scoring, but like the other waterfowl species, weight is the key factor here and there are some very nice rares out there to be found.

We look forward to watching the community work out the best spots to set up blinds and I am also intrigued to see who manages to shoot the first rare! Good luck and don’t forget to check out the handy bundles which offer good savings!

 

theHunter: Classic Player Survey 2018

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It is that time of the year where we invite you to participate in our annual player survey and you have your chance to have a say in the direction of this amazing game. Just for participating you have a chance to win yourself 1000em$, so don’t miss out! Click here to participate in the Survey.

What’s on the Lathe?

 

New Gameplay Enhancement

I have said since the start of the year that the road map is very exciting and packed full of some awesome features. This is one that had me smiling like I had just won the lottery when they announced it was being worked on, and it has been a highly requested feature from the community for years.

In true theHunter: Classic style, we will be releasing a series of hints up until it’s release. The first hint, well, all I can say is that I had to have a good long think about it to make sure I didn’t give anything away. These clues will be designed to be hard and there will be many smoke screens along the way to try and keep you guessing, the correct clues will always be there, you just might need to look a little deeper than usual. The clues will get easier as we get closer to launch. Here is the first clue:

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.17 HMR HV Ammo

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Next week the wait is over and you will be able to get your hands on this nice little addition for the .17HMR. These rounds will be additional to the current ones and cost no extra if you already own the rifle and if you have a membership they are replenished like all other boxes of ammo.

Ethical list for HMR-HV (currently and subject to change):

  • Arctic Fox
  • Bobcat
  • Canada Goose
  • Magpie Goose
  • Red Fox
  • Turkey

The idea is that you can now utilise the .17HMR more and having the additional ammo, adds another tool to your box while you are out there hunting. Enjoy!

 

theHunter: Live Q&A Dev Session

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Join us tomorrow, 4pm CEST on Twitch for a live Q&A session with some of the Devs, they will be on stream with us, as well as in the chat with you! So write down all your burning questions and we will do our best to answer them all!

WRR Issues

I am pleased to announce that, in our next patch, which is not far away now, we will have what we hope is a fix for the WRR crash. Everything looks good on our end. Thanks so much for everyone’s patience, help and understanding. We look forward to hearing your feedback to ensure the issues have been resolved.

 

Rare and Trophy of the Week

This competition has become so popular that we have decided to make it a permanent feature and it’s here to stay for the foreseeable future!

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

Hirsch

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this huge Coyote which was shot by Hifisch. It has a great score of 58.244, congratulations! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Coyote, it is anything over the 56 scoring mark.

Albinowb

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to moofers152 for this Albino Water Buffalo, which scored 240.805. An amazing trophy, congratulations and I am sure it has other hunters drooling!

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation, which changes tomorrow, lets our guest hunters test their skills against Water Buffalo and Canada Goose. Good luck and have fun!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Oh boy, oh boy! I got the thumbs up today, we can preview the new animal tomorrow live on stream! I am so pumped and hyped for this release, and can’t wait to be able to show you them all tomorrow, more about it later in this Status Update.

 

Reverse Draw Crossbow – Forest Camo

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Today we are releasing the ‘Forest Camo’ Reverse Draw Crossbow, it’s a ‘must have’, not only because of the extra immersion it adds, but because it is a very beautiful, sleek looking variation! Make sure you pick one up today, find it in store here.

 

New Species Revealed!

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As I mentioned above, tomorrow we are going to be previewing the new species live on stream. This time the new species is going to be presented to you in a never before seen preview style, which uses our latest 3rd person camera. This’ll allow you to get up close and personal like never before! It is going to be super exciting and we can’t wait to show you this newest inhabitant of the EHR in all of its glory. Make sure you don’t miss out, tomorrow, 19/4,4pm CEST. Watch here

Now is a good time to have a look back at the previous clues and then take a look at our newest clue, which is the original unedited version of the video you’ve seen previously.  

The image below was your first clue:

Clue 2

The second clue was released as a short video last week which can be viewed on our YouTube account here.

The third clue came in the last Status Update and was this sharpened up image from the video.

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So here it is, the last clue before tomorrow’s stream! It is the original unedited video which should paint a clearer picture as to which reserve the new animal is going to be on, and it also should clear up the blurry ‘Crocodile’ image above 😉 View the last clue here.

Make sure to join in the discussion and head over to our forums, let us know what you think the new animal is!

 

What’s on the Lathe?

Because of the launch of the new species on the horizon, there is a lot to look forward to soon, however talking about them here would be a bit of a spoiler. I should be able share more with you in next week’s SU.

WRR Issues

We have some good news to share with you all, we have been able to reproduce a crash on WRR and now that we have a source to work with, the team is hard at work getting it fixed. Once we have it tested and are sure it is working we will deploy a patch. Thanks so much for everyone’s patience, help and understanding. After it is out, we look forward to hearing your feedback to ensure the issues have been resolved.

 

Rare and Trophy of the Week

This competition has become so popular that we have decided to make it a permanent feature and it’s here to stay for the foreseeable future!

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

Deerman

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this very nice Rocky Mountain Elk which was shot by DeerHooman. It has a great score of 416.373, congratulations! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Rocky Mountain Elk, it is anything over the 400 scoring mark and upwards.

Roe

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to Pupic for this Piebald Roe, which scored 248.775 and qualifies for the super rare gallery on the wiki! . An amazing trophy, congratulations!

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation, which changes tomorrow, lets our guest hunters test their skills against Blacktail Deer and Brown Bear. Good luck and have fun!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters!

It has been yet another fast week, and now that Wednesday is the new Status Update day, I think it goes by even faster! All my mates in New Zealand at the moment are shooting Red Deer in what we call ‘The Roar’. I have seen some absolute spine tingling videos over the last week, check out this video.The patience shown from this hunter to not shoot the deer on the spot is amazing. This should give everyone an idea of how many there are in New Zealand!

 

New ‘.45 Copper Bullet’

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You guys spoke, we listened, and as promised here is the new .45 ammo for the Inline Muzzleloading Pistol. To celebrate the new ammo release, we have the .50 Inline Muzzleloading Pistol on sale until Monday, make sure you don’t miss out!  The new ammo shares an identical ‘Permitted Species List’ as its older cousin the ‘.45 Saboted Bullet’. If you are interested in the exact list you can find it here. If you want to see how it performs, we will be testing it out live in tomorrow’s ‘Lock&Learn’ stream. Plus, rumor has it we will be hosting an open multiplayer game. Tune in 4pm CEST, tomorrow www.twitch.com/expansiveworlds

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New Species

As I mentioned last week, we are not too far away now from releasing a new animal into the EHR. The image below was your first clue:

Clue 2

The second clue was released as a short video on Monday which can be viewed on our YouTube account here.

There have been lots of good guesses coming in, and I think it is time for the third clue. Here is the original blurry Image taken from the video which was actually not the misleading clue 😉

Clue 3o

Here it is sharpened up a little for you and is now the official 3rd Clue.

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To join in the discussion head over to our forums and let us know what you think these clues are about!

 

What’s on the Lathe?

.17 HMR HV Ammo

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The Art has been finished and we are currently ‘putting rounds down range’ to make sure we are happy with its performance. I am sure many will be looking forward to being able to squeeze a little more out of an already good gun.

 

WRR Issues

We are still working on last weeks little breakthrough. But we are still not sure if it is the cause yet, so we are still asking for your help, This thread here https://forum.thehunter.com/viewtopic.php?f=129&t=86246 has been set up for all of your reports. We need:

  • Where does it happen on the map
  • Is it single player, multiplayer or both?
  • Is there a specific thing you do when it happens? (Shooting an animal, harvesting, getting a call etc)

All information you think might help is appreciated and we would love you to post in the thread mentioned above. Thanks so much for your patience and understanding, we can understand it must be frustrating!

 

Rare and Trophy of the Week

This competition has become so popular that we have decided to make it a permanent feature and it’s here to stay for the foreseeable future!

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

189

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this very nice Bighorn Sheep which was shot by Lamphunter. It has a huge score of 189.053 congratulations! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Bighorn Sheep it is anything over the 180 scoring mark and upwards.

Phe

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to Gonetae for this Albino Pheasant which scored 20.277. A very sought after rare, congratulations!

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation, which changes tomorrow, lets our guest hunters test their skills against Roe Deer and Dall Sheep.Good luck and have fun!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters!

Wow that was a fast week! It feels like the last Status Update came out just yesterday. I got excited here in Stockholm this morning because rain is forecast tomorrow. Why is rain exciting? Because it means it’s warming up finally and the snow is melting away! Soon it will be summer, and here in Sweden they like to say summer’s the best day of the year!

 

9.3x74R O/U Break Action Rifle

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I know everyone will be jumping for joy today, not because of all the chocolate that is still in your system. But because this absolute cannon of a weapon has finally been released, and as per tradition there is a complementary competition to go alongside it’s release. After you have purchased it and warmed the barrels up a little. Let us know your thoughts and feedback on it in this thread here.

 

Easter Event 2018

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Just like an Easter egg, as soon as you see it in front of you it’s gone, well at least it is for me!

Thanks so much to everyone that took part! The statistics are in and there was a staggering 104650 eggs harvested! If you can guess the amount of them that were Silver you can win yourself 750em$, all you have to do is write your guess in the discussion thread here. Closest number wins and the competition closes next Tuesday the 10th at 10am CEST. While you are there please let us know your feedback. What did you enjoy? What do you think we could change next year to make it even better!?

Tropical Podge Competition

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Thanks to everyone who participated, we had so many great entries for this competition. I am glad I did not have to pick the winners, because it must have been so hard for the artists to pick only three! However the winners have been selected and in no particular order they are:

Granti

Granti

Shieks

Shieks

Beano8U

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Congratulations to the winners, our artists are now busy adding your photos to the wall of the Tropical Lodge and you can expect to see your images hanging on the wall within the next few patches!

 

What’s on the Lathe?

New Animal

I am pleased to announce that I am now allowed to confirm we have a new animal in the works. But in traditional Classic style, at this stage, we are only going to be offering you a clue, and here it is!

Clue 2

WRR Issues

We might have had a little break through this week with the WRR crash issue, we have found a potential cause and investigation is underway! However we are still asking for your help, This thread here has been set up for all information to be put. We need:

  • Where does it happen on the map
  • Is it single player, multiplayer or both?
  • Is there a specific thing you do when it happens? (Shooting an animal, harvesting, getting a call etc)

All information you think might help is appreciated and we would love you to post in the thread mentioned above.

 

Rare and Trophy of the Week

This competition has become so popular that we have decided to make it a permanent feature and it’s here to stay for the foreseeable future!

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

rd712

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this very nice Reindeer which was shot by Tenbulls . It has a monstrous score of 712.999, congratulations! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Reindeer it is anything over the 580-600 scoring mark and upwards.

Cottontail

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to Ronny1379 for this Leucistic Cottontail, which scored 1449. A very sought after rare, congratulations!

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation, which changes tomorrow, lets our guest hunters test their skills against Feral Hog and Banteng. Piccabeen Bay is going to be busy this week!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Glad Påsk,

Which is Swedish for, ‘Happy Easter’! The sound of chocolate and candy being unwrapped around the office can already be heard and I am sure it will continue well into next week. Did you know that Swedish adults eat more candy than any other nation in the world per year? The average adult eats 17kgs a year and 1.7kgs of that is just over Easter.

 

Easter Event 2018

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This year’s Easter Event starts today and runs until Tuesday the 3rd of April, thats 7 days of competitions, sales and of course two Easter themed mission packs. To participate it is super easy, all you need to do is click on the Easter banner in the launcher or website. This will open up the Event page which will give you all the information you need, it has links to all the competitions, the leaderboard, and you can also activate the missions from there as well!

As well as the daily sales that we have on offer, two items have come out of Doc’s shed, the .22’ Plinkington’ and Snakebite bow, both in the ‘Winter Camo’ variation.

This year we have implemented a tier system for the competitions, so you will be only competing against players of a similar Hunter Score. The tiers look like this:

 

0 – 499 Fledgling
500 – 2499 Beginner
2500 – 7499 Intermediate
7500 – 14999 Advanced
15000 – 29999 Elite
30000 – 49999 Master
50000 and up Ultimate

 

So for example my Hunter Score is 13820 which would mean I am in the ‘Advanced’ tier and only competing against others who are in that tier in the competitions. Each competition gives you the chance to win trophies and em$, and just for completing them you are awarded with 100 Egg$. Here are the nice new trophies that you can win in the competitions.

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The amount of Egg$ people accumulate decide the outcome of the main leaderboard and there are four ways you can get Egg$:

  • Completing any competition gives you 100 Egg$.
  • Each animal harvested during the event gives you 5 Egg$, but any that are heart shot reward you 10 Egg$. On top of this, any of the Rabbit species you harvest automatically give you 10 egg$.
  • Pick up any Easter Egg collectables. Bronze ones are worth 5 Egg$, Silver 10 Egg$ and Gold a massive 25 Egg$.
  • Completing the mission pack called ‘Easter 2018: A Hunter’s Easter Egg Hunt’ also give you 100 Egg$.

Prizes for the Egg$ competition are:

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1st Place = Trophy + 12mo Membership

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2nd Place = Trophy + 6mo Membership

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3rd Place = Trophy + 3mo Membership

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4th to 10th Place = Trophy + 700 em$

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200 Egg$ accumulated = Trophy + Scent Eliminator Mini (10 uses) + First Aid Kit (10 pack) + Camping Supplies (15 uses)

There are two mission packs this year that you can complete. The first mission pack is called ‘Easter Orchestra 2018: The Encore’ and will reward a trophy and a deployable hunting tower. The second mission pack called ‘Easter 2018: A Hunter’s Easter Egg Hunt’ will reward 100 Egg$ upon completion and is designed for the more competitive hunter to take advantage of. Here is the lovely trophy you can get your hands on.

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Good luck to all, I am sure it is going to be an intense week!

 

New Season

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Now that the Piccabeen Bay spotting and scoring issues have been fixed we have started a new season. A clean slate means that elusive 1st place spot has never looked more achievable! Congrats to all the people that placed last season, there were some amazing animals shot and I am looking forward to seeing how this season shapes up!

 

Easter Service Update

Because it is Easter it is a short week here in Sweden, which will mean that any tickets you might submit to support could take a few extra days to get a response back. We will still be monitoring the forums and social media to make sure game play is running smoothly.

 

What’s on the Lathe?

 

New Status Update Day

From now on you can expect the Status Updates to come out every Wednesday. This lines up better with our release schedule and also gives us a chance to give you the heads up about any events that might be starting the following weekend.

 

Weapon Release

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Next week we are releasing another new weapon. The picture should give you a little teaser/clue as to what it might be, I am sure many of you will be jumping for joy!

 

WRR Issues

We have still not been able to reproduce the issues on our end. So we are putting a call out to all our players to provide us with more information please. This thread here has been set up for all information to be put. We need:

  • Where does it happen on the map
  • Is it single player, multiplayer or both?
  • Is there a specific thing you do when it happens? (Shooting an animal, harvesting, getting a call etc)

All information you think might help is appreciated and we would love you to post in the thread mentioned above.

 

Rare and Trophy of the Week

This competition has become so popular that we have decided to make it a permanent feature and is here to stay for the foreseeable future!

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

Roe

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this very nice Roe Deer which was shot by \m/ . It has a great score of 244.814, congratulations! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Roe Deer it is anything over the 200-210 scoring mark and upwards

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And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to Nathan112244 for this Melanistic Coyote which scored 43.224. A very sought after rare, congratulations!

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation, which changes tomorrow, lets our guest hunters test their skills against Cottontail Rabbits and Snowshoe Hare. Nice and Easter themed, to keep everyone in the holiday spirit!

On behalf of all the team here at EW, we wish you all a happy and safe Easter.

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Status Update

Kia ora Hunters,

‘Kia ora’ is Maori for ‘hello’ or ‘hi’, it is pronounced ‘key-aura’ and is a common greeting in New Zealand. Just a little bit of random information to spice your Thursday up! Tomorrow is Friday which means the business week is nearly at a close and we can soon put our feet up and relax! Next week the Status Update will be coming out on Wednesday because of the busy easter schedule, but that means more information sooner 😉 .

 

7x64mm Bolt Action Rifle

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Made for hunters who truly believe in the values of traditional gun craftsmanship. This rifle features a highly durable walnut stock with an ergonomic design providing an extra secure grip when shooting. To summarize, this is widely considered by many the perfect major league all-around hunting rifle. Chambered in 7x64mm it is a must-have for any hunter! You can find it in the store here.

To celebrate the release of this amazing rifle we also have a competition running over the next 6 days which will put you to the test. Enter here.

Tropical Podge Competition

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This morning the competition closed and the art team are now busy trying to pick out the winners. Thank you so much to everyone who participated we had a great response and so many awesome entries, they have a hard time ahead of them picking the winners out!

Winners will be announced in the forum as soon as we have them selected!

 

theHunter: Live

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Well today is the first live competition with the new camera fully operational! I have to say I can’t wait to be able to bring you this new, fun style of competition that is viewer friendly. Hopefully we can make you feel like you are side by side with the contestants as they duke it out. Today sees ronMctube, Jaxy Beard and Flinter battle it out over two hours. The first contest is going to be on Bushrangers Run and they will be competing for highest scoring Feral Pig. The map is set up with 4 tents on it evenly spread out, we will run a draw to determine who gets to pick their starting point first, second and third. The second competition is going to be on Hirschfelden and we will see the competitors hunt after the highest scoring Roe Deer. Both scores added together will decide the final positions and I must stress this is a fun light-hearted competition so we can fully test the camera in a live situation… There is bound to be some comic gold.

 

What’s on the Lathe?

 

WRR Issues

We have still not been able to reproduce the issues on our end. So we are putting a call out to all our players to provide us with more information please. This thread here has been set up for all information to be put. We need:

  • Where does it happen on the map
  • Is it single player, multiplayer or both?
  • Is there a specific thing you do when it happens? (Shooting an animal, harvesting, getting a call etc)

All information you think might help is appreciated and we would love you to post in the thread mentioned above.

 

It’s already Easter?!

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We have had lots of events lately and I am sure everyone has appreciated them. But this Easter we have a little something different compared to the last events. It will have missions and competitions like the others, but this time you will be competing in tiers that will see you up against hunters of a similar Hunter Score. There are 7 tiers and they are:

  • Fledgling – 0 – 499
  • Beginner – 500 – 2499
  • Intermediate – 2500 – 7499
  • Advanced – 7500 – 14999
  • Elite – 15000 – 29999
  • Master – 30000 – 49999
  • Ultimate – 50000 and up

So for instance I have a hunter score of 13820, this would see me in the ‘Advanced’ tier. We are currently working out what happens if you switch tier halfway through the competition, but we are leaning towards the hunter being removed from the lower tier and compete in the higher tier that he has just moved into, obviously while maintaining any progress he has already made.

This will make for some fun competitions and mean that everyone has a better chance to do well. The event starts next Wednesday the 28th and runs until April the 3rd. More details will be released next week in the forums.

 

Rare and Trophy of the Week

This competition has become so popular that we have decided to make it a permanent feature and is here to stay for the foreseeable future!

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

Reddeer

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this huge Red Deer which was shot by LuckyMurph. It has a very nice score of 281.618 and is currently 1st on the leaderboard, congratulations! If you are unsure of what many consider to be a trophy Red Deer it is around the 255-260 scoring mark upwards. So as you can see this blows them out of the water!

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And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to Ardillamente for this Northern Pintail (Mallard Hybrid) scoring 809.191. This is considered as one of the most rare variations in the game is an absolutely beautiful trophy, congratulations!

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Alpine Ibex and Mule Deer. Both are going to require the highest level of hunting skill!

Best of luck out there and I hope you all have a good weekend!

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Well I am back and firing on seven of my eight cylinders… yeah, I think if I was personified into an engine, I would be a dirty old V8, I’m talking something like the 440 Super Commando V8 from the Plymouth ‘Cuda. One of my favorite all time cars! But then I wake up and realise I am a little 4 cylinder, stuck in a traffic jam! Anyway, back to Classic!

 

Top ‘O The Mornin To Ya!

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Today kicks off St. Paddy’s day celebrations with our own event. Like the recent events, it is packed full of daily sales, competitions and of course… POTS ‘O GOLD!!! These collectibles will be needed to complete the themed mission pack. Both the mission pack and competitions have some very nice trophies to work towards. So keep an eye out for the leprechaun*, rainbows and pots of gold and I hope the luck of the Irish is with you!



*I may have meant Bigfoot.. Wait, what Bigfoot?

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and the mission Trophy.

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Tropical Podge Competition

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This competition has only been live for one week and we already have an incredible amount of entries in. It’s pretty clear to see that everyone wants their permanent mark on the wall and who wouldn’t? The competition is open for one more week and closes at 10am CET, Tuesday the 22nd of March. So get those entries in, because any of them have the potential to make it on the wall of the lodge. For more information and how to enter click here.

 

Tropical Forest Dog and Hunter Backpacks

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This week we have released our new Tropical Backpacks for both you and your furry  friend. Both sport the latest in 3D camouflage technology, ensuring that you now both blend into Piccabeen Bay.

 

Sneak Peek

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Come join Graham and myself today as we try out a new item in game and also go and hunt some animals on TGT! 4pm CET today! Watch Here.

 

WRR Issues

We have still not been able to reproduce the issues on our end. So we are putting a call out to all our players to provide us with more information please. This thread here has been setup for all information to be put. We need:

  • Where does it happen on the map
  • Is it single player, multiplayer or both?
  • Is there a specific thing you do when it happens? (Shooting an animal, harvesting, getting a call etc)

All information you think might help is appreciated and we would love you to post in the thread mentioned above.

What’s on the Lathe?

Content Creator Competition

Who is your favorite YouTuber?? Sadly we can’t get all of them in one spot at the same time, this time. But we have managed to get some to compete live on stream next week in a friendly ‘Hunt off’, this time the new spectator camera will be ready to go and it should make for some spectacular viewing! So far confirmed we have Flinter, ronMctube, and Jaxy Beard. The contestants will get to pick their starting spot and they will be after biggest Pig first and then highest scoring Roe deer. Should be fun!

 

Rare and Trophy of the Week

This competition has become so popular that we have decided to make it a permanent feature and is here to stay for the foreseeable future!

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

Red

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this huge Red Deer which was shot by piomarvado. It has a very nice score of 272.256 and must look amazing in the trophy lodge, congratulations!

Stanwt

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to stancomputerhunter for this Albino Whitetail Deer! It scored 103.580, but it is not the score that was important for this choice.  There’s an in-forum joke that has been running for ages with this hunter and his love for all things pure white, congrats Stan!

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Red Deer and Wild Boar. Hirschfelden is going to be a busy map this week!

Best of luck out there and I hope you all have a good weekend!

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