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.
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!
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?
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!
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!
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
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!
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.
This week Red Fox and Arctic Fox are free to hunt, good luck!
Have a great week all,