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

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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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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Today’s Status Update won’t be a big one, as I know you would rather be out trying to bag a Lynx than reading what I have to write.

New Species

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The wait is over, today the elusive Lynx has been released into Hemmeldal. As promised there will be a thread setup in the forums for everyone to share their hunting tactics, locations and kills. The aim of this is to work together as a community to help each other out. Think of it like a bunch of local hunters sitting around a campfire talking about sightings and offering tips to each other.

I shared this last week, but here is some information you might like to know:

  • The Lynx can be called using the ‘Jack Rabbit’ Predator caller, new Scent Spray and E-Caller add-on.
  • The new Lynx call for the E-Caller is a one time purchase and will work on all your E-Callers. The call can be selected when you activate the caller options, default key is ‘B’.
  • The Lynx is by design a very rare and elusive animal. They are always going to be in a spawn, but have low population numbers and are very jumpy. This is done to give you a great sense of pride and achievement when you do bag one, as well as to mimic them in real life.
  • I would recommend as a community scouting the maps to find areas where there are Lynx tracks and sharing the information, as well as working out what hunting techniques are working. I have both stalk hunted them and stand hunted them with good results.
  • There is a new mission pack for the Lynx.

Tomorrows stream will be fully focused on the Lynx and we can try and work out how to hunt them together!

New Transport

Some of you caught wind of a new vehicle that is soon to be added into the EHR. We are pretty early into development with it, but we are focusing on making sure that it maintains balance in the EHR and can not be used to exploit the game, while also adding mobility and some additional functionality to the game.

More details to come!

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 James Wallace, who asked on Facebook “VR?”

This question will be answered by our Producer, Beth, here is her reply!

“VR support is not on our current roadmap, although that could be a possibility in the future as VR becomes a more popular mode of play. Today, making a change like this would consume considerable development time, but unfortunately is not likely to benefit the majority of our players. For now, we want to focus our time on changes that will benefit as many players as possible such as fresh new features, and improvements to our existing content. But as I mentioned – as we see VR becoming more popular over time, this could be a good reason to include it in our future plans.”

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

Projectiles not registering after 500m. Today we have released a fix for this and we are confident you will be able to drop animals at even longer distances now. I will be keeping an eye on the leaderboards.

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

Elk

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this Rocky Mountain Elk which was shot by ‘Schlachtwolf’ and scored 406.454! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Rocky Mountain Elk, it is anything over the 400 scoring mark.

Hoocairs

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes toHoocairs’ for this Leucistic Pheasant with a score of 21.476, congrats! Great Trophy Shot!

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Rusa Deer and Grizzly Bear. Good luck and have fun!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

How are we all this week? Has hunting season started yet where you live? I am hoping to get invited back out this year… Perhaps I can get my first Roe deer (which I will definitely share with Graham – This bit may or may not have also been added by Graham)! I know Geese season has started here at least. There are plenty of great videos going around social media, I did not realise Canada Geese had such a high population here in Sweden!

New Species

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Not long now and you will be able to put your hunting skills to the test with the new Lynx. Just a quick recap of some of the information you might need to know:

  • The Lynx can be called using the ‘Jack Rabbit’ Predator caller, New Scent spray and E-Caller
  • The new call for the E-callers, is a one time purchase and will work on all your E-callers. The call can be selected when you activate the caller options, default key is ‘B’.
  • The Lynx is by design a very rare and elusive animal. They are always going to be in a spawn, but have low population numbers and are very jumpy. This is done to give you a great sense of pride and achievement when you do bag one, as well as to mimic them in real life.
  • I would recommend as a community scouting the maps to find areas where there are Lynx tracks and sharing the information. As well as working out what hunting techniques are working. I have both stalk hunted them and stand hunted them with good results.

We will be opening up some threads as well as a competition once these go live, make sure to check the forums regularly

Summer Fiesta 2018

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That sees the end of another great Summer Fiesta event. Congratulations to the winners of the Weightsaver Competition, I am sure the Golden .30R is a very nice trophy to have! Congratulations to everyone else who won the Season Comps, I know there was a lot of fierce competition. We had some enquiries about this year’s missions and I for one was interested to see the results:

  • 3,948 Players started the missions
  • 223 players completed the first mission pack
  • 210 players started the second pack and only 77 finished them
  • 76 players started the third pack and only 35 completed the last pack

So if you are one of these 35 players, congratulations and like I said at the start of the event, that is an achievement you can feel proud of! To celebrate, we have awarded you all with a nice little completion badge.

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Looking at these results, we can see that the first two mission packs might have been a little challenging. Next year we will revise the packs and at least make the first two a little more achievable. Though in saying that… the missions are supposed to be a challenge!

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.

This weeks question comes from  filip_9_, who asked on Instagram “Can we get new vehicle’s?”

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

“That is a ‘Wheely’ good question and the timing could not be better! We are actually currently working on a new form of transport in the game, sadly at this stage I cannot tell you more. But there will be more details coming out very soon, thanks for the question!”

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

Projectiles not registering after 500m. A fix for this is currently being tested and we will release it to you as soon as it passes. We have to run checks for every single weapon in game, so it is taking a little longer than expected.

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

Goose

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this Canada Goose which was shot by ‘J_Birdman’ and scored 8547.562! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Canada Goose, it is anything over the 8500 scoring mark.

Albino Brown

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes toFranek12for this Albino Brown Bear with a score of 20.039, congrats! Great Trophy Shot as well, nice to see the extra effort!

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Red Kangaroo and Bighorn Sheep. Good luck and have fun!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

This week is pretty exciting, as tomorrow live on stream, I get to show you the new Lynx… that is if I can find one!  

Summer Fiesta 2018

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Today see’s the end of the Seasonal Competitions and the last animal added to the Weightsaver Lottery, which is the Banteng! I have been watching the leaderboard for the weightsaver competition, it has been chopping and changing so much, and only 40kgs separate the top 10. The Weightsaver Lottery ends 9am CEST on Saturday, so good luck to all and I hope you find some heavy animals!

Next week we will try have a little recap and try and look at some statistics from the competitions. Is there a question about the event you would like us to try answer? If you do, leave it in the Status Update discussion thread on our forums. I myself want to know how many people got all three mission packs completed!

 

New Species

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So instead of letting you wait to find out what comes with the Lynx and to ease everyone’s minds, this time I thought we would talk a little about what you can expect.

As you can see from the picture, there is some Urine Spray you can use to attract the Lynx, this will work like all the other Urine Sprays. I am sure the USB stick grabbed your attention more though. Once you have purchased this caller upgrade t automatically adds the new call to your E-Caller,, which you can select after placing your E-Caller. Please note, you need need to have purchased the E-Caller previously to be able to add the call.

How does the Lynx differ from the Bobcat?

Well apart from new animations and it being slightly larger, it also has a new animal interaction, but we are keen to let you guys see these interactions for yourselves… Hopefully we do not see it on tomorrow’s stream! Another key thing about the Lynx, this animal will be very rare, with low spawn numbers and on top of that it is very shy. We have done this on purpose to have a realistic representation in the game and once you bag one of these animals you can feel super proud of yourself. This should also accentuate that real life feeling of bagging an animal and all the hard work paying off!

 

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.

This weeks question comes from Connor Padgett, who asked on Facebook “what would a developer like to see in the game in the future?”

This question will be answered by our QA, Martin, here is his reply!

“Hmmm what would I like to see? If I could wave a magic wand and pick anything, I would love to see some of the deer animations updated, I think that would be really great!

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

Projectiles not registering after 500m. A fix for this is currently being tested and we will release it to you as soon as it passes. We have to run checks for every single weapon in game, so it is taking a little longer than expected.

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

Wolf

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this Grey Wolf, which was shot by ‘Siih’ and scored 16.812! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Grey Wolf, it is anything over the 16 scoring mark.

Albino Ibex

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes togulebule_SVKfor this Albino Alpine Ibex with a score of 177.373 congrats! This is one of the more rarer rares around, a very nice find!

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Sitka and Banteng. Good luck and have fun!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Well it’s that time of the week again, Wednesday, which means a new Status Update! Today we have a quick update on the Summer Fiesta and we also reveal the new species!

Summer Fiesta 2018

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Three weeks down and as we head into the last week, the Summer Fiesta Weightsaver Competition is looking super close, Only 30 kgs separate the top 10 players! Though I am sure some people are playing a little reserved until they see the full species list, so they can maximise their attempts! So I would expect some names to move around on the leaderboard towards the final days and the likelihood of some new ones to pop up as well!

This week the Winter Seasonal Cup starts, which sees hunters go after animals that are found on the colder maps! The highest combined score of your unspooked Sitka Deer, Reindeer and Dall Sheep shot at over 50m (Approx. 164 ft) is your competition entry. Targets must be taken down in one shot. Good luck!

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Summer Fiesta Missions… Not that I have had time, but I am still stuck on the final mission of the second pack! I need to shoot a charging Grizzly Bear in the brain from under 5m. I thought this one would have been easy. But never fear, tomorrow from 10am till 5pm CEST, I will be streaming and trying to tick off the rest of the missions live! As well as trying to complete them live for myself, if you are stuck on a particular mission, let me know in the Twitch chat what one you are stuck on and we can work on it together! The best part about this community is its spirit and helping each other out. So tune in tomorrow from 10am CEST www.twitch.com/expansiveworlds

New Species

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Yes that is correct folks, the Lynx is not too far away from being released into Hemmeldal. Now some of you will be thinking, “Ah, it’s a reskin of the Bobcat”. Well, you would be correct in the fact that both are very similar looking, just as they are in real life (they are actually both members of the same Lynx genus), but we have added new animations, some new animal interactions, and a different way to lure them! I for one am looking forward to bagging one, as they will be rare and elusive!

How well do you know the EHR??

Last week this was won in under an hour of me posting up the picture, and then I thought I had made a harder one on the Friday by making the competition with four images, but that was ticked off with ease as well. So look out this coming friday for an even more challenging one. To ensure more people with different time zones get a fair shot, I will be putting the new images up at 4pm CEST. It’s great to see so many people know the EHR so well!

You can find the competition in our forums HERE.

Known Issue(s)/Fixes

Projectiles not registering after 500m. A fix for this is currently being tested and we will release it to you as soon as it passes. We have to run checks for every single weapon in game, so it is taking a little longer than expected.

What’s bugging you the most?

I just wanted to touch on this to let you all know, your feedback has not gone to waste. We are currently trying to reproduce many of the issues and we are hoping to present to you all many good fixes in the not too distant 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

Goat

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this Feral Goat, which was shot by ‘Anakhazel’ and scoring 378.708! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Feral Goat, it is anything over the 300 scoring mark.

Albino Boar

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes toDilajfor this Albino Wild Boar with a score of 979,809 congrats! As a tip, it looks like the Albino Boars are running hot at the moment, so fill up those feeders and see how you get on!

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Moose and Sambar Deer. Good luck and have fun!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Today’s Status Update is again a shorter one, as the Summer Fiesta is taking the main spotlight. However there is some new stuff that is worth a read!

Summer Fiesta 2018

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Two weeks into the Summer Fiesta and everything is well underway, the third Season Competition starts today, which is the Fall Cup. For this competition you will need a .270, and you need to Lung or Heart shoot one Bighorn Sheep, one Red Deer and one Wild Boar. The highest average weight of all three animals is your competition entry… oh, and you must be lying prone when you pull that trigger. I’ll be giving this one a go myself this evening!

The Summer Fiesta Missions are proving to be tricky for many, but a lot of people have already finished all three sets! If you are one of these people, congratulations! Now the little one is here, I get less time to play than I used to, but I am up to the last mission of Patricks pack. All I need to do is shoot a Grizzly in the brain while it’s charging with a bow or crossbow under 5m. I must have shot 15 now, and I keep missing the brain, one day i’ll make the shot!

The Summer Fiesta Sales are ongoing and there has been a little confusion over them, we have updated the image in the launcher to try make it more clear. But it’s worth mentioning it in here as well, older items are replaced every two days with news ones, so you don’t miss out, make sure check back regularly!

 

How well do you know the EHR??

Do you find yourself talking to fellow hunters and describing an area of a map they should try?

“You know, you go across the river, then there are those two big rocks on the right, well turn left at those and then go about another 100m, it’s a great spot!”

It’s time for a fun little tester for all players. I will take a screenshot from a part of a reserve and it’s up to you to tell me where you think it is. Entry requirements will be a screen shot that recreates my shot, but it needs a little personal touch to it, perhaps you make your dog sit in the picture, maybe you put a blind or tree stand up. You could even have your friend posing majestically in the background. First person to post the correct location with a screenshot in our forums will win 500em$. Here is this week’s picture:

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You can find the competition in our forums HERE.

 

New Animal

Last week we announced that we are working on a new animal, and that it would be entering Hemmeldal. Some people have guessed it correctly, you guys are always sharp, but are you as sharp as the new animal?

 

Known Issue(s)/Fixes

Projectiles not registering after 500m. A fix for this is currently being tested and we will release it to you as soon as it passes. We have to run checks for every single weapon in game, so it is taking a little longer than expected.

 

What’s bugging you the most?

I just wanted to touch on this to let you all know, your feedback has not gone to waste. We are currently trying to reproduce many of the issues and we are hoping to present to you all many good fixes in the not too distant future.

 

Rare and Trophy of the Week

I had a question come to be via PM in the forums last week. “TK when are the Trophy and Rare of the week selected?” Very good question and I thought I would add the information to the Status Update! 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

Sitka

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this Sitka Deer, which was shot by ‘KansasBagh’ and scoring 107.244!! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Sitka Deer, it is anything over the 100 scoring mark.

Black Tail

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes toLor45for this melanistic Blacktail Deer with a score of 185.551 congrats! There is actually a hunter in this photo… can you see him?

I have heard some prizes have not been allocated, can you please send me (Treekiwi) a message in the forums if you are missing some prize em$. I can get it all sorted for you :)

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation lets our guest hunters test their skills against Rocky Mountain Elk and Brown Bear. Good luck and have fun!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

How are we all on this fine Wednesday? Did you know, the hardest part about these Status Updates for me is writing these introductions. I feel like I am in an elevator and make eye contact with someone I don’t know very well, so have to make awkward conversation. Accept, it’s just me staring at a screen and pretending you are all here, looking over my shoulder reading this. Anyway… 😀

 

Summer Fiesta 2018

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Today we start off this years Summer Fiesta, which runs until August the 31st, that’s right, all month long!

So what can you expect from this event?

The main competition is called ‘Summer Fiesta Weightsaver’. A new animal is added every Wednesday and Friday, the trick to it all is that you never know which animal is next on the chopping block. Your heaviest animal from each species is added together and their combined weight is your competition entry. This event is Single Player only.

Here is a look at the main prize from this competition, the top three people will come away with this amazing .30r.

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And some very nicely themed trophies!

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The second part to this event are weekly competitions that are season themed (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter), these ones can be completed in either Multiplayer or Single player and run Wednesday to Wednesday Weekly. As well as em$ there are some very nice trophies that you can win.

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Missions

This event is notorious for hard mission packs and I personally think that a player that manages to acquire all three badges this year, should have maximum bragging rights. I am very interested to see how everyone gets on and how many people manage to finish them all. We have tested them all here and they are all achievable… we understand they might not be everyone’s idea of fun, but a lot of the community enjoy a good challenge. This year you have to work your way through all the packs, starting at the ‘easiest’ Fire pack and ending at the Insanity pack. Here are the badges you can win!

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Good luck to everyone, remember to keep breathing and count to 10 when those missions become a little infuriating. As a little bit of fun, I was talking to Flinter this morning and he was saying that he didn’t think Zaggi had the skills to complete this years missions… shots fired, watch this space!

For more details and to join the discussion Click Here.

 

The Big Five

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What an amazing event, we managed to get 2000 entrants exactly and 752 people managed to get a score on the board. Over 2.5million kgs of digital animals were harvested and this was only every players heaviest weighing animal, not all animals that were shot… imagine what that number would have been!

Again we have to thank both theHunter Italy and Fiocchi Munitions, it has been a pleasure working with you both and the amount of positive feedback we have received from the community has been overwhelming.

A list of the top 300 competitors can be found here and a huge congratulations must go to the winners and everyone that participated. I nearly have all the winners details sorted now and I expect to be able to send the prizes out tomorrow!

 

New Item

It is time for your next clue regarding the soon to be released item. The first clue was

“I am trying to think of a hard clue that you can’t just put holes in with ease…. I think that will do.”

And your second clue is “2+1”

 

Known Issue(s)/Fixes

Projectiles not registering after 500m. A fix for this is currently being tested and we will release it to you as soon as it passes.

Golden 10 GA not displaying in gun racks. We are working on a fix for this and it will also be addressed in an upcoming patch.

Issues with German pointer and Scent hound. Issues with the Scent Hound tracking behaviour have been resolved in the latest patch.

Turkey and Motion Predator Decoys. This bug has been fixed in the latest patch.

 

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 Weeks Winners

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The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this Rocky Mountain Elk (on the right), Geeman1820 went for a hunt with Flinter and managed to get this great Rocky Mountain Elk, scoring 413.269!  If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Rocky Mountain Elk, it is anything over the 400 scoring mark.

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And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes toHawkeyefor this Albino Banteng with a score of 103,209 congrats!

 

Free Rotation

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

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

I will try keep today’s Status Update a little shorter as it looks like most of you are deep into ‘The Big Five’ comp.

 

The Big Five

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Well, only three days into this competition and we already have nearly 1400 players signed up, which is truly amazing and it is great to see such a good response from the community.

If you have not entered, there is still plenty of time left to get signed up and have a chance at the very big prize pool. Sign up can be found here and more information, including how the very nice prize pool can be claimed, can be found here.

Again we have to thank both theHunter Italy and Fiocchi Ammunition (Updated Website) for getting involved, this is shaping up to be a very nice collaboration and hopefully opens the door to future collaborations with more of the community.

 

Summer Fiesta 2018

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If you are already thinking about being disappointed next week because ‘The Big Five’ will have ended, we have you covered with this years ‘Summer Fiesta’. The event starts next Wednesday and runs for a full month!

More details will be posted next week in the forums and the Status Update. But in short you can expect:

  • 5 competitions
  • Hard mission packs
  • A weapon prize

 

New Item

Some of you like the guessing games and some of you don’t, but there is a new item coming out soon, this item has been stated previously as ‘Impossible to make’… but just like the newish Extended Render Range, we have once again made the impossible, possible.

I am trying to think of a hard clue that you can’t just put holes in with ease…. I think that will do.

 

Known Issue(s)/Fixes

Projectiles not registering after 500m. A fix for this is currently being tested and we will release it to you as soon as it passes.

Golden 10 GA not displaying in gun racks. We are working on a fix for this and it will also be addressed in an upcoming patch.

Issues with German pointer and Scent hound. Various issues resolved and will be added to the next patch, more details to come.

Turkey and Motion Predator Decoys. Again we have found the cause for the loss of attraction and you can expect a fix in the next patch.

All going to plan, the patch can be expected next week.

 

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 Weeks Winners

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The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this Canada Goose, which was shot by ‘Pretty_Boy’. It has a nice score of 8544.942, a very nice trophy shot, congratulations! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Canada Goose, it is anything over the 8000 scoring mark.

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And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes toNockedupfor this lovely Piebald Rocky Mountain Elk with a score of 327.243, congrats! It looks like Wild Boar, Red Deer and Brown Bears are running hot at the moment, lots of rares being entered!

I have heard some prizes have not been allocated, can you please send me (Treekiwi) a message in the forums if you are missing some prize em$. I can get it all sorted for you :)

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation, lets our guest hunters test their skills against Water Buffalo and Magpie Geese. Good luck and have fun!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

Well I am back, sleep deprived, but you can’t wipe the smile off my face. 10/10 would recommend being a Dad. As many of you know, it’s an amazing experience and words could never do it justice! Mum and Wyatt are doing well and he’s a little champion!

 

The Big Five

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This is potentially one of the most exciting competitions ever to be run here. As you all know we love all our players and we love the communities that have formed around the world. ‘theHunter Italy’ is the Italian community group which has been running 5 years and is run to a highly professional standard, they even have backing from Italian ammunition giant ‘Fiocchi Ammunition’. Fiocchi’s products can be found globally, make sure you check out their English website here. We loved what theHunter Italy were doing and how enthusiastic they are about the game, so reached out to them earlier this year to see if they would like to get involved and collaborate together to form a competition. Not only did they say yes, but they said they would like to create all the virtual trophies and they already had some ideas ready to go, did I mention how professional they are?

So in collaboration with theHunter Italy, their partners Fiocchi Ammunitions and theHunter: Classic I am proud to present to you all ‘The Big Five’.

When: 0900 CEST, Monday the 23rd of July (next week), until Monday the 30th of July (7 Days)

Scoring: Highest Combined Weight of your heaviest Moose, Bison, Polar Bear, Water Buffalo and Roosevelt Elk.

Attempts: 15.

Allowed weapons: All ethical weapons.

Optics: Allowed.

Valid: Single and Multiplayer.

Equipment: No blinds, stands, towers or shooting tripod rests allowed.

Sign up: Signup opens Sunday the 22nd of July at 0900 CEST (24 hours before start) and signup can be found in the competition section of the launcher here.

Prizes:

  • 1st, Trophy and 1000em$
  • 2nd, Trophy and 750em$
  • 3rd, Trophy and 500em$
  • 4th, Trophy and 400em$
  • 5th, Trophy and 300em$
  • 6th, Trophy and 200em$
  • 7th, 100em$
  • 8th, 50em$
  • 9th, 50em$
  • 10th, 50em$

 

Here is a little sneak look at what you can expect for the amazing trophies that have been made by Italian community member ‘baluuto’, they have been inspired by the wood types that can be found from the different reserves that the animals can be found on. I have been informed that this one is just a teaser and the final ones will be even better, great work!

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We also have a package coming in from Fiocchi which is filled with clothing and items from their official shooting team. Sizes will be limited, but Items will be handed out to the top placings and on future live streams, more details to come!

 

Football Jamboree 2018

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Well what an amazing World Cup! I have to say I started not so interested in Football and ended quite the fan, so many upsets and big teams knocked out. Congratulations to France for winning, Croatia for a very well respected 2nd and Belgium for a well deserved 3rd. All trophies and the Golden Gun have been handed out now and I have seen some nice videos on YouTube showing it off!

 

What is bugging you the most?

We have a thread open currently in our forum where you can have your say about 3 bugs, that to you are a priority to get addressed! Make sure you have your say here!

 

Pointer Perfection

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Such a great competition and boy did we have some nice shots entered!

But without further ado, here are the winners!

1st place: Ravenous_fox

Very nice composition and a rare to top it off.

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2nd place: RidgeBack69

With a nice shot and some humor that had me spit out my coffee!

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3rd place: Zycho

This photo has very nice composition and I liked the ‘life likeness’ of the shot!

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Congrats to the winners and a big thanks to everyone else that participated.

 

Known Issue(s)/Fixes

Barrel/Bait Sites. Squished

Projectiles not registering after 500m. A fix for this is currently being tested and we will release it to you as soon as it passes.

Golden 10 GA not displaying in gun racks. We are working on a fix for this and it will also be addressed in an upcoming patch.

Issues with German pointer and Scent hound. Various issues resolved and will be added to the next patch, more details to come.

Turkey and Motion Predator Decoys. Again we have found the cause for the loss of attraction and you can expect a fix in the next patch.

 

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 Weeks Winners

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The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this huge Rocky Mountain Elk, which was shot by forum user ‘Andhii’. It has a massive score of 436.301, putting it at #1 on the leaderboard, congratulations! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Rocky Mountain Elk, it is anything over the 400 scoring mark.

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And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘TheNightOwl’ for this lovely Piebald Whitetail with a score of 163.935, congrats! There really were so many great trophy rares this week, it was so hard to pick one.

I have heard some prizes have not been allocated, can you please send me (Treekiwi) a message in the forums if you are missing some prize em$. I can get it all sorted for you :)

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation, lets our guest hunters test their skills against Cottontail Rabbits and Snowshoe Hare. Good luck and have fun!

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters!

Welcome to another Status Update, and the last one from me a little while in fact.  Next week Mat will return from his time away and he’ll continue to keep you all updated whilst I disappear for some rest and relaxation for a couple of weeks.

As I’ve mentioned (a few times now!) this is a slightly calmer time period for us in development terms due to holidays and the like, but we still have plenty to talk about here!

First up…

It’s Coming Home!

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Yeah…sorry about that headline, maybe I’m showing some bias?!  There’s just a few days left before the end of the World Cup, and more importantly the end of our Football Jamboree!  We’ve just three teams left in the running, France, Croatia, and England, by the end of tonight it’ll be down to two, France and Engla…well, we’ll wait and see. 😉 Best of luck to your chosen team coming in a winner (as long as it’s England) and you hopefully winning a pretty sweet limited edition 10 GA shotgun.  That damascus barrel, gorgeous!

Don’t forget that you can see our full Football Jamboree run-down here

Aaaand on the topic of football…

Show Your Colours!
We’ve dusted off a whole load of football goodies from previous years and they can currently be found under the “Events” section of our store here We have caps, shirts, and of course this year’s pants all for the taking!

COMPETITION – Pointer Perfection

Dog comp

Last week we introduced you to the latest addition to our line-up of canine hunting companions in the form of a German Pointer.  Now it’s time to put him/her to work!

This competition is quite freestyle and offers lots of space for interesting entries, simply put we want you to share an image of you out on the hunt with your new “best friend”. We’ll be judging on the following:

  • Aesthetics – Does it look good?
  • Uniqueness – Maybe your pooch lead you to an albino or a monster buck?
  • Creativity – Maybe you showed something “unique” in your composition?
  • Storytelling – Maybe you want to do a short (emphasis on short, just a few paragraphs max) write-up of your adventures?

So, plenty of ways to make your entry stand-out this time around, so no need to get concerned if you aren’t normally the artistic type! As is typical for most of our competitions of this type, please do not edit any pictures, they should be taken in-game using only our existing filters etc.  Don’t forget to link to a hunting log if your picture is showing off a particularly large trophy!

Post your entries here.

Aaaand again with another perfect segway…on the topic of dogs:

Pointers on your Pointer – An Instructional video

Our wonderful art team have taken the time to put together this handy tutorial video to guide you around the talents and inner workings of the German Pointer.  There’s a lot of useful info that applies to all of our dog breeds, so it’s worth a look!

Sneak Peek – Community Competition

I thought I’d include a little hint as to what we have coming up soon.  Our wonderful Italian theHunter community have regular competitions in partnership with an Italian ammunition manufacturer, Fiocchi Munizioni (you may have seen us wear some of their merch goodies on the stream in the past). Now they are opening up a special event for our entire community to take part in!

This one is going to be extra special with some awesome physical prizes to be won in addition the normal em$ prizes you’ve come to expect.  I’ll say again, this is a biggie! Watch for more news from Mat next week.

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! 

We were sure to dig a little further back this time around to take into account missing a week with Mat’s daddy leave etc. Also, because I’m feeling generous, this week I picked out two of each category!

This Weeks Winners

Rotw1Rares of course involve a good solid dose of good ‘ol luck alongside your hunting skills.  What’s luckier than starting off your hunt to find an albino Roe parked up right in front of you?! Congrats to you Nathan112244!

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Winner number two is RavenousFox with this beauty of a (white)Blacktail.  That’s a fine looking albino!, and some equally fine dress sense! Final score: 159.293

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AlphaSwan just snuck into this week’s bracket with this cracker of a Gadwall.  With a final score of 1399.965 that’s straight to the top of the leaderboard for you sir!
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Sometimes hard work pays-off, and for XxStrong1xX this tough hunt resulted in the #9 spot of our Boar leaderboard, tallying in at a score of 1244.314

IMPORTANT: Please respond in the forum thread for this Status Update with your in-game nickname so I can get your prize to you.  Just a favour this time to speed things up and stop me digging around to find your original posts again. 😉

Thanks for taking part everybody!

Free Species Rotation

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And to sign out this week’s Status Update, we have this week’s Free Species Rotation, you’ll be able to hunt these license-free from tomorrow

That about wraps-up our Status Update for this week.  Stay tuned for the next one from Mat!

/Graham

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