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

RME

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

Pretty Boy

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

Dog comp

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

RME

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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Status Update

Hello Hunters!

I’ll be covering for Mat again with this Status Update whilst he continues to enjoy some quality time with his newly-expanded family, if you didn’t send your congratulations yet feel free to go and say hi in our forum thread here

Otherwise please read on for some info on the goings on both recently and in the near future!

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The EHR is soon to get that bit classier as it’s filled with dashing ladies and gents wearing this new beautiful herringbone tweed hunting outfit. Not only does this outfit guarantee to get you the best table in any post-hunt restaurant you visit, but it also provides extra camouflage when hunting deer or rabbits. Jolly Good! Look for the “English Hunting” items in store.

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.

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.

This Weeks Winners
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This week’s Rare of the Week goes to “Essacksumra” for this beautiful piebald blacktail! With such a nicely composed trophy shot this one just about nudged out some other excellent contenders to take the win.  Final scoring was 78.111.


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And our Trophy of the Week just HAS to go to this whopper (seems weird to use that descriptor for a Roe Deer) of a trophy!  “Vanndy” took themselves straight to the top of the leaderboard with solid score of 261.027, Big congrats to you!

Free Species Rotation
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This time around you can take your pick between wild boar or reindeer.  Best of luck to all of you!

Fixed Issues With Hunter Score After .300 Merge

The issue known as the” missing HunterScore due to the merge of the .300 rifles” was resolved last week. The servers should at this point have recalculated all scores, if you continue to notice something appears off please do let us know!

Summer is Coming!

Those of you who’ve been around a while will know that Sweden has pretty awesome employment laws when it comes to vacation, and we also have about two weeks out of every year to actually see the sun.  As such, things will start to slow down a little over the next weeks as people start to head away for some well-earned R&R, we’ll have a full studio shutdown for the last two weeks of July in fact. So don’t panic if things seem a little slow, we’ll be back filled with new energy and raring to go!

Thanks for reading, and see you all next time!
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Status Update

Hello Hunters,

I hope you are all having a good week, today’s Status Update brings everyone the final information regarding the 2018 Football Jamboree as well as some information about other events players can look forward to over the summer break!

 

theHunter: Classic Football Jamboree 2018

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The Football Jamboree is an event like none other on the calendar year and it is easy to participate!

This year there are two competitions, the ‘Main Event’ and ‘theHunter Football Jamboree League’.

The ‘Main Event’ is directly influenced by the FIFA World Cup and all you have to do is head to theHunter Store and purchase the pants that represent your favorite team or teams. Then if your team wins the FIFA World Cup, you win this lovely ‘Golden 10 GA Lever Action Shotgun’:

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The top 3 positions all come with a nice trophy and they are ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Bronze’ respectively:

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‘theHunter: Classic Football Jamboree League’

This event is our very own, around the world competition. Over the course of the FIFA World Cup there will be 8 different competitions that are reserve specific, each competition lasts for 4 days and your highest scores combined from each animal species on the reserve is your competition criteria. Each competition has its own unique trophies, which are also reserve specific. Here is a look at the Trophies from the Hirschfelden Comp:

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Waaaaaaay more information about both competitions, as well as score sheets and all the teams for the ‘Main Event’ can be found in this post HERE in our forum.

 

Midsummer Competition 2018

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On top of the Football Jamboree, we are also going to be hosting the annual ‘Midsummer Event’, which runs from June the 20th to June the 25th. That is 5 days of even more competitions, sales and a very nice mission pack to look forward too. Even though we are thin on the ground due to holidays, we are still bringing you the content! More details will be available next week.

 

Albino Ambition #2

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This wraps up the last week of this competition, they appear to have been much harder to find than the Whitetail or Moose variations… I guess that’s why they call them ‘rares’!

This weeks winner:

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‘Nockedup’, for this very nice Mule Buck! A nice trophy shot and with a score of 138.936 it gives it a great visual boost as well!

GDPR Regulations Changes.

You might have noticed 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 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)

Barrel/Bait Sites. Investigation has commenced and we will update with more information when we have it. Please continue to provide your input on the bug forums as we are having difficult replicating this issue. The more information we have the sooner we will have a fix to you!

Gun Wobble in Towers. We think this one has been squished, we are putting it through the testing phase. As soon as we are happy, we will add it into the next patch.

Projectiles not registering after 500m. We are currently investigating, we know why it is happening, we just have to work out how to fix it.

Deployable Targets Not Rendering beyond 220m. We are confident that we have this one nailed as well. As soon as we finish the testing it will be added to the next patch.

Fast Traveling Ropes. We are confident that we have this one nailed as well. As soon as we finish the testing it will be added to the next patch. You can expect a very healthy patch in the near future.

 

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

Moose

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this monstrous Moose which was shot by forum user ‘Nathan112244’. It has a massive score of 225.307, congratulations! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Moose, it is anything over the 200 scoring mark.

Sova

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to ‘Sova’ for this double rare picture. One Piebald and one Melanistic Elk! I do believe that is an entry into the super rare gallery, congratulations!

 

Free Rotation

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

Have a great week all,

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Status Update

Hello Hunters,
Yesterday was National Day of Sweden and the whole country was out in the sunshine enjoying themselves. But it was also the reason the Status Update is on Thursday this week. So no more delays… let’s dive into that information!

Deployable Targets

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These new additions have been out in the store for two days now and we are getting some very nice feedback from the community, almost as nice as the feedback you receive when shooting those bells, “DIIINNNNNG!”
So how do they work? Here is a run down on everything you need to know:
All Deployable Targets and Shooting Mats are deployed with the same functionality as any other deployable item in game. All Mats and Targets spook animals when placed. The reserve limit for Mats and Targets is 30.

Shooting Mats:

  • To use a mat, approach it and once the option appears, press ‘E’ and follow the prompts in the radial menu.
  • While on the mat you will not consume ammunition, all shots will be registered on the scoreboard (in Multiplayer only) and you can not shoot at animals.
    While on the mat a player can not walk or run, but can enter any firing stance (Standing, crouching and prone).
  • Firing from the mat will spook animals.
  • The shooting mats remove foliage when placed on the ground, this has been done to assist with a clearer field of vision.
  • We wanted to make this as flexible as we could for users to create competitions, so shooters do not have to be bound to one mat. You could in theory set up a shooting course. For example a competitor could start at mat ‘A’, have to shoot 3 targets, with 3 bullets in ‘X’ amount of time. Then run to mat ‘B’ and shoot the next lot of targets with whatever house rules have decided and then move to… etc.
  • Only the host can clear the scoreboard.
  • To leave a mat, simply press the ‘E’ button again.
  • There are 3 different variations to pick from, all provide the same function.

Animal Targets:

  • There are 3 animal silhouettes you can pick from, a Rabbit, Deer and Bear.
  • Each animal type comes in three different colour variations, White, Black or Black with a Red Outline.
  • There are no difference in functionality between the colour variations, we triedto provide a range that would work in different environments. We also understand that everyone’s eyes work differently and we hope that these variations help to cater to these needs.
  • Each animal scores different points when hit in the red bell (Rabbit 7, Deer 5 and Bear 3)
  • If you are close enough, you will get a very satisfying ‘Ding’ noise to confirm you have hit.
  • To free people up from FPS drop, bullet holes will always show if you hit the bell. But over 120m, the bullet decals will not show anywhere else on the animal models. When testing we found that FPS started to drop quite rapidly the more bullet holes we retained at distance. Never fear, the long range (field) targets show bullet holes at any distance and on the animal targets you can still actually see the projectile impact.
  • Hitting the target in the bell will give you shot information in the bottom right corner, points and distance.

Field Targets:

  • There are 6 different target variations to select from.
  • The more rings a variation has, the more points can be scored when shot.
  • The smallest being 1,2,3 and the largest being 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, depending which ring you hit.
  • The targets are on a swing arm, meaning they rock back when hit.
  • These targets are designed for the longer shots, but also add more variation into the scoring of any competition that is set up.
  • If you are close enough you will hear the impact on the target, “DING”.
  • Hitting the target will give you shot information in the bottom right hand corner, points and distance.

The Scoreboard:

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  • Can be accessed by pressing ‘F3’ in multiplayer games.
  • Only a host can clear the scoreboard of scores.
  • Total Score: A players’ total score that has been accumulated by shooting Targets.
  • Total Shots: The total number of shots taken while on a Shooting Mat.
  • Efficiency: Your average score worked out on how many shots have been taken.
  • Accuracy: What percentage of shots have hit the targets.

If you have not had a go with them yet, we will be hosting an open multiplayer game today live on stream and you can come and try to out shoot me :) …. Should be easy!

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theHunter: Classic Football Jamboree 2018

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Next Thursday this amazing event kicks off, last Thursday on stream we revealed the ‘Golden Gun’ that everyone can win, and this year it is the popular ‘10 GA Lever Action Shotgun’. If you would like to see it in the flesh you can check out the replay here, skip to 6mins 45seconds to check out the ‘Golden Gun’ and stay around longer if you want to see the Deployable Targets in action as well!

Next Wednesday the full event details will be available to everyone in the Status Update and in the forums. But my tip would be to start googling which teams are the favorite to win the 2018 FIFA World cup.

 

Swedish Holidays and ‘Swewis’ (Skip if you read it last week)

We are now entering Summer for the Northern Hemisphere, this means the holiday period is soon here for most countries. Stockholm is a ghost town throughout July and August as Swedes go and let out a years worth of bottled up emotions and stress on other countries around the world. If you would like a little tongue-in-cheek look into Swedish Culture this video sums it all up pretty well.

But anyway how does this affect you guys??? Well hopefully it doesn’t, but it is worth mentioning a few things to consider:
We will have a much thinner team here over the two months. We have staggered out holidays amongst the team, so we always have people here, however our bandwidth will be a lot smaller.
Status Updates will become Bi-weekly.
Our Support team will always be available, but with a reduced team size, response times will be slower than normal.
We still have an action packed summer planned with lots of fun events and some very nice releases!

What is a ‘Swewi’ you are asking? Well if a baby is born that is half Swedish and half Kiwi, that is what you end up with, a ‘Swewi’! My partner Jenny and I are expecting a baby boy, he is due on the 24th of June and so at any time or day shortly I will have to take off for a month. We are both very excited as this is our first child and while I think I am mentally prepared for this… I know I never really will be, exciting times!

 

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. 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:

Albinoam

gr1zzly1 for this very nice BlackTail Buck! Congrats. A very nice trophy shot! Next week is your last chance to win in this competition, good luck!

GDPR Regulations Changes.

You might have noticed 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 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)

Barrel/Bait Sites. Investigation has commenced and we will update with more information when we have it.

Gun Wobble in Towers. We are aware of this issue and believe we have found the issue, after we are happy that it has been fixed, you can expect it in a game update soon.

Projectiles not registering after 500m. We are currently investigating, we know why it is happening, we just have to work out how to fix it.

Deployable Targets Not Rendering beyond 220m. This one is a little bit more complex to solve, but it will happen. A work around, until it is solved, once a target has been brought into render, it will stay. So you can either walk up to within 200m of the targets, or put a tent off to the side, halfway down the range and then walk back up to your shooting position. We understand this is inconvenient and frustrating. Sorry.

Fast Traveling Ropes. We are aware of this issue and aim to have it fixed as soon as we can.

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

Hifisch

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this nice Willow Ptarmigan which was shot by Hifisch. It has a great score of 806, congratulations! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Willow Ptarmigan, it is anything over the 700 scoring mark.

silvertip

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to smiledmeteor443 for this Silver Tipped Red Fox, scoring 9.125. An amazing trophy and a very nice trophy shot, congratulations!

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,

Since the last update, I can hardly see you all now, lucky I have my nice new spotting scope…ahhhh my Mum thinks I am funny!

In today’s Status Update, we will be starting to take a look at the summer plans for theHunter: Classic, this includes up and coming competitions and addressing the holiday period here in Sweden!

 

theHunter: Classic Football Jamboree 2018

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Two years have passed just like that and it’s nearly already time for the 2018 FIFAWorld Cup! Now I must say, Football, or Soccer as it is called in New Zealand, is not as big a deal to most people as Rugby is, but this competition really excites me because of the layout and fun ‘Round Robin’ style of the event.

The event will kick off on Thursday the 14th of June, which gives you two weeks to start planning your strategy to ensure you secure yourself the the ‘Golden Gun’. In 2016 it was the ‘Royal Bullpup’. The gun this year is equally as nice and if you tune into the stream on Thursday, you will get a first-hand look at it.

Closer to the event we will release the full event rules and details set out for the 2018 competition. But the main part of the event consists of purchasing an item of clothing that represents your team or teams of choice. The first year it was caps, 2016 saw players wearing shirts and this year if you own the pants for the winning team in the end, you will win the ‘Golden Gun’. All the pants are heavily discounted before the games start, with the discount gradually reduced as the World cup progresses, which is where people’s strategies will come into play. Will you buy all the pants from the start? Will you purchase the pants of 10 teams you feel have a shot? Will you wait until the finals and just buy both teams pants? Maybe you know your country will win and you just purchase the one pair of pants! To give you some more history of the event you can read more details from the 2016 Event here and the 2014 Event here. It is worth mentioning again that the 2018 rules may differ slightly and these past links should be used as a guide, so you get an idea of what you can expect from this year’s event.

As well as the main event, there will be Bi-Weekly competitions and a mission pack available for everyone to partake in. I am looking forward to it…Though I am not sure which team I will support this year??? “Heja Sverige”(Go Sweden)!?

 

Swedish Holidays and ‘Swewis’

We are now entering Summer for the Northern Hemisphere, this means the holiday period is soon here for most countries. Stockholm is a ghost town throughout July and August as Swedes go and let out a years worth of bottled up emotions and stress on other countries around the world. If you would like a little tongue-in-cheek look into Swedish Culture this video sums it all up pretty well.

But anyway how does this affect you guys??? Well hopefully it doesn’t, but it is worth mentioning a few things to consider:

  • We will have a much thinner team here over the two months. We have staggered out holidays amongst the team, so we always have people here, however our bandwidth will be a lot smaller.
  • Status Updates will become Bi-weekly.
  • Our Support team will always be available, but with a reduced team size, response times will be slower than normal.

We still have an action packed summer planned with lots of fun events and some very nice releases!

What is a ‘Swewi’ you are asking? Well if a baby is born that is half Swedish and half Kiwi, that is what you end up with, a ‘Swewi’! My partner Jenny and I are expecting a baby boy, he is due on the 24th of June and so at any time or day shortly I will have to take off for a month. We are both very excited as this is our first child and while I think I am mentally prepared for this… I know I never really will be, exciting times!

A New Associate Community Manager

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This is a great chance to introduce our new Associate Community Manager, Ann-Charlotte, but you can call her AC for short! She is great fun to work with and brings even more energy and enthusiasm to the team, I am sure she is going to fit in amongst the community very well! AC will be mainly working on COTW, but while I am away you can expect to see both AC and Graham active in the forums and handling all that precious information that everyone craves. Anyway here is a nice intro from AC herself and you can meet her live on stream tomorrow.

“Hey everyone!

My name is Ann-Charlotte, but you can call me AC. I am your new associate community manager that will work with Matt and Graham on theHunter-titles. I’ve been playing games for long as I can remember (a LOT of Half Life Deathmatch with my friends during my teenage years) but love a wide range of game genres. I’ve also spent several summers at the Polish countryside, staying at my mother’s friend’s hunting residence, where hunters from Poland and Germany went to hunt boar and deer – which somehow contributes to a nostalgic feeling when I’m playing the game. Before I joined the team I studied a bachelor of arts in media and communication studies, where I also wrote my final thesis about Sheva Alomar in Resident Evil 5. I’m super excited to be a part of your community! :)”

 

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. 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:

Albinoamb

Hogtracker for this very nice Mule doe! Congrats. Nobody has shot a male of either species yet, who will be the first?

GDPR Regulations Changes.

You might have noticed 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 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 Weeks Winners

Ibex

The ‘Trophy of the Week’ is this nice Alpine Ibex which was shot by zacht180. It has a great score of 262.603, congratulations! If you are unsure of what many consider a trophy Alpine Ibex, it is anything over the 260 scoring mark.

Goose

And the ‘Rare of the Week’ goes to Columbo for this brown leucistic goose, scoring 4587.683. An amazing trophy and a very nice trophy shot, congratulations!

 

Free Rotation

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This week’s free rotation, which changes tomorrow, lets our guest hunters test their skills against all Ptarmigan Species. Good luck and have fun!

Have a great week all,

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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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