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