It has been an extremely busy summer here at IllFonic. The Predator: Hunting Grounds team has been bringing free updates, patches, and paid DLCs every month since our launch in April – and we’ve been doing it all from our homes. I could not be prouder of this team! A highlight for me has to be continuing Dutch’s story with the tapes and character in May, but that’s just the kid in me who is still excited about making that a reality. Another, less biased highlight has to be the level increase to 150 with the unlockable Elder Predator. And the surprise content drop of the Alpha Predator with NECA… honestly, I am stoked about all the content and hard work that the team has put in, from weapons, to cosmetics, to playable characters.
And we have more! On August 28th, we will be dropping our 2.0 Patch. What does this mean? Well a few things: the game will have some quality of life bug fixes and the highly-requested crossplay with friends will be available. While we had hoped this would be in at launch, we are thrilled to make it happen now.
We want to thank the community for their patience and support while we waded through the technical needs to make this happen. In addition, like every free update there are some great in-game items coming too. The Classic Combistick and Wrist Launcher from the City Hunter content is now unlockable to everyone; there is a large Fireteam Supply Drop including the OWLF Assault Rifle, the Anti-Cloaking Grenade, UAV Scanner, and the Self Revive Syrette; and a Field Locker Update with 3 new Predator Masks, a new Fireteam Ballistic Mask, and other new tints and shaders.*
As a part of this blog post, it was really important to the team that we shared a look ahead at the Free Update and Paid DLC schedule. We’ve seen the posts on social media and in the forums asking when we are dropping a new map and mode. While we cannot share the exact date yet, we wanted to give some transparency to the months you can expect to get these items – the new map and mode will both be in our September update!
And as a reminder, the map and mode are part of the Free Update, they are not Paid DLC. We think the community will really enjoy both, and we have more up our sleeves after these updates – so always come back to the forums and our social channels for updates. We will share all that we can as soon as we can!
Next week we will be revealing what you can expect from this month’s Paid DLC. It is a good one! Until then, see you in the hunt!
*Gameplay required to unlock items, weapons, skins, and classes; cosmetics acquired by randomized drops.