Beast Slayer Dauntless Available Now


Phoenix Labs’ giant beast-slaying Action RPG Dauntless is finally available on consoles today! Dauntless is a free-to-play action game, not dissimilar to Monster Hunter.

Set in a world known as the “Shattered Isles”, Dauntless puts players in the shoes of a newly recruited “Slayer”, this world’s version of Hunters, and tasks them with felling large beasts. A post on the PlayStation Blog goes into more detail about some of the new systems in place now that Dauntless if officially out of Early Access:

Since our announcement last December, we’ve been working hard to add as much new content as we can, including huge additions to progression, new Behemoths, quests, and the Mastery system. We’ve been polishing and fine-tuning the game along the way so PlayStation fans around the world have a great time when they first jump in.

One of the biggest additions to the core game you’ll see at launch is the Mastery system. Dauntless is all about teaming up with friends to take down larger-than-life Behemoths, crafting weapons and armor using their parts to take on harder and more complex Behemoths scattered across the Shattered Isles, and feeling like a total badass while doing so.

The Mastery system invites Slayers to hone and prove their skills across dozens of Behemoth and gear-related cards, earning experience, checking off achievements and unlocking new combat customization options. The system offers both new and seasoned Slayers fresh ways to engage with every weapon class and Behemoth encounter — all combined with long-term goals that net huge rewards. It’s a great way to further your experience in Dauntless while earning awesome loot.

PlayStation Plus members will also have a special set of gear waiting for them in the PlayStation Store (see image below):

Dauntless will also feature what Phoenix Labs are calling the “Hunt Pass”, tiled Hidden Blades.

This season transforms Ramsgate for the Moon Blossom Festival and offers Slayers a huge variety of thematic gear to flaunt their inner assassin. Slayers can work through 50 levels of content across both the basic and Elite tracks, earning cosmetic rewards as well as premium currency along the way.

If you’ve been interested in slaying behemoths, this may be the best time to Live for the Hunt. Clear Skies and good hunting, Slayers!

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