Those frugal gamers that are looking for something new to play next week will be in luck, as the free-to-play Dauntless will launch on May 21st. Inspired by Monster Hunter, Dauntless will launch on PC, via the Epic Game Store, along with PS4 and Xbox One. Developers Pheonix Labs are also planning to bring the game to the Switch and mobile devices in the future.
PC players have been able to play Dauntless for a while now, with the game entering an open beta phase around this time last year, but next week will be the first time that Dauntless is available on consoles. Again, it’s inspired by Monster Hunter and games of that type, as you and up to three friends gear up to hunt massive monsters. As you kill monsters, you get better loot so you can hunter harder monsters, and so on.
Many players have called Dauntless a more simplified version of Monster Hunter, but considering the game is free-to-play, that can only be a benefit. As a free-to-play game, Dauntless also utilises Battle Pass-esque monetisation, with the fifth Hunt Pass season scheduled to launch at same time as the full game. Purchasing the pass will set you back around £8. Pheonix Labs are also promising improved crafting, a “Mastery” system and a campaign overhaul for when the game launches. Will you give it a download? Sound off in the comments.