Dauntless is Preparing for Open Beta With a Behemoth-Sized Update

Dauntless will enter open beta on May 24, but before then the team figured they'd release another major systems update for players to get their hands on.

on April 26, 2018 2:59 PM

Dauntless is going to be entering its open beta on May 24 and, without pumping the breaks, the team over at Phoenix Labs have designed the new Seeking the Horizon update, that will add a progression system, exotic armor and weapons, a reputation system, and more that will release on May 2.

The update also mentions the advent of the “Dauntless Evergame,” which is a system that will seek to add to the longevity of the game by highlighting the game’s story and adding something akin to Monster Hunter‘s High Rank in the form of hunts with unique modifiers and Alpha Behemoths that will reward players with exceptional gear which can be transmogged after that.

Speaking of gear, these exotic weapons and armor will have their own unique attributes and abilities and will be sure to make you stand out in Ramsgate.

For more information on the upcoming updates, check out the full blog post here.

While all of these updates are rolling out on May 2, players who have played in the closed beta will have their characters wiped. Don’t fret if you’re one of them though as participation in the closed beta will net you a unique in-game reward. Then, players who play between the May 2 reset and the May 22 reset will be able to climb reward tiers to get some more in-game rewards unique to their contribution to the game’s development.

It’s important to note that if you haven’t purchased a Founder’s Pack, which granted you access to the game early and came with some rewards, the window is closing as the Supporter’s Pack will be replacing before the open beta. But don’t worry, because despite these barriers to entry now, the game will be completely free-to-play both when the open beta launches on May 24, and when the game launches later this year.

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Noah Buttner is a staff writer at Dualshockers. He specializes in textual and visual analysis and is based in New York, where he recently obtained a degree in Journalism from Stony Brook University.