Phoenix Labs just released the latest content update for its flagship game Dauntless, the critically acclaimed Behemoth hunting co-op action RPG. Arriving today is the Boreus, the first Behemoth in Dauntless with the ability to summon swarms of minions to its aid. The Boreus is a frost-powered Behemoth that is best thought of as not a single Behemoth, but as a whole host of creatures – this becomes quickly apparent once it calls upon three distinct minion types to assail unsuspecting Slayers. Those who hunt the Boreus will need to employ new tactics and strategies to secure a kill.
Boreus also heralds the launch of Hunt Pass Season 3: Overgrowth, as Dauntless continues to expand in the lead up to launch. Arriving alongside the Behemoth, this new seasonal event runs from March 13 to April 16 and gives Slayers the opportunity to earn a full set of Farslayer gear, including the first-ever transmog for the Ostian repeaters. Emotes, epic flares and other rewards dot both the Elite and Basic Hunt Pass tracks as well.
Phoenix Labs pulled back the curtain in a new developer video that goes in-depth on everything in today’s patch, along with a few things just on the horizon. Check it out here.
Phoenix Labs is also hard at work on cross-play support for its console releases. Expanded friends lists, matchmaking and more are all underway in service of bringing the “One Dauntless” vision to life on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Epic Games store platforms. Dauntless will now be launching on all three platforms in summer of 2019. This new launch window amends the previous April launch target, giving Phoenix Labs additional time to polish gameplay, stress-test for scale, and complete additional features in time for launch on console and the Epic Games store.
Additional changes coming in today’s patch include a completely revamped UI for Slayer loadouts that enables easy swapping of armor, consumables and cells on a single screen, as well as updated attacks and combos for the Hammer weapon class that enable new, vicious attack options. This is part of an ongoing effort to rework and refine existing systems in Dauntless for launch, ensuring the experience is fresh for new and existing players alike.
For more information about the Boreus and Hunt Pass Season 3, please visit the official Dauntless blog here.