This article was curated from Game Life and Dante Uzel provides a great overview of the new popular game Dauntless. This article was first published on May 27, 2019 and as of May 28, 2019, Dauntless has over 6 million players.
Dauntless is the new kid in the town, and the game has just passed the 5 million players mark.
Dauntless Passed 5 Million Players
Phoenix Labs might have released a gem called Dauntless. Dauntless is a free-to-play game and takes place in a post-apocalyptic universe where a cataclysmic event tore up to the world apart. This event released monstrous creatures called Behemoths trying to end humankind. Players have to fight these giant creatures. While hunting, the game plays as a third-person action game; the player uses a combo system to attack the creature while monitoring their own health and stamina gauge. Such hunts can take upwards of twenty minutes of in-game time to complete. The game can be played both as a single-player or cooperatively with up to four people.
History and Gameplay
Phoenix Labs is created by former Riot Games employees. The game is heavily influenced by World of Warcraft and Monster Hunter. Playing with up to 4 players offers an amazing Co-Op experience. Players are able to loot these monsters and access higher gear. Players will be on a floating island before trying to find Dauntless (name for monsters). You can go around to finding monsters, but they can also use a lantern to point. If a player finds the monster they can send a signal flare to mark the location.
When you manage to kill the Behemoth in Dauntless, players can loot the parts. Weapon and armor shops can buy or upgrade your items before your next hunt. The Orb system is a useful tool in the beginning. Sometimes you do not need the parts to upgrade, and sometimes in-game currency is enough to upgrade your gear. This allows players to experiment with different upgrades rather than being punished for choosing something wrong and being stuck with it.
Dauntless was expected to be released in 2018. However, several problems lead the game to be released a week ago. But the player base is growing fast. Already passing the 5 million players mark which is an amazing achievement for this game. Dauntless developers, Phoenix Games, also announced the microtransactions in the game will be limited to cosmetic items and temporary boosts.
Here are some more details about the game.
Is Dauntless a free-to-play game?
Yes, it is. Dauntless is free-to-play across all platforms. Dauntless is available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.
Is Dauntless Cross-Platform?
Yes, Dauntless is one of the few games that does offer cross-platform gaming across all platforms. So you can play with your friends even if you are not on the same platform.
Dauntless Required System Requirements
GPU: Nvidia 660Ti (DX11) or equivalent CPU: i5 SandyBridge RAM: 4GB OS: Windows 7 DX11 Support Hard drive: 15GB of storage space
GPU: Nvidia GTX 970 (DX11) or equivalent CPU: i7 Haswell RAM: 8GB OS: Windows 10 Hard drive: 15GB of storage space
For more information head to Polygon's Dauntless beginner’s guide article.
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