Dauntless Leaving Early Access This Month


The free-to-play game Dauntless is finally launching out of early access on PC, PS4, and Xbox One this month. Phoenix Labs announced that the game will officially launch version 1.0 on September 26, alongside a new seasonal expansion called Aether Unbound.

The Aether Unbound update will bring a new weapon called the aether strikers, Hunt Pass, and a new Dire Behemoth “Tempestborne Stormclaw” to hunt. It will also introduce a new bounty system, giving you a new way to get experience for your hunts. The studio notes that it has more updates already in the works, and has laid out a public roadmap for future updates. The game is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with a Nintendo Switch release coming this year.

“Since launching on console earlier this year, we’ve continuously iterated and improved Dauntless for players worldwide. In Fortune and Glory, we introduced a brand new game mode–Trials–complete with rewards for even the most skilled of Slayers. With Aether Unbound, we’re expanding the world even more with the addition of the Aether Strikers, Tempestborne Stormclaw, the Bounty system and more,” read a note from Phoenix CEO Jesse Houston. “Aether Unbound celebrates the culmination of the last 5 years of Dauntless development, but it is also the next step in our journey together. We have even more exciting content coming soon this year and beyond. More Behemoths, more weapons, more challenges, and more ways to slay.”

Dauntless officially launched on consoles earlier this year, after a lengthy open beta on PC. The game has you hunting down fantastical beasts for bounties and loot, drawing comparisons to Monster Hunter.