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Updated: Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Returning As Dutch In New Predator: Hunting Grounds DLC!

Back in March Dutch Schaefer himself revealed that he’d done voice-over work for a new Predator game. Though we’ve all been suspecting it was for Predator: Hunting Grounds, it hasn’t been confirmed until now! Entertainment Weekly has exclusively revealed that Arnie is returning to the role of Dutch for the first time since the original film!

Starting May 26, players will be able to purchase a DLC that allows gamers to play as Dutch, one of the new Fireteam members, while narration recorded by Schwarzenegger will help shed light on what the character has been up to since the events of director John McTiernan’s original film.

 Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Returning As Dutch In New Predator: Hunting Grounds DLC!

At launch Predator: Hunting Grounds came with 20 unlockable OWLF tapes that found Jake Busey reprise his role as Shaun Keyes, and provide some backstory on the events between Predator 2 and The Predator. Those tapes included some details on what Dutch himself had been up to! It sounds like this new downloadable content will also contain new OWLF tapes that Arnie has recorded!

“The premise of it is [Dutch] recorded these tapes since ’87 after the first movie,” says Jared Gerritzen, the Chief Creative Officer at IllFonic who wrote the new Dutch story. “Throughout these tapes, there are those arrows [pointing to] what he’s doing, kind of like safeguards if he gets killed or captured. These tapes are gonna be used to essentially keep his story going.”

One tape, which EW can also reveal, was recorded by Dutch on Sep. 12, 1987. “These tapes are my personal testimony, insurance,” he says, “Should anything happen to me, what I found won’t be lost.”

Dutch’s tapes will be a free downloadable for all, while the ability to play as Dutch will be paid content. You’ll also get early access to the QR5 “Hammerhead” Rifle and Dutch’s Knife which will be available free for all players later in June.

Unlike Keyes’ recordings though, Dutch’s tapes will be unlocked as you rank up, suggesting perhaps an increase in the game’s level cap. Speaking more on the recordings, Illfonic’s Chief Creative Officer Jared Gerritzen pitched the idea of Dutch’s return to Arnie himself!

Gerritzen, a longtime Predator fan since childhood, found himself pitching the story directly to the man behind Dutch. No pressure. Fortunately, he mentions Schwarzenegger was “super excited about what we did with it.” “It’s crazy being able to play him and having him speak those lines. When we recorded the V.O. for him being the Fireteam member, when he would say a line, it just vibrated in the room. The one-liners that he does in movies are so natural to him. Simple stuff, like him saying, ‘reload,’ it’s Arnold!”

 Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Returning As Dutch In New Predator: Hunting Grounds DLC!

Head on over to Entertainment Weekly to check out the rest of the article! Dutch has been noticeably absent from the Predator franchise since the original. He’s never returned to any of the sequels, and Dutch has been held back from overt mentions in the expanded universe. AvP Galaxy previously wrote about what happened to Dutch following Predator, which you can check out here!

Illfonic has also confirmed that further themed character content is on the way, with additional game modes and weapons being released for free!

Rest assured, the content doesn’t stop with Dutch. We have some really fun stuff in store for the community. We have both free updates and paid DLC coming in the months ahead that will keep you on your toes in the hunt and continue to make the game exciting for everyone. With the free updates we plan to introduce new weapons, game modes, and more. We will share more as we get closer to each content drop. For the various paid DLC you will get access to more themed character packs. Dutch is just the beginning!

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  1. Voodoo Magic
    Hot Damn! Updates to the war club, elder sword and more damage to the smart disc! Let's hope they are just what the doctor ordered!

    Now what is this:  ???

      New feature - Challenges

    Also, "the knife is a custom blade, taken from the gauntlet of a slain Predator and repurposed as a human weapon"!!!!

    https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/Diesel%2Fproductv2%2Fpredator-hunting-grounds%2Fhome%2FDesigns_Kit17-3840x2160-0af8258c3de3d628527711cd1f1ca53b7800d782.jpg?
  2. molasar
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KhKKbkA3jk

    https://blog.us.playstation.com/2020/05/26/dutch-arrives-in-predator-hunting-grounds/

    https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/predator-hunting-grounds/dutch-2025-dlc-pack

    https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP9000-CUSA15400_00-PHGD01PDLC000000

    https://forum.predator.illfonic.com/t/patch-notes-1-08/8038?fbclid=IwAR3F8aVbf23F2wQiQeDD_pFTwxzvQhKEiyGLBzqUj1v8QyNZD1QA4bSWTgo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn9v_MGer8s


    https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/Diesel%2Fproductv2%2Fpredator-hunting-grounds%2Fhome%2FDesigns_Kit26-3840x2160-fe6cdb3928f51ccd5adba189db0669362b83dd94.jpg?
    https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/Diesel%2Fproductv2%2Fpredator-hunting-grounds%2Fhome%2FDesigns_Kit20-3840x2160-a4b76681de35cefe65ce37d167efbf02c236aaa2.jpg?
    https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/Diesel%2Fproductv2%2Fpredator-hunting-grounds%2Fhome%2FDesigns_Kit17-3840x2160-0af8258c3de3d628527711cd1f1ca53b7800d782.jpg?
    https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/Diesel%2Fproductv2%2Fpredator-hunting-grounds%2Fhome%2FDesigns_Kit10-3840x2160-ce649485f18db06421fd2901cde21780616c0ba9.jpg?
    https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/Diesel%2Fproductv2%2Fpredator-hunting-grounds%2Fhome%2FDesigns_Kit09-3840x2160-d6b6c4d2af09f3895c0521d05b05bc1b1a36335b.jpg?
    https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/Diesel%2Fproductv2%2Fpredator-hunting-grounds%2Fhome%2FDesigns_Kit24-3840x2160-911c96bbec8241b0f4efc06d708be6f493a4903d.jpg?







    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Ywf7QIqRo


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkXrrzxsA9I
  3. Kailem
    That's kinda cool, it seems to tie in with the Predator 2 novelisation that said/implied Dutch died at some point between the original two films.

    Interested to hear the rest of it in context.
  4. Enjoy
    Why is it if i survive without escape or killing the predator or completing the mission am I considerd killed by the predator when time runs out ?
  5. Enjoy
    It sure would be a good plot point for predators to self destruct in city's all over the world.mistaken for terrorists. In essence making OWLF and whoever else responsible in part.
  6. SpaceKase
    Quote from: Mr.Turok on May 23, 2020, 06:51:40 PM
    A special limited time event where a Predator/Terminator crossover happens? Would be awsome if you ask me.....depending on what timeline they are going for cuz I'd back away from Dark Fate and Genisys imminently.

    Though after seeing Gears of War gameplay, the temptation of seeing an aged badass Sarah Connor getting trapped into this mess facing down a Predator would be pretty cool. Who would win in a fight, an extraterrestrial hunter from across the stars that kills for fun or one angry gun grandma ?

    My money's on Conner all the way. As long as you can keep her away from the damn potato chip bag then she won't give away her position.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCY0dVprSaY
  7. Mr.Turok
    A special limited time event where a Predator/Terminator crossover happens? Would be awsome if you ask me.....depending on what timeline they are going for cuz I'd back away from Dark Fate and Genisys imminently.

    Though after seeing Gears of War gameplay, the temptation of seeing an aged badass Sarah Connor getting trapped into this mess facing down a Predator would be pretty cool. Who would win in a fight, an extraterrestrial hunter from across the stars that kills for fun or one angry gun grandma ?
  8. Enjoy
    Pig in shit makes no sense as a perk. Mudded should be mudded. Also icecold seems useless. Fast hands should be universal for switching weapons, reloading and interation with map objectives and faster melee more powerful melee i think.
  9. SpaceKase
    Possibility 1: Project Stargazer with assistance from Yutani Industries has successfully cloned Dutch into multiple yet increasingly poor resolution copies, ala Multiplicity.

    Possibility 2: Using multidimensional Yautja tech a collection of Dutch iterations have been gathered from multiple realities each with their own unique cultural quirks, ala the Council of Dutchs'

    Possibility 3: The Schaefer Boys are back in town, Dutch is joined by his brother John from New York and their other two quadruplet siblings, Kimble and Quaid.

    Possibility 4: Cybernetic Pred tech has finally been cracked allowing for the creation of unstoppable killing machines in the form of robotic endoskeletons surrounded by living organic tissue, created in the likeness of you know who.
  10. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: Kradan on May 22, 2020, 08:33:31 PM
    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on May 22, 2020, 08:29:59 PM
    Quote from: Kradan on May 22, 2020, 01:12:21 PM
    That would be hillarious

    How come it wasn't hilarious when I said it?!

    Because I doesn't check this thread as often


    Quote from: Voodoo Magic on May 21, 2020, 03:51:27 PM
    I'm hoping to play in a fireteam consisting of 4 Dutches.

    Found it. Hillarious. You happy ?

    https://thumbs.gfycat.com/MasculineVelvetyAustralianfreshwatercrocodile-size_restricted.gif
  11. SpaceKase
    Quote from: Kradan on May 18, 2020, 08:01:38 PM
    Completely unrealistic but fun

    Naw man, it's grizzled old man Dutch now. He's got 30+ years worth of experience, a lifetime collection of reclaimed Yautja tech, the element of surprise, all the mud an aged soldier of fortune could ask for, and a..
    Spoiler
    ...body filled to the brim with ugly-motherf**ker glow juice!
    [close]

    The only question is... Who's Hunting the Hunters?!
  12. Enjoy
    The biggest weakness the predator has is while hunched over taking the skull of a downed fireteam member you can reduce it's health a great deal as it is too busy for a moment to do anything else but get the skull while you unload pointblank.
  13. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: bendinglight on May 21, 2020, 01:38:09 PM
    Quote from: Veteran Warrior on May 15, 2020, 01:19:26 AM
    I'm over here on the east coast (GA) and I am pretty lucky at playing the predator during the day (5-7 min wait times) but say after 9 or 10, I just do fireteam because trying to play as Pred is very unlikely. I try sometimes at night and after 10 min wait time I get in sometimes. But then the lobby is empty of fireteam -__-

    Ugh, that is so annoying - or when there are three players and then instead of waiting a minute or two, they bounce outta the lobby to find another game.

    I am on Eastern timezone as well and I am finding the same queue times - seems that during the day isn't too bad but later at night it gets to be quite the wait.

    Unfortunately it's bugged. You shouldn't have to wait minutes for a fireteam member to fill (which sometimes never fills) when a new full fireteam match is starting every 25 seconds.

    Quote from: Galactus123 on May 21, 2020, 01:08:21 PM
    Arnold talks about being in the game on Jimmy Fallon. At 1:40:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0tIInKnPgA

    Nice find Galactus!!!

    Quote from: acrediblesource on May 18, 2020, 07:12:04 PM
    It might be complicated but you could  play as  Dutch and the rest of the team could operate in FT skins without anyone else on the team visually seeing it- this applies to skins/voice track only on your own local computer/console. If you're the only one seeing yourself as Dutch it is possible for the game to have minimal narrative from Zues so long as everyone has relatively the same lines to speak and view the same cinematics from their own perspective. Of course if you die as Dutch, evveryone else still sees you as a FT member so in theory, you dying as Dutch  should not pose a consequence to the match's narrative.

    It would however be more interesting if you , as Dutch, could play in 3rd person view (much like viewing the other members when you've died). I'd rather actually like to see Dutch in the camera rather than in 1st person where you don't see your character.

    I'm hoping to play in a fireteam consisting of 4 Dutches.


  14. bendinglight
    Quote from: Veteran Warrior on May 15, 2020, 01:19:26 AM
    I'm over here on the east coast (GA) and I am pretty lucky at playing the predator during the day (5-7 min wait times) but say after 9 or 10, I just do fireteam because trying to play as Pred is very unlikely. I try sometimes at night and after 10 min wait time I get in sometimes. But then the lobby is empty of fireteam -__-

    Ugh, that is so annoying - or when there are three players and then instead of waiting a minute or two, they bounce outta the lobby to find another game.

    I am on Eastern timezone as well and I am finding the same queue times - seems that during the day isn't too bad but later at night it gets to be quite the wait.
  15. acrediblesource
    It might be complicated but you could  play as  Dutch and the rest of the team could operate in FT skins without anyone else on the team visually seeing it- this applies to skins/voice track only on your own local computer/console. If you're the only one seeing yourself as Dutch it is possible for the game to have minimal narrative from Zues so long as everyone has relatively the same lines to speak and view the same cinematics from their own perspective. Of course if you die as Dutch, evveryone else still sees you as a FT member so in theory, you dying as Dutch  should not pose a consequence to the match's narrative.

    It would however be more interesting if you , as Dutch, could play in 3rd person view (much like viewing the other members when you've died). I'd rather actually like to see Dutch in the camera rather than in 1st person where you don't see your character.

  16. Nameless_One
    It's going to be funny seeing all Arnold fireteams. I wonder if he'll have the combistick as an exclusive weapon to him? I really hope the audio logs eventually reveal why Keyes helped a captured Predator escape from Stargazer in Predator: Hunters and Hunted.
  17. Voodoo Magic
    Quote from: Galactus123 on May 15, 2020, 03:03:24 PM
    I hope Arnold recorded dialogue for the gameplay too. Would be great if we could tell everyone to get to the choppa. I hope he also recorded some screaming if Predator kills Dutch.

    He did:

    "Fortunately, he mentions Schwarzenegger was "super excited about what we did with it." "It's crazy being able to play him and having him speak those lines. When we recorded the V.O. for him being the Fireteam member, when he would say a line, it just vibrated in the room. The one-liners that he does in movies are so natural to him. Simple stuff, like him saying, 'reload,' it's Arnold!"

    https://ew.com/gaming/arnold-schwarzenegger-predator-hunting-grounds/
  18. SuperiorIronman
    I'm interested in how Dutch will work. If a skin then I guess that answers that but if killed perhaps it's non-canon meaning that his appearance is but his ultimate fate isn't. Alternatively perhaps he uses some Predator technology to vanish from the map, perhaps cloaking and running off. Another potential option is that instead of dying he instead kneels similar to heroes in the Battlefront games where they aren't exactly killed but unfit to go any farther.
  19. Corporal Hicks
    I generally play as the Fireteam as I just want to play, but I did do a couple of Predator games the other day for the first time on the PC. As Voodoo says, seems to be around 6/7 minutes. Just picked up my book. It reminded me of waiting for games on AvP 2010 on the Xbox, sat there reading while I waited. lol  :D
  20. Veteran Warrior
    I'm over here on the east coast (GA) and I am pretty lucky at playing the predator during the day (5-7 min wait times) but say after 9 or 10, I just do fireteam because trying to play as Pred is very unlikely. I try sometimes at night and after 10 min wait time I get in sometimes. But then the lobby is empty of fireteam -__-
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