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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. Veteran Warrior
    That's great they've released Dutch as a playable character. I won't shell out myself for him, but its fun to run around with 3 other Dutch players. Its Dutch, John, and the third Schaefer brother, Bubba Schaefer. I hope they release Harrigan next. As a signature weapon, they could give him the shotgun he uses against the predator in the meatpacking plant. Or maybe even a disc. but I'd really like for them to give us Tony Pope as a playable character. The jungle conflicts need some hard hitting, Hard Core media coverage.I can imagine the spamming now.

    "On the scene and in your face!"
    "Get your scumbo paws off me!"
    "On the scene and in your face!"
    "On the scene and in your face!"
    "Who the hell's in charge down here?!"
    "On the scene and in your face!"

    This killed me!!! 😂😂😂😂
  2. nicky
    They paid for Arnold's likeness so I wouldn't be surprised if they got their monies worth and made a younger Dutch (as he appeared in the film)  as a secret unlockable reward. Complete with exactly same clothes and weapons from the movie.
  3. SpaceKase
    That's great they've released Dutch as a playable character. I won't shell out myself for him, but its fun to run around with 3 other Dutch players. Its Dutch, John, and the third Schaefer brother, Bubba Schaefer. I hope they release Harrigan next. As a signature weapon, they could give him the shotgun he uses against the predator in the meatpacking plant. Or maybe even a disc. but I'd really like for them to give us Tony Pope as a playable character. The jungle conflicts need some hard hitting, Hard Core media coverage.I can imagine the spamming now.

    "On the scene and in your face!"
    "Get your scumbo paws off me!"
    "On the scene and in your face!"
    "On the scene and in your face!"
    "Who the hell's in charge down here?!"
    "On the scene and in your face!"

    Hahaha Amazing 100%
  4. Predator Lives Matter
    There is problem in the predator load out. All gear are assigned to their boxes. But when in the game one of the gears disappears and is unusable.
    Also, 3 gear items and 3 perks are not enough and some perks even seem like they should be by default. An increase in perk and gear items to allow the predator to be more predator like.
    Lastly, the fireteam should cause damage to eachother if they shoot at eachother. Its only fair.
  5. StanSwitek
    That's great they've released Dutch as a playable character. I won't shell out myself for him, but its fun to run around with 3 other Dutch players. Its Dutch, John, and the third Schaefer brother, Bubba Schaefer. I hope they release Harrigan next. As a signature weapon, they could give him the shotgun he uses against the predator in the meatpacking plant. Or maybe even a disc. but I'd really like for them to give us Tony Pope as a playable character. The jungle conflicts need some hard hitting, Hard Core media coverage.I can imagine the spamming now.

    "On the scene and in your face!"
    "Get your scumbo paws off me!"
    "On the scene and in your face!"
    "On the scene and in your face!"
    "Who the hell's in charge down here?!"
    "On the scene and in your face!"
  6. bendinglight

    Now what is this:  ???

      New feature - Challenges


    They look to be focused upon Fireteam challenges (kill the Predator 10 times, destroy the bio mask 5 times and get X Veratanium - seems like a good way to get more folks to select FT/No-Preference for matches to further reduce the Predator queue times. I really enjoy playing as Dutch (and full teams of Dutch's) and the voice-over work from Arnold - great to see his character being explored more.
  7. Corporal Hicks
    If this patch doesn't address the fact that you can't invite cross play friends I think that there needs to be a class action lawsuit for false advertising
    Maybe its not possible. Sony might not allow it.

    Illfonic tweeted yesterday that was it a high priority for them to sort, and they were working with Sony and Epic to get there.

    My first game last night as Dutch I was in a squad with three other Dutch's, it was a good round  :laugh:

    I'm not to sold on his rifle though, its not bad by or anything but I still prefer the M249.

    Exactly the same! My first round it was all Dutchs, but not too many after that. Was hilarious! Personally, I'm digging the Hammerhead. It's slightly less damage than the AK-alike, but I like being able to have those impact grenades.
  8. JokersWarPig
    My first game last night as Dutch I was in a squad with three other Dutch's, it was a good round  :laugh:

    I'm not to sold on his rifle though, its not bad by or anything but I still prefer the M249. 
  9. HeySteve
    If this patch doesn't address the fact that you can't invite cross play friends I think that there needs to be a class action lawsuit for false advertising
  10. Kailem
    Originally I wasn't planning on picking him up at launch, but I just couldn't resist. It's Dutch! And besides one or two matches playing as the Predator, I just spent pretty much half the night playing fire team by myself for the first time since I bought the game (almost every other time I've played fire team has been when I've been playing in a party with other people).

    Just running around hearing Arnold's voice definitely makes everything a lot more fun, and give me a real reason to play that side of the game when I'm on by myself instead of just playing Predator all the time.

    The audio tapes are really good too. As was mentioned already, it actually made me feel a little bit better about Stargazer's portrayal in the movie getting this background that they were basically only ever in it for the money and were using the Predators more as a means of exploitation more than anything else.

    And some of the things he talked about doing definitely felt like the sort of stuff we could have seen him doing in a sequel if they'd ever made a Predator 2 that was centered around Dutch.You could certainly also take some of those as implications of survivor's guilt and anger towards the Predators in general in terms of his recklessness with the lives of his new team too. There's some good stuff there but in terms of lore and his character.

    I wasn't a huge fan of....
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    But either way that was a minor thing. I really liked....
    Spoiler (click to show/hide)

    So yeah, overall very happy with this DLC! I'm glad they got Arnold to voice even more lines for casual things that you don't often get with the fire team too, just so it really feels like you're getting your money's worth even if you're not constantly spamming his voice quotes like I am!  :laugh:
  11. SuperiorIronman
    Worth mentioning here as it does relate to Dutch and the update, they fixed the visuals on JH!

    He now has the appropriate wristblade gauntlet and we finally have the P1 shoulder cannon! I'm not 100% but I think they also tweaked the mask a bit since he did kind of look like he had Scar's. He looks so much better now.
  12. Voodoo Magic
    So i did the patch update on ps4 and no arnold no knife.  ??? Just faster matchs

    Dutch is behind a pay wall. $6.99 in the US, but wherever you live, you have to purchase it.

    So it's available now?  I have to wait another 9 hours to try.  :-\

    Only $6.99 though!

    https://i.ibb.co/jRgmq3F/Resized-Screenshot-20200526-125323-You-Tube.png

    Is it just me or Ducth doesn't look like himself here ?

    It looks like Dutch on steroids, or, errr, more steroids than normal.  :)
  13. MeLikeSinglePlayerGames
    Still no final word or updates on whether we'll get or receive a story mode single player campaign yet?

    I was really hoping we would receive an entire single player story mode campaign of some kind entirely dedicated to revealing Dutch's back story as to what happened with him all these years when he had disappeared?

    Been wanting to play this game, but it's a single player campaign story mode with Dutch that would guarantee a sale from me.

    Although they could provide a single player story mode campaign for some other character in the game but it just wouldn't be the same. And I bet the majority would rather play as Dutch anyway if they are playing a single player mode campaign. I just hope it isn't way too linear and inflexible like how Aliens Colonial Marines's single player campaign is, if it ever happens for this game.

    I mean ain't this the same company that made that Friday the 13th Game? That game started off as a multiplayer only oriented game but eventually had a single player campaign mode added to it later.

    Right now, I guess I can only hope and cross my fingers that Predator Hunting Grounds would receive the same treatment later on eventually and hopefully.
  14. Mr.Turok
    Well I just looked over Dutch's tapes and here are my thoughts:

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
  15. Kailem
    It's £5.79 for PS4 in the UK. I was going to hold off until a sale since I almost always play Predator, but what the hell? It's Dutch!

    Love that his knife is a part of a Predator wrist blade. And challenges should add something nice to work towards on any given day. Looking forward to seeing if the game looks and runs any better with these new patch updates do. Hopefully they won't do what some games end up doing and actually making it run worse, at least. :P
  16. 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?
  17. molasar


    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://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?








  18. 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.
  19. 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 ?
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