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July’s Hunting Grounds Free Update Is Here – Free Alpha Predator For All & City Hunter DLC Announced!

July’s free update to Predator: Hunting Grounds is here! It seems the majority of the new content is in the way of new customization content. For the Fireteam we’ve got gun shaders and outfit camo.

But the Predators are getting some love with new skin shaders and last month’s early access Samurai Katana and shaders. Not only that, the Alpha Predator class is now free to all players who have hit level 100!

There are over thirty items coming in the free update; New Fireteam Gun Shaders, a Fireteam Outfit Camo, and vibrant Predator Skin Pattern tints make up the majority of the drop.* We are also extremely excited to announce the long-awaited worldwide release of the Alpha Predator and Sickle! Both the Alpha Predator Class and the Sickle can be earned by reaching level 100. And I don’t want to forget, but this update also means that everyone can now earn the Predator Katana and Shaders for use.

 July's Hunting Grounds Free Update Is Here - Free Alpha Predator For All & City Hunter DLC Announced!

July’s paid DLC has also been announced. Predator 2 fans, it’s time to rejoice as City Hunter is about to enter the Hunting Grounds, complete with combistick and his wrist rocket!

I am also thrilled to share with you that coming later this month is the third paid DLC. We heard a lot of people in the community ask about this specific Predator since we announced the title last year. We are bringing the City Hunter class to Predator: Hunting Grounds! The City Hunter will come with his classic Combistick and Wrist Launcher for hunting down Fireteams. You will be able to add the City Hunter to your Predator classes and play as the iconic character on July 28.

 July's Hunting Grounds Free Update Is Here - Free Alpha Predator For All & City Hunter DLC Announced!

The new blog post also addressed the lack of new maps or game modes – which have been datamined – and reaffirmed that they are on the way.

We have seen some folks in the community wondering about the new map and mode; rest assured they are still in the roadmap, we just haven’t released the dates yet. We will be sharing more information soon. Until then, I will see you in the jungle!

While the new update is mainly a content drop, it does also feature some minor patching.

  • General stability fixes
  • Implemented EOS invite support
  • Fixed crashes related to executions
  • Fixed crash related to swapping weapons
  • Fixed an issue where the AI would sometimes not be able to detect crouched players that were right in front of them

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  1. Voodoo Magic
    I really can't fathom myself how that syringe sound got through quality control. The sound file can be trimed and softened in the beginning. Spliced with the current Predator roar. Even in fan games there would have likely been a better effort. Either Illfonic missed the syringe sound or didn't care and I don't know which is worse. Illfonic walked on water for me, until the City Hunter. Add its bugs to the syringe ripped roar and a bottom of a bio-mask that resembles the Boar Predator more than City Hunter, and this is one colossal disappointment for me. I paid $5.99 for a City Hunter, but what I got was a rushed mess.   :-[

    Man, you sound heartbroken. I guess, you really do love P2

    Also, what ? Syringe ? You mean that thing CH sticks into himself in old lady's bathroom ? The thing that makes "piu" sound? That's ... odd, to say the least

    Indeed. Everytime the City Hunter roars in-game he injects himself. Predator Steroids is real apparently.
  2. Kradan
    I really can't fathom myself how that syringe sound got through quality control. The sound file can be trimed and softened in the beginning. Spliced with the current Predator roar. Even in fan games there would have likely been a better effort. Either Illfonic missed the syringe sound or didn't care and I don't know which is worse. Illfonic walked on water for me, until the City Hunter. Add its bugs to the syringe ripped roar and a bottom of a bio-mask that resembles the Boar Predator more than City Hunter, and this is one colossal disappointment for me. I paid $5.99 for a City Hunter, but what I got was a rushed mess.   :-[

    Man, you sound heartbroken. I guess, you really do love P2

    Also, what ? Syringe ? You mean that thing CH sticks into himself in old lady's bathroom ? The thing that makes "piu" sound? That's ... odd, to say the least
  3. bendinglight
    Setting up traps for the predator would have been an obvious plot point from the movie to add in the game.

    That would be a nice addition to the FT; setting traps in the jungle of the maps...Overgrowth and Backwater are a couple that come to mind where there could be a plethora of places to possibly utilize bear falls or the log swinging trap. However, that didn't workout too well for the 'fire team' in Predator :)
  4. bendinglight

    I really can't fathom myself how that syringe sound got through quality control. The sound file can be trimed and softened in the beginning. Spliced with the current Predator roar. Even in fan games there would have likely been a better effort. Either Illfonic missed the syringe sound or didn't care and I don't know which is worse. Illfonic walked on water for me, until the City Hunter. Add its bugs to the syringe ripped roar and a bottom of a bio-mask that resembles the Boar Predator more than City Hunter, and this is one colossal disappointment for me. I paid $5.99 for a City Hunter, but what I got was a rushed mess.   :-[

    The paid DLC is a disappointment for sure. I have also noticed a couple posts (here and in the Illfonic forum) about City Hunter specific bugs that render the character almost useless once throwing the combi-stick (which I think RidgeTop posted about in another thread). I played a few matches as CH without that issue but have reverted back to Jungle Hunter since those bugs have been discovered and acknowledged by Illfonic.
  5. Voodoo Magic
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    but I can't quite fathom how they could mess it up like that.

    i bet its to see if any1 would notice. I'm looking forward to any fixes. Still the new menus are breath taking. I did not expect that!

    Because that's what the game needed. Forget fixing bugs, patches, new content, a proper City Hunter. What the fans really were clamoring for... was new menus!  :P



    I really can't fathom myself how that syringe sound got through quality control. The sound file can be trimed and softened in the beginning. Spliced with the current Predator roar. Even in fan games there would have likely been a better effort. Either Illfonic missed the syringe sound or didn't care and I don't know which is worse. Illfonic walked on water for me, until the City Hunter. Add its bugs to the syringe ripped roar and a bottom of a bio-mask that resembles the Boar Predator more than City Hunter, and this is one colossal disappointment for me. I paid $5.99 for a City Hunter, but what I got was a rushed mess.   :-[

  6. Kailem
    Overall I don't mind his look too much, but his mask is definitely more "off" than Jungle Hunter's.

    If anything I'm more confused by his roar. How did the sound of the syringe ever make it in there? It's cool that they gave him an actual roar from the film, but I can't quite fathom how they could mess it up like that.

    I've only played a couple of matches with him so far so I'm still getting used to him, but so fr the wrist launcher doesn't seem amazing. It just seems like something you can use to hassle players a bit rather than do major damage, which I guess is why it's a piece of gear rather than an actual weapon.
  7. Voodoo Magic
    Man, they have to fix the roar too. I can hear the medical syringe before every roar. (facepalm)

    And I can't help it. All I see is duck. So I have no choice to dub thee as.... The Ducky Hunter!


    https://i.ibb.co/JcB56BG/IMG-20200728-130735.png
    It doesn't look much different than this:
    https://i.imgur.com/zMvrWoW.jpg
    It looks very different from that

    Yeah it's hard to make a case to deny that.

    https://i.ibb.co/mDDPYnK/023f222487111e769e0e842e00e0302e80f23d7d.jpg
    https://i.ibb.co/y0wrQKz/18518e2bd3fcb6ce4dd43a1289bfb5ca6f677e25.png

    CH looks great! Not perfect, but just about as “off” as Jungle Hunter looks in the game to me. Both of their head shapes and masks are either too large, slightly too bulky or something. I still haven’t placed my finger on it. The lighting in the class screens doesn’t help either. But I would say it’s the best city hunter sculpt we’ve ever had in a game, for sure!

    Must say the JH is far better off than CH...

    https://i.ibb.co/RvmxvLZ/IMG-20150810-163538-5-1.png

    The Illfonic CH reminds me of a Cylon...

    https://media1.tenor.com/images/6b39adacac170a44a76ed138ac910da6/tenor.gif

    Or as I like to call him...

    The CITY DUCKER !

    https://i.ibb.co/HnrPdjx/unnamed-3.png
  8. PAS Spinelli
    Man, they have to fix the roar too. I can hear the medical syringe before every roar. (facepalm)

    And I can't help it. All I see is duck. So I have no choice to dub thee as.... The Ducky Hunter!


    https://i.ibb.co/JcB56BG/IMG-20200728-130735.png
    It doesn't look much different than this:
    https://i.imgur.com/zMvrWoW.jpg
    It looks very different from that
  9. Mikey
    CH looks great! Not perfect, but just about as “off” as Jungle Hunter looks in the game to me. Both of their head shapes and masks are either too large, slightly too bulky or something. I still haven’t placed my finger on it. The lighting in the class screens doesn’t help either. But I would say it’s the best city hunter sculpt we’ve ever had in a game, for sure!
  10. RidgeTop
    Eh, I think think it's mostly right, the most glaring issues are two mask proportions: head and mouth guard. P1 mask isn't 100% screen accurate either. I do hope they can tweak the model though. Also the mask could use its chin underside.

    I updated your post with the full sized images, molasar.
  11. Voodoo Magic
    Yeah, I'm not sure how that roar even passed quality control. So strange.

    With the mask, Maybe the way these models are constructed they had to stretch the bottom of the mask to fit not only the Ducky Hunter's mandibles, but the Scout's, Hunter's and Beserker's too. Regardless, I've always been in the belief that if you can't do it right, just don't do it at all. :-\
  12. BlazinBlue88
    Man, they have to fix the roar too. I can hear the medical syringe before every roar. (facepalm)

    And I can't help it. All I see is duck. So I have no choice to dub thee as.... The Ducky Hunter!


    https://i.ibb.co/JcB56BG/IMG-20200728-130735.png

    Long Live The Duck Hunter!

    Yeah the medical syringe noise was something that noticed. And then each time kinda makes me cringe. Mostly cause that didn't have to be there. But sure theyll fix it. Or he shall become Dr. Duck.
  13. Voodoo Magic
    :D
    https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/723734397718888518/737778196719730769/unknown.png?width=565&height=676

     :D That is awesome!

    I think I'll be frustrated with this one for a while. Perhaps they made the city hunter's bio mask larger so it would fit in customization with all the three main classes, but in doing so you're taking the p*ss out of the City Hunter. If that's the case, I just wish they would have left the CH a locked class.

    Personally I like a CH model. However I understand those that don't because I guess they are not tech savvy.

    It is very hard to make a functional, proportional and 100% accurate model in video game. They have a Predator template/s set in the engine for the game and they are limited by them. Just without additional processing power and system overhaul, compromises have to be made.

     ::)

    https://www.killerhorrorcritic.com/uploads/9/6/8/2/968225/published/screen-shot-2020-05-29-at-9-52-36-am.png
  14. molasar
    Personally I like a CH model. However I understand those that don't because I guess they are not tech savvy.

    It is very hard to make a functional, proportional and 100% accurate model in video game. They have a Predator template/s set in the engine for the game and they are limited by them. Just without additional processing power and system overhaul, compromises have to be made.
  15. Lost_Hunter
    Cool, looking forward to this. The bio-helmet for both the jungle and the city hunter are off. Not sure how that happened. Having fun with the game for sure. I know single player content is off the table but we need something else. How are we gonna play this game next year or the year after?
  16. SuperiorIronman
    Currently City Hunter's horns will clip through Jungle Hunter and Elder's masks. I think it might be altered so the mask doesn't clip while at the same time being usable for everyone's face even if two of the masks don't exactly work.

    I think for the wrist rocket it will be like how Elder's wrist blades had been discovered to be sitting off camera until called in. So once selected the gauntlet is swapped for City Hunter's.
  17. RidgeTop
    Armor looks great to me, it's just the mask that could use more tweaks. The mouth guard is too wide, the head cover is too narrow and not swept back enough. Also his dreadlock ornaments could use some variations in color and a few rings, but that's more of a nitpick. I do appreciate the cool new plasmacaster animation, though they should've changed the sound as well. And the P2 roar is nice, though they use the one from his healing scene, you'd think they'd have two different ones. Again though, as hardcore fans we're the only ones noticing these things, most will overlook them.

    Wrist Rocket seems like a good weapon as well. Lights them on fire with a direct hit.
  18. PAS Spinelli
    Well Voodoo, how does he look?

    https://twitter.com/FnVoodooMagic/status/1288138487460495360

    https://media1.tenor.com/images/d3976c18dab58dc20b18edfeda193f42/tenor.gif





    https://i.ibb.co/fVWFdYR/IMG-20150810-163538-1.png

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0f/19/a6/0f19a626e88c667b4b1aa7f5e29cf863.gif

    https://media1.tenor.com/images/1d1897d262542c59297c0e398adb1a72/tenor.gif

    He looks weird on the loadout menu, but ingame he looks way better
    https://i.imgur.com/oxuxnw7.png
    https://i.imgur.com/ys0VnDp.png

    He even has that almost naked ass lol
    https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/300934779711258626/737702588304195704/unknown.png

    And yes that screenshot is using the grey shaders, not the default ones, he is reddish brown on the normal ones
  19. SuperiorIronman
    Waiting on the patch to finish before I can try him out. Just got a look at his stats though and wow that's pretty good. I have a feeling we're going to see City Hunter a lot in the next week as a result. Like at a glance it's a better Berserker or Elder.

    Wrist launcher is a gear piece and it's locked in for City Hunter.
  20. molasar
    https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/egs-cityhunterpredatorpack-illfonicllc-addon-g1a-00-1920x1080-586603776.jpg

    https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/predator-hunting-grounds/city-hunter-predator-pack

    "City Hunter Predator Pack
    From the concrete jungle of Los Angeles, emerge from the shadows as the City Hunter – the new premium Predator class from the iconic 1990 film.
    This DLC pack includes the City Hunter Predator class and 16 armor tints, as well as early access* to the Classic Combistick and Wrist Launcher weapons and 9 weapon tints so you can hunt the Fireteam in fearsome style.
    *Classic Combistick and Wrist Launcher unlockable to all via gameplay by September 2020."

    https://forum.predator.illfonic.com/t/patch-1-16/12536
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