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Dutch ’87 Announced As Next Paid DLC For Predator: Hunting Grounds!

As we speculated in our post about Patch 2.0, Illfonic has officially announced the next paid DLC as Dutch ’87! In addition to Dutch’s appearance from Predator, we’ll also be getting early access to Dutch’s M16 and Underslung grenade launcher (called Mercenary weapon for Hunting Grounds)!

Back in May we brought you Dutch 2025, but Predator: Hunting Grounds would not be a true love song to the ’87 Predator film if we didn’t bring the community a classic Dutch playable character. The opportunity to tell a new story with Dutch, and to represent his iconic look was so good, we had to do both! And just like Dutch 2025 you will get all the character lines voiced by the one and only. This Paid DLC will also get you 8 tint customizations and early access* to Dutch’s fully automatic, hard-hitting Mercenary weapon featuring an underbarrel grenade launcher and steady hip firing action.

 Dutch '87 Announced As Next Paid DLC For Predator: Hunting Grounds!

The paid DLC has typically been released on the 28th of the Month, but it looks like Dutch ’87 will be out on the 1st of September, meaning that we wont actually be seeing any paid DLC for August.

 Dutch '87 Announced As Next Paid DLC For Predator: Hunting Grounds!

Patch 2.0 is currently slated for release on the 28th of August, and it has now been announced that Illfonic will also be launching a trial weekend on the PlayStation 4 (I didn’t see any mention of Epic) so now’s a chance to try and convince any fellow Predator fans sitting on the fence about the game.

The trial will be open from 7am PT / 3pm BST / 4pm CEST on August 28th to 7am PT / 3pm BST / 4pm CEST  on August 30th on PS4 for players with an active PS Plus membership. If you don’t own Predator: Hunting Grounds just visit the PlayStation Store, download the Trial, and join your friends in the hunt. And don’t worry, the progress you make over the Free Trial Weekend will carry over if you decide to purchase the game. And just in time for Dutch ‘87!

 And don’t worry, the progress you make over the Free Trial Weekend will carry over if you decide to purchase the game.

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  1. 426Buddy
    The queen from AvP was a redesign. They made huge structural changes that effect how it looks and how it moves. I believe the only thing remaining from the original queen was the head, I know Bob burns had it for a long time. He even lent it to ADI to use for the Resurrection queen.

    Personally I greatly prefer the original queen. However I do still like the AvP queen even though it runs like a trex. They did a nice job on the full size animatronic, was pretty cool.
  2. Voodoo Magic
    I did like the Queen!

    If I recall correctly, wasn't the Queen model the same one they used in Aliens, like the exact same one. I think the crew said something about starting from scratch until someone remembered that it was still stored in one of the warehouse and lucky enough it was still there, abit a bit aged but with a little polish it was restored to its former glory.

    Wow, really? I mean, really, really? Because that would explain A LOT!
  3. Mr.Turok
    I like the AvP armor designs. I don't think it was executed well in the film but upon seeing some great EU art using it, I really started liking that armor style.
    I always loved how they look like a level up armor upgrade of the Jungle Hunter. More thicker and reinforced. Some people didn't like how thick they looked, comparing them to football players rather than the athletic build of Jungle Hunter. I guess wearing full armor make them look like that (as it does to anything wearing full armor) , but have it follow Jungle Hunter's look like Ancient Predator, and it just looks like they leveled up in terms of physical ability and gear.

    https://www.jhstoys.com/uploads/6/1/3/7/61377571/s737619424575262359_p39_i237_w640.jpeg

    https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/db5afcc9-8f64-4445-9d5b-f9ab80f6a3f5/d7ytrvc-fcba5ae5-168e-4238-87a3-d386660a9c7a.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOiIsImlzcyI6InVybjphcHA6Iiwib2JqIjpbW3sicGF0aCI6IlwvZlwvZGI1YWZjYzktOGY2NC00NDQ1LTlkNWItZjlhYjgwZjZhM2Y1XC9kN3l0cnZjLWZjYmE1YWU1LTE2OGUtNDIzOC04N2EzLWQzODY2NjBhOWM3YS5qcGcifV1dLCJhdWQiOlsidXJuOnNlcnZpY2U6ZmlsZS5kb3dubG9hZCJdfQ.DtUFYUQ-Hs7N_MZ4OI-GInOs28Aubxf0SyBKGpLvf0k

    comparing to Elder as body is technically Jungle Hunter but older

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CD43NbHVEAAtfR4.jpg

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    Look at it now though, now I remember how I hate the eyes of the AVP Preds, look too human while Elder has the beady alien look as they originally had.



    I did like the Queen!

    If I recall correctly, wasn't the Queen model the same one they used in Aliens, like the exact same one. I think the crew said something about starting from scratch until someone remembered that it was still stored in one of the warehouse and lucky enough it was still there, abit a bit aged but with a little polish it was restored to its former glory.
  4. Tichinde
    I wouldn't say they don't hold up. At least Celtic and Wolf I see having a lot of fans and all things considered Celtic wasn't in AVP that long as opposed to Scar.

    I will say the armor design caught on though as to this day I can still see people gravitate to that as opposed to the other styles and it influencing some modern ones like the Berserker in Hunting Grounds definitely taking notes from it.

    Well celtic never took the mask off 🙃 and Wolf was missing half his face, plus he was in the dark. Agree on the armor though, and I like wolf myself everything about him, I'd say him and fugitive are good examples of ADI being competent, as well as the queen.
  5. SuperiorIronman
    I wouldn't say they don't hold up. At least Celtic and Wolf I see having a lot of fans and all things considered Celtic wasn't in AVP that long as opposed to Scar.

    I will say the armor design caught on though as to this day I can still see people gravitate to that as opposed to the other styles and it influencing some modern ones like the Berserker in Hunting Grounds definitely taking notes from it.
  6. Lost_Hunter
    Don’t wanna be negative but as long as we’re throwing ADI under the bus, it’s a red flag when 1/6 scale or Neca figures have to “fix” the designs in the film. They’re Predator and Aliens just don’t hold up on screen. Their best work in either franchise was Alien 3 and Chet.

    Forgot about the Queen in AVP, that was awesome!
  7. Tichinde
    If Scar ends up in the game, who do you think the 3D modelers will look to, the movie or Hot Toys?

    I don't think they are gonna be painfully accurate, they weren't with the Elder and Greyback, they also use somewhat stylized graphics, so scar would probably be like what they have now or the hit toys but I imagine when he roars he'll do the full mandible stretch.

    But yeah. I hope they go for the hot toys
  8. Tichinde
    Scar looks fine when he's otherwise determined or angry (which is what Neca's roaring heads seem to be based off of). The face really works then but the problem is really that he was meant to emote and connect with the audience which he does too well. In other shots he looks fine barring personal preferences but the first time we really get to see him without a mask and he comes off as being a bit too nice looking. The Predator is one of those characters where it just feels wrong to see "smile" if that makes sense. For me it's kind of the difference between Savage and Professor Hulks.

    No, you hit it on the head. They are a species of hunters and killers. They are carnivores, they are instinctual monsters from outer-space.

    Scar was literally too human. There is no other way to describe it, the brows, the eye contact, the entire demeanor was too passive, it wasn't like an alien like a monster, which is the problem.

    It's funny too, because he's so INHUMAN early on when kills the guys at the pyramid and growls at Weyland he's so predatory, then he becomes so vulnerable with Lex, almost gives me whiplash
  9. SuperiorIronman
    Scar looks fine when he's otherwise determined or angry (which is what Neca's roaring heads seem to be based off of). The face really works then but the problem is really that he was meant to emote and connect with the audience which he does too well. In other shots he looks fine barring personal preferences but the first time we really get to see him without a mask and he comes off as being a bit too nice looking. The Predator is one of those characters where it just feels wrong to see "smile" if that makes sense. For me it's kind of the difference between Savage and Professor Hulks.
  10. Tichinde
    the only AVP pred that looked moderately decent was the ancient, and I think that's partly because he had so much new stuff going on with his face like the extra quills and the engraved tusks, he also had somewhat of diagonal eyebrows which adds to the inhuman look, I also just appreciate the tribal ornamentation enough to give it somewhat of a pass.

    Scar looked like a wet blob

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/avp/images/e/e0/Scar2.png/revision/latest/top-crop/width/720/height/900?cb=20150114200541

    To this day I still wonder why his lower lip looks like it was torn off. It's not visible on any other design but here it looks like he just lost part of his face

    Hot Toys redeemed Scar with their action figure. Redesigned the face to look much better.

    Yeah, they even made the Mandible Full extension roar thing he does kinda cool. I actually think that it looks good on the toy instead of the movie where it kinda looks like he's breaking his jaw to roar.

    Though I give points to AVPR because that roar seemed better and more natural, but it might have been because I couldn't see most of it  :P
  11. The Shuriken
    the only AVP pred that looked moderately decent was the ancient, and I think that's partly because he had so much new stuff going on with his face like the extra quills and the engraved tusks, he also had somewhat of diagonal eyebrows which adds to the inhuman look, I also just appreciate the tribal ornamentation enough to give it somewhat of a pass.

    Scar looked like a wet blob

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/avp/images/e/e0/Scar2.png/revision/latest/top-crop/width/720/height/900?cb=20150114200541

    To this day I still wonder why his lower lip looks like it was torn off. It's not visible on any other design but here it looks like he just lost part of his face

    Hot Toys redeemed Scar with their action figure. Redesigned the face to look much better.
  12. Enjoy
    When long jumping, instead of hovering in the air after hitting an object, a little monkey bar action to get past the tree branch would be nice or anything other then floating for a second and falling. More climbing and crawling and swinging and hanging movements.
  13. Tichinde
    the only AVP pred that looked moderately decent was the ancient, and I think that's partly because he had so much new stuff going on with his face like the extra quills and the engraved tusks, he also had somewhat of diagonal eyebrows which adds to the inhuman look, I also just appreciate the tribal ornamentation enough to give it somewhat of a pass.

    Scar looked like a wet blob

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/avp/images/e/e0/Scar2.png/revision/latest/top-crop/width/720/height/900?cb=20150114200541

    To this day I still wonder why his lower lip looks like it was torn off. It's not visible on any other design but here it looks like he just lost part of his face
  14. Kradan
    Nitpicking Magic
    Heyheyhey, don't get us wrong, we've been getting monstrosities like the AvP preds for years, we are used to this routine okay

    Were the AVP Preds that bad? I didn't like how the mandibles were placed super loose sure but they looked kind of neat.

    I've asked myself that question many times, my friend

  15. PAS Spinelli
    Nitpicking Magic
    Heyheyhey, don't get us wrong, we've been getting monstrosities like the AvP preds for years, we are used to this routine okay

    Were the AVP Preds that bad? I didn't like how the mandibles were placed super loose sure but they looked kind of neat.
    Ugly brows, human eyes, terribly ugly mouth, and of course, mandibles are there as if they were a cool detail, not part of it's anatomy
  16. Kailem
    I'm glad they didn't just wait until the next content update to put a patch out for these issues like they did with City Hunter and all the bugs that were introduced with him. I haven't had a chance to play it again since this patch though, so have the crashes actually been fixed? Or is it even more of a dumpster fire than it has been this past week?
  17. Corporal Hicks
    Have to say I rather enjoying the new Dutch and the Mercenary weapon. I do feel like it's a colossal waste not having new "old" lines from the movie, but I think in-game he actually looks fantastic. The M16 was huge fun. Definitely a close quarters weapon, but has a very nice feel to it.

    I am definitely ready for that new map and mode though.
  18. jwff
    is anyone else having trouble getting the game to work? I'm on level 150 and it goes to the screen where you start the match then quits..It will only work if I log in as another user and start at level 1
  19. SuperiorIronman
    He definitely looks better in-game then he does in menus or the promo.

    The Mercenary rifle seems like it's meant to be used at close range. Sort of a close quarters equivalent to the Hammerhead though I'm only saying that as it lacks any kind of scope. Otherwise it plays roughly the same just no scopes. I feel like the Mercenary rifle would work better with 2025 though I'm not 100% if buffs stack. Taking advantage of hipfire though you'd probably need a ammo pack.

    Dutch 87 is about as good as Dutch 2025. Basically Accuracy is traded for damage and duration for a damage resistance. 87 though has more stamina and less gear so I'd say 87 isn't bad but if you're used to 2025 you're not going to get much out of him.

    If he has new lines I haven't heard them so he sounds roughly the same.
  20. Voodoo Magic
    https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/e7ed25af-0b8c-46bd-929c-9138930ef6bc/dcr6u4h-2477680f-6638-4698-b6d6-d790a9a7dadd.png?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOiIsImlzcyI6InVybjphcHA6Iiwib2JqIjpbW3sicGF0aCI6IlwvZlwvZTdlZDI1YWYtMGI4Yy00NmJkLTkyOWMtOTEzODkzMGVmNmJjXC9kY3I2dTRoLTI0Nzc2ODBmLTY2MzgtNDY5OC1iNmQ2LWQ3OTBhOWE3ZGFkZC5wbmcifV1dLCJhdWQiOlsidXJuOnNlcnZpY2U6ZmlsZS5kb3dubG9hZCJdfQ.wNuUz5chr_1xPF9QgeO9PXYLFgI_cc-2LBW3-eyVNnY

    That one ?

    Yep!  Hmm. That looks better than I remember it. The biomask sure looks better than Illfonic's Ducky Hunter, that's for certain.

    Darn. Retracting statement in 3....2.....1....
  21. Kradan
    https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/e7ed25af-0b8c-46bd-929c-9138930ef6bc/dcr6u4h-2477680f-6638-4698-b6d6-d790a9a7dadd.png?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOiIsImlzcyI6InVybjphcHA6Iiwib2JqIjpbW3sicGF0aCI6IlwvZlwvZTdlZDI1YWYtMGI4Yy00NmJkLTkyOWMtOTEzODkzMGVmNmJjXC9kY3I2dTRoLTI0Nzc2ODBmLTY2MzgtNDY5OC1iNmQ2LWQ3OTBhOWE3ZGFkZC5wbmcifV1dLCJhdWQiOlsidXJuOnNlcnZpY2U6ZmlsZS5kb3dubG9hZCJdfQ.wNuUz5chr_1xPF9QgeO9PXYLFgI_cc-2LBW3-eyVNnY

    That one ?
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