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Celebrate Predator: Hunting Grounds’ One Year Anniversary with a release on Steam, a new map, and more!

A little over a year ago on April 24, 2020, Predator fans were elated with the release of Illfonic’s Predator: Hunting Grounds, an asymmetrical multiplayer video game that takes place in the remote jungles of the world, where players could join an elite fireteam trying to successfully complete missions (or play as a trophy seeking Predator trying to eliminate them).

Now, a year later, while many fans were concerned that the pending lawsuit over the U.S. copyright of Predator could stop this update from coming, we are relieved and thrilled to announce that the new update has arrived!

IllFonic CEO Charles Brungardt has announced via the Playstation Blog that they are celebrating Predator Hunting Grounds’ One Year Anniversary with a release on the Steam Platform, a new map, and more!

Regarding the game’s debut on Steam, Charles Brungardt had this to say:

“We are on Steam! You can purchase Predator: Hunting Grounds on Steam today. To get all Steam players caught up, we will be offering a DLC Predator Package – all four Predator DLC skins and abilities: Viking, Samurai, Valkyrie, and City Hunter; plus early access* to three additional masks and six war paints. (This DLC package is available on all platforms starting today as well, if you have been waiting to add to your Predator collection.) Lastly, good news, Steam players do not fret; our game is crossplay friendly and allows for crossplay invites. One thing to note, all progress in-game is stored on a per-platform basis and is non-transferable.”

Also, players will be able to experience a new map in the game titled “Airstrip” that reportedly took their team seven months to develop. The map will feature 12 different missions, and promises to test player’s skills in vulnerable situations with its large open areas and tight airplane hangers.

 Celebrate Predator: Hunting Grounds' One Year Anniversary with a release on Steam, a new map, and more!

Predator Specializations have also finally arrived, including abilities like a Target Isolation that ignores mud and restoring health by claiming trophies!

And that’s not all, new Predator cosmetics are here, including early access to three new masks revealed to be “Mr Black” from Predators, the “City Hunter Rebreather” from Predator 2 and “Saber (Dutch’s Shoulder Pauldron)”.

 Celebrate Predator: Hunting Grounds' One Year Anniversary with a release on Steam, a new map, and more!

Click here to read the entire update 2.19 Patch Notes.

So Happy Anniversary to Predator: Hunting Grounds, now get out there and start hunting!

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Comments: 22
  1. Voodoo Magic
    The only one I'm questioning is City Hunter's breather given it wasn't actually a helmet and was asked for as a gear item. I do like it but I wish they'd actually made it gear.

    Yeah, while it's cool on one hand, it is a little odd installing a tri-beam target laser in the breather and using it as a bio-mask. I guess it comes with a pair of Hicks' Predator Vision contact lenses.  :laugh:

    Now I won't be on until tonight to confirm, but it seems if you bought all the DLCs individually, you will have to buy them all over again to get these three very cool masks, or wait until they're free in December?

    Old King Hamlet mentioned on the PHG forum that they will be free sometime from now until December, not specifically being free in December. Given how the past updates have gone, they will probably be free in June. So no need to worry about waiting 7 months for the masks to be free to all.

    I hope it's June for those who are waiting, and not August or October.

    But I couldn't wait personally. Plus I really wanted to support the game....

    https://i.ibb.co/SyY85dD/PS-App-20210501-031500.jpg
  2. Wweyland
    Progression does not transfer from platform to platform.
    That's fine, already at level 9 after a few games. The progress didn't transfer but my knowledge and skills from the game did.
    Really loving the achievements and having this in the library next to the AvP games, Alien: Isolation and A:CM.
    Is the Steam version also cross-plaftorm? Noticed in the last game it had only other Steam players.
  3. bendinglight
    Now I won't be on until tonight to confirm, but it seems if you bought all the DLCs individually, you will have to buy them all over again to get these three very cool masks, or wait until they're free in December?

    Old King Hamlet mentioned on the PHG forum that they will be free sometime from now until December, not specifically being free in December. Given how the past updates have gone, they will probably be free in June. So no need to worry about waiting 7 months for the masks to be free to all.

    This turned out quite well, especially happy that it's now on Steam.
    However, its not cheap - 40 EUR for base game and the 50 EUR Predator Bundle doesn't even include the human DLC-s.
    Also, unclear if my Epic Account progress would migrate over to Steam? Probably not though and that's fine, I'm just level 28.

    Progression does not transfer from platform to platform.
  4. SuperiorIronman
    I was kind of baffled this even happened but I guess if they're going to work on things until someone from legal says no then that's great.

    I do like the cosmetics put in. We've been asking awhile for the mask on Dutch's shoulder and I'm surprised it wasn't tied to a Predator. You'd think they'd release who that Predator was beyond getting its mask but I definitely appreciate it. Mr.Black is also a good one given that we've been waiting on him for awhile so it's nice to have at least gotten something even if they should just get him out already. The only one I'm questioning is City Hunter's breather given it wasn't actually a helmet and was asked for as a gear item. I do like it but I wish they'd actually made it gear.

    I definitely like the map but I don't know if the buff to the disc is enough to make me want to use it.
  5. PAS Spinelli
    Pros:

    PHG on Steam, PC community might not be so small anymore.

    Predator specializations to make things fair and make the classes more unique to engage with different playstyle, melee is finally an option now.

    New Map and modifiers for private matches.

    New customizations and trophies.

    You have 3 smart disks now.

    Cons:

    Progress from Epic won't carry over to steam + at least here in Brazil its quite more expensive to buy the game there.

    Valkyrie was nerfed.

    You need to buy an expensive DLC pack bundle to use the 3 new masks and warpaints that have been added, no idea when they will become available

    Mixed about it:

    Radio is no longer visible at the start of match.

    Last Man Standing will now begin when all your other teammates are downed/dead instead of only applying once your teammates are dead.
    Brazilian too, the base game price was increased, but all DLCs are more expensive on Steam

    Also, I assume the stuff in the bundle are from free classes
  6. Samhain13
    Pros:

    PHG on Steam, PC community might not be so small anymore.

    Predator specializations to make things fair and make the classes more unique to engage with different playstyle, melee is finally an option now.

    New Map and modifiers for private matches.

    New customizations and trophies.

    You have 3 smart disks now.

    Cons:

    Progress from Epic won't carry over to steam + at least here in Brazil its quite more expensive to buy the game there.

    Valkyrie was nerfed.

    You need to buy an expensive DLC pack bundle to use the 3 new masks and warpaints that have been added, no idea when they will become available

    Mixed about it:

    Radio is no longer visible at the start of match.

    Last Man Standing will now begin when all your other teammates are downed/dead instead of only applying once your teammates are dead.
  7. Kailem
    They also finally seem to have added all the free fireteam and Predator weapon skins, as well as Alpha and Elder skins, in to the loot boxes. No doubt for the Steam release. I just bought a bunch of them and got mostly Alpha and Elder shaders, which means I definitely blew all my vert a bit too early!
  8. Wweyland
    This turned out quite well, especially happy that it's now on Steam.
    However, its not cheap - 40 EUR for base game and the 50 EUR Predator Bundle doesn't even include the human DLC-s.
    Also, unclear if my Epic Account progress would migrate over to Steam? Probably not though and that's fine, I'm just level 28.
  9. Voodoo Magic
    Now I won't be on until tonight to confirm, but it seems if you bought all the DLCs individually, you will have to buy them all over again to get these three very cool masks, or wait until they're free in December?
  10. Voodoo Magic
    Phew! At least it wasn't the lawsuit!  :D

    Hear! Hear!

    Either way I hope it doesn't mean they've given up on him completely. And on a similar subject; no Isabelle again. Bit random that there's essentially no real paid DLC for the non-Steam version with this update, since you have to buy the masks along with all the other Predators if you want them. But I wasn't going to get the masks on their own anyway, so I'll gladly take the new map instead!

    But yeah, I'd say "maybe she's going to be the next update", since it looks like they're just going with "generic fireteam outline" this time, but then I've said that for the last two updates now, so who knows. :P

    Either way, looking forward to giving Airstrip a go finally!

    Yeah, I'm a little bit bummed over a lack of Isabelle. And it's strange that there wasn't a Paid DLC non-Steam. Very strange. Was she supposed to be the Paid DLC but was pulled at the last minute? Let the conspiracy theories begin!  :laugh:

    But here's hoping she finally arrives in June!🤞

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  11. Kailem
    Phew! At least it wasn't the lawsuit!  :D

    Steam launch indeed, and Airstrip like we all figured. And they added Dutch's shoulder mask too! And Mr Black's! It says it's early access and that it'll be available via gameplay in December, which is a super long time away given their previous track record. Buy regardless, maybe that means he'll be the October DLC (given that the "fee for everyone" parts of paid DLC usually go free two months later)?

    Either way I hope it doesn't mean they've given up on him completely. And on a similar subject; no Isabelle again. Bit random that there's essentially no real paid DLC for the non-Steam version with this update, since you have to buy the masks along with all the other Predators if you want them. But I wasn't going to get the masks on their own anyway, so I'll gladly take the new map instead!

    But yeah, I'd say "maybe she's going to be the next update", since it looks like they're just going with "generic fireteam outline" this time, but then I've said that for the last two updates now, so who knows. :P

    Either way, looking forward to giving Airstrip a go finally!
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