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Author Topic: July’s Hunting Grounds Free Update Is Here – Free ...  (Read 2948 times)

Corporal Hicks
Jul 17, 2020, 02:13:44 PM
Topic on: Jul 17, 2020, 02:13:44 PM
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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 skin 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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Voodoo Magic
Jul 17, 2020, 02:37:35 PM
Reply #1 on: Jul 17, 2020, 02:37:35 PM
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Before we get down to the brass tax, free Alpha Predators to all? Some figure owners who shelled out money strictly for the code a month ago might feel a bit irate.

Also, two new Predators not offset by a new Fireteam class or skin?  Here comes long Predator wait times again!   :-\

Now, with that out of the way.....

CITY HUNTER!!!!!!



CITY HUNTER!!!!!!




CITY HUNTER!!!!!!



And we get to use his "Wrist Launcher"?!  Hellz yeah!




Samhain13
Jul 17, 2020, 02:51:09 PM
Reply #3 on: Jul 17, 2020, 02:51:09 PM
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No new maps huh? I love the customization in the game, but its not more of that that we need right now.


Kailem
Jul 17, 2020, 03:00:39 PM
Reply #4 on: Jul 17, 2020, 03:00:39 PM
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Great news about City Hunter! I had a feeling he might be the next paid DLC given that the data mining of his models seemed to show he was pretty far along. Plus it's City Hunter, so hell yeah! Can't wait to get him!

And free Alpha for everyone is unexpected and great too! I figured they'd be giving NECA's figure code a bit of a longer period of exclusivity than this, but I'm not complaining (about that, at least)! I got the figure a few days ago too, so the timing of that one is great!

The bad side of more new Predators though is exactly what we were all worried about early on; running out of a loadout slots (not to mention the Predator match wait times inevitably going up again). If they're going to make all of these new Predators their own classes rather than just skins they really need to give us more slots. With today's release of Alpha we now have one more Predator than we have space to save a loadout for, and when City Hunter comes out in a couple of weeks it'll be two. And given that everything resets to default if you look at/choose another item (like the shaders or in the fire team's case any weapon attachments you've got on), having to manually change everything around because you've got no space to save it as a custom loadout is going to be a tad tiresome (if you can even remember everything you had on them without constantly having to refer to a screencap).

And while City Hunter and Alpha are great, the lack of anything much on the patching/bug fixes front is a bit disappointing. Those are some very minor fixes, nothing about the long claim/pig eating glitch that can lose a game for you if it happens at the wrong time. Though hopefully those crash fixes are things I was running in to when the Samurai came out last month, and if so that's good.

Needless to say the lack of any new maps is definitely a bit disappointing though. We're three months on from release and still playing the same three we've had since launch. A new map at this point would honestly be a bigger and better deal than any new characters, so the brief "we're working on it" comment is a bit....eh. Hopefully that at least means we might see one next month instead, but the fact that it will be at least another month isn't great.

But still, focusing on the positive, huzzah, City Hunter! And Alpha too! The wait times are going to be horrendous again, but oh well. City Hunter!! ;D


PAS Spinelli
Jul 17, 2020, 03:19:32 PM
Reply #5 on: Jul 17, 2020, 03:19:32 PM
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Told you guys he and the skin shaders were coming
Tho I would prefer a new FT dlc than a Predator one rn to even the wait times


Corporal Hicks
Jul 17, 2020, 03:42:45 PM
Reply #6 on: Jul 17, 2020, 03:42:45 PM
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Before we get down to the brass tax, free Alpha Predators to all? Some figure owners who shelled out money strictly for the code a month ago might feel a bit irate.

I'm fairly sure they specified it was early access from the go?

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Also, two new Predators not offset by a new Fireteam class or skin?  Here comes long Predator wait times again!   :-\

Yeah, I was a little surprised that it wasn't another FT update. I had been expecting Predator 2 November time to coincide with the anniversary but I guess they're not doing that kind of marketing with HG.



And we get to use his "Wrist Launcher"?!  Hellz yeah!

Honestly, that's what I think I'm most excited about! Curious to see how they present in it this given as it's only gaming appearance in Primal Hunt was a little on the weak side!

No new maps huh? I love the customization in the game, but its not more of that that we need right now.

Yeah, the maps have got to come soon. Like that is the most vital content I think.

And free Alpha for everyone is unexpected and great too! I figured they'd be giving NECA's figure code a bit of a longer period of exclusivity than this, but I'm not complaining (about that, at least)! I got the figure a few days ago too, so the timing of that one is great!

Yeah, I was a little surprised by this one. Very very welcome though!

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And given that everything resets to default if you look at/choose another item (like the shaders or in the fire team's case any weapon attachments you've got on), having to manually change everything around because you've got no space to save it as a custom loadout is going to be a tad tiresome (if you can even remember everything you had on them without constantly having to refer to a screencap).

Is it doing that again?!

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And while City Hunter and Alpha are great, the lack of anything much on the patching/bug fixes front is a bit disappointing. Those are some very minor fixes, nothing about the long claim/pig eating glitch that can lose a game for you if it happens at the wrong time. Though hopefully those crash fixes are things I was running in to when the Samurai came out last month, and if so that's good.

I imagine we'll be getting another patch when City Hunter drops anyway. That seems to have been the case so far?

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Needless to say the lack of any new maps is definitely a bit disappointing though. We're three months on from release and still playing the same three we've had since launch. A new map at this point would honestly be a bigger and better deal than any new characters, so the brief "we're working on it" comment is a bit....eh. Hopefully that at least means we might see one next month instead, but the fact that it will be at least another month isn't great.

Indeed. It has got to come sooner rather than later. It has to.

« Last Edit: Jul 17, 2020, 03:46:26 PM by Corporal Hicks »

Kailem
Jul 17, 2020, 04:00:53 PM
Reply #7 on: Jul 17, 2020, 04:00:53 PM
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And given that everything resets to default if you look at/choose another item (like the shaders or in the fire team's case any weapon attachments you've got on), having to manually change everything around because you've got no space to save it as a custom loadout is going to be a tad tiresome (if you can even remember everything you had on them without constantly having to refer to a screencap).

Is it doing that again?!

For me it's never not done that. There's never been any sort of "confirm or cancel changes" options with these loadouts, so it always just saves whatever you've looked at, and if you go back to a different weapon you had all kitted out everything is back to default. It really should be like most other custom loadouts in games where you can look at stuff and change things around, but it still saves your previous options unless you specifically tell it to overwrite something you've changed.

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And while City Hunter and Alpha are great, the lack of anything much on the patching/bug fixes front is a bit disappointing. Those are some very minor fixes, nothing about the long claim/pig eating glitch that can lose a game for you if it happens at the wrong time. Though hopefully those crash fixes are things I was running in to when the Samurai came out last month, and if so that's good.

I imagine we'll be getting another patch when City Hunter drops anyway. That seems to have been the case so far?

Yeah that's true. Hopefully we might get a fix for them then, since right now they seem to be the worst bug in the game, at least assuming that those crashes that were mentioned are indeed the ones that seemed fairly common since the previous patch.

Also something I just noticed is that at the bottom of the blog post it says "**Classic Combistick and Wrist Launcher unlockable to all via gameplay by September 2020".

Going by how they've been releasing things so far this would mark the first time the weapon of a previous month's DLC hasn't become part of the free DLC for the month immediately following it, instead skipping that month to seemingly be part of the free DLC two months later. Given that brief comment that basically said "hey, we hear you, we're working on a new map and mode", I wonder if that might be because August's free DLC could indeed be a new map, and they're saving the combistick and wrist launcher going free for later as a result?


Voodoo Magic
Jul 17, 2020, 04:10:59 PM
Reply #8 on: Jul 17, 2020, 04:10:59 PM
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Before we get down to the brass tax, free Alpha Predators to all? Some figure owners who shelled out money strictly for the code a month ago might feel a bit irate.

I'm fairly sure they specified it was early access from the go?


Hmm. I remember Illfonic indicated the Alpha Predator will be later available worldwide at a later date, but I don't recall it being advertised as "early access" to a free item, as Ole-Painless was. So I was expecting a paid DLC.

Also, two new Predators not offset by a new Fireteam class or skin?  Here comes long Predator wait times again!   :-\

Yeah, I was a little surprised that it wasn't another FT update. I had been expecting Predator 2 November time to coincide with the anniversary but I guess they're not doing that kind of marketing with HG.

Yeah, I really believed the City Hunter would come in November too. Perhaps they'll celebrate the 30th anniversary with a game sale by then, or maybe the inclusion of Harrigan. Or, maybe not at all. Guess we'll see.

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And given that everything resets to default if you look at/choose another item (like the shaders or in the fire team's case any weapon attachments you've got on), having to manually change everything around because you've got no space to save it as a custom loadout is going to be a tad tiresome (if you can even remember everything you had on them without constantly having to refer to a screencap).

Is it doing that again?!

For me it's never not done that. There's never been any sort of "confirm or cancel changes" options with these loadouts, so it always just saves whatever you've looked at, and if you go back to a different weapon you had all kitted out everything is back to default. It really should be like most other custom loadouts in games where you can look at stuff and change things around, but it still saves your previous options unless you specifically tell it to overwrite something you've changed.

Hmm, it doesn't change when I look at it. I can back out and it returns to normal. Only if I select it, it keeps.

But the limited amount of custom Predator sets we can save needs to be increased. Scout, Hunter, Beserker, Jungle Hunter, Alpha, Elder, Samurai, City Hunter. There's just not enough slots for a game that has this much customization.


Kailem
Jul 17, 2020, 05:33:05 PM
Reply #9 on: Jul 17, 2020, 05:33:05 PM
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For me it's never not done that. There's never been any sort of "confirm or cancel changes" options with these loadouts, so it always just saves whatever you've looked at, and if you go back to a different weapon you had all kitted out everything is back to default. It really should be like most other custom loadouts in games where you can look at stuff and change things around, but it still saves your previous options unless you specifically tell it to overwrite something you've changed.

Hmm, it doesn't change when I look at it. I can back out and it returns to normal. Only if I select it, it keeps.

Yeah that's what I mean. There's no way to just switch things round to see how they look without it also saving by default. Though it seems as though some of the Alpha stuff is bugged at the moment anyway where it won't equip any shaders when you first select the new mask and have to back out of the customisation menu and go back in to jolt it into working.

Also kind of mentioned in the patch notes with no fanfare:

"Implemented EOS invite support"

Does this mean crossplay invites are finally a thing?



RidgeTop
Jul 17, 2020, 08:24:25 PM
Reply #11 on: Jul 17, 2020, 08:24:25 PM
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City Hunter looks great from what we can see of him, and the mix n match means we'll be able to make Scout too!

But they really, really need to get on these bug fixes. I just waited twice 10 mins for a Predator match only for it to crash to the home screen both times right after I started attacking.

« Last Edit: Jul 17, 2020, 08:27:15 PM by RidgeTop »


Mr.Turok
Jul 17, 2020, 11:37:50 PM
Reply #13 on: Jul 17, 2020, 11:37:50 PM
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I'm honestly taken by surprise to how soon City Hunter arrived. I was convinced that to honor the respective anniversaries, the Super Predators and City Hunter would be released along side the releases of their films. Guess this confirms that anything goes here and no one knows what is gong to be in store next.

One thing for sure, I think people want more content that isn't cosmetics. Devs should be focusing more on new game modes and maps, I doubt anyone here or those playing the game is currently demanding cosmetic content. Not to sound ungrateful here or anything either its just that I hear a lot of people already getting a numb tongue to the game due to the fact that gameplay and maps is pretty much the same just with a different set of colored Preds ruining around, with me sharing the same feeling, and I really don't want this to die out so quickly. 

Hopefully next DLC after this will have new Fireteam specialists; come on Royce, Isabelle, and Harrigan. Hell I'll take McKenna too, really want to find out how he fits in all of this. (Though I have an odd feeling its going to be a Dutch 87 DLC skin)


SuperiorIronman
Jul 18, 2020, 12:16:23 AM
Reply #14 on: Jul 18, 2020, 12:16:23 AM
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I'm honestly wondering when Illfonic will just nuke its community forums. Nothing but whine and cheese on that page. You'd think the community would've been excited they kicked a Predator of its bucket list but NOPE.


 

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