Dauntless

Phoenix Labs, Epic Games

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
80%
Critics Recommend
Based on 20 critic reviews
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Dauntless

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4May 21, 2019
Xbox OneMay 21, 2019
PCMay 21, 2019

Developer: Phoenix Labs

Publisher: Epic Games

Genres: Action, RPG

As a Slayer, you are all that stands between your world and the Behemoths that seek to devour it. Take on boss-sized monsters, forge powerful weapons, and craft armour from the very creatures you slay — all in a massive, free-to-play online world.

Discover your strengths and refine your skills as you fight alongside up to three other Slayers. Whether you choose to hunt with real-life companions or match with Slayers across the globe, you'll always have a friend in the fight.

Harness the power of Behemoths you hunt by converting their parts into powerful armaments. Dyes, cells, and transmog stones let you further customize looks and loadouts to define your role as a legendary Slayer.

Join millions of Slayers who call the Shattered Isles home. From the frontier settlement of Ramsgate to the turbulent reaches of the Maelstrom, there's so much to explore -- and so much worth protecting.

Where to Buy

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Strong Head
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Fair Head
1
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Dauntless — Console Announce Trailer | PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

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Dauntless - The Coming Storm

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IGN

8.5 / 10.0
IGN

What Dauntless lacks in layered complexity it makes up for with tightly crafted combat and rewarding progression, proving you don't need to cram every possible feature into a game for it to be great.

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GameSpot

7 / 10
GameSpot

A fantastic multiplayer experience and vibrant art direction help make Dauntless stand out, despite feeling a little empty at times.

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USgamer

USgamer

Dauntless is Monster Hunter for those that don't have the time or money to devote to Capcom's Monster Hunter: World. Dauntless falters in certain areas, but provides the feel of hunting and gear progression in a more streamlined manner. the world can feel a bit lifeless and gamey at time, but this is definitely good enough to carve out it's own space alongside Capcom's flagship series. And being free-to-play with full cross-platform play helps a great deal.

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IGN Italy

7.5 / 10.0
IGN Italy

As things stand today, Dauntless is still a promising game, crippled by some technical issues (there's still an OB in the software version, after all), but enhanced by a great cross-play feature.

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Recent News

Dauntless surpasses 14 million players as next Hunt Pass launches this week

Dauntless surpasses 14 million players as next Hunt Pass launches this week

Dauntless is giving players a good reason to stay inside and track down monsters to close out the last few weeks of summer. Developer Phoenix Labs is preparing to launch a new Hunt Pass for its online hunting adventure, which has surpassed 14 million players, according to the studio. High Skies: Zephyr Strike is the …

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New Dauntless Update Adds Trials, Brand-New Hunt Pass, And More

New Dauntless Update Adds Trials, Brand-New Hunt Pass, And More

Dauntless is a Monster Hunter-like game available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. A Nintendo Switch version is expected to release later this year.

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Dauntless: How to Unlock Rezakiri and Shrowd

Dauntless: How to Unlock Rezakiri and Shrowd

Dauntless players who want to unlock the Weekly Hunt for Rezakiri and Shrowd simply need to complete a few requirements first, both of which are detailed here.

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Dauntless: Chain Blades Build for High DPS

Dauntless: Chain Blades Build for High DPS

This Dauntless Chain Blades build guide focuses on high attack speed and damage, and it will assist players that are attempting speed kills on Behemoths.

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"[We] Had to Scramble:" We Talk to a Dauntless Dev About Fixing Early Server Problems and the Success of Cross-play

"[We] Had to Scramble:" We Talk to a Dauntless Dev About Fixing Early Server Problems and the Success of Cross-play

We talk to the studio behind the latest cross-platform hit.

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Dauntless: Axe Build for High DPS

Dauntless: Axe Build for High DPS

This Dauntless Axe build focuses on damage, attack speed, and Grim Onslaught, giving Slayers access to high DPS and ranged interrupts for their hunts.

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Dauntless Reaches Over 6 Million Players In Its First Week After Launch

Dauntless Reaches Over 6 Million Players In Its First Week After Launch

The Monster Hunter-like is pretty popular, it seems.

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Dauntless: How to Wound and Stagger Behemoths

Dauntless: How to Wound and Stagger Behemoths

To complete the Combat Alchemy quest, Dauntless players need to stagger and wound 5 different behemoths. Here's how to accomplish both tasks to earn valuable tonics.

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Dauntless Adding New Map Features, Loadout Presets

Dauntless Adding New Map Features, Loadout Presets

While Phoenix Labs continues to work on server-based issues, the studio updates its roadmap for Dauntless with new fixes and content like preset loadouts.

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Dauntless: Repeater Build for High DPS

Dauntless: Repeater Build for High DPS

This Dauntless Repeaters build focuses on high attack speed and the Full-Bore Chamber, and it will have Slayers dealing serious gun damage to Behemoths.

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