If you’re testing out Dauntless before its full release this summer, then the developers at Phoenix Labs have a huge new update that you don’t want to miss. The team has announced that it has launched Path of the Slayer, the biggest update for the game to date. With it, you’ll get a chance to mess around with the Mastery system. It presents “a new way for Slayers to earn rewards for completing long-term challenges based on specific Behemoths and pieces of gear, as well as an all-new progression system that completely changes the way players advance in the game,” according to the press release.
On top of that, Hunt Pass Season 4: Burndown has launched alongside the update. With it, players have “a chance to earn new barbarian-themed rewards on both the basic and Elite tracks.”
The video below breaks down how the game’s development is moving along with the new update. But in a nutshell, they broke down what you need to know:
“The Mastery system creates a new foundation for Slayers to hone their skills across dozens of Behemoth and gear-related cards, earning experience, checking off achievements and unlocking new customization options. Each Behemoth and crafted weapon – not just weapon class – has its own unique Mastery card for players to delve into. Players will also find new alternate special attack options for the Hammer, War Pike, Sword and Chain Blades, allowing Slayers to further customize their experience. In total the Mastery System offers both new and seasoned Slayers fresh ways to engage with every weapon class and Behemoth encounter – all combined with long-term goals that net huge rewards.
“The core progression rework arriving in the “Path Of The Slayer” update gets Slayers into the meat of Dauntless faster, and introduces concepts like crafting, combat, quests and more through tutorial cards in a clear, transparent way. The progression rework introduces a brand new “End of Hunt” screen that provides Slayers with a wealth of information, including progress made in various Mastery cards, quest rewards, Behemoth break parts earned, and more. Quests and the Dauntless map have also been revamped to clearly define the challenge Slayers can expect on any given hunt, and Behemoth hunts are now organized by their elemental attribute. This also plays an integral role in the revamped crafting system, which introduces elemental Orbs and Arcstones that replace some of the myriad Behemoth crafting parts, creating a more fine-tuned experience.”
This is a huge addition to the game – and one players can look forward to when Dauntless launches this summer for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Epic Games Store.Related: Dauntless, News, PC, Phoenix Labs, Playstation 4, Xbox One