Expansive Worlds’ hunting game newest update adds the alpine reserve, and the Granite Update as well as a framerate boost up to 60 FPS on next gen consoles.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S will see improved cosmetics, and performance improvements. The updates comes alongside the latest DLC New England Mountains. Arriving on PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and Microsoft Store as well as on Playstation and Xbox for €/$7.99. The New England Mountains reserve will allow players the chance to explore and relax in new areas, hunt for three Great Ones such as new Moose. Customisations for players’ weapons with unique New England Mountains-styled cosmetics will also be included.
Developer Expansive Worlds’ Product Owner Mat Wall said of the update;
“The New England Mountains draws on the essence and core strengths of theHunter: Call of the Wild. New, and yet familiar, this reserve offers rugged and varied terrain, and it highlights our commitment to keep expanding on the core game with great new end-game content as well as improvements across all platforms.
We are extremely grateful for the continued support from our fanbase, and we are working hard behind the scenes on a series of upcoming Hunter experience improvements to be launched over the next year”
Covering roughly a quarter of the state of New Hampshire, as well as portions of Western Maine, the White Mountains in the northern Appalachians served as the inspiration for the New England Mountains reserve. The new region will give players a new area to explore, and wildlife to stalk.
Hunt in new surroundings: The New England Mountains reserve features varied landscapes shaped by the passing of time, from open alpine regions to coniferous and mixed woodlands interspersed with lakes and rivers. When you are tired from stalking deer through the spruce or hunting waterfowl along the bends of the river, there is no shortage of perfect opportunities to sit back and take in the picturesque environment around you.
Wildlife, Great Ones and refined classics: On the uplands and through the trees of the New England Mountains, players have a wealth of wildlife to hunt from Ring-necked Pheasants to Coyotes and Moose. Moose are now present as one of the extremely rare Great Ones alongside the equally giant Black Bear and Whitetail Deer. The Moose and Whitetail Deer have the Great One status in common – along with the Red Fox.
New weapon, cosmetics: A Weapons Cache will be available at any Outpost. A new weapon will be waiting for players. The Patriot: a modern 0.50 cal break-action muzzleloader made locally in New Hampshire. Perfect for hunting large prey but comes with slow reload speed.
You will also receive two welcome gifts waiting for you: a free paint and a free camo. In addition, the store offers some unique New England Mountains-inspired cosmetic packs to customise your weapons: Paints, sprays, materials, camos and a unique wrap.
Free Granite Update – 60FPS + more wildlife:
Alongside the New England Mountains reserve, the developers will be offering a series of free updates dubbed the Granite Update for theHunter: Call of the Wild.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions will receive a framerate boost of up to 60 FPS with extra animal species across nearly every reserve.
All players will also receive two free, themed cosmetics for each reserve, which they already own – one paint and one camo. This includes the two reserves in the base game.
This update also includes a range of performance improvements and minor additions to improve gameplay. This includes an updated Harvest screen with preview, the ability to place/remove waypoints when using binoculars, as well as improved stability on consoles and various minor tweaks across the game on all platforms.