The free-to-play action RPG will finally be free to try.
Free-to-play monster hunting RPG Dauntless will begin its open beta on May 24, 2018, developer Phoenix Labs announced today.
While Dauntless will be free when it enters open beta, as well as when it officially releases, closed beta access has been behind a paywall since last September in the form of three Founder’s Packs, the cheapest of which costs $40. These packs will no longer be available for purchase once the open beta begins.
For the uninitiated: Dauntless is an action RPG loosely styled after Monster Hunter. You play as a Slayer and hunt Behemoths, harvesting components for new equipment from their carcasses. While you can hunt alone, hunts are designed to be played in teams of four.
Dauntless has received several major updates since its closed beta began. Last December, its biggest update yet, Frostfall, added two new Behemoths and reworked multiple core systems like crafting and character customization. The update was part of our look at the games to watch in 2018.
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