High-Tech Hunting Pack - Out Now!

Published on September 18th, 2019 by Mat
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We are happy to announce that the new “High-Tech Hunting Pack” is now being rolled out across all platforms! It is available for purchase on PC, and the patch will be available on consoles before the end of the week. On consoles, the DLC is currently going through the certification process with both Sony and Microsoft, we expect it to be available before the end of September and as soon as we have a firm date we will be sure to let everyone know. Just to repeat, consoles still get the patch which includes, TruRACS for Roe Deer and all bug fixes, it is the purchasable DLC that is delayed.

We always aim to release new content simultaneously on all platforms. This time around, we decided to roll out the PC version early (along the patch on consoles) in order to move forward quicker in development. We have more exciting things coming in this year and it will be big. Rolling out the patches earlier helps us to better control the upcoming content. We don’t plan to repeat this for the next release.

We have also temporarily disabled the leaderboards in order to get them working properly and improve them. We expect to have these back up and running with the next release.

High-Tech Hunting Pack - Unpacked

GenZero 8X50 Night Vision Binoculars
Watch the reserves come to life at night through the Night Vision binoculars, designed to increase both visibility and contrast in the dark while leaving depth perception and shapes unaltered. From the largest of predators to the smallest of prey, all animals near you will have a hard time hiding from your keen gaze.

GenZero 1-4x20 Night Vision Rifle Scope
Featuring a high-quality image intensifier tube, a compact design and waterproof battery compartment, the GenZero 1-4x20 Night Vision Rifle Scope will allow you to see beyond the expected in night-time conditions. A long-range IR illuminator completes the package allowing you to acquire your targets from safe distances; but be aware that the effectiveness of this technology is particularly affected by fog and adverse weather conditions

Koter CB-65 Bow
With performance that lies in the sweet spot between the Bearclaw Lite CB-60 and the Hawk Edge CB-70, the Koter CB-65 is a versatile compound bow, useful in every situation. Striking a delicate balance between recoil and accuracy, this bow is at its best when hunting medium sized game, but can also be deadly accurate against small and big game, when paired with the right arrows.

Brightsight Rangefinder Bow Sight & Tracer Arrows
This sight helps hunters overcome the biggest challenge when bow-hunting: distance estimation. With the single press of a button, the Brightsight calculates the distance of the target and projects a precise, virtual LED pin that is only visible to the archer, without the clutter of multiple physical pins.

At night, the Tracer Arrows will allow you to track down your prized harvest once you’ve made that first successful shot, thanks to a flashing red LED on the nock. In the off chance your prey manages to escape, you can simply follow the red light to its source and take the animal down

Patch Notes

New Features:

New weapon: Koter CB-65 Compound Bow
With performance that lies in the sweet spot between the Bearclaw Lite CB-60 and the Hawk Edge CB-70, the Koter CB-65 is a versatile compound bow, useful in every situation. Striking a delicate balance between recoil and accuracy, this bow is at its best when hunting medium sized game, but can also be deadly accurate against small and big game, when paired with the right arrows.

New equipment: GenZero 8X50 Night Vision Binoculars
Watch the reserves come to life at night through the Night Vision binoculars, designed to increase both visibility and contrast in the dark while leaving depth perception and shapes unaltered. From the largest of predators to the smallest of prey, all animals near you will have a hard time hiding from your keen gaze.

New equipment: GenZero 1-4x20 Night Vision Rifle Scope
Featuring a high-quality image intensifier tube, a compact design and waterproof battery compartment, the GenZero 1-4x20 Night Vision Rifle Scope will allow you to see beyond the expected in night-time conditions. A long-range IR illuminator completes the package allowing you to acquire your targets from safe distances; but be aware that the effectiveness of this technology is particularly affected by fog and adverse weather conditions.

New equipment: Brightsight Rangefinder Bow Sight
This sight helps hunters overcome the biggest challenge when bow-hunting: distance estimation. With the single press of a button, the Brightsight calculates the distance of the target and projects a precise, virtual LED pin that is only visible to the archer, without the clutter of multiple physical pins.

New equipment: Tracer arrows
At night, the Tracer Arrows will allow you to track down your prized harvest once you’ve made that first successful shot, thanks to a flashing red LED on the nock. In the off chance your prey manages to escape, you can simply follow the red light to its source and take the animal down.

New TruRACS animal: Roe Deer (Free)

Game Improvements

-Reworked penetration and integrity reduction of Eckers .30-06 based on players’ feedback
-Updated Red Deer call to be different from Roosevelt Elk call
-Improved the impact particle effects of arrows and bolts at night
-We have moved our privacy policy from our website to in-game and you will find it now in a new interaction flow in the beginning of the game

Bug Fixes

-Fixed issue where the camera would flip when changing stance after shooting
-Fixed penetration issue on Fallow Deer with 12g buckshot related to size of the lungs’ hitboxes
-Fixed issue with date and time not displayed properly in the Hunting Log
-Fixed issue where Cinnamon Teals would sometimes not move between Need Zones
-Fixed issue with Need Zone POIs being shown on the map where there was no Need Zone
-Fixed issue where equipment was holstered after fast travelling
-Fixed issue where player had to unholster item twice to equip it
-Fixed issue with the peep sight of the compound bow being offset
-Fixed issue where animal tracks were not fully visible before and after night time
-Fixed issue of Crossbow shots going unregistered in the Hunting Profile
-Fixed issue where Bearclaw bow showed up as Razorback in the harvest screen
-Fixed issue that allowed to shoot from a bow while prone without Like A Pro perk
-Fixed issue where Cape Buffalo and Gemsbok would sometimes keep running after being shot dead
-Fixed issue of Gray Wolves playing no sound for their mating calls
-Fixed issue where Reindeers would always play the same sound for both mating and warning call, and regardless of their gender
-Fixed issue where rain would fall inside certain hunting structures and inside caves
-Fixed multiple animation issues with the compound bow
-Fixed issue where King 470DB would play the bolt-action rifle chambering animation
-Fixed issues with store images of .30-30 and 16g slug ammunition
-Fixed some cases of floating vegetation in Medved Taiga
-Various fixes to Medved Taiga main missions, following the retrofitting of the missions with waypoints
-Various localization improvements
-Various crash fixes