VANCOUVER, B.C. - Phoenix Labs, an independent game studio built on the foundation of delivering AAA experiences for players to enjoy together, today revealed details on the first expansive content update for their free-to-play co-op action RPG Dauntless. Titled "Fortune & Glory," the update will arrive July 16 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Epic Games store as a free update, bringing with it the challenging Trials experience, a new Hunt Pass, new cosmetic rewards and more.
Strengthened by "One Dauntless," the cross-play and cross-progression system supported across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Epic Games store, Dauntless has surpassed 12 million players, becoming the fastest growing hunting action game of all time.
"Fortune & Glory" provides Slayers with a formidable new challenge in the form of Trials. The Trials experience is a new gameplay offering from Lady Luck, an enigmatic figure who arrives in Ramsgate with a mysterious island in tow. Trials will pit adventurous Slayers against dangerous, modified Behemoths and all-new environmental challenges, like terrain-transforming pests. With the clock ticking through each hunt, it will be up to Trials challengers to prove that they can execute under pressure.
Trials are split into two difficulty levels: "Normal" and "Dauntless." Completing "Normal" difficulty Trials nets Slayers with Steel Marks, used to purchase unique rewards such as weapon mods and alternate special attacks, while completing "Dauntless" difficulty Trials rewards Slayers with Gilded Marks: currency used to purchase exclusive cosmetic rewards that showcase more advanced accomplishments. Both Steel and Gilded Marks are exclusive to Lady Luck's shop, and can only be earned through Trials.
Slayers can see how they stack up to Trials competition by viewing the Wall of Champions outside Lady Luck's shop in Ramsgate. The wall displays a list of the top performers in both solo and group hunts. And because Trials rotate on a weekly basis, there's always a chance for Slayers to see new names - or even their own - on the wall.
"Fortune & Glory" marks the beginning of the "High Skies" season in Dauntless. It will include two consecutive Hunt Passes complete with new and stylish content. The first Hunt Pass is marked by a swashbuckling pirate theme, and Slayers will quickly familiarize themselves with Lady Luck and her corsair fleet. "Fortune & Glory" offers 50 levels of content to unlock and numerous cosmetic and consumable rewards to earn. Slayers can look forward to more adventures and content as the "High Skies" season continues later this summer.