The jungle is heating up this summer with new updates to Predator: Hunting Grounds coming soon! The hottest new arrival is the one fans have been patiently waiting for… She finally joins Dutch in the “Choppa”… Alice Braga has lent her voice to bring Isabelle into the gaming world. This new update will not only introduce our ninth DLC since its launch last year, but it will also open up a new playground – the headquarters map. That’s right – nine DLCs and six maps later, IllFonic continues to think about ways to challenge players in the jungle.
Our paid DLC pack for this summer reintroduces a fan favorite to the world of Predator: Hunting Grounds, and it’s available today. Help us welcome the predators of 2010 character Isabelle at the game. A sniper in an elite defense force, Isabelle was selected by the Predator threat as prey worthy of being hunted in an out-of-the-world game reserve. One of the two survivors of a group of eight specialist killers, she managed to escape and returned to Earth. After joining the OWLF, it was determined that “Izzy” had killed more confirmed predators than any other human … besides the Dutch.
Now you too can harness his immense power as one of the fiercest competitors in the jungle. She doesn’t just wear specializations that are suited to her like sniper, rushdown, scavenger [and more], but it’s a real glass cannon. Izzy is a big hitter, but watch your health; she goes best with a medical teammate. QA says if you think your team is incomplete, they are the missing piece of a well-rounded crew.
Izzy would be lost without her sniper rifle, and luckily for you, she never leaves the house without it. This DLC will give you early access to NRV-E, AKA the Ultimate Sniper Rifle, is exactly what you need to take out predators and enemies (it will be unlockable for everyone through gameplay by August 2021). What makes this technology so important are its Pred Shells that explode on contact. With this rifle, the sharper and more stable you are, the more damage you will do. The further you move away from your target, the more destruction you will cause. Think about the damage effect of splashing with explosive cartridges. They will never see it or come to you.
What fun is a new character without a new playground? This month’s free update is one that our team has worked hard to bring to you, another map: Headquarters! That’s right; you now have six cards to go. This is the most complex, spacious and challenging card yet, and that statement comes from our QA team !.
Deep in the jungle, atop a great waterfall, the Stargazer fleet has built their headquarters, a solid military base to facilitate their proxy wars while trying to lure the predator to Earth. The HQ consists of several bases, facility structures, and cabins that sit atop some of the most challenging terrain the game has ever presented.
The headquarters, at first, will look like a multi-story maze, with many towers forcing players to do hand-to-hand combat. Anyone up for an elevator battle royale? With so many hiding places and nowhere to roost, the HQ is truly a death trap for predators for the most part, but there might be one that can survive. A highly trained predator trapper could be stealthy enough to beat the fire team. But most of those who played on this new map are making enemy minced meat.
If the headquarters is our friend Yautja’s “graveyard”, then the cabins are where the fire crew might encounter his disappearance. It is a predkour paradise. With 12 different missions to conquer for the Fireteam; they will often cross the region. This map also features new missions not available on other maps. The fire brigade teams will be faced with a fully drone mission, these act as mobile alarm systems that alert your enemies if they spot you. Take them out before they see you, or a constant stream of Stargazer guerrillas will come after you. Or try your hand at the girl’s treasure; this mission will send teams on the ultimate treasure hunt to unravel inexplicable Predator technology. These missions and others will be the key to unlocking bonus XP.
Like I said, what makes this map incredibly difficult isn’t just the problematic missions or combat zones; this is the land. This map features the highest water-to-land ratio in the game to date. This means that if you can lure the Predator to the water, you will have the option of bypassing the Predator – as the water will wreak havoc on its electrical systems; However, you are a duck sitting by the water’s edge because the jungle is all around you. Keep in mind that you will come across steep cliffs and a rocky climb to the HQ if playing in the water. The trek is not the hardest part. Observe the cliffs, as they are a prime hiding place for guerrillas ready to take you down.
The team are really proud of this card, and it has become one of our favorites. We hope you all like it as much as we do. Additionally, we heard the community asking for more basic knowledge. Now you can discover new information about Stargazer and Keyes with the OWLF Series 2 Tapes! Finally, new trophies, loot, masks and new faces will be arriving in the jungle soon. Keep an eye on our social media for more information on our updates and patch notes.