Dauntless is a free-to-play co-op ARPG where players hunt monstrous beasts called Behemoths to prevent the destruction of the world. Join arms with up to four people, and defeat Behemoths for various rewards.
|Publisher: Phoenix Labs
Type: Third Person Action RPG
Release Date: August 18, 2017 (May 24, 2018 OBT)
Pros: +Extensive weapon & armor upgrade system. +Four player co-op hunts. +Fluid, real-time combat mechanics. +Gameplay rewards skill & knowledge.
Cons: -Repetitive gameplay. -Poor UI.
Save the Shattered Isles, a series of floating islands that make up a broken world, in the free-to-play co-op ARPG Dauntless. Monstrous beasts called Behemoths threaten the balance of life and must be defeated. Become agile and capable in battle using fluid combat mechanics, dodging attacks and chaining combos with precision. Play with up to four people in a party, reaping rewards to craft better weaponry. Use the Aethersmith to create gear, from swords to hammers to knives. Improve gear to enhance the stats and elemental affinities of both weapons and armor. Hunt a variety of Behemoths, each with unique abilities and attack patterns, such as the airborne Shrike and the fiery Embermane.
Dauntless Key Features:
- 4-Player Co-Op – join in on the action for free, playing with up to four players.
- Hunt Behemoths – defeat a variety of giant monsters with unique abilities that threaten the world.
- Fluid Combat – master the smooth mechanics of combat, dodging attacks and chaining combos.
- Extensive Weapon Crafting – use the loot gathered from Behemoths to improve weapons and armor.
- Swords, Axes, and More – pick a weapon of choice, switching between and mastering blunt weapons, swords, and more.
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Dauntless System Requirements
Operating System: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
CPU: Intel Core i5-2390T 2.7GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 B25
Video Card: GeForce GTX 660 TI / ATI Radeon R 370X
RAM: 4 GB
Hard Disk Space: 24 GB
Operating System: Windows 10
CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Quad 2.67 GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1065T or better
Video Card: GeForce GTX 970 / ATI Radeon R9 390 or better
RAM: 8 GB
Hard Disk Space: 24 GB
Dauntless Music & Soundtrack
Dauntless Additional Information
Developer: Phoenix Labs
Publisher: Phoenix Labs
Game Engine: Unreal Engine 4
Founders: Jesse Houston, Robin Mayne, Sean Bender
Studio Manager: Jeanne-Marie Owens
Animation Director: Greg Lidstone
Art Director: Glenn Barnes
Senior Programmer: Brent Scriver
Audio Director: Rob Blake
Founder's Alpha: August 18, 2017
Closed Beta: September 1, 2017
Open Beta: May 24, 2018
Development History / Background:
Dauntless is the first title by Vancouver, Canada based studio Phoenix Labs. The studio was founded by former Riot Games developers Jesse Houston, Sean Bender, and Robin Mayne in 2014. The studio includes 40 developers from a variety of big name studios including BioWare, Blizzard, and Capcom. Dauntless was first revealed in December 2016 during 'The Game Awards' and launched into a playable 'Founders Alhpa' on August 18 2017. Players could be selected, or buy into the Founders Alpha for $80.
Dauntless is very much inspired by Capcom's Monster Hunter series, but with a stronger emphasis on co-op play. The team has stated that they are not worried about Monster Hunter: World and its scheduled PC launch in early 2018 as it would only help grow the genre.
The game's open beta launched on May 24, 2018.