Dauntless clocks 1M registered players as it launches its F2P open beta

Dauntless has officially launched into open beta as of today. The co-op ARPG is free-to-play and out on PC, so everyone can basically jump right on in and download the 0.4.0 build.

“In Dauntless, players take up the mantle of Slayers. These brave warriors fight for humanity’s survival against ferocious beasts known as Behemoths, whose savage hunger to drain the very essence, or aether, from the world puts every life at risk. Equipped with powerful armor and weapons, Slayers will join up with others and adventure across the Shattered Isles to battle Behemoths together. After each battle, Slayers bring their hard-earned spoils to the frontier city of Ramsgate to craft, enhance and customize their arsenal to take on the next challenging encounter.”

Phoenix Labs says that it’s already counting 1M registered players – that is, slayers. The studio has promised “new expansions, adventures, deadly Behemoths and more […] on a regular basis.”

Source: Press release
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MolleaFauss

Lol, 60k login queue last night, nearly 100k tonight. See you in a couple months…

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velimirius

Does it stay f2p after OB?

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Mewmew

Yes. The game is free to play. The last character wipe happened just before Open Beta started and there are no more planned. The characters you play now are your permanent characters and the game is staying free to play.

If you do play, be prepared for the 60,000+ login queues. Don’t expect to be able to jump right in, unless you’re extremely lucky (I got on earlier in only an hour but had to go to an appointment so I quit out, now I’m at the back of a 60,000 person pack trying to get back in and it’s not a super fast queue).

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velimirius

guess ill keep it on my radar then, till they sort the queues and stuff :)

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Xijit

got in, made my character, suffered through the awful intro, then the camera is stuck under the ground will not follow my character after that … reloged, repeated all of the above, same result.

…. gonna sit this out for a few days as they clearly did not have their shit together with the open beta patch.

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Mr_Planthead

Only 11,882 people ahead of me before I can play

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Mewmew

Lucky you all. It’s over 60,000 in the queue now! And it’s such a slow queue…

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K38FishTacos

5470 for me. Go to be already, North America, and let me play.

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Xijit

5k ahead of me @ 11:58pm

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Rees Racer

I’m keen to be fair, and not pre-judge Dauntless whilst awaiting Monster Hunter World to arrive on PC in a few months.

So, like apparently many tens-of-thousands (perhaps more), I signed up for the Open Beta to have a look.

I’m certainly willing to give this indie title some leeway and time to strengthen its infrastructure to handle the load (which it most certainly hasn’t today).

Good on them, though, for capitalising on the interest for the genre. I will have a go when everything settles a bit.

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Sorenthaz

And go figure the open beta is more popular than they expected and it’s rife with issues. Currently stuck on the loading screen after the tutorial, weee…

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Jeff Lewis

Over 30k people ahead of me in queue – says about a 20 minute wait. Sounds like it is a busy day for them!

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Tobasco da Gama

This didn’t really sink its teeth into me during the closed beta, but I’m definitely still interested enough to try it out again now. (Well, assuming the open beta is still on when I get back to my gaming PC a week and a half from now.)

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Chris Moss

I played the closed Beta too. It was an ok game, but same with you, I did not get hooked. The starter area just felt so empty.

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Sorenthaz

Open beta’s length is indefinite and the game is going to be F2P anyways.

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Alexander Smith

To my understanding it’s going straight from open beta to launch(maybe a day or two of downtime like there was for closed to open).

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Xijit

Cool, been waiting for this