Back in December, Phoenix Labs announced that it was working with Epic and the Epic Games Store to release Dauntless on the store simultaneously with crossplay between PC and console – yes, Xbox One and PS4. It’s a big ask, and it’s happening in April (with mobile and Switch coming later this year).
Now, the studio has released information on just how account migration for the game will work. “As part of this vision, all progress will carry over into one account so Slayers can seamlessly continue their adventure no matter their platform,” Phoenix Labs says. “Players should continue to log in and play through the existing Dauntless patcher” – it’s standalone, not on Steam – “for the time being, but in the coming months the existing Dauntless patcher will be retired as Dauntless on PC becomes available exclusively through the Epic Games store. When Dauntless officially launches on the Epic Games store, players will be able to use their Epic friends list to see their status, chat, and more — all from within Dauntless. Dauntless will also incorporate Epic Games’ Support-A-Creator program, a way to give back even more to their passionate partners and content creators.”
“This season introduces a brand new set of limited-time rewards, from platinum bundles to romantic emotes. Like the previous Hunt Pass season, Season Two offers two reward tracks, each consisting of 50 levels: a free Basic track and a 1,000 platinum Elite track, which rewards Slayers willing to take up the challenge with Ace chips, notes, exclusive transmogs and more. After listening to player feedback from Season One, Phoenix Labs has increased the amount of experience yielded by breaking Behemoth parts, making it easier to advance through levels and earn rewards. Season Two has also been extended to nearly 45 days total, giving Slayers until March 13th to make it to level 50.
“As a follow-up to the news we shared with you yesterday that Dauntless would be moving to the Epic Games Store, developer Phoenix Labs would like to clear up a few misconceptions that seem to be permeating the public discussion about the move. There has been some confusion regarding Dauntless’ arrival onto the Epic Games store, so we wanted to clarify a few items. First off, account linking will be an opt-in process – no one will have their account linked without their participation. Phoenix Labs hadn’t specifically called this out in the FAQ, and will communicate this more clearly going forward. During the process, Phoenix Labs is not sharing any personal info with Epic. People who opt in will use an email and password to login, and whether or not that’s the email they use for Dauntless it won’t affect the linking process.”