Dauntless attracts over 6 million players in the first week following its official multi-platform launch

    
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It’s been only one week since Phoenix Labs’ free-to-play monster-hunting MMORPG Dauntless officially launched on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, but in that time, it’s racked up some seriously impressive statistics as Slayers from across all platforms congregated in the Shattered Isles to socialize, slay Behemoths, and fashion chique gear from their carved-up bits. In an infographic released by Phoenix Labs earlier today, the studio reveals that in its first week, the game has garnered the attention of over 6 million players, “doubling its player count since the PC Open Beta.”

And boy have those 6 million players been busy: “Players worldwide logged over 20 million hunts, surpassing 15 million hours played.” On top of that, 60% of slaying parties have consisted of cross-platform players making use of the game’s vaunted One Dauntless system, which allows players to access their accounts from any platform and group up with other players regardless of their platforms of choice. And while it’s certainly impressive that the Slayers have racked up a combined total of 13 million Behemoth kills, the most important statistic shared in the infographic is far and away the fact that Ramsgate’s loyal canine companions Bruna and Max have been pet “an incalculable number of times.” You can check out the full infographic, which is chock full of even more tasty statistics, just below.

Source: Press Release
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Greaterdivinity

Jumped back in on PS4. It kinda runs like ass in town and definitely looks like a 1080p game without too many graphical frills, but it’s been fun so far. It’s kinda nice seeing yourself matched up with folks on other platforms.

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Michael Fuchs

Started the game up on release after not having played since the closed beta, and they’ve really improved the game since then! I’m having so much fun now. Super stoked to see another game in the genre, as I also love MHW.

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Dantos

One thing that ive noticed, is that despite the problems they had over the week, the reddit has been pretty positive. Coming off of Anthem, that’s pretty encouraging.

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IronSalamander8 .

Out of curiosity, can you play it on PC without the Epic store? I may try it if it has it’s own launcher but otherwise until/unless the Epic store gets its act together, that’s a non-starter.

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Christopher Allcock

their account system is tied to the epic account system now, epic basically host the game (hence the reason why it’s FAR more stable now)

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kalech

Been really enjoying the game. I like the idea of MH a lot, but the game has been a bit daunting to get into. So I went for something a bit more DauntLESS huehuehue

… Ok I’ll see myself out.

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Dantos

it seems like the login queues have really settled down. Time to work on building my riftstalker axe.

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mpandu.nky

It’s a very good game, and my most played of 2019 so far. As a MH fan I have to thank them for starting an entirely new genre. But I’m one of the few who prefer Dauntless for its quick fun type of model over MH’s longer & more exhaustive hunts.

The more the merrier. Way to go Dauntless.

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fallwind

The game looks amazing, and looks super fun. I tried it, and it’s not my cup of tea, but it’s obviously a lot of other people’s tea :)

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Solaris

Good game. Miserable launch queues, but overall happy with end result. Cross platform play has been incredibly strong (I play PC). Have been in more cross platform games than I can count and performance has been flawless. I never would have known I was with PS4 or Xbox players if the game didn’t tell me. Wish the devs well.

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starbuck1771

Welcome to the game.

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fallwind

I’d rather my game have so many people playing that I’m in a queue than so little that I never see anyone else :)

Best of luck to em!