Iilfonic have announced the first piece of DLC and a free update for Predator: Hunting Grounds, including the involvement of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The news comes via PlayStation Blog, written by Illfonic’s Chief Creative Officer Jared Gerritzen. Both the free update and DLC center around Dutch, the main character from the first film, and played once again by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The free update will teach players where Dutch has been between the events of the first movie and this game. Players can “his story in his own words through a series of voice tapes that you earn as you level up.”
The DLC will let players play as Dutch, and grants early access to the QR5 Hammerhead Rifle, and Dutch’s Knife. The equipment will be free for all players “later in June.” Both the free update and DLC will launch May 26th.
A further three pairs of free updates and DLCs will be coming in June, July, and August, with more content promised after that. The free updates will introduce new weapons, game modes, and more. Future DLC is also implied to be “themed character packs.” More details will be revealed at a later date.
You can find the full rundown on the game (via the Epic Games Store) below.
HUNT OR BE HUNTED
Predator: Hunting Grounds is an immersive asymmetrical multiplayer* shooter set in the remote jungles of the world, where the Predator stalks the most challenging prey. Play as a member of an elite 4-person Fireteam and complete paramilitary operations before the Predator finds you. Or, play as the Predator to hunt the most worthy prey, choosing from your vast array of deadly alien tech to collect your trophies, one by one.
Enter the World of Predator:
Enter a world that looks and feels completely authentic to the lore of the Predator universe. The lush jungle comes alive with the sights and sounds of military bravado moving toward their objective. While up in the trees, a flash of light and an ominous clicking sound belay that the team is about to face deadly opposition. From the epic Predator theme song to the signature light-bending cloaking and thermal Predator vision, fans of the Predator-verse will revel in both familiar and new canon.
Human vs. Alien Weaponry:
As a Fireteam member, wield a state-of-the-art arsenal, from pistols to assault rifles, shotguns, grenades and heavy weapons.** As the Predator, hunt with deadly alien tech including the shoulder-mounted Plasma Caster, Combistick, Smart Disc, Wrist Blades, and more.
Drop into several conflict zones in South America, treacherous, thick with ranging trees and sprawling undergrowth. Guerilla soldiers are well-camouflaged between guarding shanty hide-outs at the water’s edge. Whether a Fireteam moves as a unit or takes a strategic split approach to reach each objective, the rich setting offers a diverse environment to perfect your approach. For the Predator, the trees are perfect for using otherworldy skills, crawling up tree trunks and stealthing through branches to stalk prey with frightening speed.
Gameplay required to unlock some Fireteam and Predator weapons.
Predator: Hunting Grounds is available on Windows PC (via Epic Games Store), and PlayStation 4.