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Dauntless

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Phoenix Labs
Release Date: May 21, 2019

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'Dauntless' Surpasses 30 Million Players, Celebrates 3rd Anniversary With Major Season Update - Trailer

by Rainier on May 25, 2022 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT

Dauntless is an online co-op action RPG set in a savage science-fantasy world where up to 4 players work together to hunt down ferocious beasts called Behemoths.

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.

The world of Dauntless has been shattered by a cataclysmic event, creating a vast array of uncharted and majestic floating islands. Behemoths, as cunning as they are vicious, consume the land, and it’s up to the Slayers to hunt them down before they destroy what remains of the world. Slayers will explore an ever-changing frontier, brimming with verdant flora and unique wildlife.

Slayers will also forge their legend through a robust Evergame experience that offers a multitude of challenges and activities once they complete the main campaign. From fiendish Dire Behemoths and heroic difficulties, to unique hunt modifiers encouraging Slayers to adapt their strategies, the Evergame offers a multitude of challenges and promises powerful rewards (including Exotic gear) to those who answer the call. The Dauntless experience will continue to offer players new and unique ways to engage with the world and community for years to come.


Phoenix Labs announced that the hunt is back and better than ever with the latest Dauntless update in the current Return to Light season. The ever-evolving co-op action RPG is celebrating its three-year anniversary and 30 million player milestone with the game’s largest content update of 2022.

In the latest Dauntless update, players have access to a new Radiant-themed Escalation to complete the elemental set. The capstone behemoth of Radiant Escalation is Chronovore, who will be removed from Paradox Breaks. All of Chronovore’s gear, legendary weapons, rumors, and more will now be available exclusively in Radiant Escalation, matching the other capstone Behemoths. Lightbound Koshai also joins the roster of Behemoths players face in Radiant Escalation. In addition to the usual mods, amps, talents, rewards, and more that players have come to expect, this Escalation adds a new puzzling wrinkle – each of the first four rounds will have a hidden symbol to find and recall later in the run. Players need to input the correct sequence of symbols into a set of rotating pillars – correct entry will grant an extra amp selection before entering the final arena.

This update also marks the debut of a brand-new Behemoth called Alyra, who is the first Behemoth with the ability to shift its aetheric attunement. Blaze glyphs allow it to breathe hot flames, frost glyphs allow it to summon freezing winds, and so on across the entire aetheric spectrum, outside of umbral. Thanks to this chameleon-like ability to change its aetheric properties, players need to be prepared for anything against an Alyra.

As an added bonus to celebrate the Dauntless three-year anniversary, content from “Hidden Blades” Hunt Pass, which accompanied Dauntless’ console and Epic Games Store launch in May 2019, is also now available in the new “Shadow Slayers” Hunt Pass. This content includes a number of cosmetics that enable Slayers to embrace their inner assassin. 

This update continues Phoenix Labs’ promise of “One Dauntless,” a cross-platform and cross-progression system that enables players to take their Dauntless account with them wherever they go and allows players to team up with others around the world regardless of their platform of choice.


In Dauntless, Slayers can go at it alone or join cooperative parties with up to four people to take on the Behemoth threat. No two encounters are alike - each brings its own unique challenges and rewards. To survive on the Shattered Isles, players collect rewards from their hunts to upgrade their arsenal of weapons and armor in a deep and robust crafting system.

Dauntless features an innovative and robust ever-game experience which includes live service expansions and endgame activities that bring the world to life through regular content updates, events and more.

The team at Phoenix Labs (created by a team of industry veterans from BioWare, Riot Games, and other acclaimed studios) is committed to building Dauntless as an evolving experience. Expect new expansions, adventures, deadly Behemoths and more - all on a regular basis and all free-to-play.

Key Features:

  • Defy Extinction - ​Hone your skills and ​overcome ferocious Behemoths alone or with a group of up to four Slayers in gripping and fast paced battles for survival.
  • Master the Hunt- Each Behemoth is unique and presents its own set of challenges. It’ll take the right combination of skill, gear, and tactics to survive in the Shattered Isles.
  • Craft Your Legacy ​- Collect rewards from the hunt to forge and upgrade a massive arsenal of weapons and armor in a deep and robust crafting system.
  • Reclaim Our Shattered World ​- Explore a vast, ever-changing frontier, brimming with verdant flora and unique wildlife where uncharted adventure await.
  • An Ever-changing World -​ Embark on new adventures with regular updates for years to come - all free-to-play

Dauntless is available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC with true cross-play and cross-progression support.


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