Free-to-play co-op monster hunting game Dauntless will move into its official 1.0 launch on September 26 on PC (Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

If you’re thinking “didn’t Dauntless already launch back in May,” you would be correct. Long-lasting Early Access games can be confusing when it comes to official launches. Dauntless has been available via Early Access on PC since May 2018, and released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May 2019. It’s due to release on Switch later this year.

The 1.0 launch coincides with the next major seasonal update, called Aether Unbound. Aether Unbound adds a new weapon (Aether Strikers), new behemoth (Tempestborne Stormclaw), a new seasonal Hunt Pass, and replaces weekly challenges with the new bounty system.

“Aether Unbound celebrates the culmination of the last 5 years of Dauntless development, but it is also the next step in our journey together,” writes Jesse Houston, CEO and co-founder, Phoenix Labs. “We have even more exciting content coming soon this year and beyond. More Behemoths, more weapons, more challenges, and more ways to slay.”

Dauntless is free-to-play on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, supported by seasonal, purchasable Hunt Passes (think Fortnite’s Battle Pass). It’s coming later this year on Switch. It’s rated T for Teen for Blood and Violence.

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