Dauntless new clarified roadmap features new hunts, feature revises, and Springtide
Dauntless new clarified roadmap features new hunts, feature revises, and Springtide.
“We didn’t find that our old roadmap was conveying this workflow properly. While pretty, it was hard to zoom out and get a birds-eye view of all our content in development and see where it was in the pipeline. We believe that this simplified roadmap better communicates each chunk of work. It’s also much more flexible, allowing us to update earlier and more often. This will serve to better reflect our production priorities — which can change rapidly.”
So just what does this information this Dauntless new clarified roadmap will share? In the production section, there’s the word of a new Radiant season that reads like a further Escalation but will instead be part of the Hunting Grounds, the addition of individual Hunting Grounds, revises for Trials and wounding, and the arrival of the Springtide Easter event.
As for the concept section, the devs are pondering the launch of a Heroic difficulty for Escalations, the inclusion of portals to Hunting Grounds that may lead to a keystone Behemoth arena, loot cave, or “something else entirely.” An overall Cells rework that adds ways to make Cells more impactful, builds diversity, and adds a “long-tail progression” chase.
Dauntless Fans will notice that an eighth weapon and reworking of existing weapons aren’t in the roadmap. As stated by the official Reddit post, that’s the consequence of addressing current game issues first. “We believe that our time is better spent on the other items on the roadmap. If we ever decide to add another weapon or rework one, you’ll be the first to know,” assures the post.