Free-to-play monster-hunting action RPG Dauntless launches for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on December 2

Phoenix Labs has announced that Dauntless will launch for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on December 2. The free-to-play monster-hunting action RPG originally released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Epic) in 2019.

The next-gen console versions of Dauntless boast higher resolutions, faster load times, new lighting, improved draw distance, reworked shadows, improved textures, and more. Additionally, all platforms include cross-play and cross-progression support.

A new next-gen trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below via Phoenix Labs.


  • Dauntless launches natively on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on December 2.
  • One Dauntless: Experience true cross-play and cross-progression across all supported platforms and console generations.
  • Expect stunning high-resolution visuals and faster load times.


Slayers, the day you have been waiting for is finally close. December 2 will mark the official native launch of Dauntless on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. This launch brings seamless cross-generation and full cross-platform support to Dauntless across seven different platforms!

After the launch, PlayStation 5 players can claim and download the enhanced version of Dauntless for free from the PlayStation Store. Players on Xbox Series X|S will automatically receive the enhanced version of Dauntless via Smart Delivery.

If you are already playing Dauntless on a console or PC, there will be no need to start over on your next-gen console. True cross-progression means that your progress carries over across all platforms you play on. With full cross-play, it also does not matter which platform your friends play on — everyone can slay Behemoths together.

You may be saying to yourself, “I’ve already been playing Dauntless on [your next-gen console], what’s different now?” Well, a lot! Let’s dig into all of the exciting new features you can experience come December 2.


With the launch of the next-gen Dauntless experience, you will see a significant upgrade that features stunning high-resolution visuals and faster load times.

Experience exceptionally improved visuals on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. This includes everything from beautiful new lighting and atmospheres, improved view distance, volumetric fog and other effects, to reworked environment textures, trees, water, grass, and higher quality shadows.

On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, enjoy dynamic 4K resolution targeting 60 FPS. On Xbox Series S, enjoy 1440p resolution targeting 60 FPS.

Across all 3 next-gen consoles, get into the hunt sooner with up to 90% faster load times.


In addition to visual upgrades and load time improvements, we also added features and support to further accentuate the next-gen Dauntless experience.

36 new achievements and trophies have been added, covering all of the great content we’ve added to the game since our initial console launch. This includes a shiny new Platinum trophy on PlayStation 5!


Enjoy in-game support for dynamic adaptive triggers and integrated sound from the DualSense wireless controller for PlayStation 5. You will also be able to enjoy 3D audio. 3D audio places you at the centre of everything in the game, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the intensity of the sounds.

If you like quick access to hunts, you will be able to instantly jump into select hunts from the Activities menu. At launch, we will have a few featured hunts you can instantly join.

Dauntless PS5/XS before-after screenshots