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Development Insights: Collision Improvements

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Development Insights: Collision Improvements

Learn more about recent improvements to collision and evasion in patch 0.2.2

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Game Patch Release: CB 0.2.2

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Release: CB 0.2.2

This patch will push your skills to their pixel-perfect limits thanks to major improvements to collision and dodging. New chain blade models, bug fixes, and improvements to the login process round out this patch.

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The Dauntless Development Roadmap

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The Dauntless Development Roadmap

Learn more about the path ahead and see what we have planned for Dauntless.

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Dauntless Merchandise is Here!

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Dauntless Merchandise is Here!

Dauntless merchandise has arrived! Rep Ramsgate with a Dauntless shirt, accessories, and more!

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Founder's Alpha Wrap-up

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Founder's Alpha Wrap-up

A huge thanks to all of the Founders who participated in the Dauntless Founder’s Alpha. We welcomed new faces into Ramsgate, held the Behemoth menace at bay, hit the top-five of Twitch, and had a great time doing it.

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Dauntless Enters Closed Beta

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Dauntless Enters Closed Beta

After three years of crafting this world, we are proud to announce the next step in the journey. Today, Dauntless enters Founder’s Alpha, followed by Closed Beta on September 1st.

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Guide: Dauntless Founder's Alpha

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Guide: Dauntless Founder's Alpha

Everything you need to know about the Dauntless Founder's Alpha!

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Founder-Tier Credits

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Founder-Tier Credits

Slayers who have purchased Founder-tier packs: You are now able to choose how you would like your name to appear in the in-game credits!

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Founder's Alpha Launch Date

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Founder's Alpha Launch Date

Phoenix Labs is proud to announce that the Founder’s Alpha will launch on August 18th.

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Forge Your Legend

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Forge Your Legend

The two cargo ships were reported missing a week ago and were still overdue to dock in Ramsgate and unload their precious haul. Scouts dispatched to find them returned with their rigging in tatters, hulls still pocked with shards of ice, and their crews hanging by a thread.

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Ramsguard Report

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Ramsguard Report

Fifthmonth Week 2, 1017 A.U. The following reports are provided as a public service by the Ramsgate Sentinel. All reports have been verified by the Ramsguard. If you would like to report a crime or civil disturbance, please see the nearest Ramsgate sentry. VEHICLE PROWL – Captain Arv Fessle of the airship Moonlash reported seeing…

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Slayer Journal: The Hunt for Blood-Brow

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Slayer Journal: The Hunt for Blood-Brow

Excerpted from Willa Garvenne’s Hunt Journal Thirdmonth, Day 2, 1011 A.U. Sailing Conditions: Overcast, turbulence, aetheric currents stable Location: 145 klicks out from Ramsgate, WNW, elevation +200 m The last thing I remember was striking the charging Shrike across its brow. Blood sprayed across my face in a diagonal arc that matched…

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Welcome to Ramsgate

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Welcome to Ramsgate

It isn’t the best place for a city; rugged mountains, fierce winds, and rain more often than not. But it is home. Ramsgate is the furthest settlement and best endeavor to make a beachhead into behemoth territory. The only way to win this fight is to take it to the behemoths. Artisans, merchants, and warriors from all over…

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Dauntless Founder's Packs

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Dauntless Founder's Packs

Some arrived armed to the teeth, others carried what might pass for swords in poor light. They came in groups, or one by one; banded together in guilds ready to make a name for themselves. Scarred visages belied hard-learned lessons as they mingled with fresh, pensive faces. Loud hollers, careful scheming, gallows humor, rallying cries.…

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Preview: Looting Behemoths

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Preview: Looting Behemoths

Arkan Drew saw the slayer sprinting toward him, wide-eyed and breathless. She shoved the core into his hands before he had even finished saying hello. He was startled for a moment, but soon realized why she was so excited. The core was buzzing with energy. Whatever it had soaked up on the frontier after her…

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Important Dauntless Account Update

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Important Dauntless Account Update

Preparing for Alpha Last week we shared details about how prospective slayers can participate in the Dauntless Alpha. To prepare for the upcoming Alpha tests, we’re updating our systems and transitioning to a new infrastructure. One where we will be able to better support players and operate Dauntless as a live service. This impacts all accounts created before March…

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Get Ready for the Dauntless Alpha

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Get Ready for the Dauntless Alpha

Get Ready for the Dauntless Alpha At Phoenix Labs, we believe in offering Dauntless as a service for players to enjoy for years to come. Much like the floating islands of the Shattered Isles, Dauntless will shift, grow, and evolve over time. We will be rolling out our closed, invite-only Alpha tests over the coming…

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Preview: Customization

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Preview: Customization

The usually bustling docks of Ramsgate fell still, every eye tracking the slayer striding toward the town square. The sun gleamed upon his armour; brilliant crimson with a deep onyx inlay. A shoulder guard carved from a gargantuan horn, gauntlets capped with cruel claws, and a full helm crowned with brilliant red feathers. Few on…

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Preview: Guilds of Ramsgate

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Preview: Guilds of Ramsgate

The slayer leaned against the starboard railing of the airship, the wind of the open sky rushing against her face. She preferred to hunt alone, but the Grey Sails had put out the call. Originally, they had met while taking down a particularly ferocious Shrowd that was stalking the frontier, when they were just four…

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Transparency and Communication

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Transparency and Communication

We’re excited to announce how you’ll explore, cooperate, and forge your own legend in the world of Dauntless in the coming months. We’ll be pulling back the curtain on the path that will take us to Alpha, Beta, and beyond. This will also be your first opportunity to give us the feedback we’ll use to…

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Thank You Pax South

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Thank You Pax South

Hundreds of slayers rallied to the call at PAX South last weekend and challenged the elusive Shrike and bone-crushing Pangar. It was three awesome days of slaying, forging new friendships, and behemoth-sized Tex-Mex. From everyone at Phoenix Labs, thank you for making the show such an amazing experience. Slayers Coming Together While slayers were able to take down over…

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Dauntless Comes to PAX South

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Dauntless Comes to PAX South

Pack your gear and ask the wayfinder to chart a course — Dauntless is coming to PAX South from January 27th to the 29th. For the first time ever Dauntless will be available to the public in an exclusive hands-on demo. Phoenix Labs will be attending the Penny Arcade Expo in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. And, despite…

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An Early Look at Combat in Dauntless

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An Early Look at Combat in Dauntless

Hey there Slayers – My name is Chris Fox, combat designer at Phoenix Labs. Since we announced a couple weeks ago, we’ve received a lot of feedback and questions around combat in Dauntless. Today we’re going to take a sneak peak at how we approach combat feel in Dauntless, from the fundamentals of simply hitting things to the tuning…

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Dauntless at the Game Awards

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Dauntless at the Game Awards

We’ve been working on Dauntless for over two years. Two years of laughter, late nights, and a bottomless well of coffee. It can be tricky taking the first step, and sharing something you’ve spent so much time on. Phoenix Labs was incredibly fortunate, and we were able to take part in an awesome night of…

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Welcome to Dauntless

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Welcome to Dauntless

What does it take to become a slayer? Some will tell you that it’s courage. Picking yourself up after getting mauled and beaten. Running headlong into the deadly unknown time after time. Going beyond the frontier without looking back. Others say it’s grit. Never settling for good enough. Digging for anything that could give you…

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The Behemoths of Dauntless

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The Behemoths of Dauntless

“We heard it bellow across the island, lightning striking in the distance. The men were shaken to their core, for they had no idea what we were up against. We had all heard the rumours of a behemoth that could breathe lightning. The thunder shaking our bones confirmed our worst fears. “The men broke for…

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Weapons and Armour

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Weapons and Armour

The aethersmith is closing up shop as you walk up, having just come from the dock. “Little late to be getting back from the frontier, isn’t it?” he smiles, wiping sweat from his brow. “Too late to fire up the forge at any rate. Swing by tomorrow and show me what you found.” He turns…

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Master the Hunt

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Master the Hunt

You’re just steps away when you hear the thunder, see the lightning surge within the behemoth’s gut. Energy crackles across its scaly hide as terrible claws clutch the rocky ground. You move faster, dodging as the monster unleashes a scream of charged aether that sears your face as it passes. Ears pounding and skin stinging,…

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The World of Dauntless: The Shattered Isles

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The World of Dauntless: The Shattered Isles

The raucous sound of celebration booms inside the Ramsgate Tavern. Everyone is cheering and raising glasses to the slayers who bagged a behemoth that had claimed the lives of a sky ship crew. The heroes tell their tale of their hunt; tracking the beast, narrowly dodging death at every turn, and going in for the…

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