|A Hearty Welcome to theHunter!|
You have found not only a fantastic game with a lot of content, but also a lively and helpful community, supported by an eager development team. The game keeps growing and many new people join. Below are some basic tips for you! They are based on the standard equipment that you already own.
|Get the Free DLC!
Make sure to get the free DLC available on Steam.
|Use Permitted Ammo
Of course you would like to go out now and shoot animals as you find them. However all animals must be shot with the correct ammo. This is important to know as your starter weapons are not allowed for many species. Make sure to check the Permitted Ammo page.
Shooting animals with the wrong ammo means:
Your Starter Weapons
|No Head Shots!
Head shots are not recommended. In most cases you will only hurt the animal, and you will either have to search it, or you might lose it. Instead, try to aim for the vital organs. An exception to this rule are small game, or if required by a mission or competition rules.
|Do not run!
The animals are somewhat scary. If you run, you won't see many as they flee. You are safe though walking for the most part. Crouching is only required if you are very close to animals. Experiment with the different species and learn from it! Running is ok to get to places faster, but it should be the exception in a hunting session.
This is not a shooting gallery. In order to successfully hunt, you need to have some patience and be ready to learn as you go. There are a number of guides that have valuable information for you to get started.
Also check these guides:
|Get involved and feel free to ask!
There are many things to learn. Make use of a very helpful community.