Phoenix Labs' Dauntless Wins “Best Art Direction” at The Canadian Game Awards

Congrats to Phoenix Labs!

Today Phoenix Labs’ debut title, Dauntless, was recognized by The Canadian Game Awards for “Best Art Direction” at the inaugural show. The panel, made up of Canadian games industry luminaries, also nominated Dauntless for “Best PC Game” and “Best Console Game.”

“We’re humbled and honoured to be recognized for ‘Best Art Direction’ at The Canadian Game Awards! Thanks to all the Slayers out there who support us every day, your feedback is invaluable and we wouldn’t be here without you,” said Jesse Houston, CEO and co-founder of Phoenix Labs. “At Phoenix Labs, we believe people are the ends not the means, and I’m endlessly appreciative of everything this team does every single day. I’m excited to show the world what’s next.”

For more information on Dauntless, please visit www.playdauntless.com.

Dauntless “Untamed Wilds” Update Launches Today, Bringing New Escalation, Behemoth, and Story Content

Hold on for a wild ride

Today Phoenix Labs is launching the Untamed Wilds content update for Dauntless, its free-to-play co-op action RPG. The update arrives on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Epic Games Store, with full cross-platform support.

Untamed Wilds offers players a new Escalation, Dauntless’ gauntlet-style challenge. Terra Escalation brings players to the Arbourhome, the island chain once home to the Farslayer tribe before it was overrun with a blight of Sporestruck Behemoths. Terra Escalation culminates in a showdown against Dauntless’ newest keystone Behemoth: the fungal beast Agarus. Agarus uses poison and its long, vine-like limbs to isolate Slayers and unleash noxious fumes in every direction.

Defeating Agarus grants Slayers schematics for powerful legendary weapons. Agarus weapons include a legendary ability that enables Slayers to instantly revive comrades within a large radius, and grant stagger immunity and healing over time. Each legendary weapon also includes two prismatic cell slots, allowing any cell type to be used. Terra Escalation can be accessed from the Hunt screen, alongside the preceding Umbral, Blaze, and Shock Escalations.

Untamed Wilds also introduces a new hunt type: Missions. Missions combine story, combat, and exploration to provide a deeper look into the world of Dauntless. The missions in Untamed Wilds provide the opportunity to fight Sporestruck Embermane and Sporestruck Charrogg (the Terra variants) outside of Terra Escalation.

Today’s update also marks the start of Dauntless’ next Hunt Pass, Strange Horizons. In addition to three cosmetic armour sets spread across 50 levels of rewards in the basic and Elite tracks, players can unlock limited-time tonic recipes to aid them in Terra Escalation. Players who complete the Elite track will also receive 100% of their Platinum back.

Let me know if you have any questions about this update. For more information, please visit www.playdauntless.com

Dauntless' "Untamed Wilds" update launches Sept. 17th, 2020

Call of the wild

The next big update for Dauntless launches on Sept. 17th, 2020. You can catch a glimpse of what's to come above, and get the full rundown on this update below.

Untamed Wilds begins Thursday, September 17.
New Escalation: Unlock Terra Escalation hunts by completing story quests and Missions.
New Hunt Pass: Earn 50 levels of rewards in Strange Horizons.
New tonics: Craft limited-time tonics after unlocking their recipes.
New Behemoth variants: Hunt down dangerous Sporestruck Behemoths.
New status effect: Don’t let poison build up in your system.
Terra Escalation is nearly here, Slayer.

A group of Farslayers have been driven from their home, a forested island now consumed by blight and overrun with powerful terra Behemoths. Granny Strega, Ramsgate’s enigmatic alchemist, has a plan to help combat this aetheric outbreak, but she’ll need your help if she’s going to succeed.

Starting Thursday, September 17 with the launch of Untamed Wilds, join Granny Strega, Xelya, and more to help the Farslayers take their revenge.


Untamed Wilds introduces Missions, a new hunt type that combines story, combat, and exploration to provide a deeper look into the world of Dauntless. The missions you encounter in Untamed Wilds will give you the opportunity to fight Sporestruck Behemoths outside of Escalation, so you can sharpen your skills before facing them in a more hazardous setting.

Unlike previous Escalations, which unlocked automatically after the “Things Have Escalated” quest, Terra will require you to do some recon before you’re ready to explore the Arbourhome Blight. Here’s how to unlock each difficulty and start playing.


Talk to Granny Strega and accept Granny Strega’s Revitalizing Tonics (quest).
Complete Granny Strega’s Revitalizing Tonics and accept Experiments in Terra (quest).
Complete Experiments in Terra.
Queue up for Terra Escalation 1-13!


Once you’ve unlocked Terra Escalation 1-13 and completed the related “No Safe Arbour” quest, it’s time to take your next steps and start unlocking Terra Escalation 10-50.

Speak to Xelya and accept the Digging in the Dirt quest.
Complete Digging in the Dirt and accept Growth Opportunity (quest).
Complete Growth Opportunity and accept Expedition to Escalation (quest).
Accept the Spore Problems and Far and Away quests.
Complete Spore Problems and Far and Away.
Complete Expedition to Escalation and accept Strike at the Root (quest).
(Situational) Accept and complete the King of the Hill quest. If you completed this quest for a previous Escalation, you can skip this step.
Queue up for Terra Escalation 10-50!
Important reminder: In order to face the Terra Escalation boss, you’ll need to reach Escalation level 40 or above in an Escalation 10-50 run.


Thursday’s Untamed Wilds update delivers not only a new Escalation, but a new Hunt Pass: Strange Horizons.

This Hunt Pass returns to a more standard 50-level length and offers a full crop of fresh rewards. It also gives you access to recipes for limited-time tonics — special brews designed to aid you on your Terra Escalation runs.

To craft these tonics, you’ll need to collect purewort, a reagent that will only appear during Untamed Wilds. There are several ways to get it:

Gather it on islands where wrathwort grows.
Earn it as a reward from Missions, Patrols, and Terra Escalation runs.
Break parts on Sporestruck Behemoths (75% drop chance).
Break mushrooms on the Terra Escalation boss.
Any of Granny’s tonics you craft will be available to use through the end of Untamed Wilds (which includes both Strange Horizons and the Hunt Pass that follows it). Make sure to use them before they expire!

Granny Strega's Purewort Tonics


The Arbourhome Blight isn’t just plagued by Sporestruck Behemoths — it’s also pocked with poison. Standing in poisonous clouds and pools will deal damage to your Slayer, eventually inflicting you with the Poisoned status effect. Use Granny’s Antidote to instantly remove any poison in your system and return to a happy, healthier you.


While Granny’s Antidote is a healing tonic, her Heartbreaker is anything but. Down a dose to raise both your critical strike chance and critical strike damage by 25% — perfect for finishing off a foe that’s on its last legs.

Granny’s tonic recipes live on the Strange Horizons Hunt Pass. Unlock both recipes on level 2 of the Elite track, or pick them up from the free track at levels 16 (Antidote) and 26 (Heartbreaker).


If you want to be prepared for Terra Escalation, you’ll need to learn more about the terra variant Behemoths — more commonly called “Sporestruck Behemoths” — that are waiting for you on your next run.


Terra aether has significantly altered this fast-moving Behemoth, granting it a special attunement with the earth. A Sporestruck Embermane can summon rock walls to trap its prey and charge forward using its powerful head plate. It can also conjure rocks from the ground to rain down on unsuspecting Slayers.

Sporestruck Embermane / Sporestruck Charrogg


Sporestruck Charrogg’s main weapons are its command of poison and its overgrown gut. Beware if this Behemoth launches itself into the air — it’s likely to follow up with a brutal belly slam. During its aether-charged state, a Sporestruck Charrogg will unleash noxious fumes from vents protruding from its back, dealing poison damage to any Slayer caught in the miasma.

But even Sporestruck Behemoths pale next to what’s waiting if you reach Escalation level 40 …

Dauntless "Behind Ramsgate" video dev diary

See how the recreation of Ramsgate came together

Welcome to another Dauntless Dev Diary. In this episode, we take a look behind the scenes at the recreation of Ramsgate. The Ramsgate rework launched alongside the Clear Skies update on August 3.

Farslayer's Fall Mini-Pass coming to Dauntless on Sept. 3rd, 2020

Classic content returns

Dauntless is bringing back some fan-favorite content with the Farslayer's Fall Mini-Pass, which kicks off Sept. 3rd and runs to Sept. 17th, 2020. The Mini-Pass will include the following content.

- A chance to unlock fan favourite Overgrowth transmogs
- 650 Platinum back
- Vault Coins
- Will have 25 levels in total (edited in⁾
- Emotes, Flares, and consumables

Dauntless 'Ramsgate Theme' music video release

The official Dauntless YouTube channel has been sharing some musical themes from the game lately, and a new one has gone live today. Check out the Ramsgate theme above.

With the help of our Slayers, Ramsgate has been reborn, but it's not all lumber and steel. Even the theme song was rebuilt from the ground up.

Every weekend in August 2020 is a Bonus Weekend in Dauntless

Rack up rewards!

This August, every weekend is a Bonus Weekend. Start on August 7 with double Hunt Pass XP, then check back each weekend for a new opportunity to rack up rewards. There's no limit to how many bonuses you can earn.


Aug. 7-10 Patrol Hunts Double Hunt Pass XP
Aug. 14-17 Bounties (All) 5 Vault Coins
Aug. 21-24 Bounties (All) Arcstone Core
Aug. 28-31 Bounties (Bronze) Double Hunt Pass XP

August Bonus Weekends start and end at 10 AM PT (5 PM UTC).

Dauntless "Ramsgate Cinematic" released

Thanks to the heroic Slayers of the Shattered Isles, the citizens were evacuated from their old city and a new Ramsgate was born.

Dauntless “Clear Skies” Update Launches Reimagined City of Ramsgate Today

Take to the skies today!

Today Phoenix Labs is launching the “Clear Skies” content update for Dauntless, welcoming Slayers to a completely redesigned hub city of Ramsgate. The update also includes a fully reworked sword kit, with new combos and special attack gauge, upgrades to Umbral Escalation, the “Clear Skies” Hunt Pass, and more. The free update arrives today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, the Epic Games Store, and Nintendo Switch.

The Ramsgate redesign showcases a completely new layout for the hub city, and features numerous points of interest and new structures housing Ramsgate’s denizens. The city now offers unique soundscapes for a variety of areas and NPCs, creating a more immersive Ramsgate experience. Players can also populate their journals by interacting with characters and objects to unlock lore about the Shattered Isles and its inhabitants. The city also now includes a racing mini-game, so players can challenge their friends to a footrace across the city.

The Sword has received a full design overhaul, and players can experience the new kit starting today. In addition to new combos, the sword now utilizes a Valour system built around 3 main components: core combos (which generate Valour), Valour combos (which cost Valour), and special meter (which lets players execute the currently-equipped special move). Valour combos open up a number of new combat actions for the sword, including an “area of effect” attack, as well as mid- and long-ranged attacks.

The Clear Skies Hunt Pass launches as part of the update today, allowing Slayers to earn up to 50 levels of rewards, including cosmetics, bounty tokens, consumables, and more, themed around the celebration of new adventures following the rebuilding of Ramsgate. For the first time, Slayers can earn an exotic weapon--The Hunger sword--through the Hunt Pass.

“Clear Skies” introduces a number of quality of life improvements and other features, including new amps and modifiers in Umbral Escalation.

For more information about Dauntless and the “Clear Skies” free content update, visit http://www.playdauntless.com

Have a listen to Thrax's Theme from Dauntless

The official Dauntless YouTube channel has uploaded a new soundtrack snippet for fans to listen to. Today we get to enjoy the theme of Thrax, a "slithering insectoid worm-thing" monster you'll come across in the game.


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