The Hunt Is Starting Back Up Again For Predator: Hunting Grounds


New updates are on the way to Predator: Hunting Grounds to breathe new life into the game and give us more of the Predator to enjoy

It has been a good bit of time since we had a good update for Predator: Hunting Grounds, and here we are as we get to watch the title hit some new heights. New heights with IllFonic back and bringing not only more content to the game but also making sure that more players can jump in. Like making Predator: Hunting Grounds fully support the PS5 directly, improving the PC version, and giving those on the Xbox Series X|S a chance to join in the hunt. Yes, it is finally hitting all of the major platforms out there later in 2024. There will be some other quality-of-life updates before then, but the other big news is that we will be seeing things grow even further as we head into 2025 with this title.

While I am sure that we will see other quality-of-life things come in for Predator: Hunting Grounds along the way, it looks as if the teams are looking to keep adding in more reasons to take up the hunt. Those reasons are two announced releases of the Yautja to the game. That would be the core name for the Predator race just in case you are not up on the lore of it all. If these will just be skins or full-on classes for us to take down the various Fireteams out there, that is still to be seen. We just know that they are leaning into making this title just as successful as the many others that are out there or are on the way to us all. That way we can keep the horror and Sci-Fi IPs live just a bit longer as we wait for films or shows to do the same.

Predator: Hunting Grounds — The Hunt Begins Again

The Jungle is alive once again. Predator: Hunting Grounds will release new content in 2024 and 2025 with the game’s original creator and asymmetrical multiplayer expert, IllFonic as the new publisher, collaborating with 20th Century Games to breathe more life into this fan-favorite.

Later this year and into 2025, following Patch 2.49 this April, fans can expect future DLC content, balance improvements, and an update to support Predator: Hunting Grounds on PlayStation 5. Even more exciting, for the first time, Xbox fans will have the chance to take on or become the iconic extraterrestrial warrior on Xbox Series X|S later in the year as well.

What is coming to the jungle in 2024/2025:

  • April 2024: Patch 2.49 will cover the currently released PS4 and PC: Steam / Epic Predator: Hunting Grounds. The focus is on player movement, Fireteam weapon rework and balance, Predator weapon balance, and UX/playability improvements.
  • Late 2024 Release: Xbox Series X|S, PS5 Release: Predator is coming to Xbox. This release is focused on next-gen running on Unreal 4.27, Vivox, and Wwise, with a Standard Edition and a Digital Deluxe Edition offered.
  • Winter Release, 2024: New Predators
  • Spring Release, 2025: More new Predators

Predator: Hunting Grounds is an immersive asymmetrical shooter set in remote areas worldwide. Players are transported into the Predator universe, giving fans the closest experience to being in the films, where the Predator stalks the most challenging prey. Play as an elite special forces team member - the Fireteam - and complete paramilitary operations before the Predator finds you. Then again, what better way to bond with your fellow Fireteam than to try to turn the tables on the Yautja… Hunt the Hunter! Or play as the Predator to hunt the most worthy prey, choosing from your vast array of deadly alien tech to collect your trophies one by one. The Predator’s mission is clear: The Hunt. Study the warriors in the jungle and choose the best of the best to engage. Dispatch your targets and collect trophies to display as tokens of each hunt. Do not let your prey escape. Failure is not an option.

I am glad to see that they have not just given up on Predator: Hunting Grounds up to now. I know many players did, myself included, but I think that was due to what was going on with the teams involved and all of the business side of things. I do hope that we will see more of the classes and other elements to keep this whole thing flowing, but can also see if this is just a way to push out more of the Predator skins to us and leave us all wanting more. We will know this year and see if they can handle all of this along with all of the other titles they still are working on. Maybe this will also give us a whole new light for the IP and we will see another massive addition to it all down the line as well. Time will only tell.

Had you given up on this title after its launch or were you holding out hope that the Predator was going to keep on coming back for more? Will we see many more of the Fireteams in the game or will it always be the selling point to give us more of the monster? How long do you think this will carry it all forward and will we see it fall again once their other titles get more updates and releases along the way? Head to the comment section to discuss all of this and everything else we can share with you out here. Please keep on coming back to see and hear about all of the updates for Predator: Hunting Grounds the site can handle as I am sure you will want to enjoy all of them.