What is the Dauntless Hunt Pass? Is the Elite Pass worth it?

There are no shortage of intriguing free-to-play video games, all vying for your precious times. Dauntless is by far one of the best out there and is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch – all linked via crossplay.

Often likened to Capcom’s Monster Hunter, Dauntless has team of up to 4 Slayers hunting deadly beasts known as Behemoths in fun boss battle-like fashion. The crux of the game is run these hunts over and over, farming resources to craft better weapons and gear while sharpening your skills.

After your first dozen or Dauntless hunts you’ll start to encounter new characters and activities, revealing a more advanced layer of features that include the Hunt Pass.

What is the Dauntless Hunt Pass?

The Dauntless Hunt Pass is similar the kinds of Battle Pass we’ve seen in other online games such as Fortnite, PUBG, and Call of Duty: Warzone. Dauntless developer, Phoenix Lab, runs live seasons that typically last several weeks and in this time players can unlock rewards via the Hunt Pass.

Think of it as a separate XP meter that gradually fills as you hunt, hand in quests, and complete bounties. Each Hunt Pass has 50 levels (or tiers) and is divided into two tracks – a free track available to all players, and a bonus Elite track along the top which can be purchased using 1000 Platinum.

How do I level up the Hunt Pass?

Just about everything you do in Dauntless will level you towards a new Hunt Pass tier. Each time you earn 100 Hunt Pass XP this will unlock a new reward tier with 10XP given for each hunt, 100XP for each quest, and 20-100XP for completed bounties. You can also find 10 collectable pickups scattered around Ramgate that respawn every 24 hours, each one worth 5 Hunt Pass XP.

If you’ve already completed most of the main and side quests in Dauntless, you should focus on bounties. Choose bounties that align with your playstyle and goals such as completing X number of patrols, or hunting Behemoths of a certain element.

Is the Dauntless Elite Hunt Pass worth it?

1000 Platinum will cost you around £7.99 which puts the Dauntless Elite Hunt Pass on par with most other passes in terms of pricing. If you manage to unlock all 50 reward tiers then you’ll find your inventory stashed with loads of new items and cosmetics. The Elite Hunt Pass will also pay back 500 Platinum, halving the cost of the next one.

Of course, it would be nice if Slayers could bag 1000 Platinum but it’s worth mentioning that the Hunt Pass doesn’t take as long to max out compared to other passes. It took us just under a week to do so – even if you only play casually then you should easily be able to unlock all reward tiers by the end of the season.

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How do I claim Dauntless Hunt Pass rewards?

Hunt Pass rewards aren’t automatically added to your inventory. You’ll need to enter the menu, then go to the Hunt Pass to see what you’ve unlock. You can also pay a visit to Ramsgate stylist, Gregario Flynt to claim your rewards.

Below we have listed all of the rewards that can be earned from the newest Dauntless Hunt Pass dubbed “Relics & Ruin”.

Dauntless Relics & Ruin Hunt Pass Tiers and Rewards

Level Free Elite
1 Bird Brain (Emoji)Starlight Envoy (Title) Void Runner
2 Vault Coins (x50)
3 Ace Chips (x25) Transmog Stones (x1)
4  Silver Slayer Core  Eventide Contingency (Cosmetic)
5 Light in the Ruins (Lore) Star Power (Emote)
6  Bounty Token (x2) Infinitude Hair Tint (Cosmetic)
7  Patrol Chest (x5)
8 Bulwark Tonic (x15)  Platinum (x50)
9  Bounty Token (x5)
10  Platinum (x50) Void Beacon (Cosmetic)
11  Bounty Token (x2) Phantasm Dye (Cosmetic)
12  Platinum (x50)
13 Stamina Tonic (x25) Shadow Gate (Cosmetic)
14 Transmog Stones (x1)
15 Gold Star! (Emoji) Weird Impossibilities (Cosmetic)
16  Bounty Token (x2) Escalation Boost (1d)
17 In Portal Danger (Lore) Steel Marks (x100)
18 Lifespring Pylon (x10)  Platinum (x50)
19  Patrol Chest (x5)
20 Ace Chips (x25) Unthinkable Consequence (Cosmetic)
21  Bounty Token (x2) Written in the Stars (Emote)
22 Transmog Stones (x1)
23 Stamina Tonic (x25)  Platinum (x50)
24  Patrol Chest (x5)
25  Platinum (x50) Uncanny Axis (Cosmetic)
26  Bounty Token (x2) Transmog Stones (x1)
27 Steel Marks (x100)
28  Platinum (x50)
29 Forward Thinker (Cosmetic)
30 Destination Infinity (Flare) Striking Midnight (Cosmetic)
31  Bounty Token (x2) Tabula Astra (Emote)
32 Steel Marks (x100)
33 Meta-Genius (Emoji)  Platinum (x50)
34 What Evil Lurks (Lore) Gates of Perception (Cosmetic)
35  Platinum (x50) Strange Repercutions
36  Bounty Token (x2) Void Runner’s Standard (Cosmetic)
37 Vault Coins (x50)
38 Lifespring Pylon (x10)  Platinum (x50)
39 Steel Marks (x100)
40 Null Forces (Cosmetic)
41  Bounty Token (x2)  Bounty Token (x5)
42 Escalation Boost (2h)
43 Meteoric Descent (Emote)  Platinum (x50)
44 Steel Marks (x100)
45  Platinum (x50) Portal Beam (Arrival Emote)
46  Bounty Token (x2)  Bounty Token (x5)
47 Escalation Boost (2h)
48 Transmog Stones (x1) Steel Marks (x100)
49 Vault Coins (x50)
50 Void Runner (Cosmetic)Void Runner (Title) Void Runner Ultra (Cosmetic)
+50 Vault Coins (x1) Vault Coins (x5)


Dauntless is currently available to download and play for free on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch with a mobile version currently in the works.

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