Predator: Hunting Grounds turns the Predator into a Viking

Predator: Hunting Grounds turns the Predator into a Viking

2020-10-27 18:00:00by Brett Makedonski

He won’t roll over as easily as the Minnesota Vikings

The newest DLC for Predator: Hunting Grounds takes inspiration from God of War or Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. Imagine pissing off a Viking Predator and knowing you’re about to get fucked all the way up.

Predator: Hunting Grounds gets a new Predator class for its latest add-on. The Viking Predator is a Norse dude — honestly, he kinda looks like he’s doing some Kratos cosplay — with an ornate design. It’ll never be fully appreciated as he’s blurring around the battlefield.

The Viking class is actually going to be the slowest Predator yet. Developer Illfonic says he’s “insanely strong” but even slower than the Beserker. The Viking also has a Norse two-handed battle axe. It’s good for hulking overhead chops and quicker two-hit combos.

Predator: Ragnarok is accompanied by Hunting Grounds‘ sixth free title update. To combat high wait times, players are granted a 20 percent XP bonus for jumping into low population queues. There’s also a new perk system that encourages team diversity. Here’s a sample breakdown (but it’s far from comprehensive as each class has 16 perk possibilities):

  • Assault – Deadly – 15% increase to assault rifles
  • Support – Field Medic – 30% increased revive speed, and revived soldiers always revive with 80% HP.
  • Scout – Liberator – Heal 50HP and gain a 20% damage boost after disabling a camp alarm for seven seconds
  • Recon – Sniper – 15% damage increase to spotted targets

Both the Viking Predator DLC ($5) and the free update are available now. For a full overview of the Predator: Hunting Grounds Update 2.08 patch notes, check out this post from Illfonic.

October free update and new paid DLC arrive in Predator: Hunting Grounds [PlayStation Blog]

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