Explore a beautiful, vast desert that teems with life, and uncover a century-old mystery that tore a powerful family apart.
Hunt nine unique animal species, including the Mexican Bobcat, Ring-Necked Pheasant, and Collared Peccary, and expand your arsenal with a powerful new weapon.
Today, we’re excited to welcome Xbox fans to Rancho del Arroyo, the all-new desert reserve for the immersive hunting game theHunter: Call of the Wild. This addition to the game brings new animal species to hunt, biomes and landmarks to explore, a thrilling century-old family mystery to unravel, and more.
But first, let’s take a closer look at the reserve. Rancho del Arroyo is inspired by the sprawling Sonoran Desert of Northern Mexico, one of the most biodiverse deserts in the world and home to a myriad of unique animal species and ecosystems. Just as our other reserves, the open world of Rancho del Arroyo stretches across a massive 25 square miles (64 square kilometers), giving players the opportunity to explore and hunt in and around a wide variety of vibrant environments such as desert scrub, dry grasslands, lush mountainous forests and high-altitude lakes. There are also many gorgeous sights and landmarks to discover, so don’t be afraid of going off the beaten track!
But barren beauty aside, it’s high time for a tour of the animal species that roam in the desert. In Rancho del Arroyo, we’ve added nine unique species of animals to the roster – five of which are brand new to the game. For the first time, players will come eye to eye with the elusive Mexican Bobcat. This discrete predator, known for its sharp hearing and vision and distinctive black stripes of fur, is mostly active during night and will provide a tough challenge for even veteran hunters.
We’re also glad to finally introduce the Ring-Necked Pheasant, alongside an exciting new animal behavior called ‘flushing’. By pushing a group of Pheasants into the open, players can now strategically move them out of their hiding spots and cause them to fly away (‘flush’), opening up for an eventful new way of hunting. Of course, there are also plenty of other animal species for players to hunt in Rancho del Arroyo, including Antelope Jackrabbit, Rio Grande Turkey and Collared Peccary. Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Coyote and Bighorn Sheep also make a welcomed return.
Lastly, when you’re done exploring for the day and want to tweak your loadout, make sure to give the powerful new Couso Model 1897 16-gauge pump-action shotgun a try. Accessible via one of the reserve’s Caches, and available in three distinct variations, this sturdy piece of metal makes for great close-range hunting as it can fire multiple shots in quick succession and carry up to five shells in its tubular magazine.
If you can rise to the challenge, Rancho del Arroyo is ready for you. Available now on Xbox One.
Generations of cowboys have eked out a living in these badlands, through revolution, war and times of struggle. From the abandoned mines and dusty roads to the surrounding mountains that overlook the heart of the desert, the Wild West lives on in spirit in Rancho del Arroyo. Brave the heat of the sun, experience a place that teems with life, and discover remnants of the past that were thought to be long forgotten.
Watch the Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, and Bighorn Sheep scuttle across the plains in search of shade. Head towards the river for a chance to spot the Rio Grande Turkey, and keep your finger on the trigger as you come close to the Ring-Necked Pheasant, Collared Peccary, and Coyote. When night falls, hunker down in the desert shrublands and observe the elusive Mexican Bobcat stalk Antelope Jackrabbits.
COUSO MODEL 1897
Introduced in the late nineteenth century, the Couso Model 1897 16-gauge pump-action shotgun is a respected piece of iron among hunters, police officers and soldiers alike. It can carry five shells in its tubular magazine and fire multiple shots in quick succession, making it a versatile weapon in the hands of any skilled hunter.
RIGHT OLD WRONGS
When warden Salvador Soto Muñoz returns to his childhood home to take over the family ranch, he makes a decision that will forever alter their legacy, selling the cattle and turning the land into a biosphere reserve. Now, with the grand re-opening of the ranch mere weeks away, Salvador needs your help to ensure that it makes for a viable hunting ground. Along the way, you’ll uncover long-lost secrets and solve the century-old mystery that tore a powerful family apart.
SHARE THE EXPERIENCE
You can hunt in the reserve even if you don’t own the DLC by joining someone in multiplayer who does. This will give you access to everything except the narrative missions.
Discover an atmospheric hunting game like no other in this realistic, stunning open world – regularly updated in collaboration with the community. Immerse yourself in the single player campaign, or share the ultimate hunting experience with friends.
THE MOST REALISTIC, OPEN WORLD HUNTING EXPERIENCE
Roam freely across meticulously crafted environments and explore a diverse range of regions and biomes, each with its own unique flora and fauna. Experience the intricacies of complex animal behavior, dynamic weather events, full day and night cycles, simulated ballistics, highly realistic acoustics, and scents carried by the wind.
YOUR HUNT. YOUR CHOICE
Select from a variety of weapons, ammunition, and equipment to create the ultimate hunting experience. With a diverse range of wildlife, including Jackrabbits, Mallard Ducks, Black Bears, Elk, and Moose, you will need to strategically match prey to weaponry to successfully track, lure, and ambush animals based on their unique behavior and environment.
EVOLVING THROUGH PLAYER COLLABORATION
Developed in close collaboration with the community, theHunter: Call of the Wild offers a wealth of paid and free content, including reserves, hunting equipment, weapon packs, and trophy lodges. With new content and updates regularly added, players can look forward to a constantly evolving experience.
HONOR THE HUNT
Every hunt has a unique story to tell. Immortalize your tales of triumph from the Layton Lake and Hirschfelden reserves by displaying your most prized trophies in your spacious Trophy Lodge, or relax by the fireplace as you plan your next hunt.
Experience online multiplayer for up to eight players in breathtaking hunting reserves. Collaborate and strategize with friends, or compete to take down the most impressive trophy. You can access any paid DLC reserve as long as one member of your hunting party owns it.