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Predator: Hunting Grounds — Trial Weekend Tips

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Predator: Hunting Grounds — Trial Weekend Tips

From mission objectives to hunting tactics, here’s critical knowledge for both the Fireteam and Predator.

I hope everyone is getting excited for the trial weekend* starting March 27! As you are getting ready to join the hunt, the team here at IllFonic wanted to share some tips and tricks that will help you in the jungle. Playing alone as the Predator or as part of a 4-person Fireteam will have very unique playing styles and advantages. Here are some of the most helpful tips the community have enjoyed when playing the game at hands-on events. Of course, you will find your own ways of surviving the hunt!

Focus

First of all, be focused on your goals to win the match. If you are the Predator, your mission is clear- take out the Fireteam and collect your trophies. Nothing else matters. If you are the Fireteam, you will have specific objectives against AI that you will need to accomplish, get that done and escape with your lives to win the match. You definitely have the option to hunt the Predator which will earn you more XP, but consider risk vs. reward especially when you are playing to win.

Fireteam

Stay Close Together, but Not Too Close

Staying nearby to help each other out is imperative. If the Predator does manage to attack someone, everyone can be right there to fight the Predator off or hunt him down. One guy goes down, two push the Predator back while the last player revives their buddy, then regroup. Being apart allows the Predator to set up potential traps with downed teammates that will never end well. And of course, being too close will be an easy target for plasma splash damage.

Mud Up Consistently

Remember the original movie when Dutch covered himself with mud to hide himself from the Predator? You can do that in our game! There is no shortage of muddy areas in the jungle, so mud up consistently to hide your heat signature from the Predator. The Predator can easily miss a mudded up Fireteam member when it uses its thermal vision similar to the films. This avoids the Predator auto scanning you when in close vicinity, is a great way to break up your silhouette and stay out of the Predator’s view when in foliage, and it also makes it harder for AI to detect you.

Spot and Pay Attention to Spots

If you can’t communicate via chat, you can use the spotting system to let your teammates know what you see. Whether it’s a health pack hidden, AI enemies, or the Predator jumping through the trees. When everyone can see the threat, it is much easier to act quickly on.

Roles and Classes

To be effective as a 4-person Fireteam, everyone should know their role and play to their class’ strengths. During the trial, you can choose to play three of the four classes that will come with the full game: Assault, Support, or Scout. A Scout excels at speed and agility, allowing them to run ahead to discover helpful items and complete objectives. Being a versatile class, Assault can cover the Scout, help complete missions, fight AI enemies, and prepare for when shit hits the fan. Lastly, Support can carry more helpful gear to resupply their team, help soak up damage in large battles with AI, and draw the Predator’s attention. A properly structured team will force the Predator to be extremely careful.

Keep Moving

Keep things moving. The more you can adjust your position, the more work the Predator has to do to find you. If the mission advances, try not to stay around and wait for nothing.

Predator

Tracking Down Your Prey

The Predator’s most powerful tool for tracking is their vision mode. Using this mode will allow the Predator to see sound disturbances (Gunfire/Explosions) across large distances to zero in on chaos that could potentially be caused by the Fireteam. The Predator can also use Target Isolation, a cooldown-based ability which sends out a pulse of energy that highlights the general area of the Fireteam members in the map.

Once closer, Fireteam targets will be scanned and marked to help distinguish them from NPC targets. Beware though, do not fully rely on these systems as they can be countered by Fireteam covering themselves in mud or suppressing their weapons.

Pick Your Battles

Not every opportunity is going to work out. If you feel things are getting chaotic, don’t be afraid to retreat so you can heal and recharge your weapons. This allows the Fireteam shift focus back to their mission and NPC enemies, allowing you a chance to re-strategize and hunt again. A full Fireteam is very well-equipped and will take down a Predator very quickly when working together, so beware of direct fights out in the open.

Keep the Fireteam Guessing

Use the jungle and trees to your advantage. Mix up your approach styles and angles so the Fireteam never knows where you are coming from next. If they manage to spot you in the trees on one side of the camp, get to the ground, circle the camp, and attack from a completely different angle.

Take Your Time

Play the long game. As the Predator you have the advantage of only a singular objective, and that is killing your prey. While the Fireteam is progressing through objectives and waves of enemies, you can be planning attacks and waiting for the right moment to strike. Charging in early can lead to a well-equipped Fireteam destroying even the best of Predators, so wait until their resources have been stretched for a much better chance of success. Sometimes poking enemies from a distance a few times throughout the match is enough to exhaust their healing supplies. Also, the point value of your prey increases the further they get into the mission, another incentive to wait before your strike.

As you develop your own playstyle, I hope these tips will aid you as you hunt or are hunted. Everyone at IllFonic looks forward to seeing you in the game March 27-29 for the trial! Don’t forget the full game releases globally on April 24 on PS4 and PC.

Predator TM & © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

* You’ll need an internet connection and PS Plus subscription to play on PS4. PS Plus is a paid-for ongoing subscription and a recurring fee will be charged automatically at the frequency chosen by the consumer at purchase until cancelled.

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65 Comments

  • Will we be able to preload the trial before tomorrow?

  • Hello, my name is John Smith. My phone number is 555-555-5555.

  • The thing i wanna know is what time it starts in us for the game

  • somethings seem afew violent. but it fun with friends

  • I don’t see the download in store ?? So when will this be up and running ??

  • Im alittle disappointed in respawns this elimates the survival element of the game for me. Seems no grab/enviroment kills either, like Friday.

  • I see nothing in the store so I can’t try to… Give us the time when it’s available to play

  • Looks awesome!

  • What time the game coming out

  • So I’m in the ps store in the demo section don’t see any predator game though maybe it’s coming out at a later time 🥺?

  • If anyone finds it can you please shoot me a text that you found it if you have the mobile app u can just find me and message me there thanks!

  • Still no sign of the download on the store is there something I’m not doing.
    I really want to try this game, please help.

  • In Montréal Canada some one have it? Because I can’t find it…

  • It’s 14:29, I restart 5x time my ps4 and network and I found nothing.. I guess no trial for me. It’s nice because I preorder the deluxe edition and I can’t play the trial 👍

  • Its not in the Demo section friend?!.

  • Where can I find to download can’t find it

  • We have to wait until 5:00pm pst time just wait

  • Who bring this to playstation? I love the idea, but the quality of the game is far away from playstation standard!

  • 5:23 nothing

  • 5:51 still nothing

  • Anyone in the U.S. find anything yet?

  • Best guess is 45mins

  • What time release in Chile???

  • The download is 22.3 gb. On my crappy internet, that’s 3 hrs…your mileage may vary.

  • Yo that match making kinda garage been like a whole 45 min💀

  • can’t find players, add me

  • When is this going to be available as a demo download in AU?? What the hell is going on!!??? It is 2pm Saturday 28th of March!

  • Sony, what is this?! I’m upset about my purchase. This is a 2015 level game.
    The graphics are very backward, the textures are low resolution and poor pbr. Everything is plastic. There are no full graphics settings for the PC. The animation is terrible! Character management is clearly not designed for the PC. And and stupid, can stand near and not notice the player. This game should be shareware and not have any price, because the quality is low. I believe that you should postpone its release and finalize it before releasing it. It’s a shame to charge for a game of this quality. I think it looks terrible on PS4, too. I bought it in the hope that Sonia’s name means something else. Unfortunately, quality and Sony are different concepts.

    • Sony, what is this?! I’m upset about my purchase. This is a 2015 level game.
      The graphics are very backward, the textures are low resolution and poor pbr. Everything is plastic. There are no full graphics settings for the PC. The animation is terrible! Character management is clearly not designed for the PC. AI is stupid, can stand near and not notice the player. This game should be shareware and not have any price, because the quality is low. I believe that you should postpone its release and finalize it before releasing it. It’s a shame to charge for a game of this quality. I think it looks terrible on PS4, too. I bought it in the hope that Sonia’s name means something else. Unfortunately, quality and Sony are different concepts.

    • that might be true but remember they don’t have the backing COD and GTA have plus I think the graphice are better then black out ya the AI needs some work you have to admit it still BA

  • *mouth fart noise*

  • The game is pretty terrible. The Predator is way too weak. Haven’t seen him kill anyone! I’m pretty sure he kill almost everyone in the movies lol

  • I stayed up 10 hours straight playing this game reached lvl 22 before I passed out
    love the game wishing to know what there going to do as it release ,but my complaint is the predators health system the timing on regeneration health for the predator kinda slow, plus not being able to leap out on your last stand is umm kinda dumb. O does any one know if we are going to keep our lvls and stuff as the games comes out? Going to see if I cant recored a game play throught youtube LOVE THE GAME : REIGN

  • O ONE MORE THING THE AUDIO? WHATS UP WITH IT? CAN HEAR TEAM MATES IN LAODING BUT NOT IN THE GAME! EVEN MY BRO SITS BEHIND ME AND I CANT HEAR HIM JUST DO RELLY GOOD UPDATES PLEASE DONT POSTPONE THE RELEASE DATE AGAIN YUP STILL LOVE THE GAME

  • umm now im having a problem with people being in my lobby bigger server maybe but as the predator I never get anyone in m y lobbie

  • my brother who sits behind me can play as a predator I waited 30 min and not even in the load out screen hes played 3 games so far I I hav ent even played once please fix this

  • Will we be able to keep our purchases when the full game comes out?

  • after the48 hours of playin PHG I will admit its really good, a lot of potiental but needs to be said you really have to suck at being the predator to die. The spec ops don’t really stand a chance against him { maybe create traps for the predator} more heath, damage something for the fire team because after the first 20 hours or so theres no way your going to beat me as the predator o how about fake motion sencers as a gear? or even the predator has to get back to his ship with unlimited AI gorillas? around him to win? mission for the predator too? because just hunting is way to easy even with a 4 man team; just some thought

    from a huge fan of the film
    the real ultimate predator; REIGN4DEATH

  • I really hope this gets some attention, these are 2 great ideas for the game, maybe not now with release right around the corner but it could be and add on or update in the future. Now my 1st idea is that maybe they could add custom games, therefore you can change things like the map, time of day, controlling the amount of ai, or maybe you could have more than one predator? My second idea is that they should add another version of pvp, imagine a predator vs predator mode that would be a really fun.

  • Is it possible to extend the trial of predator hunting grounds for PS4 until 24 April 2020 ?

  • Cannot wait . Been smashing war zone and need a taste of something new . What better way than zee Predators. I hope to god there’s some more original sounds . How awesome would it be to have one of the guys screaming , Mmmmmaaaaaaaacccccccc . Mmmaaaccccc where are you . Aw man

  • I cannot connect at all, have been trying all day with no success.

    How can I play?

  • Looks so nice. I was playing valorant the other day but i think this will be my new muse. I needed a VPN to download valorant though so i got the PureVPN 7-day trial, i wonder if i will need it for hunting grounds as well

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