Hello, outdoor survival and hunting fans! Open Country launches today for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. We are excited to bring this brand-new outdoor experience to you. Open Country is a different kind of outdoor game that includes…
Surviving the wilds of Open Country requires planning, patience and all of your bushcraft skills! Build camps, hunt and fish for food, store supplies, treat wounds, make tools, cure illness and more. Stay on top of your heath and stock supplies, and you’ll be ready to head out each morning to explore further, build new camps and level up your skills on your way to Master Outdoorsman.
Hunting is a critical to survival in Open Country. You’ll need to move quietly and have a steady aim if you want to eat more than berries and mushrooms for dinner. Small game is plentiful across the maps and is a good source of meat. Large game can be found by following tracks to their feeding grounds. Large game will spook and quickly run off if they see, hear or smell you. You’ll need to keep an eye on the wind direction and keep your noise levels low if you want a successful hunt.
Waterfowl more your speed? Pick up a shotgun and take aim at the birds gathered on a nearby pond.
Your newest best friend in Open Country is a trained hunting dog! Your dog can find game, follow tracks and even retrieve small game and waterfowl that you’ve shot. As you take care of him through feeding and well-earned pets, he’ll level up his skills and be available to assist you more often.
Hop in a boat and take off across the waters to find the best place to fish! Pick your lure and get ready for the fish to bite. Reel in your catch, but make sure you don’t break the line and let a big one get away.
Open Country features three unique maps, each one representing a different season; Summer, Autumn and Winter. You’ll find different animals in each map and unique dangers. Explore each map to find the best places to hunt, build camps to store food and find the best vistas for screenshots, but be careful of predators. Animals such as wolves and bears don’t like visitors, so always be aware of your surroundings.
The maps are big. Really big. Getting around can take a while unless you hop on board an ATV, boat or snowmobile. These vehicles are loud, so if you’re on your way to a hunt, stop early and hike the rest of the way or you’ll scare away all of the game!
Head into Open Country and experience a brand-new wilderness adventure today!
Author: Jason Ryan, Sr Community Manager, 505 Games
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire