theHunter Call of the Wild issues feature buggy multiplayer and invincible animals

By: Madeleine Dean
3 minute read

theHunter: Call of the Wild is a challenging game that takes you into a beautiful open world teeming with life. You’ll encounter shy deer and awe-inspiring bison, cute birds, critters and insects all living together in beautiful forests, giving any hunter the chance to show off their skills.

The game offers unique multiplayer options for up to 8 players where you can share the ultimate hunting experience with your friends and see who can aim better. It also allows you to experience complex animal behavior, dynamic weather events, full day and night cycles, simulated ballistics, and highly realistic acoustics that will definitely bring out the hunter in you.

theHunter: Call of the Wild will also put your troubleshooting skills to the test as many players report that the game is affected by a series of technical issues.

theHunter: Call of the Wild bugs

1. Tracks disappear, do not glow and cannot be examined

It started as being unable to examine tracks, but has progressed to tracks not being visible because they do not glow. Tried restarting game and comp, but did not fix the problem

2. Coyote killings won’t count, blocking game progress

I’m down to the last task “Harvest 1 coyote in Highton Peaks downed with the .270 Huntsman” on “The Big Coyote Tour” mission and I have shot 10+ coyotes in Highton Peaks and it will not finish.

3. Incorrect number of hits on an animal

I hunted and harvested a European Bison which took me 12 shots with .243 (lol). […] I later killed a small deer in one shot and it incorrectly reported that I hit it 12 times, with the hits in the list being the same as on the Bison. Every animal killed after that had this issue.

4. Players lose their cash

Actually, this not a bug, but many players think it is.  Cash only has 5 digits to display, rest assured you haven’t lost your money.

I had over 96,000 cash yesterday and when i started the game today it is gone as well as my hunting history. Has anyone experienced lost data?

5. Animals won’t die when shot

Some animals seem to be impossible to kill. Players report that they are not affected by shots and continue to run even after being shot several times.

Anyone else had some animals just…soak up shots? I was stalking a moose and elk, and when I found them, I shot the moose right in the spinal cord of the neck..and he just stood there. I had to shoot him 5 or 6 times point blank in the lungs, heart, head until he dropped. Same thing happened with the elk.

6. Multiplayer issues

When players try to join a multiplayer session through the Steam “Join a friend” option, matchmaking doesn’t work. Players also report that sometimes, the game also crashes soon after joining multiplayer. This is a known issue that the game’s devs are working to fix.

These are the most common theHunter: Call of the Wild bugs reported by players. If you’ve encountered other issues or you’ve come across various workarounds to fix them, use the comment section below to tell us more about your experience.


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