2019 is the year of Mavericks and we're incredibly excited for what's to come. After a quiet holiday period, the team is back and raring to go with a host of updates coming in the first few weeks.
In January, we are changing a few things. Firstly, our update schedule is moving from Thursdays to Tuesdays. Our first Tuesday update will happen on 8th January 2019. Patch notes will be released on the day before on the Founders Forum.
January will be our final month as a technical test, with our first Core Update offering players a real taste of the Mavericks experience, showcasing why the game is so different in contrast to other conventional Battle Royales. We'll be revealing and introducing the essentials of the Mavericks social space, linking our open world and battle royale gameplay. We know the game hasn't so far offered much of the fun gameplay we're all waiting for and the feedback from the community has been immensely helpful in getting the nuts and bolts of Mavericks ready. Building the game in this new method has been challenging and difficult, but will enable huge opportunities that previously have not been achieved by other studios.
Next month will see the launch of the Hunter & Hunted Core Update which will bring a host of new features including tracking, items, gunplay, and more. Further information will be shared about H&H in the coming weeks with our first blog post coming next week on the new Mavericks game modes; what it will mean for you as a player and how it will change your experience of The Forge. H&H also builds on the significant amount of optimisations and fixes the team have already brought in.
Aside from this, we will also be inviting those players that signed up during our E3 announcement. Adding a potential 100,000 new players to The Forge is sure to further intensify gameplay and add further challenges to players. Finally, we will also be releasing the first Founders' exclusive cosmetic item, further details and imagery will be shared in the coming weeks prior to the H&H update.