1.24.1 patch - dev branch

First development version of patch for Steam update 1.24

Patch for the 1.24 update (build no. 105462) is now live on the Development branch on Steam, addressing several issues, including special mission animals respawn, lion rare fur variation naming, or difficulty in Free Hunt mode

We will push this update to the stable version on Steam and EGS, GOG, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S as soon as we have confirmed it is stable.

(Development branch, Steam) Version 1.24.1 (Build: 105462) patch notes


  • Added: Scope ZOOMXD Thunderstrike XR12x44

  • Added: Tikamoon Plains ambient sounds


  • Fixed: Special mission animals can respawn after you have claimed them

  • Fixed: If a player fast travels or is knocked out before a fatally wounded animal dies and it is killed upon despawn, the animal remains in its last pose

  • Fixed: Inability to claim the man-eating lion after harvesting a different animal during the mission

  • Fixed: Lion rare fur variation being called albino (changed to leucistic)

  • Fixed: Wrong claim date on taxidermized animals

  • Fixed: Albino animals have different eyes in-game and on the claim screen

  • Fixed: Incorrect trophy age for multiplayer animals in the hunting log

  • Fixed: Pop-up when resetting game settings to default offering players the ability to reset game progress

  • Fixed: Difficulty in Free Hunt mode not being based on the difficulty wizard

  • Fixed: Outline of warthog intestines in the bullet camera

  • Fixed: Hunter sense dot being too bright when breath is held for the first time


  • Tweaked: Reduced mule deer aggressivity

  • Tweaked: Bow reload animation while crouched

  • Tweaked: Animation when selecting a diorama or a trophy for a stand

Next steps

Before you opt into the development branch, please make sure that you back up your save file, as the progress you make on the development branch WILL NOT CARRY OVER to the stable version if you later choose to switch back. The patch will be pushed to the stable version and other platforms as soon as we have confirmed that it is indeed stable.

Please refer to this Steam Forums thread to learn how to opt into the Development branch.

We will be grateful for any feedback and bug reports via the THQ Nordic Redmine (when creating a ticket, please ensure you enter the correct version).

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