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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt: Release date, early access, gameplay, system requirements

Find out everything about Bloodhunt, a battle royale game set in the Vampire: The Masquerade universe. How to sign up for the Bloodhunt closed alpha, when is Bloodhunt releasing, Bloodhunt gameplay, trailer, and more.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt: Release date, early access, gameplay, system requirements

Unfortunately for Vampire: The Masquerade fans, it seems that Bloodlines 2 is in development hell, as the game has been delayed numerous times, with several important people leaving the project in the meantime.

But if you are hungry for Vampire: The Masquerade content, maybe Bloodhunt will be the perfect game for you.

Bloodhunt gameplay features
(Picture: Sharkmob)

Developed and published by a Swedish studio Sharkmob, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt is a battle royale game with vampires!

The game's concept definitely got us intrigued and it sounds like an interesting idea for a battle royale game, especially the fact that the game is set in such a beloved universe such as Vampire: The Masquerade.

If you are interested as well, here's what we currently know about the game.

Bloodhunt gameplay and features

Bloodhunt release date
(Picture: Sharkmob)

Bloodhunt is a free-to-play, third-person battle royale set in the world of Vampire: The Masquerade

The game will have players use their supernatural vampire powers, this-worldly weapons, and of course, your wit and reflexes.

The game is set in Prague during a lockdown. Players will feed on blood in order to charge up their supernatural senses and skills and will fight against other vampires and Second Inquisition hunters "to dominate the night".

"A treacherous betrayal has stirred a war amongst the vampires, who are also being targeted for annihilation by a secret society known as the Entity," says the official description of the game.

Bloodhunt closed alpha
(Picture: Sharkmob)

The announcement trailer shows players jumping extremely high, climbing on the walls, shooting fire from their hands, teleporting and even becoming some kind of a broken mirror, which is a rather interesting ability. 

Then, of course, there's your standard arsenal of weapons you can expect to see in a modern battle royale game, with a mix of both ranged and melee combat.

Judging by the trailer, the game will be similar to Apex Legends in a sense, combining class-based shooters (characters with abilities) and gunplay. It seems that the game has a big focus on mobility and freedom of vertical movement as well, as we see players jumping, climbing and moving really fast.

It is also confirmed that the masquerade will function as a game mechanic. If you reveal your vampire nature to the civilians trapped within the lockdown area, your location will be revealed to the enemies.

That's about everything we currently know about the gameplay, but expect more to be revealed soon.

Bloodhunt system requirements

If you are interested in playing the game, you should know that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt is relatively demanding when it comes to your PC components, especially if you want to achieve all the pretty ray-tracing effects.

If you just want to play the game, this is what you need.

Minimum system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: i5-8600 / Ryzen 1600X or better
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 1070 / RX 5600 XT or better
  • Storage: 20 GB available space

If you want to enjoy the game's full beauty then make sure to meet recommended requirements:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: i7-8700K / Ryzen 5 3600X or better
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: RTX 2060 Super / RX 5700 XT or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: SSD Strongly Recommended

Bloodhunt early access release date

After extensive alpha and beta testing during the summer, the game is now ready to enter early access.

The game comes to Steam early access on 7th September 2021.