The Labrador Retriever Comes Bounding into theHunter: Call of the Wild Today

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The Labrador Retriever Comes Bounding into theHunter: Call of the Wild Today

A New Four-Legged Hunting Companion is Available Now for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox

Stockholm – Nov. 28, 2023 – Expansive Worlds, a creative division of Avalanche Studios Group, has launched the Labrador Retriever DLC for theHunter: Call of the Wild on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox today. This addition introduces the loyal Labrador Retriever, a lifelong friend to keep players company and aid them on their hunts.

See the Labrador Retriever in action in the launch trailer above 

The Labrador Retriever is true to its name and will become an invaluable asset in the field, able to retrieve small game across land and water. Frequent outings will increase the fetching skill of the Lab, allowing the player to enjoy the wilderness to its full potential.

Back at the lodge or out in the wild, players can fully welcome the Labrador into the family with its own name and customizable fur color, and then strengthen their bond by petting the Lab and feeding it treats.

The Labrador Retriever becomes the second canine companion to arrive in theHunter: Call of the Wild, following the release of the Bloodhound DLC in 2021.

The Labrador Retriever DLC features:  

  • A more efficient way to play theHunter: Call of the Wild. The Labrador will retrieve harvests on command and bring them quickly back in a priority order determined by the player.
  • A bond that grows over time. Players can pet their new companion, offer treats, and play together to grow a closer connection, and improve their Lab’s capability by taking frequent hunts together. The Labrador Retriever will even be waiting for the player, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, back at the lodge.
  • A unique Labrador for every hunter. Players can pick a male or female pup, and then customize the Labrador Retriever with its own name, one of seven fur coat variations, and traits to match each hunting style.

The Labrador Retriever DLC is available now across Steam, Epic Games Store, PlayStation, and Xbox, priced at $5.99 USD / £4.99 GBP / € 5.99 EUR.

About Expansive Worlds

Expansive Worlds is a creative division within Avalanche Studios Group and Ok a leading developer and publisher of outdoor games. Since 2009, Expansive Worlds has been devoted to delivering highly immersive outdoor gaming experiences for millions of players. It is best known for the long-standing and successful theHunter franchise, as well as the new fishing game Call of the Wild: The Angler. Expansive Worlds develops games using the proprietary Apex engine, enabling vast open worlds with endless creative possibilities. Learn more at

About Avalanche Studios Group  

Avalanche Studios Group is a leading interactive entertainment company offering a wide range of games and live services from creative divisions Avalanche Studios, Expansive Worlds, and Systemic Reaction. Its portfolio includes the Just Cause franchise, theHunter: Call of the Wild, Generation Zero, Rage 2, Call of the Wild: The Angler, and the upcoming Contraband. Founded in 2003, Avalanche Studios Group draws from nearly two decades of open-world experience. All its games are developed using the proprietary Apex engine, enabling vast and dynamic worlds, full of emergent gameplay and endless creative possibilities. Learn more at