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Looks quite good just found it on the Epic games website!
Play an asymmetrical multiplayer shooter that pits man against Predator. As part of a Fireteam, complete missions before the Predator finds you. Or be the Predator and hunt your prey.
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Played several hours last night and it's a buggy mess. You can't view or amend PC controls, I saw the microphone icon several times but had no VOIP, I crashed entirely 4 times and my mate disconnected about 3 times. Also there's no text chat system

As the marine it wouldn't let me shoot or aim sometimes, it uses P2P networking, so if the predator has a ping about 100 it just went crazy when they attacked.

As the predator I got stuck on terrain, in a ditch where I'd knocked a marine, and couldn't get out of it until the marines had damaged half my health.

Long wait times to find enough players, but it wasn't well advertised on PC as compared to PS4. I did a couple matches of my pred against just 2 marines, as if they click ready it starts a 2 minute timer followed by a 30 second timer, then begins, and they've got no chance.

I enjoyed it when it worked but I've already uninstalled, I'll pick it up on Steam in a year if it's still going by then. It's worth a try for free regardless, so heat added
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Played several hours last night and it's a buggy mess. You can't view or amend PC controls, I saw the microphone icon several times but had no VOIP, I crashed entirely 4 times and my mate disconnected about 3 times. Also there's no text chat system

As the marine it wouldn't let me shoot or aim sometimes, it uses P2P networking, so if the predator has a ping about 100 it just went crazy when they attacked.

As the predator I got stuck on terrain, in a ditch where I'd knocked a marine, and couldn't get out of it until the marines had damaged half my health.

Long wait times to find enough players, but it wasn't well advertised on PC as compared to PS4. I did a couple matches of my pred against just 2 marines, as if they click ready it starts a 2 minute timer followed by a 30 second timer, then begins, and they've got no chance.

I enjoyed it when it worked but I've already uninstalled, I'll pick it up on Steam in a year if it's still going by then. It's worth a try for free regardless, so heat added
Worst thing, for me, is that you still can't customise your loadouts in the waiting area before a game. So if you unlock something you have to drop all the way back to the main menu to change things - this was the same in Friday the 13th and I would have hoped they would have sorted it out for this one.

Overall I'm not getting this one though.
Sam_SmithJSX28/03/2020 08:25

Played several hours last night and it's a buggy mess. You can't view or …Played several hours last night and it's a buggy mess. You can't view or amend PC controls, I saw the microphone icon several times but had no VOIP, I crashed entirely 4 times and my mate disconnected about 3 times. Also there's no text chat systemAs the marine it wouldn't let me shoot or aim sometimes, it uses P2P networking, so if the predator has a ping about 100 it just went crazy when they attacked.As the predator I got stuck on terrain, in a ditch where I'd knocked a marine, and couldn't get out of it until the marines had damaged half my health.Long wait times to find enough players, but it wasn't well advertised on PC as compared to PS4. I did a couple matches of my pred against just 2 marines, as if they click ready it starts a 2 minute timer followed by a 30 second timer, then begins, and they've got no chance.I enjoyed it when it worked but I've already uninstalled, I'll pick it up on Steam in a year if it's still going by then. It's worth a try for free regardless, so heat added


Good info cheers haven't played it yet (still downloading on my modem 56k connection only 12 hours to go >;o))
Shame, gfx and gameplay looks good in the demo vid!

Yeah they are probably using the free weekend to IRON OUT THE BUGS save them employing games testers lol
Edited by: "Bassinvader" 28th Mar
Finally, the best moment from Predator (the film) can now be lived out!!

I ain't got time to bleed!

Link: youtube.com/wat…6Ec
Tried it. Uninstalled due to buggy and not great gameplay.
mongstar28/03/2020 11:37

Tried it. Uninstalled due to buggy and not great gameplay.


Same here, but had a free 30 minutes with a mate shouting “Get to the chopper!!”, looks a bit like a PS3 game to mewith bugs...
Edited by: "Spooooooooooooon" 28th Mar
mongstar28/03/2020 11:37

Tried it. Uninstalled due to buggy and not great gameplay.


What rig you playing it on seems fine at the mo for me (i9 9900K 32gb rx5700xt nitro 500gb ssd)
Quite enjoying it myself no bugs so far maybe your pc isnt up to spec?
World War Z is better i will admit and much less resource hungry!
Working on my pc i7 32gb 600gb ssd and cheapo gfx card
A good first post, unfortunate that the game is so buggy.
My son has been playing it all morning, he's enjoyed it and hasn't said anything about bugs. Results may vary I guess.
Sam_SmithJSX28/03/2020 08:25

Played several hours last night and it's a buggy mess. You can't view or …Played several hours last night and it's a buggy mess. You can't view or amend PC controls, I saw the microphone icon several times but had no VOIP, I crashed entirely 4 times and my mate disconnected about 3 times. Also there's no text chat systemAs the marine it wouldn't let me shoot or aim sometimes, it uses P2P networking, so if the predator has a ping about 100 it just went crazy when they attacked.As the predator I got stuck on terrain, in a ditch where I'd knocked a marine, and couldn't get out of it until the marines had damaged half my health.Long wait times to find enough players, but it wasn't well advertised on PC as compared to PS4. I did a couple matches of my pred against just 2 marines, as if they click ready it starts a 2 minute timer followed by a 30 second timer, then begins, and they've got no chance.I enjoyed it when it worked but I've already uninstalled, I'll pick it up on Steam in a year if it's still going by then. It's worth a try for free regardless, so heat added


This game is developed by the same frauds who developed Friday the 13th. Cannot believe people were hopeful for this after playing F13. Regardless of the licensing issues, that game was a buggy unbalanced mess, full of the weirdest glitches I've ever found.
Bassinvader28/03/2020 12:19

What rig you playing it on seems fine at the mo for me (i9 9900K 32gb …What rig you playing it on seems fine at the mo for me (i9 9900K 32gb rx5700xt nitro 500gb ssd)Quite enjoying it myself no bugs so far maybe your pc isnt up to spec?World War Z is better i will admit and much less resource hungry!


I didn't have any problems with frame-rates. I was describing the gameplay.
mongstar28/03/2020 17:28

I didn't have any problems with frame-rates. I was describing the gameplay.


No you said buggy.
Not encountered any bugs and ive been playing it all day so must be your setup dude!

Played it on my old I7 and yeah it doesnt play too well so i guess its crap bloatware coding designed & built on top of the range machines and expecting everyone to have the latest cpu and gfx card.
When I wur a lad programming machine code back in the day we had little memory32k actually of which only 12k was useable lol and had to program the hardware directly but these days its all 5gl coding and premade subroutines and library calls and so much memory it doesnt matter how bad and spaghetti the coding is like!

Gameplay well i find it ok but i dont play games every day so what do i know you probably have more experience than me in that respect!
I prefer World War Z just got that free as well if anyone is interested!
I usually play WOT just got my first xbone too but at least the deal hasnt gone cold, that would be a bit of a brass neck!
Edited by: "Bassinvader" 28th Mar
Bassinvader28/03/2020 18:25

No you said buggy.Not encountered any bugs and ive been playing it all day …No you said buggy.Not encountered any bugs and ive been playing it all day so must be your setup dude!Played it on my old I7 and yeah it doesnt play too well so i guess its crap bloatware coding designed & built on top of the range machines and expecting everyone to have the latest cpu and gfx card.When I wur a lad programming machine code back in the day we had little memory32k actually of which only 12k was useable lol and had to program the hardware directly but these days its all 5gl coding and premade subroutines and library calls and so much memory it doesnt matter how bad and spaghetti the coding is like!Gameplay well i find it ok but i dont play games every day so what do i know you probably have more experience than me in that respect!I prefer World War Z just got that free as well if anyone is interested!I usually play WOT just got my first xbone too but at least the deal hasnt gone cold, that would be a bit of a brass neck!(fierce)



I found the gameplay buggy, as in jumps didn't register every time, aiming seemed off, movement seemed clunky. Hope that's clear. It ran perfectly, played awfully. In my humble opinion.
mongstar28/03/2020 23:41

I found the gameplay buggy, as in jumps didn't register every time, aiming …I found the gameplay buggy, as in jumps didn't register every time, aiming seemed off, movement seemed clunky. Hope that's clear. It ran perfectly, played awfully. In my humble opinion.


Yeah but what are your pc specs processor memory and most importantly gfx card?
The game seems to be designed for core i9 and top graphics cards?
If you understand games programming you will understand how the coding functions ie if interrupts are used for the subroutine that detects key presses or if its just in the main core of the coding and how quickly the redraw routines work if they are synced to the hardware, if you have a slow processor then non irq generated keypress routines will be affected as will all the other routines.
Compare it to World War Z i can actually play that on my core i5 laptop , try Predator and i cant even move the character like 3 frames per second its totally unplayable!

Have you actually checked the minimum specs for the game?
Go on have a look lol
There arent any - because they are obviously using this weekend to find out how many people cant play it on their current rig as i said above - its obviously because they built the game using top of the range machines so a lot of folks are going to be SOL!
I used to work in the industry and a lot of the games companies are so lazy they dont cater for us users with ancient pc's!
The standard of games programming, in fact any kind of programming is 100 times less than when i was programming machine code back in the 1980's - guys like David Braben and Jeff Minter dont exist anymore!!!
Edited by: "Bassinvader" 29th Mar
How rude why do folks on here have to be so confrontational why couldnt you have been polite?
Have manners and common decency suddenly disappeared these days?
Says at the bottom to go easy as this is my first post as well lol
Nice one ALV!

I dont smoke.

Its working perfectly fine on my rig so it must be you who is smoking something.

I was being sarcastic about the testing obviously as it seems a lot of people are complaining and why have they not put the minimum specs on the website!

Free weekend to see how it goes for real - of course its part of the testing it may not be beta or alpha but you dont think they are going to be using it to evaluate their marketing and sales forecasts?

You clearly have no idea what "porting" from one completely hetereogenous computing environment to another means - i dont know any that have worked perfectly on different hardware or even platforms!

Try googling Hardware abstraction/Fragmentation and operating system resource contention!
If you had bothered to post your pc specs that would have been more polite and encourage a debate , comparison and help us to work out if there is a possible hardware problem but jno you just make fun, how sad!

I used to be a systems and games programmer you just play them bit of a difference but back to playing with your joystick!
jcrider28/03/2020 10:08

Finally, the best moment from Predator (the film) can now be lived out!!I …Finally, the best moment from Predator (the film) can now be lived out!!I ain't got time to bleed!Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqDwqdSF6Ec



Played it for 3 hours today, and its mediocre. Just too shallow. The Predator/Alien ip's are getting embarrassing to the point of a laughing stock.
chaank29/03/2020 18:21

Played it for 3 hours today, and its mediocre. Just too shallow. The …Played it for 3 hours today, and its mediocre. Just too shallow. The Predator/Alien ip's are getting embarrassing to the point of a laughing stock.


Yeah it doesnt have longevity of play not that i am an expert on playing this sort of game as I am mainly WOT but World War Z is a better bet!
Works perfectly on my rig but my pc is top of the range won it recently in a competition worth £3000 has an i9 processor and a graphics card is nvidia something called a Geforce RTX 2080TI TURBO and 64gb ram i believe its a pretty top of the range machine every game i have played is smooth ands much better than my xbox for sure but yeah this game cant see me playing it as much as other games of the same style but no problems with it.

No idea what predator ip is so cant really give much more info hope that helps bass!
Haha looks like ALV removed his post you stuck him good no idea whay folks are complainin except for the fact the game is a bit one dimensional it plays fine!
Edited by: "Omen1314" 29th Mar
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