Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodhunt Arrives in Steam Early Access
Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodhunt has risen into Steam Early Access. In late August, developer Sharkmob said that the EA period would be comprised of two separate rollouts in the form of acts. Act 1 of the free-to-play battle royale is available now, alongside a paid battle pass.
If you just want to jump in and see what Bloodhunt is all about, you don't have to pay a thing, and you can enjoy "over 20 of free qualitative rewards," as Sharkmob puts it. For those who would like to ring a little more life out of the game, there's a battle pass that gives access to 100 levels and cosmetics ranging from tattoos to avatars and XP boosts.
The base battle pass, called the Founder's Battle Pass, costs 950 tokens, just under the $9.99 that gets you 1,000 in-game tokens. Anyone looking to skip ahead and get 20 free levels can opt for the Founder's Battle Pass + Skip package for $24.99.
Bloodhunt is set in Prague, Czech Republic, during the Second Inquisition. Players can create their own undead and face off against 44 other players. Three clans are available — Brujah, Nosferatu, and Toreador — alongside two classes each.
Though wildly different than titles such as Coeteries of New York and the upcoming Night Road, Bloodhunt offers fans of the World of Darkness IP something until the release of Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 in 2022.