Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is here, and the Massive-Entertainment-developed game is surprisingly complex, offering a huge open world, survival mechanics, crafting system, combat, and more. It can all be a lot to take in at first, but we’re here to help.
One key to crafting the best gear and cooking the tastiest food is hunting, but taking down Pandora’s strange alien wildlife isn’t quite a simple as it is some other open-world games. You need to know what you’re doing to catch your quarry and get the best-quality materials from the, but don’t worry, we’ve got the tips you’ve been hunting for…
Advance the Hunter Skill Tree
For starters, if you want to get seriously into hunting you’re going to want to spend some points advancing the Hunter skill tree. This tree includes skills that allow you to move silently, do more damage to weak points, identify high-quality prey, and more.
Don’t use RDA weapons
While it may be tempting to just blow creatures away with an automatic rifle or shotgun, this will degrade the quality of the materials you get from your kill. In some cases they’ll be rendered completely unusable. You’ll need to use Na’vi weapons (specifically the heavy bow and spear thrower) for best results.
Use the Hunter’s Guide
Not sure where you find a specific type of prey? No worries, just pop into your menu and check out the Hunter’s Guide. From here, you can target a specific quarry then use your Na’vi Senses to get a scent trail leading you right to them.
Scan your target to find their weak spot
Before you attempt to take out an animal, scan them with your Na’vi senses. This will show you the kind and quality of crafting/cooking materials they’ll drop and the critter’s weak spot. You want to get clean kills (by only hitting an animal’s weak spot) and merciful kills (by killing an animal with a minimum number of shots – ideally one-shotting them) as doing both will get you the best-quality materials.
Try to get the high ground and bring a friend
Trying to creep up on your quarry can often be frustrating as Pandora’s wildlife is actually fairly perceptive and prone to bolting. Well, at least they are when you’re on their level. If you’re above them, they don’t seem to notice much. So, climb up in a tree, on a cliff, or one of the many large roots lining the forest and line up a nice clean shot. And hey, playing co-op can help you corner creatures, as long as everyone’s on the same page and taking the hunting seriously.
You can fish too!
Tired of hunting? Well, how about a spot of fishing? Find a promising body of water then scan it to see if it has any fish. You don’t have to target a specific fish, just look for a spot of bubbling water near the surface and shoot it with one of your bows or spear to claim your fishy prize.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is available now on PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PS5. You can check out Wccftech’s other Avatar guides here.