Published on March 27th, 2020 | by Andrew Bistak

Get ready for the Predator: Hunting Ground trial weekend with helpful tips from PlayStation Australia!

Get ready to join in on the hunt as the Predator: Hunting Grounds trial weekend kicks off tomorrow!

Available to download tomorrow, 28th March at 3:00am AEDT, the trial will be open to PS4 players with PlayStation Plus and PC players as well via Cross-play support. Just hop on PlayStation Store, download the trial and start hunting!

As players ready themselves to not only hunt, but be hunted, see below for some tips to help get you started.

Focus – If you are the Predator, your mission is clear- take out the Fireteam and collect your trophies. If you are the Fireteam, you will have specific objectives against AI that you will need to accomplish, get that done and escape with your lives to win the match.


Stay Close Together, but Not Too Close – Staying nearby to help each other out is imperative. If the Predator does manage to attack someone, everyone can be right there to fight the Predator off or hunt them down.

Mud Up Consistently – There is no shortage of muddy areas in the jungle, so mud up consistently to hide your heat signature from the Predator. The Predator can easily miss a mudded up Fireteam member when it uses its thermal vision similar to the films.

Spot and Pay Attention to Spots – If you can’t communicate via chat, you can use the spotting system to let your teammates know what you see.

Roles and Classes – To be effective as a 4-person Fireteam, everyone should know their role and play to their class’ strengths. During the trial, you can choose to play 3 of the 4 classes that will come with the full game: Assault, Support, or Scout.

Keep Moving – Keep things moving. The more you can adjust your position, the more work the Predator has to do to find you. If the mission advances, try not to stay around and wait for nothing.


Tracking Down Your Prey – The Predator’s most powerful tool for tracking is their vision mode. Using this mode will allow the Predator to see sound disturbances (Gunfire/Explosions) across large distances to zero in on chaos that could potentially be caused by the Fireteam. The Predator can also use Target Isolation, a cooldown-based ability which sends out a pulse of energy that highlights the general area of the Fireteam members in the map.

Pick Your Battles – Not every opportunity is going to work out. If you feel things are getting chaotic, don’t be afraid to retreat so you can heal and recharge your weapons.

Keep the Fireteam Guessing – Use the jungle and trees to your advantage. Mix up your approach styles and angles so the Fireteam never knows where you are coming from next.

Take Your Time – Play the long game.  the Predator you have the advantage of only a singular objective, and that is killing your prey. While the Fireteam is progressing through objectives and waves of enemies, you can be planning attacks and waiting for the right moment to strike.

To learn more about the Predator: Hunting Grounds trial, head to the PlayStation Blog, and get excited to jump into the game with the reveal trailer here.

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When he's not trying to save the world, Andrew enjoys travel (although loathes turbulence), going to the movies, reading and being a dad to his two dogs (and now twins) with his wife.

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