How to Play WolfQuest

Main Quests

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Amethyst Mountain

WolfQuest 2.7 and WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition (Early Access for PC/Mac)

Learn to Hunt

As a new arrival here in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone, you must learn how to hunt the prey animals here – mostly elk, but also mule deer and moose. You'll have to become a good hunter before you can persuade another wolf to become your mate!

Gamplay tips for Learn to Hunt quest

A successful mule deer hunt!

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Find a Mate

Winter is coming, so it's time to start looking for a mate. Out there you'll find dispersal wolves like yourself, who have left their family pack in search of a mate to start a new pack with. If you venture into other packs' territories, you'll meet wolves who will fiercely defend their territory – and some who you might be able to persuade to leave their pack and become your mate.

Wolves have complex ways of communicating with body postures and vocalizations. In the game, use emotes, interacting other disperals to build or discourage interest. As in real life, travel and hunt together for a time before deciding whether or not to start a pack together (WQ:Anniversary Edition only).

Gameplay tips for Find a Mate quest

Journey to Slough Creek

There isn't enough unclaimed space here in the Lamar Valley for you and your mate to carve out a territory. Travel north to find unoccupied turf.

Note: Until Slough Creek map/episode is available for WolfQuest Anniverary Edition, Early Access for PC and Mac, this is where the story is paused. If you are playing WolfQuest 2.7, you can proceed to Slough Creek once you have found mate.

Life gets easier once you have a partner!

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Slough Creek

Currently in WolfQuest 2.7 and coming soon to WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition!

Find a Den

You and your mate arrive in Slough Creek. Most of this area is as yet unclaimed by other packs, so explore and find a good den site.

Establish a Territory

Now establish a territory for your pack! Start marking around your den (with raised leg urination, howling, and simply presence), then move outward to expand your territory. The bigger your territory, the safer your pups will be from rival pack danger – but a bigger territory also takes more time to maintain and defend.

Raise Pups

Your pups emerge from the den at about six week. They are weaned but rely on you and your mate providing them with regurgitated meals. So hunt and eat extra to fill up your growing pups!

Protect your young from dangerous predators who won't pass up a chance to eliminate the competition before it can bite back!

Socialize with your pups to build pack affinity. Building strong bonds with your pack is key to survival.

Journey to a Summer Rendezvous Site

Once your pups are old enough to leave their birth den, your family pack will travel to a summer rendezvous site. It is a perilous journey with many dangers. The rendevous site will be your new home – a place to sleep, play and eat – until your pups are old enough to travel and hunt with adults.

Tower Fall

A future episode in WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition

The upcoming episode Tower Fall will continue your life with pups. What will be in the new episode?

In the first weeks of June, the pups frolic at the rendezvous site in Slough Creek while their parents bring them their first meals of fresh elk meat. When the elk herds move down into the Lamar Valley, the pack follows — only to find other packs have already established territories in the valley. So they journey further south, up and over Specimen Ridge, then down into the valley of the Yellowstone River. There, on the banks of the Yellowstone, with Tower Fall thundering nearby, the pack makes a new home amidst fellow predators and plentiful prey. Here the pack will stake out a new territory, protect their family from danger, and and raise a new generation of skilled hunters.

The Tower Fall expansion will be an in-game purchase (DLC) and released after WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition.

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Lost River

Currently in WolfQuest 2.7 and coming soon to WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition!

Lost River is a fictional town in the mountain west. Some years ago, something happened which forced all human residents to leave the valley. Nature has begun to reclaim the place, with elk herds wandering the abandoned streets and subdivisions. Wolves may wonder what happened here, but they will never know.

You can hunt, find a mate, and explore Lost River but you can't go to other maps from here. And you can't raise pups here.

Currently Lost River is in WolfQuest 2.7 and coming soon to WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition

Multiplayer Gameplay (WQ 2.7)

Currently in WolfQuest 2.7 and coming soon to WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition!

Hunt. Explore. Raise pups. These are the things you can do in multiplayer with your pack of friends in WolfQuest 2.7 (and coming soon to WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition)!