IllFonic has released a hotfix, Patch 1.05, for the matchmaking issues and a couple of fixes too:
Fixed an issue where some customization items would continue to be marked as new even after the player has interacted with the item
Fixed an issue where AI would not react to footsteps or gunfire in dedicated server matches
Fixed an issue where certain objectives would sometimes not spawn the necessary AI causing players to be unable to complete their objective
Fixed some areas that could cause collision issues or stuck spots
Fixed some UI issues that would occur when navigating the Tutorial menus
Fixed an issue where, while in thermal vision mode, the Fireteam VOIP sound bubble was visible from any distance
Fixed an issue where the Target Isolation prompt does not appear after it’s cooldown completes
Made further optimizations to matchmaking queue times
ORIGINAL STORY – APRIL 25, 2020 4:23PM ET
IllFonic’s newest game, Predator: Hunting Grounds, is experiencing issues that put its players in queue for a very long time.
If you purchased the game on launch, you will be greeted with an annonucement box at the bottom of the main menu:
“Players are reporting long queue times. We are investigating the issue. Thank you for your patience. For latest updates, visit: predator.illfonic.com”
The IllFonic forum has already garnered a lot of attention from consumers who bought the game. Both PS4 and PC players, even with Crossplay enabled, are in the void of waiting fora game to start. At the time of this writing, as we go through our review of Predator: Hunting Grounds, we received our review copy just Friday. Now, on our first day of playing, we are stuck in a lobby with a Predator player waiting for 3 more to start the game for 27 minutes now.
There are still no updates from the team over at IllFonic as to when this issue will be fixed. As an alternative, you may play with your friends in a Private Match or play another game completely.
Predator: Hunting Grounds is an asymmetrical 4v1 multiplayer shooter set in the jungles of South America. Players can take the role of a Predator to hunt the squad of players or be part of a fireteam in a mission then escape the perimeter.
The game is now avaialble on PS4 and PC (Epic Store).