In the single player campaign, you must first find and bond with a dispersal wolf, making him or her your mate if you’re successful. You’ll then see a ‘To Slough Creek’ zone in Amethyst Mountain – this is marked as a star on your compass! Make your way to this zone in order to proceed to Slough Creek. As you progress through the missions in episode 2, you will eventually transition to spring and your pups will be born. Be sure to save frequently – just like real life, if you lose a pup to starvation or a predator, it’s gone!
In multiplayer, you can host or join a session which has the ‘Raise Pups’ game mode selected. This allows players to play the entire arc of the Slough Creek episode entirely in multiplayer. Players must co-operate and work together to ensure their pack’s survival. As before, progressing through missions will eventually transition to spring, bringing pups with it. Because there are no defined mates in the multiplayer experience, pups’ coats are generated according to the participating players’ coat selections.
Note: It is not possible to have pups in the free trial or demo edition as the game only includes the first episode: Amethyst Mountain. Pups are not born until the second episode: Slough Creek. Lost River is unsuitable for pack life. Pups cannot be born here due to the unsafe environment
You need to have earned 2,000 XP before you can name your pups.
Your pups’ fur color is determined by you and your mate’s fur colors, ancestors’ pelts and close-to-real genetics associated with those fur colors. Some colors are more commonly seen in the real wolf world, so those colors are also more common in the game. If you want your pups to have a better chance of being a specific color, find a mate with your preferred fur color. The exception to this is the pure white pup, which can only be attained through experience points. (Read Experience Points and Ranks
) Wolves are usually all born with a dark fur color, and take a while to develop their grown-up fur markings.
The game currently ends when you reach the rendezvous site in the final mission of the Slough Creek level. We are developing a new episode, Tower Fall, which will take the story of the pack further, through the summer and fall. Learn more in the Developer's Blog.