Evolve Introduces Us to Abe

By Michelle Balsan, 1 year ago
One of the recurring themes that has popped up throughout our coverage of Turtle Rock Studios' Evolve is the importance of the different hunter classes in the game working together. Most recently, we've seen some footage of the assault class and were once again reminded of the importance of working together.

Today's news focuses on the Trapper class, as represented by Abe.

Abe has several features that distinguish him from other hunters. His weapon of choice is the buckshot-slinger, a custom firearm that changes shape and size depending on how fast he's pulling the trigger. Quick pulls of the trigger result in close-range scattershot, while slower pulls will grant more accuracy over a longer range.

Abe also has the ability to use a tracking dart. There are two typical methods to affixing the dart to his prey - one would be to just shoot it into the monster directly, or he can choose to be slightly more subtle and tag some bait, hoping a Monster will eat it and the tracking dart as well.

Finally, Abe sports Stasis grenades, which serve to greatly slow down the movements of the Monsters they successfully attack. This can even be used to slow down Monsters in mid air. The effect lasts about 15-seconds, or until the Monster leaves the area of effect, but a smart hunter can increase that range by smartly lining up their grenades, which can be tossed five at a time.

Evolve will be released on February 10th, 2015. If you had a chance to play in Big Alpha, share your thoughts on it below!
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.