THE HUNT IS ON: The Rift In The Bored Ape Yacht Club's HV-MTL Forge Is Opening This Thursday
The Bored Ape Yacht Club announced that the community will be forging ahead into the Rift and beginning the Hunt on September 14th!
After a short delay due to bugs in the game last week, the BAYC announced that the HV-MTL Hunt is on and that the Rift will open this Thursday!
“The first three seasons have kept you and your HV busy crafting, voting, and pooping. Now, you’re ready to open the Rift and explore new biomes in the outer dimensions, Yuga Labs wrote in its Gamer Guide. “Welcome to season 4 of HV-MTL Forge. It’s time to prepare your HV for expeditions, and adventure into the Rift. You’ll gather resources in the different biomes to prepare your HV for combat. Don’t dilly-dally — the Final Boss is waiting, and he’s kind of an asshole.”
Once the Rift opens, HV-MTL Holders and their Mechs will make their way into the unknown where they will be exploring, collecting, and fighting in an effort to craft items, upgrade their robots, win $Ape, and prepare for the final boss battle.
As the Bored Ape Gazette previously reported, in order to go through the Rift and participate in the next phase of the HV-MTL game dubbed the Hunt, players will need to build out their HV-Homes to the point that they can see the ‘Rift’ on their board.
“Before you can go anywhere, you’ll need to get to the Rift,” the BAYC wrote in the guide. “This is the easiest part of your expedition: just build out your tiles into the fog of war (shrouded area) until the Rift Portal is in sight. Off you go.”
Note, players do not need to connect to the 'Rift,' they only need to be able to see it.
“One small change we made here is NOT requiring a direct connection to the rift,” Yuga Labs’ Social Lead Ngbshpend told the community last month when asked how players can participate in the game going forward. “Just need to see it aka build out enough into the dark space. Hopefully this allows for easier entry and more HVs in the rift!”