Hyenas is an upcoming first-person shooter that made its shocking appearance nearly a week after all the other major reveals of the 2022 Not-E3 block. In a full hour-long special presentation that showed no gameplay, Hyenas outlined their innovative take on the multiplayer royale extraction genre. Like Hunt: Showdown and Battlefield 2042 Hazard Zone, Hyenas has players enter large loot-filled maps and fight over objectives to extract the most loot; except this time the map is a huge spaceship and the targets are cargo vaults full of pop culture merchandise. Below, we’ll go over all the known playable characters in Hyenas.
Shown wearing a Nixon mask in the reveal trailer, the Pro is a character from Engage in Hyenas. This means that he fits the aggressive archetype and focuses on taking out AI enemies and enemy players. The Pro can deploy auto turrets and carries a shotgun. This last detail suggests that Hyenas characters will have starting weapons, or even have their weapons assigned to their class.
Hotfix is a gamer who perceives the world around him as a perpetual multiplayer game and constantly throws out one-liners that deliberately break the immersion. This sounds painful and goes hand in hand with the general concept of Hyenas as a long chaos of pop culture references. We don’t know which archetype Hotfix will belong to.
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Commander Wright can use a foam gun similar to the GLOO Cannon in Prey, and when we say “similar” we mean identical. The foam gun can be used to create makeshift platforms and barriers, aiding teammates and obstructing enemies. This makes Commander Wright an Exploit: a character that uses the environment to weaken enemies and support his squad.
That’s all the playable characters from Hyenas that we know of so far. There are other characters that can be glimpsed in the trailer, but it’s unclear if they’re playable classes or just alternate skins. We’ll update this guide as more characters are revealed on the road to the game’s anticipated 2023 release date. Make sure to sign up for the alpha test if you’re interested in checking out the game before launch.