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Hunt: Showdown

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Koch Media
Developer: Crytek
Release Date: Aug. 27, 2019

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'Hunt: Showdown' (ALL) New Map And Live Event Coming Soon - Trailer

by Rainier on May 25, 2021 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT

Hunt: Showdown is a match-based first-person bounty hunting game where you will face off against unearthly horrors in the forgotten corners of the world.

Savage, nightmarish monsters roam the Louisiana swamps, and you are part of a group of rugged bounty hunters bound to rid the world of their ghastly presence. Banish these creatures from our world, and you will be paid generously—and given the chance to buy more gruesome and powerful weapons. Fail, and death will strip you of both character and gear. Your experience, however, remains in your pool of hunters—called your Bloodline—always.

Hunt’s competitive, match-based gameplay mixes PvP and PvE elements to create a uniquely tense experience where your life, your character, and your gear are always on the line. At the beginning of each match, up to five teams of two set out to track their monstrous targets. Once they’ve found and defeated one of these they will receive a bounty—and instantly become a target for every other Hunter left on the map. If you don’t watch your back, you’ll find a knife in it, and your last memory will be of another team of Hunters walking away with your prize. The higher the risk, the higher the reward–but a single mistake could cost you everything.

Following Hunt: Showdown’s As The Crow Flies live event, which saw the game break its record for peak concurrent users, Crytek announced today that more content will expand the game soon. A new map will be included in a future game update, a much-requested expansion from the community, alongside a brand new live event that will offer players the chance to unlock more rewards.

Gamers can get a sneak peek at the new map and content coming to the game in the Dark Sight Trailer, which also features several Easter Eggs for eagle-eyed hunters to spot.

This substantial new content is part of an ongoing program of updates to the game, including quality of life upgrades to enhance performance and stability, plus matchmaking improvements to deliver more balanced matches for both newcomers and experienced players alike. Hunt: Showdown has been regularly expanded since launch, and the game now features 30 Legendary Hunters, over 90 Legendary weapons, over 35 tools and consumables, and over 80 guns. The “As The Crow Flies” live event saw the arrival of a new boss, Scrapbeak, in the bayou, and regular releases of DLC packs also serve the game’s growing community, which recently passed the 100,000 member mark on Discord alone. 

“The response to our “As The Crow Flies” live event was phenomenal,” said Fatih Özbayram, Senior Producer, Hunt: Showdown. “Building on that success, we’re excited to announce that a new live event will come to the game soon, plus a new map which will present Hunters with new challenges and enemies. In addition to creating new content, we’re always looking to improve every aspect of the game to serve our friendly and welcoming community, which continues to grow with every update. There’s never been a better time to play Hunt.“

Even in death, you will be able to progress among the ranks of Hunters via your Bloodline. Though one character may die, their experience will be transferred to your Bloodline, where it can be applied your other Hunters. If you make it off of the map alive, you will be able to use the money and experience you earn to kit out new Hunters and prepare for the next match. If you die, you lose everything but your experience.

Dark Sight allows Hunters to see into the veil between worlds, making that which cannot be seen by mortal eyes visible to those who have been initiated. Use Dark Sight when you are tracking monsters, and a ghostly light will guide you toward your next target. Dark Sight also marks players carrying a bounty, making them more vulnerable to ambush while trying to escape.

Hunt: Showdown is currently available for PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam).


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