Hunt: Showdown

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

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'Hunt: Showdown' Reveals New Rotjaw Boss & Tide of Shadows Event Coming This Summer - Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2023 @ 2:33 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.

Crytek is proud to announce that a new boss is coming to Hunt: Showdown alongside this summer’s “Tide of Shadows” event. The new Wild Target, Rotjaw, prowls deep water areas stalking any intruders who may stumble upon her. If Hunters do come across her, she will charge through the water, biting and knocking down anyone who dares to come near. Fused to a cage and breaking out of it when she becomes too powerful, Rotjaw will unleash her wrath dealing damage to anyone who tries to stop her.

David Fifield, General Manager of Hunt: Showdown comments: “We are eager to show off our brand-new Wild Target, Rotjaw. The team put a tremendous amount of care and effort into her initial concept, art, design mechanics, and her backstory tied to our new trilogy of events. We hope she brings a new dynamic to the bayou and that you all are excited as we are about this addition”.

Want to know how to defeat Rotjaw and what lies ahead? Keep your eyes peeled for what is one of the most anticipated updates yet!

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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