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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' Celebrates 6th Anniversary With Twitch Drops

by Rainier on Feb. 23, 2024 @ 9:59 a.m. PST

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.

Hunt: Showdown celebrates its 6th anniversary with a Twitch Drops campaign that offers an array of exciting rewards, including some much-requested Legendary Hunters from previous Drops.

Going into its sixth year, the game broke its CCU record with the addition of the monstrous alligator Rotjaw during the Tide of Shadows Event. To date, millions of players have hunted in the bayou. The year’s trilogy of Events came with three new Wildcard Conditions: Thundershower, Ash Bloom, and Dark Inferno, each pushing Hunters to change up their tactics as they fought through heavy rain, blankets of ashen fog, and walls of raging flames.

“After continuing to break its own CCU records, Hunt has had an incredible year,” says David Fifield, General Manager of Hunt: Showdown. “We introduced our first Wild Target and multiple new Wildcard Conditions, and we continued to push the boundaries with exciting gameplay elements via new Pact Traits and weapons. We look very forward to the future and what it has in store for our community—we've got a new Map biome on the way, as well as the much-anticipated Gen 9 upgrade. There’s never been a better time to start playing.”

6th Anniversary Twitch Drops Event

To celebrate the anniversary, players will be able to get their hands on a great array of rewards between February 23rd and March 1st, 2024, including one Legendary Hunter from previous Twitch Drops campaigns like Lulu, Kill Buyer, Umpire’s Bane, and more. It’ll even be possible to get the ultra-rare Legendary Hunter Bad Hand, who was previously only available through the luck-of-the-draw Dark Tribute feature in-game. 

Schedule and Rewards: 

February 23rd – February 25th : 

Players can watch any participating Hunt: Showdown “Night of the Hunter” Partner to receive the following: 

  • Watch for 60 minutes to get 1 x Supply Crate. Up to three Crates can be unlocked on these dates, with the others available for unlock between February 26th and March 1st.  
  • Watch for 210 minutes to unlock the Winfield M1876 Centennial Skin “Swallow’s Tail.” 

February 26th – March 1st : 

Players can watch any participating Hunt: Showdown streamer to receive the following: 

  • Watch for 60 minutes to get 1 x Supply Crate. Up to two Crates can be unlocked by watching during these dates. 
  • Watch for 120 minutes to unlock the Charm “Molted Curio.”  
  • Watch for 240 minutes to permanently unlock 1 x random Legendary Hunter (more specific details can be found below). 

Fans can find out more about how to participate in the Twitch Drops event and connect their accounts by visiting our dedicated Hunt: Showdown Twitch Drops site. A list of partners is available on the dedicated page.

Hunt: Showdown has never been better and will see a Gen9 upgrade, a new map, and many other surprises in the upcoming year. Stay tuned to see what’s coming next!

Additional info

Supply Crates

Supply Crates will grant players several non-Legendary in-game item instances, such as Weapons, Tools, Consumables, and a random amount of Hunt Dollars.

Legendary Hunters available

If players are missing Legendary Hunters from previous Twitch Drops, they’ll be able to get their hands on one of them. Any that are not unlocked will take priority. Twitch Drops Legendary Hunters include: Lulu, Kill Buyer, Billy Story, Steel Eyed, The Infected, and Umpire’s Bane. There is also a small chance of unlocking Bad Hand.

If players already own all previous Twitch Drops Hunters, then they will unlock a random Blood Bond Legendary Hunter. If all of the available Legendary Hunters are already owned, then players will receive a payout of 10,000 Hunt Dollars.

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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