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Hunt: Showdown

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: PLAION
Developer: Crytek
Release Date: Aug. 27, 2019

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'Hunt: Showdown' Major Update In August, Adds New Map And CryEngine Upgrade, Ends PS4/XOne Support But Free PS5 And Xbox Series X|S Upgrade - Trailer

by Rainier on May 21, 2024 @ 12:05 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 pleased to announce the long-awaited upgrade for Hunt: Showdown will be launching on 15th August, 2024.

The update will bring with it a new map, CRYENGINE version 5.11, and performance improvements for PC & console versions of the game, as well as new UI/UX design and much more.   new UI/UX design and much more.

A mountain of new content will be coming throughout summer 2024 for the Hunt: Showdown community, and Crytek is pleased to be releasing more teasers, updates, and responses to player concerns ahead of the August launch date. Week by week, the community can expect to see more about: 

  • Community surveys, lessons learned, and how this data will affect future events 
  • A sneak peek into the new UX/UI design  
  • Technological upgrades and performance improvements coming to Hunt via CRYENGINE 5.11 and what that means for players 
  • An update on the Fair Play Task Force and the steps being taken to address cheating, exploitive play, and toxic interactions 
  • The evolution of Hunter recruitment/ Prestige systems, as well as changes being made to the progression system  
  • Overall design vision for game mechanics and the decisions being made around Hunter revival, Health Chunks, restorations, burning downed Hunters, and more

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, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam).

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