Hunt: Showdown’s Major Update Adds New Features and Significant Changes to Gameplay

Crytek's Early Access title Hunt: Showdown has received a major patch, which delivers several new changes into the game, including changes to gameplay.

on May 12, 2018 8:30 AM

Crytek’s first-person shooter title Hunt: Showdown has received its first major update and includes addresses a substantial amount of changes and bug fixes, adds new equipment and gameplay features. Oh yeah, and it offers players $4000 of in-game money as a way to apologize to players for all the technical problems that plagued the game in the past.

Some noteworthy changes delivered into the game includes five new variants for sniper weapons ranging from long, medium, and short-range scopes, eleven new outfits and twelve additional and unique traits, some modifications to the in-game map, tweaks to inventory slots as well as an updated Bloodline progression screen.

However, the biggest takeaway from this new update is how the developers are aiming to cut back on camping. According to the developer, a majority of players have complained that a substantial amount of campers found in-game. Although campers will not be severely punished, the developer has noted that the new update should make it so that the game is a bit more balanced.

Hunt: Showdown is a competitive first-person multiplayer shooter and serves as a spiritual successor to Darksiders. Set in the darkest corners of the universe, Hunt: Showdownintertwines a match-based format with the thrill of survival games by merging PvP and PvE elements along with match-based gameplay to provide a distinctive (albeit tense) experience for players.

As I mentioned numerous times in the article, this is a major update, so if you would like more information on what to expect in the new update, check out the entire list of patch notes or watch the overview from the developers below.

Hunt: Showdown is available now as an Early Access title on Steam.

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Taylor Lyles is a staff writer at DualShockers. She specializes in gaming hardware, eSports, virtual reality, new releases and upcoming titles. Born and raised in Maryland, Taylor is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Stevenson University. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going fishing, studying Fallout lore, and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the Dead Rising series.