Hunt Showdown Update 1.6 Patch Notes (July 20, 2012) - DeSalle Map

It's time to explore a new map.

By Mehrdad Khayyat

July 20, 2021

Hunt Showdown update 1.6 adds a special new map to the game that Crytek has been working on for a long time.

Install the latest Hunt Showdown update and start exploring DeSalle as the brand new map of the game. According to Crytek, the map has been crafted with a special focus on community feedback and past experience from previous locations.

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In addition to the new map, the Hunt Showdown update 1.6 also delivers the MMR system to matchmaking. You can now see your MMR rank and play better to raise it. Since the MMR descriptions were detailed and long, we have not included them here, but you can check them out on the official patch notes page.

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Hunt Showdown Update 1.6 Patch Notes

New Map

  • DeSalle

New AI variant

Miner Grunt:

  • A mine worker variant of the standard grunt that can be found in specific locations in Desalle.
  • All Miner grunts have a mining lamp that can be damaged:
    • When damaged – the lamp will burst into flames.
    • Extinguished lamps will create an ignitable oil pool.

Displaying MMR and post-match Team Details

  • Since our recent updates to the match-making system (Update 1.5.2) we realized that there was a gap in how the game communicated player ratings.
  • To address this, we have added some new features to the lobby that will display the details of the MMR tied to you and your group (match MMR).


General Improvements:

  • Bullet’s Lullaby has been added to the main menu music rotation.
  • Added boss audio effects to the accolades in the Summary screen when you have successfully extracted with the bounty. The audio effect will be determined by the boss that was available in the completed match.
  • The menu ambience volume can now be controlled separately from the rest of the game sfx.
  • Added sound effects when claiming entries in the Book of Weapons and Book of Monsters.
  • Improvements made to the interior reverb and ambience through several building in Stillwater Bayou and Lawson Delta.
  • Improvements made to the hunter footstep sound while in forests (improvements to the overall asset quality).

Audio Mixing Changes:

  • Slightly reduced the slapback echo generated by the Terminus Shotguns.
  • Improvements made to the audio compression and sonic quality.


Medium and Long Ammo Maximum Ranges:

  • Long ammo max range has been increased to 500m
  • Medium ammo max range has been increased to 350m
  • These changes have also resulted in changes to the Effective Range for some weapons which will be visible in-game in the usual places.


  • Effective range of the Sparks LRR has been increased to 347m (previously 250m).
  • Effective range of the Vetterli 71 Karbiner increased to 203m (previously 167m).

Semi-Automatic and Double Action Weapons

  • Semi-Auto weapons now have increased sway with each shot fired in quick succession. This added sway value will decay over time allowing players to minimize the effect by carefully controlling and timing shots.
  • Weapons impacted by this change:
    • Dolch and its variants.
    • Bornheim No.3 and its variants.
    • Nagant Officer and its variants.
    • Crown & King Auto – 5.

Dolch 96 Balance Changes


  • Increased the full reload time (stripper clip) to 6 seconds (previously 5s).
  • Increased the partial reload time (Single bullet) to 2 seconds (previously 1s).
  • Fixed an issue where the Dolch 96 Precision stripper clip reload time was shorter than the base versions. Reload times have now been adjusted and aligned.


  • Decreased damage to 97 (previously 110).
  • Decreased Effective range to 78m (previously (86m).
  • Decreased Handling stat for the Dolch 96 to 61% (previously 72%).
  • Decreased Handling stat for the Dolch 96 Precision to 69% (previously 80%).

Bornheim Match:

  • Increased the base damage for the Bornheim Match to 80 (previously 74). This change also increases the damage for its custom ammo types.

Custom Ammo

Full Metal Jacket:

  • Increased the damage drop off distance (able to deal damage over longer distances):
  • Increased the range of the medium FMJ ammo by roughly 10%.


  • Increased the damage and burning effect at close range.
  • Still will not OHK (one-hit kill).


  • No longer has a reduction in damage over base ammo (except for the Nitro Express).


  • No longer has a reduction in damage over base ammo.

Explosive Ammo:

Springfield 1866/Martini-Henry IC1/Caldwell Uppercut

  • Reduced the explosive damage by 30 – 40% depending on the ammo type (Compact, Medium, Long)
  • Increased Bullet impact damage.
  • Increased the damage fall off.

Handling Stats

  • Decreased the Handling stat for the Crown & King Auto-5 to 78% (previously 89%).
  • Decreased the Handling stat for the Dolch 96 to 61% (previously 72%).
  • Decreased the Handling stat for the Dolch 96 Precision to 69% (previously 80%).

Caldwell Rival and Nitro Animation re-work

  • We have made some changes to the animations for both weapons. When reloading, the empty shells will no longer auto eject but will be manually removed by the Hunter. This is just a visual change and does not affect reload time or any other aspects of the weapons.

Nagant 1895 Officer and Brawler Animation adjustment

  • We have made some adjustments to the shooting animation for both variants so there is no longer a delay between the shot and the recoil ensuring the weapons are going to feel more satisfying than before.

Specter 1882 reload logic changes

  • This update see’s the beginning of some changes to the specter and its variants (like the bolt action changes we brought with Update 1.5.2). Now you will no longer lose a shell if you reload before racking the slide.

Dynamite Changes

  • Increased the damage of Dynamite sticks and Waterproof Dynamite Sticks to 750 (previously 500).


Retaliation Reward

  • Players will now be rewarded upgrade points from killing/looting a hunter that previously killed you in the current match.
  • 2 Upgrade points will be rewarded once you loot the downed hunter.
  • Points will only be awarded if this hunter killed you at any point during the match (prior to you killing them).
  • Points will only be rewarded if you deal the killing blow to said hunter.

Trait: Bulwark

  • Increased the damage reduction to 50% (previously 25%).


  • MMR & post-match Team Details
  • MMR stars and what they mean
    • 1 star: between 0 and 2000 MMR.
    • 2 stars: between 2000 and 2300 MMR.
    • 3 stars: between 2300 and 2600 MMR.
    • 4 stars: between 2600 and 2750 MMR.
    • 5 stars: between 2750 and 3000 MMR.
    • 6 stars: between 3000 and 5000 MMR.

Lobby changes

  • Added the stars rating to the Bounty Hunt lobby for you and your partners.
  • Match MMR is displayed above the matchmaking options. This is calculated when your full group is formed and will recalculate if players leave, or new players are added to the group.
  • Individual MMR will be displayed by full stars only (no half star increments). Match MMR can increase in half star increments.
  • MMR will not be displayed (will appear as locked) for new players. This will be available once you have completed the trainee mode.
  • A tooltip in the top left of the Lobby will display a graph of the player. distribution by MMR ranges (see above image)

Additional changes related to MMR

  • Added a button to the mission summary page to bring up the team details screen which will show the following details:
    • On the left of the screen, you will see your team.
    • On the right will be the teams/hunters that were in your previous match.
  • Screen details:
    • MMR of all Hunters.
    • Match MMR of all groups.
    • An icon to show if Skill-based MM was enabled for these groups.
    • Active modifier for the Match MMR of the group:
    • Solo will be represented as “Strong.”
    • Random Duo will be represented as “Medium.”
    • Invite duo and Random trio will be represented as “Low”
    • Invite trio will have no modifier.
  • Additional identifiers will be visible if you interacted with a hunter during the match. Hunter names will be revealed if you interacted with an enemy in the following ways:
    • Killed a hunter.
    • Killed by a hunter.
    • If the hunter was a bounty/wellspring carrier.
    • If you were within comms range of the player (voice/text chat).
  • Accolade cards for “Hunter killed” has been updated to show the star rating. Each star rating will have a set XP reward:
    • 1 star hunter: 300 exp
    • 2 stars hunters: 350 exp
    • 3 stars hunters: 400 exp
    • 4 stars hunters: 450 exp
    • 5 stars hunters: 500 exp
    • 6 stars hunters: 550 exp
  • Death Screen changes:
    • The comparison and report buttons have been moved to the “Team details” screen that is available post-match.
  • Added a new section to the in-game manual to further describe the new MMR stars feature.

Local Client toggle for MMR & Team Details

  • Added an option to allow you to hide the MMR rating of you and your teammates in the lobby. This can be done by clicking on the MMR rating in the lobby (or Team details page) and can be re-enabled at any time by clicking it again.
  • ‘Team Details’ page: we have added a new icon that will allow you to toggle on/off the names of enemy teams.

Contextual Ping Markers

  • Item Boxes, Special Ammo Crates and the small Ammo Packs now have their own icon when pinged.

Status Effects Display

  • Active Status effects and the time remaining will now be displayed in the left corner of the HUD. Currently, two status effects will be shown:
    • Poison immunity after taking an Antidote shot and the remaining time before it wears off.
    • Unlimited Stamina after taking the Stamina shot and the remaining time before it wears off.

Bug Fixes


  • Interactive Mechanical doors now use a pitch randomization to prevent “phasing”.
  • Reduced compression artifacts on many objects that produce audio (thunder, piano etc.)


  • Fixed a bug that could cause Scrapbeak to get stuck.
  • Fixed a bug on the death screen where Scrapbeak would not be correctly displayed as the “killer” if you died to his concertina wire.
  • Fixed a bug that reduced the fire damage taken by Scrapbeak when in frenzy.


  • Fixed a bug that caused shuttered windows to sound like they were Glass when hit.
  • Fixed a bug that caused barrels to spawn in locations that intersect with other objects.

Stillwater Bayou:

  • Fixed a bug that caused players to become stuck on an ammo crate at Slaughterhouse.
  • Fixed a bug that caused players to become stuck between some crates and the ceiling at Cyrpus Huts.
  • Fixed a bug that prevents certain objects from rendering correctly in the underground area of Healing Waters Church.
  • Fixed an exploit in Blanchett Graves that allowed players to reach an area that should not be accessible.
  • Fixed several exploit spots in Lockbay docks that allowed player to get kills in an unfair manner.

Lawson Delta:

  • Fixed a bug that could cause the spider to get stuck inside the walls at Golden Acres.
  • Fixed some geometry issues tied to the walkways at Fort Carmick.
  • Improvements made the landscape around the spawn at Iron works.
  • Fixed several exploit spots in Lawson Station that allowed player to get kills in an unfair manner.


  • Fixed an issue that prevented the display of the Bomblance hit marker when attacking a boss that is in frenzy.
  • Fixed the missing “sell all” progress circle that should appear when holding the action shortcut in the store.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the “leave group” button to not be disabled when the player is ready.
  • Fixed a bug that reset the filters when going from the ‘upgrades’ to the ‘equipment’ tab.
  • Fixed the incorrectly translated ‘Unlock’ pop up (Russian language).
  • Fixed a bug that caused issues with the view contract shortcut where it did not work correctly for a new host in a group.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the wrong ammo capacity to be displayed in the store for the Bomblance.
  • Fixed some bugs that resulted in some inconsistent naming for ammo types.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some legendary weapons to change position in the arsenal list when bought or sold.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the sensitivity settings while in “Gunslinger mode” to not grey out.
  • Fixed a bug where locked DLC’s were showing as buyable (button not greyed out as intended).
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in some inconsistencies with the ‘rending’ icons in the store and roster tabs.

Hunt Showdown is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. The game has been discounted by 50% for a limited time on Steam.

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Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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