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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' Winter Solstice Event And The Lawless DLC This Week - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2021 @ 2:05 p.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.

Hunters that spend the dark, cold winters in the bayou can claim a sack full of rewards as part of the new Winter Solstice live event launching on December 15, 2021.

Hunt: Showdown maps will feature Solstice Tributes until Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022; players should destroy these to gather event points. As with previous events, investigating clues, rifts, and looting hunter corpses will also add to the points haul. Event boosters – called Chary’s Contracts – will be available to aid event point collection and Dark Sight range.

The event’s ultimate prize, which will be revealed in a dev stream at 9:00 AM PST tomorrow, Dec. 14, will be available to those who earn 10,000 points. Legendary Weapons The Winfield 1873 Swift ‘Mountain King,’ Cavalry Saber ‘Corvus,’ and Quad Derringer ‘Evergreen,’ along with the legendary consumable Fire Bomb ‘Spirit of Yule,’ are also up for grabs.

To help Hunt: Showdown players get even more into the holiday spirit, the next DLC “The Lawless” will be available on Steam from Tuesday, Dec. 14, and on consoles from Thursday, Dec. 16; featuring the Legendary Hunter ‘The Gunslinger’ and Legendary Weapons Winfield M1873 Aperture ‘The Accomplice’ and the Scottfield Revolver ‘Felon’s Six.'

The Winter Solstice rewards include:

  • Legendary Throwing Axe ‘Calling Bird’
  • Legendary Quad Derringer ‘Evergreen’
  • Legendary Fire Bomb ‘Spirit of Yule’
  • Legendary Winfield 1873 Swift ‘Mountain King’
  • Legendary Cavalry Saber ‘Corvus’

Those looking for a soundtrack to their Winter Solstice hunting can now download Port Sulphur Band’s new album from Hunt: Showdown, The Sinners Songbook (iTunes, Spotify, Youtube, Amazon).

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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