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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' (ALL) Celebrates Third Anniversary With New Live Event, New Boss

by Rainier on March 25, 2021 @ 12:00 a.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.

Hunt: Showdown, celebrating three years since the game entered Early Access on Steam this month, has launched a new live event with rewards on offer for the community.

The “As the Crow Flies” live event runs from March 24th to April 12th, offering players the chance to earn Legendary Items and a new Legendary Hunter, plus extra rewards as the event progresses. Everyone who logs in during the event at least once will receive 1 Iron reliquary and Dark Miasma, a new Legendary Chain Pistol.

The new live event will play out in two acts. In act one, players will investigate event-themed clues, smash bird skeletons, hunt down murders of crows, and take down bosses to earn Event Points in order to unlock the brand-new boss, Scrapbeak. Which in turn will trigger act two of the event.

In act two, players’ Event Points will go towards their personal progression to unlock exclusive event-related gear. Once players hit their daily Event Point cap, they’ll still be able to play but instead of receiving Event Points they will be rewarded with Hunter XP for the rest of the day.

Throughout the event, Reliquaries will be available which will boost Event Points for the player and gift others in the match with other valuable Hunter items- these will be exclusively available during the event. Players will be able to get Reliquaries in the roster or in the event store.

“We’re thanking everyone who has joined us on the Hunt: Showdown journey with a free new Legendary Chain Pistol and an Iron Reliquary for participating in this event and the chance to unlock new Legendary Items and a new Legendary Hunter,” said Loïc Raimond, Live Service Producer for Hunt: Showdown. “Our previous live events have proved really popular. The team has cooked up something special for this event to celebrate three years of Hunt, and we can’t wait to see the community working together in the bayou.”

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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