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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' Celebrates 4th Anniversary With Twitch Drops, Rebranding, PC Sale

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2022 @ 10:28 a.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.

Diehard experienced fans and new players alike are invited to jump into the bayou and celebrate the 4th anniversary since the release of Hunt: Showdown on early access.

Now has never been a better time to join more than 3.5 million unique players, a number that is continuing to grow year-on-year.

To mark reaching four-years-old, Hunt: Showdown will be thanking current players and welcoming new ones with some special content, a Twitch Drops campaign, an anniversary sale on Steam and some new branding.

Fatih Özbayram, Interim Game Director for Hunt: Showdown, said: “The whole team has worked really hard over the past four years to make Hunt a special experience for everyone. Every match tells a unique story, and that’s why people come back to the bayou again and again.

“We’re constantly looking to keep the game fresh with updated content and events – over the past year we’ve added a new map and new boss, and held events including Light the Shadow and As the Crow Flies – and we can’t do that without our amazing and welcoming community. By putting players first and listening to what they want from Hunt, we’re able to create a gaming experience that is truly special.”

The Twitch Drops campaign, which includes four Legendary Weapons and a Legendary Hunter, starts tomorrow (February 23rd) at 3pm UTC and runs until 3pm UTC on Tuesday, March 1st. Drops are open to all, so players simply need to watch their favourite Hunt: Showdown Twitch Streamer to start collecting free rewards.

The new branding, reflecting the unique PvPvE gameplay, will be appearing across all Hunt: Showdown channels, and will be available to players to download as wallpaper.

New to Hunt? Then check out our social media channels to view the 50 Ways To Die videos, which give some hints and tips on what not to do, and our Beauty of Hunt video which will go live soon and will showcase some of the incredible locations and scenery that’s waiting to be discovered.

PC players can grab Hunt: Showdown plus four DLCs for 65% off as part of the Anniversary Bundle, available on Steam until Thursday, March 3rd.

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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