There’s a new update available for Hunt: Showdown, bringing some welcome changes to the multiplayer shooter along with a small cluster of new content for bounty hunters to pick at.
Patch 1.3 weighs in at a chunky 4.8GB and, for now, is only available to PC players. Headlining this latest title update are a new pair of AI enemies, two new weapon variants, a new piece of gear, as well as Legendary Content.
There have been a slew of changes beneath the hood, too. Besides tweaks to Showdown’s audio and weapon balancing, Crytek have adjusted the damage-drop which benefits rifle class weapons.
Here’s a condensed version of what to expect from update 1.3. For the full patch notes, refer to Crytek’s official Steam post:
New AI Variations
We have added two new AI variations to the game. You will now find the Grunt Doctor, who deals poison damage and drops a medical kit after being killed, and the Concertina Armored, covered in concertina wires causing bleeding damage, wandering in the swamps.New Time of Day: Sunset
The Sun has set in the Bayou, a new time of day is here! You can now explore the swamps in brand new lighting. Depending on how you move through the Bayou, you can use the sun to gain an advantage over your enemies in a fight.New Equipment
This update features two new weapon variants, the “Martini-Henry IC1 Marksman” and the “Mosin-Nagant M1891 Obrez Drum”, a new tool, the “Decoy Fuses”, as well as a new trait, ’’Levering”, allowing lever-action rifles to rapid-fire from the shoulder, giving the Winfield rifles a previously unseen new layer of tactical flexibility at close quarters.Weapon Changes
The powerful Avtomat rocks a new look and gameplay rework this update, making it harder to control at range with a slightly increased rate of fire and more ammo drain. The update also adds a slight ear ringing effect when you unload your weapons too fast. Additionally, our current damage and projectile system sees a major balancing pass in 1.3 that helps some of the weaker ammo types to keep their damage better up to medium distance. More details can be found further below!Improved Death Screen and Lobby
Update 1.3 brings a reworked partner inspection screen to the lobby where you are able to look at your fellow Hunters in more detail, as well as a new Death Screen, that additionally displays the enemy player’s hunter and their gear.New Legendary Content
The Anniversary skin contest winner skin is finally here. We have also added a new Legendary Hunter as well as several additional Legendary Weapons. You can unlock those with Blood Bonds from the in-game menu. Make sure to check them out!
Since its launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 earlier this year, we’ve been engrossed in this unique bounty-hunting shooter. Hunt: Showdown bagged an 8/10 in our review, being praised for its atmosphere and unique approach to the battle royale genre despite some rough edges.
Crytek have yet to confirm a console date for version 1.3 though it should be coming soon, along with the promised cross-play support.
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