Hunt: Showdown update boosts performance on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

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Hunt: Showdown has received a new update, improving the game’s performance on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

In short, console users playing the game on newer systems can expect frame rates of up to 60 FPS instead of previously capped 30 FPS.

This welcome upgrade arrives alongside a list of changes and tweaks to Hunt: Showdown as part of update 1.7. You can review the patch notes in full here, including details on the new weapon, traits, map changes, and more. There is also a reconnect feature that’s been added.

Here’s what developer Crytek had to say about the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S upgrade:

We would like to announce that with Update 1.7 we will remove the cap of 30 FPS for the Xbox Series X/S and PS5. This will allow those of you on the newest generation of consoles to play Hunt at up to 60 FPS.

The team is always working to improve the gameplay experience for as many players as we can. A lot of big features are coming with Update 1,7 such as the reconnect support feature and custom loadouts. So, we felt this was the perfect time to add one more long standing community request to that list.

So what are the next steps?

In the new year, we will be working to bring some improvements to the previous generation of consoles. Our next step will be to ensure a consistent and stable 30 FPS for all our players on Xbox One & PlayStation 4.

In our review of Hunt: Showdown we praised the sleeper hit for its sense of atmosphere and risk/reward gameplay despite taking a while for the game to click:

“I’ll admit I wasn’t keen on Hunt: Showdown to start with, but after the first few matches I realised there’s something special here. This is an unusual entry in a genre ruled by far snappier shooters, and it takes time to get your head around Crytek’s clever twist on the formula. Stick with it and you’ll be rewarded with a uniquely engrossing multiplayer experience.”

In other Hunt: Showdown news, the multiplayer shooter is being adapted into a live action series exclusively for free streaming platform, Binge, in 2022.

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