Hunt: Showdown is a wild mix of PvP and PvE thrown together, where Hunters look for one or multiple bosses on the map to get their bounty. The Bounty Hunt mode represents the primary gameplay for most players; however, Crytek introduced another option, which lets players play solo.
When playing Hunt: Showdown, every player has the option to play solo in both primary game modes, Bounty Hunt and Quickplay. In Quickplay, all players play solo and try to open the Wellspring. On the other hand, in the Trials mode, new and veteran players can practice and explore Hunt’s maps without monsters and other players.
Playing solo in Hunt Showdown can be really fun, especially if you know what you’re doing. To play solo in Bounty Hunt, just queue for a lobby without inviting other players. If you want, you can allow groups of up to three players. But remember, it will get harder to survive.
If you like to play solo, you should also try out Quickplay. This model is a bit different. Every player competes in a battle royale-inspired fashion against each other with weaker weapons in the beginning, to discover and defend the Wellspring. Matches can end up extremely chaotic, as everyone wants to become the Wellspring Hunter.
Note: Only the Wellspring Hunter survives the game, while every other player loses his Hunter. The player who won the game can then recruit his Hunter for free into the Bounty Hunt mode. Please note that you will lose your recruited Wellspring Hunter if he dies in a regular game. Check out this post for more information.
The Trials mode is entirely different from the other main game modes of Hunt. Players can move around on both maps without any monsters or other Hunters. Across the map, players can complete Trial games to collect various (and valuable) rewards.
Here is a video of all trail levels:
Here is a list of all Trial rewards of Hunt Showdown:
- 5x Vitality Shots
- 600 Blood Bonds
- 5x Big Dynamite Bundle
- 7.000 Hunt Dollars
- 1x Lebel 1886 Marksman
- 1x Specter 1882 Bayonet “Tartufai” Skin
- 1x Nitro Express Rifle
- 1x Nagant M1895 Officer Carbine “The Cordwainer” Skin
- 5x Concertina Bomb
- 1x Dolch 96 Precision
- 1x Lebel 1886 “The Auger” Skin
- 5x Frag Bombs
- 1x Le Mat Mark II “Last Resort” Skin
Is Hunt Showdown only PvP?
In total, there are three game modes players can choose from. Both main modes, Bounty Hunt and Quickplay, have a strong focus on PvP. Only the Trials mode does not have any PvP. However, Bounty Hunt can also be played without PvP, as everyone can find the Boss, take his Bounty, and walk to the closest exit.
Still, if you take up the Boss Bounty, you will become the primary target of every other player. So, if you don’t want to participate in any PvP combat, complete the job quickly!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What strategies can solo players use in Hunt: Showdown?
Splendid question! Playing solo in Hunt: Showdown involves a unique blend of stealth, strategy, and skill. Clever tactics like ambushing teams in engagements, exploiting sound traps to alert you of other players’ locations, or using silent weapons to maintain your cover are essential. It’s a totally different beast compared to team play!
2. Can I play Hunt: Showdown without engaging in PvP at all?
In essence, you can. The Bounty Hunt mode permits you to sneak around, collect clues, and find the boss without necessarily engaging with other players. But beware! Upon collecting the boss’s bounty, you’ll become a glowing beacon for all to see. So, tread with caution!
3. What are the system requirements for playing Hunt: Showdown?
For the smoothest gameplay experience, make sure your machine meets the recommended system requirements. That includes a Windows 10 64-bit operating system, an AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (or equivalent), 12 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 TI or AMD Radeon R7 370, with a minimum of 3GB of VRAM, and DirectX version 11. Keep in mind, those are just the recommendations.
4. Are there regular updates or expansions in Hunt: Showdown?
The developers at Crytek are constantly breathing new life into the game with regular updates, expansions, and seasonal events. So, keep your eyes peeled for new features, weapons, bosses, and perhaps even maps! It’s a game that keeps evolving, much like the Hunters within it.