Hunt Showdown Light the Shadow In-Game Event Live

Hunt Showdown In-Game Event
Hunt Showdown In-Game Event Crytek

Hunt Showdown received a major update yesterday, and it added a new in-game event, Light The Shadow. It will run till September 22. Along with the event, the update brings new weapons, features, arrow types, and more. The added content will stay even after the event ends.

New Time of Day - Sundown

Game developer Crytek has added a new time of day, Sundown. This is the dusk setting for Hunt Showdown . You can choose this time of the day for three maps, Stillwater Bayou, Lawson Delta, and DeSalle. This is a permanent addition to the game, meaning it won’t disappear after September 22.

New Weapons

The update has added two new weapons and four new arrow types:

  • Throwing Axe is a new throwable weapon akin to throwing knives. However, it deals more damage and takes more stamina. Players can carry two of these, but the Frontiersman trait will allow one additional Axe.

  • Hunting Bow is a medium slot weapon that emphasizes stealth gameplay. It is ideal for both short and long-range combat.

There are two ways you can use the Bow. Arrows fired with a full draw will deal max damage and velocity, whereas, a partial draw will deal lower damage and velocity. You can fire rapidly with the partial draw though.

You can use Bold Seer Trait to retrieve your misplaced arrows. Reload button can be used to cancel your draw. The update also introduced four arrow types. They are mentioned below in great detail.

Arrow Types (Custom Ammo)

  • Basic: Ballistic projectile like the Crossbow Bolts but with lower weight, thus higher range/less drop. Can be retrieved and used again. (Ammo – 1/8)

  • Poison: Identical ballistics to basic arrow but the tip has been treated with poison. Deals strong poison and bleed damage on impact but does not generate a poison cloud. Can be retrieved and used again. (Ammo – 1/3)

  • Frag: A less aerodynamic arrow with a small fragmentation bomb attached to the tip. It is armed on impact and will explode 1.5 seconds after its first hit. It is less reliable against moving targets but excellent for flushing targets out from cover and buildings. (Ammo - 1/3)

  • Concertina: A less aerodynamic arrow with a small spring-loaded concertina tip that will unravel on impact. Allows you to place small wire obstacles or entangle an enemy temporarily. (Ammo - 1/3)

The above description is just a small part of the update. The patch offers more like three new traits and balancing changes. You can read about them on Steam.

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