Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt January 2023 Update Introduces Hunting Rifle and In-Game Medals

January 2023 Update
January 2023 Update Twitter/@Bloodhunt

The first major patch for the battle royale shooter Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt is now available. The January 2023 Update introduces new content, including the Huntsman Rifle and some in-game medals.

Time to Hunt

The Hunting Rifle is the newest weapon in Bloodhunt. It is more powerful than the Marksman Rifle but it has some downsides, namely that it has a longer reload speed and it only has an iron sight. The Hunting Rifle might not be the best gun when picking enemies apart from extremely long distances because of the latter. However, if you have impeccable aim without relying on the iron sight, then by all means, use it to your heart’s content.

Anyway, what makes the Hunting Rifle special is its bleed mechanic. Basically, every time you hit an enemy with it, their wounds will expand, causing them to bleed over time. What’s more, you can actually see the bleeding animation, making it easier for you to take them down for good with follow-up shots.

Hunting Rifle
Hunting Rifle Sharkmob AB

Medal for Your Efforts

The January 2023 Update also encourages you to be more active by rewarding you with in-game medals. These medals will pop up in the middle of the screen, letting you know that you’ve been awarded for your accomplishment.

There are certain criteria that have to be met to get the medals. For example, Blood Frenzy is a medal awarded to you whenever you kill 20 or more enemies without dying.

You can read the medals that you can earn below:

KILLSTREAK MEDALS (Rule: Without Dying)
  • Killing Spree
    • 3-player killstreak
  • Rampage
    • 5-player killstreak
  • Dominating
    • 10-player killstreak
  • Unstoppable
    • 15-player killstreak
  • Frenzy
    • 20-player killstreak
  • Double Takedown
    • 2 rapid takedowns
  • Triple Takedown
    • 3 rapid takedowns
  • Quadra Takedown
    • 4 rapid takedowns
  • Penta Takedown
    • 5 rapid takedowns
  • Infinite Takedown
    • 5+ rapid takedowns
FEEDING ON CIVILIAN MEDALS (Rule: Achievable Once Per Match)
  • Feeding 1
    • Feed 3 times
  • Feeding 2
    • Feed 6 times
  • Feeding 3
    • Feed 9 times
DIABLERIE ON PLAYERS MEDALS (Rule: Achievable Once Per Match)
  • Blood Taste 1
    • Diablerize 3 enemies
  • Blood Taste 2
    • Diablerize 6 enemies
  • Blood Taste 3
    • Diablerize 9 enemies
MATCH PLACEMENT MEDALS (Rule: Achievable Once Per Match)
  • Survival 1
    • Be among the final 25 players
  • Survival 2
    • Be among the final 10 players
  • Survival 3
    • Be among the final 5 players
  • Lockpicker
    • Open 2 Camarilla Crates
    • Rule: Achievable once per match
  • Robbery
    • Break into 2 stores
    • Trigger the alarm twice; once per match
  • Revenge
    • Kill a player who killed you
    • Rule: Takedown or kill

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt January 2023 Update is now available on PlayStation 5 and PC.

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