Sorry, no Hunt: Showdown review yet.
It's good news for Xbox Series X|S owners at least!
We've got some big news coming out of Crytek relating to the future of Hunt: Showdown, with the company announcing that a free Xbox Series X|S upgrade is on the way, but it'll have a major effect on Xbox One players. In a nutshell, the plan is to upgrade to a new and more powerful version of the...
Including some new releases!
After last week's Free Play Days absence, the program returns this weekend with four titles for us all to download and enjoy! There are some notable inclusions this week, including the just-released Madden NFL 23. Here are the games you can download and play this weekend as part of Free Play Days: Conan Exiles Hunt:...
Included with Xbox Live Gold & Game Pass Ultimate
It's time for another selection of Free Play Days titles! This week we're getting three games as opposed to last's weeks single offering, and there's some great stuff included. Here's what you can play for free this weekend on Xbox: Hunt: Showdown Narita Boy
Next-gen players will enjoy up to 60fps hunting
We've been big fans of Crytek's sublime Hunt: Showdown since we first started playing it during its early access phase on PC way back in 2018. While the core elements of this intense PvPvE game have always been rock solid, there's no doubt it started off life in pretty rough and ready shape, and so...
Shrek is life
Games are known to include some weird and strange Easter Eggs, but this one in Hunt: Showdown knocks it out of the park. Fans of Dreamworks' animated film Shrek will be happy to know an upcoming map will include Shrek's home. Yep, you heard that right. As part of the game's summer update, a new map is being added known as DeSalle...
Update: More discounts
Update: Microsoft has now confirmed a few additional discounts for these titles. The Standard edition of Hunt: Showdown is 40% off, the Standard, Deluxe and Ultimate editions of Jump Force are 67% off, and the Standard and Deluxe versions of Stellaris: Console Edition are 60% off. Original Story: After being absent last...
Savage, nightmarish monsters roam the Louisiana swamps, and you are part of a group of rugged bounty hunters bound to rid the world of their ghastly presence. Banish these creatures from our world, and you will be paid generously—and given the chance to buy more gruesome and powerful weapons. Fail, and death will strip you of both character and gear. Your experience, however, remains in your pool of hunters—called your Bloodline—always.
HIGH RISK, HIGH REWARD, HIGH TENSION
Hunt’s competitive, match-based gameplay mixes PvP and PvE elements to create a uniquely tense experience where your life, your character, and your gear are always on the line. At the beginning of each Bounty Hunt match, up to 12 players set out to track their monstrous targets. Depending on which mode and team options you’ve chosen, that 12 will include a combination of solo players and teams of two or three. Once they’ve found and defeated one of these they will receive a bounty—and instantly become a target for every other Hunter left on the map. If you don’t watch your back, you’ll find a knife in it, and your last memory will be of someone else walking away with your prize. The higher the risk, the higher the reward–but a single mistake could cost you everything.
Hunt's Quick Play game mode offers a shorter match, during which up to ten individual players race to scavenge gear and find and close four rifts as they compete for a diminishing pool of bounty. First Hunter to the final rift absorbs its energy, but must survive the final count down to complete the mission—while the other Hunters attempt to take them out and take the prize for themselves. When the timer runs out the winner keeps their Hunter, while the rest perish.
Even in death, you will be able to progress among the ranks of Hunters via your Bloodline. Though one character may die, their experience will be transferred to your Bloodline, where it can be applied your other Hunters. If you make it off of the map alive, you will be able to use the money and experience you earn to kit out new Hunters and prepare for the next match. If you die, you lose everything but your experience.
Dark Sight allows Hunters to see into the veil between worlds, making that which cannot be seen by mortal eyes visible to those who have been initiated. Use Dark Sight when you are tracking monsters, and a ghostly light will guide you toward your next target. Dark Sight also marks players carrying a bounty, making them more vulnerable to ambush while trying to escape.