Today is the day! Crytek’s online multi player bounty hunting game is out now on PC, and it’s got brand-new DLC riding shotgun alongside it. Players can get Hunt: Showdown for PC for $39.99 / €39.99, or bundled with the new Legends of the Bayou DLC for $44.99 / €44.99 / Players who already own the game can purchase just the DLC for $9.99 / €9.99.
Prior to release, Hunt: Showdown spent time in Steam Early Access, a program that allows developers to work closely with their game community as they develop and refine the game, in Hunt’s case, over the course of over 20 updates and multiple patches. That community, says Hunt Producer Fatih Özbayram, was integral to the game’s development process.
“Hunt: Showdown’s development has been completely community-driven, and that has been such a rewarding experience for the entire team. Together with the community, we were able to create the fun, tense, memorable gaming experience we set out to make. For example, it was a community request that inspired us to add teams of three to Hunt, alongside many other features,” said Özbayram. “So a big thank you goes out to everyone who has supported us throughout the development process – we couldn’t have done it without you.”
The Legends of the Bayou DLC plunges deep into the bayou’s dark heart to celebrate the full PC release of Hunt: Showdown and provide those loyal to the cause with two new Legendary Hunter characters, two unique weapons, and 500 Blood Bonds.
Stepping out of the shadows are two formidable Legendary Hunters—the Bone Doctor and the Weird Sister—as well as the Legendary Copperhead, a Nagant M1895 named for the ubiquitous indigenous snake, and a weapon of distinction; it is only carried by the very first Hunters to reach the bayou, and is all the proof a Hunter needs to prove they were here from the start.
About Hunt: Showdown
Hunt: Showdown is a competitive first-person bounty hunting game that packs the thrill of survival games into a match-based format. Set in Louisiana in 1895, the game boasts a mixture of PvP and PvE elements that creates a uniquely tense experience. It’s not just the creatures who are a threat—it’s every Hunter on the map. In the classic game mode, a match of Hunt pits ten players—playing solo or in teams of two—against each other as they race to take out gruesome beasts for a bounty they must collect and get off of the map, while Hunt’s quickplay mode offers a shorter match for solo players to scavenge for weapons as they compete for a diminishing pool of bounty. The higher the risk, the higher the reward–but a single mistake could cost everything.