Hunt: Showdown is one of the most intriguing and distinctive multiplayer shooters to emerge in the last five years. Since its original release in 2019, over 3.5 million unique players have taken to its swamps to experience its riveting atmosphere and open-ended combat. As time has passed, its formidable reputation has only grown, as the game constantly evolves through regular updates and thrilling community events.
Now, a new light shines down upon the game's thriving community of hunters, in the form of the Traitor's Moon. Its eerie glow will reveal new rewards for hunters to earn, and new revelations about the world of Hunt Showdown to be discovered. With less than two weeks to go before the Traitor's Moon wanes, here are seven reasons to grab your rifle and experience this exciting lunar phenomenon.
Experience the tense horror of Hunt: Showdown's unique setting
In the sweltering bayou of nineteenth-century Louisiana, evil has taken root. The dead prowl the swamps and woodlands, attacking anyone in sight, while terrifying monsters lurk in the abandoned settlements that litter the wetlands like flyblown corpses. In this strange, dangerous world, teams of professional hunters compete in a deadly race to kill these monsters, and claim the lucrative bounties offered to rid the wetlands of their affliction.
By tracking down clues scattered through the swamps, players can pin down the location of Hunt Showdown's unholy beasts, and fight them with powerful period weapons like revolvers, repeater rifles, and sawn-off shotguns. Yet for all their strength and ferocity, the creatures that form your quarry are not necessarily the most dangerous foe you'll face…
Wade into a multiplayer shooter unlike any other
Hunt: Showdown's multiplayer doesn't play by the usual rules. You won't know where other teams of hunters are, or even how many of them are out there. All you know is that they'll do whatever it takes to bring home the bounty themselves, even if that means ripping it from your cold, dead hands.
Hence, sometimes it's wiser to deploy cunning rather than courage. Let other hunters take on the maps’ powerful bosses, like the towering Butcher, the noisome Spider, or the ferocious Scrapbeak. Once the beast is dead, strike hard at those hunters as they revel in their victory and swipe the bounty from their corpses. Or you could track them as they attempt to escape, laying an ambush at a nearby extraction point and taking your victory from the jaws of their defeat.
How you approach a game of Hunt: Showdown is entirely down to you. After all, what happens in the bayou, stays in the bayou.
Unlock new weapons and Legendary Skins
As the Traitor's Moon rises over the world of Hunt: Showdown, players will gain the opportunity to earn a multitude of exciting rewards. To start, there are four new weapons players can add to their hunter's arsenal. The Scottfield Brawler and the Berthier Riposte come with powerful melee variants for extra combat flexibility, while the Caldwell Model 92 New Army, and the Winfield Model 93 Slate are entirely new firearms making their debut during Traitor's Moon. On top of this, players can also unlock a variety of Legendary skins for weapons and equipment.
These four fearsome firearms can be unlocked right now for your Hunter. And time is of the essence. When the Traitor's Moon wanes, hunters left in the dark will have to wait a further 20 days before these new weapons unlock again, so the best time to grab these new guns is now!
Earn rewards as you play, with no additional cost
The waters of Hunt Showdown's bayou may be murky, but how you earn rewards during Traitor's Moon is abundantly clear. If you own the game, there's no need to put down any additional coin. All the goodies bestowed in the event can be gained by accruing Event Points. There's a wide range of ways to earn these points. You can simply play the game, earning points by investigating clues and successfully extracting with bounties. Or you can actively seek out special in-game objects like 'Orwellian Effigies' which reward players with Event Points when destroyed.
Learn more about the unique world of Hunt: Showdown
Beneath the wan glow of the Traitor's Moon, players will be able to shed new light on Hunt: Showdown's mysterious world, in an event where story plays a more important role than ever before. The inscrutable Mr Orwell Chary, administrator for the American Hunters Association, has mysterious designs of his own during the Traitor's Moon, and canny hunters will be able to gradually unveil these machinations as they play.
Get involved in a game that's constantly updating
Traitor's Moon is but the latest event to expand upon Hunt Showdown's captivating multiplayer. Alongside annual themed events for holidays like Christmas and Hallowe'en, Hunt also sees frequent special events that alter the game. In last year's event 'As the Crow Flies', for example, hunters worked together to reveal the identity of a brand-new boss, the formidable Scrapbeak, while all participants received a new pistol, the Dark Miasma. Last year also saw hunters venture into new territory via a huge new map, DeSalle. More new features are coming to Hunt throughout 2022, so hunters should keep their weapons primed and their wits about them.
Hunt Showdown (and all its DLC) is currently cheaper than ever
The advent of Traitor's Moon also sees Hunt: Showdown go on sale for the first time ever. Players can currently get 55% off Hunt: Showdown. The game will be on sale until Aptil 7 (but rest assured; many more sales and events are coming to the game after that).
If that isn't enough to encourage you to wade in, Crytek has also collected four of Hunt Showdown's DLC packages into a new bundle, the Moonrise Bundle. This includes existing DLCs, The Kid, Llorona's Heir, and the Rat, alongside a brand new DLC called Meridian Turncoat, which introduces the fearsome legendary Hunter Wim Jansen – aka The Turncoat – alongside a new Legendary Weapon and a Legendary Ammo Box.
Player's can currently get 35% off the Moonrise bundle (which includes the base game), making now the opportune moment to get involved in this endlessly fascinating multiplayer shooter.