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Hunt: Showdown Update 2.1 Released; Patch Notes Detailed

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Crytek has released a new update for Hunt: Showdown, which is the bounty hunting game that released on Steam Early Access earlier this year. The update brings the game up to version 2.1, and adds several interesting things to the game that fans should be pleased with.

Hunt: Showdown 2.1 Patch Notes

HIGHLIGHTS
  • New stealth weapons:
    • 3 new crossbows – Old school crossbow, Hand crossbow and Poison crossbow.
    • Silenced weapons – The Sparks LRR and Winfield now have additional variants with mounted silencers.
    • Throwing knives – A new tool, allows for stealth kills even if you bring the big guns.
    • Specter 1882 Bayonet – A versatile pump-action shotgun variant that works great in close quarters.
    • Combat Axe – Similar to the Wood Axe World Item (except you cannot throw it). A cheap, medium sized weapon that packs a punch.
  • Vitality shot changes – Added new variants: weak and normal variants. Injecting a shot now takes longer.
  • Retrieving projectiles – Crossbow bolts and throwing knives can be retrieved from bodies and walls to be used again.
  • Fog time of day – A new fog setting that shows off the swamps of Louisiana in all its foggy glory.
  • Spectator mode – The ability to continue watching the action through your teammates eyes after being downed/incapacitated or the death of your own Hunter.
    While spectating your partner, a message will be displayed in cases where your body is burning and after being burned to indicate you are dead

New equipment

With this update we are adding a number of additional weapons and equipment to aid Hunters in stealthy game play. This will be great for solo players, who now have more options available to them, if they choose to remain in the shadows. For teams, it is also much easier now to come up with combos that compliment your loadout, adding a silent option for those times when being loud is just not an option.

  • Crossbow – Large weapon that can kill a player with a well aimed hit from a single bolt. Cannot resupply from ammo boxes, but bolts can be retrieved.
  • Hand Crossbow – Medium weapon that is a great companion as a sidearm. Works the same as its larger cousin.
  • Poison Hand Crossbow – Uses poison-tipped bolts that burst on impact. Very powerful against most monsters and can distort the view of other Hunters.
  • Sparks LRR Silencer – Large weapon with an attached Silencer and reduced damage. Stronger sway makes for harder aiming, similar to the effect of the bayonet attachment.
  • Winfield M1873 C Silencer – Same as the Sparks LRR Silencer, but has more ammunition and fires the weaker Compact Bullets at reduced damage.
  • Throwing Knives – Pack of six throwing knives that can be used at short range and retrieved after use (watch where you throw them).
  • Specter 1882 Bayonet – Variant of the first-ever pump-action shotgun that comes with an attached bayonet for improved handling in melee combat.
  • Combat Axe – New early game melee weapon that occupies a Medium Slot. Very cheap, but a powerful option for new Hunters.
  • Weak Vitality Shot – Little brother to the Vitality Shot that heals 50 health, costs much less than the standard Vitality Shot.

New traits

  • Bolt Seer Trait – Highlights Bolts and Throwing Knives for better visibility.
  • Bolt Thrower Trait – Reduces the time to reload Crossbows.

Fog

With this update we are introducing a new setting – Fog time of day. This setting challenges players with reduced visibility while facing the dangers of the swamp.

Freeze/stalls

  • With this update, we are introducing a potential fix to the 3-5 second freezes/stalls issues that has been occurring for some of you
Hunt: Showdown is available on PC via Steam Early Access. The game launched into early access in February of this year, and is available to purchase for $29.99. The game has been well-received by players so far, with both recent and cumulative reviews being listed as “mostly positive” on Steam so far. Crytek released a video that goes over all of the changes with this new patch, which you can watch here.
Source: Steam

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EA and Square Enix Encounter Leap Year Issues

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For individuals who may not recall, the Year 2000 Problem, commonly referred to as the Y2K scare, was a thrilling period of chaos experienced in the late 90s. There was widespread concern about a potential catastrophic computing disaster due to discrepancies in dating systems. Today, we had the opportunity to experience some unexpected events as EA and Square Enix faced technical difficulties due to the leap year, causing their games to be temporarily unplayable.

Players of EA’s Sports WRC encountered a problem on the 29th where they couldn’t start the game because of a timezone glitch. The issue was promptly fixed, but users had to adjust their system settings for the next day to play. Meanwhile, Square Enix is facing challenges, with the problem only impacting Nintendo players and not PlayStation users. The Theatrythm Final Bar Line failing to start up ruined the release of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

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It seems like these problems have been addressed based on our observations, highlighting how minor details can surprise you unexpectedly. Were there any scheduling conflicts related to the leap year? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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New Heavy Armor Appears to be on the Way with Helldivers 2 Mech Gameplay Leaks

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In Helldivers 2, players will find themselves in need of additional firepower to spread freedom across the galaxy. Arrowhead Game Studios announced that armored mechs will be included in the game for free shortly after its release. Leaked gameplay footage on social media suggests that heavy armor support is on its way.

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A clip from TikTok ponders the possibility of a different outcome at the famous Malevelon Creek, where the Helldivers community faced a significant defeat against the Socialist Automatons.

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Any idea when these much-needed mechs will make their way to the battlefield? What armament configurations would you prefer to see? Feel free to suggest a flamethrower-armed melee assault variant in the comments. segment provided

 

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Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown will mandate an internet connection on the PS5

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To fully experience Nacon’s upcoming social racer Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown, an Internet connection is required. The new trailer reveals the off-road areas of Hong Kong Island, highlighting the diverse experiences offered in the upcoming game. It also emphasizes the MMO features that have been integral to the franchise.

“While driving, there are always other players surrounding you, which brings the city to life,” a press release discloses. “In Test Drive Unlimited, players can immerse themselves in the world of cars through interactions at dealerships and workshops, discussing future purchases, dream cars, and customization options.”

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As expected for an online-focused game, players will need to rely on Nacon’s servers and PSN.

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It appears that the game is nearing its final stages. The team is taking their time to guarantee that Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown provides a seamless, stable, and enjoyable experience for players. It has been brought to our attention that we need to ensure the game meets your expectations before release. We are currently focused on improving various aspects, such as enhancing server stability and optimizing the game’s performance.

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