Hunt: Showdown Update 2.1 Adds New Stealth Weapons, New Equipment and New Traits

Crytek’s action hunting title, Hunt: Showdown, recently received a major content update.

Update 2.1 released earlier today, adding new features, mainly the highly requested spectator mode, as well as new weapons, new equipment and new traits. Not only that, the update also introduced Fog as a time setting available for players to choose if they want a more challenging and atmospheric gameplay, since it affects visibility. Here are the highlights of Hunt: Showdown’s update 2.1:

  • 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

  • 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.


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.


  • 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

Let us know how much are you enjoying Hunt: Showdown.