The wait is over: The dark hardcore shooter Hunt Showdown received its third Map DeSalle with Update 1.6 on July 20, 2021. After a test phase, the new level is now available to all players.
Big patch: DeSalle is framed by Update 1.6, which comprises around 30 GB and has many other improvements for Hunt Showdown in its luggage. Among other things, the matchmaking transparency has been improved by a visible star rating providing information on the latest performance of the players.
What is still included in Update 1.6, we list here for you. Those interested in detail will also find the complete patch notes at the end. You can read in his column why Hunt fills a certain void in the heart of editor Phil’s:
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The highlights from update 1.6
The big eye-catcher of patch 1.6 for Hunt Showdown is of course the third map.
DeSalle: Again 16 locations on the map are waiting to be explored. In contrast to the two previous maps, the gameplay on DeSalle is more vertical, as the level contains many hills. A large western town, the divided Upper and Lower DeSalle, is also part of it. It also contains a saloon with a swing door that is difficult to handle in terms of tactics.
DeSalle’s graphics catch the eye:
Hunt Showdown gets in the mood for the new map with gameplay & great soundtrack
New opponent variant: The shuffling grunts can now spawn near a mine with pit lamps on their heads. They explode in a ball of fire if damaged. But this can be skilfully dealt with with melee attacks from long guns.
Transparency in matchmaking: A star rating now indicates the current performance of the players. Hunt Showdown always tries to bring players together at a similar level when performance-based matchmaking (skill-based matchmaking) is selected. Now, even after a game, it is clearly legible how strong the opponents and team-mates were.
New user interface: The entire menu UI has been revised. This also includes the screen after a match, which shows the interactions with the other teams. Among other things, it shows who you defeated, with whom you communicated by voice and who shot you out of your cowboy boots.
Hunt Showdown shows the new locations on DeSalle in the trailer for Update 1.6
Meanwhile, press representatives and influencers are convinced of the new map. In the trailer above you can see the different locations on DeSalle and find out what well-known voices have to say about it.
There is also a long list of balance adjustments, performance improvements, and bug fixes. You can read the extensive patch notes for Hunt Showdown Update 1.6 hereinafter.