Hunt: Showdown Guide – Locating Monsters, Earning XP, How To Kill, Bounties, Escaping Hunters (Beginners Tips)

Our Hunt: Showdown Guide to Beginners will teach you everything you need to get started with Crytek’s latest. Our guide includes some general Tips and Tricks to help you track down monsters in an efficient manner, collecting bounties, and escaping other Hunters.

Hunt: Showdown Guide To Beginners

Hunt: Showdown is the latest co-operative monster hunting game from Crytek currently in its Early Access phase and available on Steam. Drawing its basic concept and core mechanisms from the likes of games like Left for Dead and Evolve, the game is ideal for that ‘fun weekend with the friends’.

Since the game contains a beautiful but brutal world filled with monsters and other players looking for absolute victory, it can be quite challenging.

Earning Money And XP

You play as the ‘Hunter’ and you can choose one from the tab labelled ‘Hunter’ in game. Each Hunter has a different weapon loadout. More weapons can be purchased from the ‘Store’ tab. XP and money are required for purchase of Firearms, Gadgets, and Skills.

A good way to earn XP is by killing enemy AIs. Killing monster bosses and other Hunters will also grant you XP along with money. The objective of the game, labelled as ‘Contracts’, is to track and hunt down monsters in the 18th century Louisiana.

Locating And Killing Monsters

The map in the game allows players to find ammo supply crates shown as carts. As for pinpointing monsters’ precise location, you can use the ‘Dark Sight’ ability by holding the ‘E’ key.

This will alter your vision so that the clues that monsters leave behind appear as blue shining light in the distance. Following this trail of clues will eventually lead you to the monster.

Sound in the game is tied to the game mechanics in an important way. Firing shots blankly may alert other players of your location. Some monsters are able to respond due to the sound that you make walking through swamps or sprinting through the forests.

Before encountering any particular monster, it is highly advisable to read up on them to get some background information which can prove to be quite important in combat. These bits of information will appear as templates during loading screens and browsing menus.

These tips will give you info. on weaknesses of certain bosses including weapons they may be vulnerable against. Some info. will be regarding the effects of the hits of the monster once they deal damage to your character, this includes poison build-up, bleeding effects, etc. Therefore, please don’t hesitate to read!

Once you reach the monster, it’s important to know which weapons deal more damage in a shorter amount of time. Shotguns and powerful Revolvers are really useful with dealing these bosses. Dynamites also do a tonne of damage so make sure to upgrade those.

Note: during battle, always revive your teammate because going after a boss on your own is a mistake you shouldn’t be carrying out. I mean it! Some monsters like the spider still lives on even when its health bar runs out. A minor attack like a stab will put down the monster for good.

Collecting Bounties And Escaping Hunters

Now this is where the second and more interesting part of the game arises: other Hunters. Once a monster boss has been defeated, the Hunters who’d have achieved that feat will be able to collect bounties off of the monsters.

This will alert other players (parties of two) and give them your location on the map. They can track you down using the same ‘Dark Sight’ we mentioned earlier. This time, the location for the players with bounties will have lightning strikes over that area. Now it becomes a game of cat and mouse.

One team has to escape by getting to the extraction point while the many other teams have to track that one team down. For dealing with these other hunters, it is advisable to not roam in open fields since that is an easy target.

Furthermore, during nighttime, enemies may notice movements in water due to moonlight so stay clear of that. Lastly, flares can mess with the vision of the hunters and disturb their aim.

Following these Hunt: Showdown Tips closely and improvising where necessary will allow you to reach your goal with a bag full of bounties for a whole bunch of upgrades applicable on your character. Now, you’ll be able to prepare for the next battle in an even better shape.

This is all we have in our Hunt: Showdown Guide to Beginners. If you have any questions, feel free to throw them in the comments section below and we will get back to you!