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Hunt: Showdown Update 1.8.1 Introduces Brand New Quest System and AI Changes

Hunt Showdown’s newest update brings a new Quest system to the Bayou.

Updated: May 20, 2022 10:16 am
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Hunt Showdown’s newest update brings a new Quest system to the Bayou. The new system will replace the Daily and Weekly Challenges and can be found in the progress section under the “Summons” tab. Players will have to complete quests to collect a new reward called “stars” – this is separate from the Trials stars and will have a different symbol.  You will get access to new quests every Monday which will help you progress your account.

Improved AI and Grunt Variations Added

The new patch added two new Grunt variations to the game. Introducing the Pistol Grunt, an AI that carries a broken pistol that causes a loud gunshot sound when it hits a player with a melee attack, and the Lantern Grunt, an AI that carries a lantern. The pistol grunt will attempt to melee attack hunters with the broken pistol, which causes it to explode and play a loud gunshot sound. The Lantern Grunt will attempt to melee attack hunters with the Lantern, breaking the Lantern in the process.

New Caldwell 92 New Army Double Action Revolver

The Caldwell New Army is a new, small slot, compact ammo double-action revolver that comes with a 6-round capacity. Overall, this weapon is best compared with the Nagant M1895 Officer, but it also shares some similarities with the Scottfield Model 3. Like the Scottfield, it features a cylinder where all chambers can be accessed without the use of a loading gate, as well as an ejector to get used rounds out quicker.

New Pump Action Shotgun – Winfield 93

The Slate is an improvement on the earlier pump-action Spectre 1882 in many ways: the mechanism is simpler meaning it is much smoother in terms of handling. It has an increased rate of fire and a faster reload when compared to the Spectre. The improved mechanism means there is no need for Bulletgruber with this shotgun as it can be topped up without needing to open the slide. The new update also has four new additions to Bloodbonds. There are also some gameplay changes to shake up the meta. If you want to check out all of the changes in the new update, you can read the official patch notes here. If you want to read about the time Hunt: Showdown was mysteriously updated with no patch notes, you can check out our coverage right here.

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