Hunt Showdown Early Access

Early Access to Hunt Showdown is now available on Steam, offering first crack at Crytek's new game that launches the "competitive first-person PvP bounty hunting game with heavy PvE elements" genre. "Early access is a big milestone for the team, and we are all excited to finally be releasing Hunt: Showdown out into the wild," said Creative Director Magnus Larbrant. "With Hunt, we wanted to make the game that we, as gamers, have always wanted to play ourselves: tense, dark, addictive, terrifying—a real adrenaline-pumping experience. We have the foundations laid out, and now with the support and input of the community during early access, we can polish that experience together." The early access launch trailer shows the concept in action, and there are bountiful details in the description:
Hunt: Showdown is a competitive first-person bounty hunting game with heavy PvE elements from the makers of Crysis. Set in the darkest corners of the world, it packs the thrill of survival games into a match-based format. Hunt’s competitive, match-based gameplay mixes PvP and PvE elements to create a uniquely tense experience. At the beginning of each match, up to five teams of two set out to track monstrous targets. Once they’ve found and defeated one of these they will receive a bounty—and instantly become a target for every other hunter left on the map. The higher the risk, the higher the reward–but a single mistake could cost everything.

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Feb 24, 2018, 12:02
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Feb 24, 2018, 12:02
 
Yet another game with potential that will be ruined by hacking cheaters. Pass.
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Feb 24, 2018, 11:37
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Feb 24, 2018, 11:37
 
Been playing the Alpha for a while.

Not a bad game at all. I'd say if somehow they found a way to incorporate PVE in a separate game mode, then it would appeal to a wider gaming audience.

That being said, if they price it right, I think this game could do well.

Only negative I have from a game play standpoint is all the players I have played with that do not have a microphone. I know headsets with mics are not standard, nor is buying a standalone mic normal, but I'm surprised at the amount of people who put in to play that Alpha that don't have either. Pain in the ass to try to coordinate when you cant have two way communication.

Oh and the hit boxes need a little work, but thats why its an alpha!
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Feb 23, 2018, 18:42
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Feb 23, 2018, 18:42
 
I was in the Alpha and couldn't ever connect to the server backend. There were some suggestions in the forums to open several thousand ports and trigger some others. I can only open port ranges of 250 ports at a time and I couldn't figure out how to setup port triggering. You also should disable Nvidia Overlay, flush DNS and several other suggestions that seemed unrelated to the others and nonsensical. I guess also jump up 3 times and turn in a circle counterclockwise, should help. And then I read that some people still can't connect after going through all that.

Judging by the Early Access forums, this error is still not fixed. So I'm not sure what they ended the Alpha for and entered Early Access if they can't even get their server backend to work properly and a significant amount of potential testers can't even connect and start up the game.
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Feb 23, 2018, 12:41
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Jagacademy wrote on Feb 22, 2018, 16:58:
I think this game is going to be a flop.

People seem to enjoy PvE, or PvP. Forcing either party to do both is rarely profitable.

This. My brother, my friends, and I were all excited about this game. Then we learned that there is no PvE/co-op only mode and PvP is forced on you. 5 lost sales.
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Feb 22, 2018, 16:58
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Re: Hunt Showdown Early Access Feb 22, 2018, 16:58
Feb 22, 2018, 16:58
 
I think this game is going to be a flop.

People seem to enjoy PvE, or PvP. Forcing either party to do both is rarely profitable.
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Feb 22, 2018, 16:38
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Feb 22, 2018, 16:38
 
This is going to be Evolve all over again. They need to just start with this as F2P right out of the gate and save us the time of waiting for them to redesign their business model when player population begins to wane and can't support a multiplayer only title any longer.
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Feb 22, 2018, 16:17
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Feb 22, 2018, 16:17
 
It's not a "survival" game. You don't craft anything. I think they mean survival horror, which is accurate. I have played a couple of rounds, and it has a very creepy atmosphere. The proximity voice audio is really neat, too. It has potential.
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Feb 22, 2018, 16:13
 
Aaaah moar sirvival garbitch... grate!
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