Hunt: Showdown Update Introduces New Map, ‘DeSalle’

Hunt: Showdown received a new update last week which introduced a whole new map and other improvements.

Hunt: Showdown, the Battle Royale hybrid, has received its latest update for PC Test Servers, and it brings with it a host of new changes. Chief among them, however, is the brand new map, DeSalle.

DeSalle is a far more industrial map, which brings in a lot more verticality than Hunt: Showdown has seen before. The developers over at Crytek stated:


Desalle combines a lot of the best features of our past work and allowed us to build on top of that even further by adding urban and industrial areas

DeSalle looks like it’ll slip right into the line-up of existing maps in Hunt: Showdown. You can check out the kind of carnage in store for you in DeSalle in its announcement trailer. 

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The latest update, however, goes beyond the new map. Update 1.6 also brings a new Miner Grunt into the mix, which can be found in specific locations around DeSalle. Mining Grunts will also carry mining lamps which can be set on fire if shot, adding to the eerie vibe of the game. 


There is also a ton of audio improvements heading to the game. The distance of gunshots and audibly noticeable gun types are important aspect of Hunt’s design. These updates are likely going to be welcome by those who rely on their audio awareness to survive the murderous lands.

Hunt Showdown
Credit: Crytek

Gunplay will also recieve some tweaks, with a big focus on the maximum ranges of certain ammo types. In the developer notes, Crytek mentioned how the verticality and longer sightlines of DeSalle, meant that the previous range of weapons didn’t quite cut it. 

Crytek’s developer notes are quite extensive, with a variety of weapon and ammo changes. If you want to know exactly what has changed with the most recent update, you can check them out here! 


Hunt: Showdown’s Update 1.6 is live now on PC Test Servers and will go live on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 some time this summer. 

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Feature Image Credit: Crytek