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The Hunt: Showdown Upgrade Will Arrive in August 2024

Prepare for an all-new journey through the bayou as we discuss the recently announced release date and details for the upcoming Hunt Showdown upgrade.
The Hunt: Showdown Upgrade Will Arrive in August 2024

We've been eagerly awaiting the launch of the Hunt Showdown upgrade, which promises numerous changes and enhancements to the base game. Initially, we expected the upgrade to drop in April this year, but the developers have now come forward to announce an official release date in August.

If you're interested in knowing exactly when this upgrade will arrive and what you can expect to see when it drops, keep reading. We'll discuss the release date and provide an overview of the updates coming to Hunt Showdown with this latest upgrade.

The Hunt: Showdown Upgrade Arrives on The 15th August 2024

After a few months of anticipation, the developers at Crytek have finally announced that the Hunt Showdown upgrade will go live on August 15, 2024. This update will introduce a plethora of new features and quality-of-life changes to the game, setting the groundwork for the future of Hunt Showdown.

Hunt Showdown Upgrade Release Date
The Hunt Showdown upgrade will go live on the 15th of August 2024. (Picture: Crytek)

We've already covered most of the features this new update will bring in our comprehensive roadmap article, but to give you a quick recap, the upgrade will include a new map, a jump to CRYENGINE version 5.11, performance improvements, a new UI/UX design, and much more. The developers also accompanied the release date announcement with a video detailing what players can expect in the weeks leading up to the upgrade.

In the coming weeks, the community can expect:

  • Community surveys: Insights from these surveys and how they will shape future events.
  • New UX/UI design: A sneak peek into the upcoming design changes.
  • Technological upgrades: Information on performance improvements with CRYENGINE 5.11 and what they mean for players.
  • Fair Play Task Force update: Steps being taken to address cheating, exploitative play, and toxic interactions.
  • Hunter recruitment/Prestige systems: Updates and changes to the progression system.
  • Overall game mechanics design: Decisions regarding Hunter revival, Health Chunks, restoration, burning downed Hunters, and more.
Hunt Showdown Upgrade Details
The Upgrade will bring with it tons of new features that we'll be drip-fed details on over the next couple of weeks. (Picture: Crytek)

While this upgrade is being touted as a near "relaunch" for Hunt Showdown, there's some sad news for last-gen players (those on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), as the game will no longer support these consoles. However, Crytek has stated that there will be a free upgrade for those who previously purchased the game and are moving on to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series, ensuring that your Hunters, items, and experience will be carried over.

So, there you have it - everything you need to know about the upcoming Hunt Showdown upgrade and its launch date set for August 15, 2024. The game is currently available on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series, and we hope to see all our fellow Hunters in August.