Hunt: Showdown Update 1.6.0 Adds new Map – Patch Notes on July 20

Hunt: Showdown Update 1.6.0 Adds new Map – Patch Notes on July 20

Crytek today adds new map and some bug fixes and improvements for Hunt Showdown. We’ll have all the details about Patch on July 20.

The Hunt Showdown Update 1.6.0 can now be downloaded and installed. Unfortunately, we do not know the file size.

There are really a lot of improvements and bug fixes besides the new content. The patch notes are long, so take a little time!



 

Hunt Showdown Patch Notes 1.6.0

Highlights

DeSalle – map #3

Developer note:

This update brings with it a massive addition, one that we are incredibly excited to bring to you all, our latest map: DeSalle.

Over the last few years, we have learned quite a lot from listening to you, the community, and have always tried to take your suggestions into consideration when making improvements to our maps. The same can be said for the creation and development of DeSalle.

While developing this map, we used the years of feedback that you have all provided to help with our brainstorming process and combined this with our own ideas to come up with something fresh, while still staying true to core atmosphere of Hunt – dark and foreboding.

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. The added verticality and detailed new compounds should give you all lots of areas to explore and play around with, while ensuring we stay true to the variety of gameplay options that we strive to bring with every new addition to Hunt.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback on the new map!

See you in DeSalle!

New AI variant

Miner Grunt

  • A mine worker variant of the standard grunt that can be found in specific locations in Desalle.
  • All Miner grunts have a mining lamp that can be damaged:
    • When damaged – the lamp will burst into flames.
    • Extinguished lamps will create an ignitable oil pool.

Displaying MMR and post-match Team Details

Since our recent updates to the match making system (Update 1.5.2) we realized that there was a gap in how the game communicated player ratings.

To address this, we have added some new features to the lobby that will display the details of the MMR tied to you and your group (match MMR).

Audio

General Improvements

  • Bullet’s Lullaby has been added to the main menu music rotation.
  • Added boss audio effects to the accolades in the Summary screen when you have successfully extracted with the bounty. The audio effect will be determined by the boss that was available in the completed match.
  • The menu ambience volume can now be controlled separately from the rest of the game sfx.
  • Added sound effects when claiming entries in the Book of Weapons and Book of Monsters.
  • Improvements made to the interior reverb and ambience through several building in Stillwater Bayou and Lawson Delta.
  • Improvements made to the hunter footstep sound while in forests (improvements to the overall asset quality).

Audio Mixing Changes

  • Slightly reduced the slapback echo generated by the Terminus Shotguns.
  • Improvements made to the audio compression and sonic quality.

Gunplay

Medium and Long Ammo Maximum Ranges

  • Long ammo max range has been increased to 500m
  • Medium ammo max range has been increased to 350m
  • These changes have also resulted in changes to the Effective Range for some weapons which will be visible in-game in the usual places.

Examples:

  • Effective range of the Sparks LRR has been increased to 347m (previously 250m).
  • Effective range of the Vetterli 71 Karbiner increased to 203m (previously 167m).

Semi-Automatic and Double Action Weapons

Semi-Auto weapons now have increased sway with each shot fired in quick succession. This added sway value will decay over time allowing players to minimize the effect by carefully controlling and timing shots.

Weapons impacted by this change:

  • Dolch and its variants.
  • Bornheim No.3 and its variants.
  • Nagant Officer and its variants.
  • Crown & King Auto – 5.

Dolch 96 Balance Changes

Animation

  • Increased the full reload time (stripper clip) to 6 seconds (previously 5s).
  • Increased the partial reload time (Single bullet) to 2 seconds (previously 1s).
  • Fixed an issue where the Dolch 96 Precision stripper clip reload time was shorter than the base versions. Reload times have now been adjusted and aligned.

Performance

  • Decreased damage to 97 (previously 110).
  • Decreased Effective range to 78m (previously (86m).
  • Decreased Handling stat for the Dolch 96 to 61% (previously 72%).
  • Decreased Handling stat for the Dolch 96 Precision to 69% (previously 80%).

Bornheim Match

  • Increased the base damage for the Bornheim Match to 80 (previously 74). This change also increases the damage for its custom ammo types.

Custom Ammo

Full Metal Jacket

  • Increased the damage drop off distance (able to deal damage over longer distances):
  • Increased the range of the medium FMJ ammo by roughly 10%.

Dragonbreath

  • Increased the damage and burning effect at close range.
  • Still will not OHK (one-hit kill).

DumDum

  • No longer has a reduction in damage over base ammo (except for the Nitro Express).

Incendiary

  • No longer has a reduction in damage over base ammo.

Explosive Ammo:

Springfield 1866/Martini-Henry IC1/Caldwell Uppercut

  • Reduced the explosive damage by 30 – 40% depending on the ammo type (Compact, Medium, Long)
  • Increased Bullet impact damage.
  • Increased the damage fall off.

Handling Stats

  • Decreased the Handling stat for the Crown & King Auto-5 to 78% (previously 89%).
  • Decreased the Handling stat for the Dolch 96 to 61% (previously 72%).
  • Decreased the Handling stat for the Dolch 96 Precision to 69% (previously 80%).

Caldwell Rival and Nitro Animation re-work

  • We have made some changes to the animations for both weapons. When reloading, the empty shells will no longer auto eject but will be manually removed by the Hunter. This is just a visual change and does not affect reload time or any other aspects of the weapons.
  • We have made some adjustments to the shooting animation for both variants so there is no longer a delay between the shot and the recoil ensuring the weapons are going to feel more satisfying than before.

Specter 1882 reload logic changes

  • This update see’s the beginning of some changes to the specter and its variants (like the bolt action changes we brought with Update 1.5.2). Now you will no longer lose a shell if you reload before racking the slide.

Dynamite Changes

  • Increased the damage of Dynamite sticks and Waterproof Dynamite Sticks to 750 (previously 500).

 

Hunter

Retaliation Reward

  • Players will now be rewarded upgrade points from killing/looting a hunter that previously killed you in the current match.
  • 2 Upgrade points will be rewarded once you loot the downed hunter.
  • Points will only be awarded if this hunter killed you at any point during the match (prior to you killing them).
  • Points will only be rewarded if you deal the killing blow to said hunter.

Trait: Bulwark

  • Increased the damage reduction to 50% (previously 25%).

UI

MMR & post-match Team Details

With this update, we are introducing a feature aimed at providing more information post-match regarding the teams you fight with. This will allow you to compare your teams rating (Match MMR) against other to hopefully have a better understanding of the ratings of that group composition as well as understand why a potentially higher skilled player can end up on a team with a similar skill rating to your own (team rating and individual rating will be visible).

One factor that always needs to be considered in that balance of a match is the region you are playing. Regions like EU and the US have a much more precise bracket system (higher player base in those regions means more brackets available) compared to regions like OCE and South America. If you are in a low population region, the matchmaking will not be as precise, and you may still encounter some uneven matchups, but this is to avoid empty games.

MMR stars and what they mean

The stars are a visual representation of the MMR ranges. MMR is your personal PVP (Player Versus Player) rating that can range from 0-5000. 1 star means you have a rating between 0-2000 and 6 stars will mean you are between 3000-5000. Most players are in the ranges of 2600-2800 which is a 3–5 star rating (but most players in this range are predominantly 4 stars).

We have added a graph to the Bounty Hunt lobby and the team details screen that will show an approximation of the player numbers for each MMR rating. See the image below as a reference:

  • 1 star: between 0 and 2000 MMR.
  • 2 stars: between 2000 and 2300 MMR.
  • 3 stars: between 2300 and 2600 MMR.
  • 4 stars: between 2600 and 2750 MMR.
  • 5 stars: between 2750 and 3000 MMR.
  • 6 stars: between 3000 and 5000 MMR.

Lobby changes

  • Added the stars rating to the Bounty Hunt lobby for you and your partners.
  • Match MMR is displayed above the matchmaking options. This is calculated when your full group is formed and will recalculate if players leave, or new players are added to the group.
  • Individual MMR will be displayed by full stars only (no half star increments). Match MMR can increase in half star increments.
  • MMR will not be displayed (will appear as locked) for new players. This will be available once you have completed the trainee mode.
  • A tooltip in the top left of the Lobby will display a graph of the player. distribution by MMR ranges (see above image)

Additional changes related to MMR

  • Added a button to the mission summary page to bring up the team details screen which will show the following details:
    • On the left of the screen, you will see your team.
    • On the right will be the teams/hunters that were in your previous match.

  • Screen details:
    • MMR of all Hunters.
    • Match MMR of all groups.
    • An icon to show if Skill-based MM was enabled for these groups.
    • Active modifier for the Match MMR of the group:
    • Solo will be represented as “Strong.”
    • Random Duo will be represented as “Medium.”
    • Invite duo and Random trio will be represented as “Low”
    • Invite trio will have no modifier.
  • Additional identifiers will be visible if you interacted with a hunter during the match. Hunter names will be revealed if you interacted with an enemy in the following ways:
    • Killed a hunter.
    • Killed by a hunter.
    • If the hunter was a bounty/wellspring carrier.
    • If you were within comms range of the player (voice/text chat).
  • Accolade cards for “Hunter killed” has been updated to show the star rating. Each star rating will have a set XP reward:
    • 1 star hunter: 300 exp
    • 2 stars hunters: 350 exp
    • 3 stars hunters: 400 exp
    • 4 stars hunters: 450 exp
    • 5 stars hunters: 500 exp
    • 6 stars hunters: 550 exp
  • Death Screen changes:
    • The comparison and report buttons have been moved to the “Team details” screen that is available post-match.
  • Added a new section to the in-game manual to further describe the new MMR stars feature.

Local Client toggle for MMR & Team Details

  • Added an option to allow you to hide the MMR rating of you and your teammates in the lobby. This can be done by clicking on the MMR rating in the lobby (or Team details page) and can be re-enabled at any time by clicking it again.
  • ‘Team Details’ page: we have added a new icon that will allow you to toggle on/off the names of enemy teams.

Contextual Ping Markers

  • Item Boxes, Special Ammo Crates and the small Ammo Packs now have their own icon when pinged.

Status Effects Display

Active Status effects and the time remaining will now be displayed in the left corner of the HUD. Currently, two status effects will be shown:

  • Poison immunity after taking an Antidote shot and the remaining time before it wears off.
  • Unlimited Stamina after taking the Stamina shot and the remaining time before it wears off.

This system will also correctly display the time left after stacking shots.

Brand new shops

New subtab – DLC shop

  • This new subtab of the store will allow you to browse the DLC’s available for Hunt for a better browsing and navigation experience.

New subtab – Hunter Shop

  • This new tab of the store will be the new home for all the Legendary Hunters we have to offer in Hunt showdown as well as improving visibility around aspects such as their unlock requirements. This is where you will first unlock Legendary Hunters, but once purchased, additional Hunters can be recruited through the Recruitment tab as always.

Reworked Subtab – Legendary Weapons shop

  • Improvements made to the Legendary weapons shop. Weapon presentation and details such as unlock requirements should now be much clearer improving the overall experience with this part of the store.

Additional changes

  • Visual update of the buttons (“Play Bounty Hunt,” “Back,” etc.)
  • Visual update of the tab and subtab bars.
  • The default sorting order of weapons in the Roster page has been updated to an alphabetical order.

Additional change for Consoles and PC with Controller

  • All button hints at the bottom of the screen have been removed. These icons are not included in the buttons themselves. This change should allow for better readability for any of our players using controllers and open new possibilities for the future.

Store

  • Added Legendary Winfield 1887 “Storm Chaser” for 700 BB.
    • Few hunters brave the Bayou when hurricane winds shake the tupelo trees, and the storm tide rises high on stilted, swaying shacks. Those that do are fond of Storm Chaser, a Winfield 1887 Terminus whose thunderous peal rings familiarly in the cacophony of the hunt.

World

Red Barrels

  • Increased the damage of the Red Barrels to 750 (previously 500).

See the Dev note under Dynamite changes for more details on this change.

Bug Fixes

Audio

  • Interactive Mechanical doors now use a pitch randomization to prevent “phasing”.
  • Reduced compression artifacts on many objects that produce audio (thunder, piano etc.)

AI

  • Fixed a bug that could cause Scrapbeak to get stuck.
  • Fixed a bug on the death screen where Scrapbeak would not be correctly displayed as the “killer” if you died to his concertina wire.
  • Fixed a bug that reduced the fire damage taken by Scrapbeak when in frenzy.

World

  • Fixed a bug that caused shuttered windows to sound like they were Glass when hit.
  • Fixed a bug that caused barrels to spawn in locations that intersect with other objects.

Stillwater Bayou:

  • Fixed a bug that caused players to become stuck on an ammo crate at Slaughterhouse.
  • Fixed a bug that caused players to become stuck between some crates and the ceiling at Cyrpus Huts.
  • Fixed a bug that prevents certain objects from rendering correctly in the underground area of Healing Waters Church.
  • Fixed an exploit in Blanchett Graves that allowed players to reach an area that should not be accessible.
  • Fixed several exploit spots in Lockbay docks that allowed player to get kills in an unfair manner.

Lawson Delta:

  • Fixed a bug that could cause the spider to get stuck inside the walls at Golden Acres.
  • Fixed some geometry issues tied to the walkways at Fort Carmick.
  • Improvements made the landscape around the spawn at Iron works.
  • Fixed several exploit spots in Lawson Station that allowed player to get kills in an unfair manner

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UI

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the display of the Bomblance hit marker when attacking a boss that is in frenzy.
  • Fixed the missing “sell all” progress circle that should appear when holding the action shortcut in the store.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the “leave group” button to not be disabled when the player is ready.
  • Fixed a bug that reset the filters when going from the ‘upgrades’ to the ‘equipment’ tab.
  • Fixed the incorrectly translated ‘Unlock’ pop up (Russian language).
  • Fixed a bug that caused issues with the view contract shortcut where it did not work correctly for a new host in a group.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the wrong ammo capacity to be displayed in the store for the Bomblance.
  • Fixed some bugs that resulted in some inconsistent naming for ammo types.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some legendary weapons to change position in the arsenal list when bought or sold.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the sensitivity settings while in “Gunslinger mode” to not grey out.
  • Fixed a bug where locked DLC’s were showing as buyable (button not greyed out as intended).
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in some inconsistencies with the ‘rending’ icons in the store and roster tabs.

 

The patch notes are from Steam, here you can find the Steam database.

Written by: vanni

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