Hunt: Showdown’s new 1.6.2 update, which is currently playable on the game’s test server, will add a powerful new pistol, new variants of the Vetterli 71 Karabiner, and a new health regeneration consumer that can automatically correct you during the crossfire.
The first is the new Scottfield Model 3 Revolver, which is a small aperture and medium pistol with a six-shot capacity (based on Realistic Smith & Wesson Model 3 pistol, or the Schofield from Red Dead Redemption). The open barrel and quick launcher allow you to reload it faster than any other pistol in the game, so if you’re someone who struggles with headshots and counts on a large number of shots, the Model 3 might be for you. The trade-off is that damage and range are weaker than Caldwell Pax. However, the Model 3 unlocks first, and the medium type of ammo means it will hit hard and travel farther than the compact pistols in its price range.
The Vetterli 71 Karabiner is already a popular choice for mid-range shooters in Hunt: Showdown, but the Patch 1.6.2 update brings two variants into the mix: the Vetterli Silencer and the Vetterli Marksman. The silent variant makes the Vertteli the only third rifle in the game with a suppressed option useful in stealth scenarios (at the cost of muzzle velocity), while Marksman will make the Vetterli a viable sniper option with a long, high-powered scope.
Even newer hunting weapons are even rarer as they are new healing items. The regeneration shot is a new consumable that will heal players over time automatically, with a few caveats:
- Your health regeneration rate will be halved (from 5 health per second to 2.5).
- Your health bar will not stop regenerating when you reach the health piece limit.
- Your health will regenerate immediately after taking damage instead of a five-second delay.
- Health regeneration is paused if you get burned, poisoned, or bleed.
- If you are reviving a teammate with a necromancer attribute, health regeneration will be paused.
There are two versions of the Health Replenishment shot: a “weak” five-minute version, and a normal 10-minute shot.
Update 1.6.2 is now available on the Hunt: Showdown test server. You can check out the full patch notes for Hunt: Showdown’s 1.6.2, which also includes some important changes to Stamina Shots, attribute costs, and special ammo Here. Crytek hasn’t announced when the update will hit live servers yet, but given the usual testing period, we should expect it in a few weeks.