Hunt: Showdown is hard. We get it. And we like it that way – but we also want to make sure that new players get a chance to learn the ropes. Which is one of the reasons why we added the Trials mode, where new players can practice and explore Hunt's maps without any of the pressure – and veterans can sharpen their skills to a fine and deadly point. Walk around and get a feel for the lay of the land, or up your skills by taking on one of the Trials (aka challenges) that allow you to walk in the shoes of some of history's infamous Hunter characters.
TL;DR: Trials mode is here to make sure you can get in some practice without having to worry about the other Hunters on the map.
TL;DR Part 2: Check out the Trials trailer below to get a visual summary of what this new mode is and does.
Once you've refined your skills in Trials, it will be easier to make the transition to Bounty Hunt, equipped with knowledge of the maps, improved combat skills, and a solid understanding of what's to come.
At the same time, Trials allows veteran Hunt players to show off their mastery. Complete a Trial, earn stars. The better you do, the more stars you earn, and the more stars, the more exclusive Legendary weapons you'll gain access to. These exclusive weapons are only available via Trials, and so are the bragging rights.
The first set of Trials were all set around Stillwater Bayou, with a second batch – newly released – set around Lawson Delta, and we will continue to add more Trials and more exclusive rewards whenever we can.
In a nutshell, in Trials you can:
- Explore maps freely, with no enemy Hunters lurking around the corner waiting to ruin your day.
- Teleport directly to any compound.
- Try out risky moves without losing your Hunter.
- Complete Trial challenges.
- Earn exclusive rewards – Hunt Dollars, Blood Bonds, and special gear.
The Three Trial Types at a Glance
· Timed Trials are parkour challenges that test your speed and movement skills along a predetermined path.
· Sniper Trials let you practice your aim in ranged combat.
· Wave Trials require you eradicate groups of enemies with a variety of equipment.
Meanwhile, PC Update 1.4.3 is OUT
In other news, we also released Update 1.4.3 today for PC!
Since we're on the subject of Trials, we'll start there: 1.4.3 added new Timed, Sniper, and Wave Trials to the mix that you are going to want to try out.
The Update has also new weapons galore. The all-new Winfield M1873C Vandal, alongside the Winfield M1873C Vandal Deadeye can now join the other trusted Winfields in your arsenal. Four new Legendary weapons also arrived with the update: the Winfield Vandal “Gold Rush," the Nagant Silencer “Mosquito," the Mosin-Nagant Obrez “Sinner's Jezail," and the Lemat Mark II “Last Resort." And Choke Bombs have been tweaked slightly: they now come in packs of two and occupy one consumable slot instead of two.
Additionally, the Serpent trait can now be used to start banishing and there is now a golden cash register. But if you want to know all the details, we recommend you just hop over to the Update Patch Notes to get all the details at once. Readthe Update 1.4.3 Patch Notes right here.
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