Hunt Showdown Update 1.79 Patch Notes (v1.12)

Hunt Showdown update 1.79 (v1.12) is rolling out on PS4, PC, and Xbox One. According to the official Hunt Showdown 1.79 patch notes, the latest major update brings a long list of changes and gameplay improvements. Apart from this, today’s Hunt Showdown patch 1.79 also includes new weapon variants.

Previously, a major Hunt Showdown update 1.9 added a long list of gameplay changes and fixes. Unfortunately, players are still facing bugs and issues with the game. Today’s Hunt Showdown version 1.79 will fix a few of these issues.

Read more details below.

Hunt Showdown Console Update 1.79 Patch Notes – March 29, 2023

New Tutorial

This update introduces a complete overhaul of our new player onboarding experience. Players are now introduced to the unique gameplay of Bounty Hunt through two new tutorials:

  • The Basic Tutorial offers a narrated sequence of sections that explain the most important core elements of Hunt, like controls, Dark Sight and Clues, gunplay, and monsters—step by step.
  • The Advanced Tutorial offers the possibility to explore a specially prepared compound on your own to practice what you have learned, giving you space to explore each AI type in the game and fight a full boss (the Spider) on your own.
Combat Log Rework – First Iteration Beta

The revised Damage History feature offers an enhanced level of detail, allowing players to view events (both inbound and outbound) that occurred in the 90 seconds leading up to their demise.

Furthermore, players are able to access an extended view of each event which offers additional details including the weapon used, custom ammunition, any status effects that were applied, changes to the health bar (as a result of status effects), and special icons indicating actions, such as headshots and wallbangs. As this is the first iteration, please give us your Feedback!


We have revised the equipment selection process to make it easier for players to choose Legendary Weapons.

Solo Gameplay Changes

This update adds additional solo-only conditional effects to some existing Traits to help those Hunters daring to go into the bayou on their own, taking on teams of Hunters. Not only does Necromancer’s self-revive from Devil’s Moon have a comeback, but there are also several other Traits that give benefits to Hunters when going in solo. We are also slightly increasing the bonus for extracting with Bounty as a solo player.


‘SOLO: You can revive your downed Hunter.’
Solo Hunters with Necromancer can revive themselves using a button on the death screen; this option will only be active 10 seconds after death.


‘SOLO: Dark Sight Boost capacity and all Boost sources are doubled.’
Solo Hunters with Magpie now have an increased maximum of 10 seconds Dark Sight Boost, instead of 5. They will now gain 10 seconds of Dark Sight Boost when they pick up the Bounty and will also gain 2 seconds back from looting a Hunter or investigating a Clue, instead of 1.

Additional Effect (for all Hunters, not just Solo): Magpie will now always give all 3 effects when picking up Bounty; the duration remains unchanged.


‘SOLO: Interaction range increased. (50m)’
Solo Hunters with Serpent can now interact with Clues, Bounty, and Banishes from up to 50m, instead of 25m.

Underdog Bonus

Increased the value of the Underdog Bonus, granted for Bounties extracted while playing against larger teams:

  • Solo vs Duos: increased from 250 to 300 Hunt Dollars
  • Solo vs Trios: increased from 500 to 600 Hunt Dollars
  • Duos vs Trios: increased from 125 to 150 Hunt Dollars
Wildcard Conditions

In this update, we’re testing the ability to have a second contract—a Wildcard contract—that will take players to a different mission, one that is not available in the standard rotation. This opens up an interesting alternative for those times when you don’t want to play the standard rotation.

General Updates


General Audio Improvements

  • Interacting with spotlights around the maps now has a sound.
  • Adjusted the sound of the wooden indoor levels. Footsteps above the player in wooden buildings should now be more easily differentiated to a Hunter moving on the same level as the player.
  • Crouching through cans and trash piles is now audible to an enemy in very close proximity.
Left-side Peek Advantage

Adjustments were made to the location of the Hunter model in relation to the camera, reducing the advantage gained from peeking from the left side of cover. This adjustment focuses specifically on how much of a Hunter’s head is shown when peeking, meaning that there can, in some edge cases, still be slightly more of a Hunter’s body showing, depending on the situation.

Stalker Beetle
  • Increased Stalker Beetle explosion damage to 25.
  • Interacting with a Rift now shows the rewarded Trait on the right side of the screen for better readability.
Lootable Saddles

In this update, we are adding a new loot option. Lootable saddles are new additions that can be found on hitching posts or strapped to the dying horse sound trap.

New Weapon Variant: Winfield M1876 Centennial Shorty

The growing popularity of the Winfield M1876 Centennial throughout the country brought a wide range of users who desired more flexible versions of the rifle.

  • Basic – Medium Ammo – 5+1/12
  • Poison – Medium Ammo – 5+1/12
  • FMJ – Medium Ammo – 5+1/12
New Weapon Variant: Winfield M1876 Centennial Shorty Silencer

Once the rifle is reduced in size, a suppressor attachment makes the Winfield M1876 Centennial Shorty Silencer both dynamic and quiet. It’s well suited for hunting multiple monsters in a small area with speed and subtlety but requires some deft handling.
Ammo types

  • Basic – Medium Ammo – 5+1/12
  • Poison – Medium Ammo – 5+1/12
  • FMJ – Medium Ammo – 5+1/12
New Weapon Variant: Springfield M1892 Krag Bayonet

The Springfield M1892 Krag is a repeating bolt-action rifle with a side-loading magazine. To combine the modern magazine with a classical bayonet was an obvious but exceptionally effective evolution, as it made for a fast-loading rifle that could easily fend off nearby attackers.
Ammo types

  • Basic – Long Ammo – 5+1/6
  • FMJ – Long Ammo – 5+1/6
  • Incendiary – Long Ammo – 5+1/6


New Weapon Variant: Springfield M1892 Krag Sniper

Thanks to its side-loading magazine, the effectiveness of the original Springfield M1892 Krag was unquestionable and was only enhanced with the addition of a sniper scope attached to its barrel. The fast reloading combined with long-range efficiency made this rifle a great choice for those who prefer to stay out of sight and range of their prey.
Ammo types

  • Basic – Long Ammo – 5+1/6
  • FMJ – Long Ammo – 5+1/6
  • Incendiary – Long Ammo – 5+1/6


Weapon Changes

LeMat Carbine: There has seen a couple of tweaks based on the community’s feedback. Its rate of fire has been increased a bit to make it put up more of a fight. Its iron sights have been realigned so it will feel more accurate. Last but not the least, its recoil has been decreased to allow for easier follow up shots.

Hand Crossbow Choke Bolts

  • Slightly increased the size of the choke cloud.
  • Choke Bolts now have the same slightly bigger initial area effect, compared to the lasting cloud of the regular Choke Bomb.

Hand Crossbow Poison Bolts

  • Slightly increased the size of the poison cloud.
Challenges & Questlines System Improvements
  • Shared Team Progression
    Developer Note:

    Your teammates’ actions will now count towards the progress of all active personal Challenges and Quests. This rule applies to both PvE and PvP-oriented objectives.

  • Improved Description Text Readability
  • Improved Questline Visibility
    Developer Note:

    Questlines are now accompanied by an interactive Questline Teaser Banner upon their release. The Teaser Banner is located at the top center part of the UI and is visible while in the Lobby and any other sub-screen. Clicking on the Teaser Banner will redirect the player to the corresponding Questline’s Overview Screen, after which it will disappear.

  • Additional Questlines UI Dressing
    Questlines now have their own distinct background visual.
  • Challenges Pool Update
    The pool of Challenges has been updated with some new objective types while retiring some old ones. Additionally, most existing Challenges have been rebalanced.
New Questlines

With Update 1.12, there will be 2 new Questlines in the Bayou: “The Ward of the Reptilian” and “Vengeance of the Skinned.” These Questlines offer Hunters new types of activities to pursue as well as valuable rewards to earn in 6 Acts each, such as unlocking new Weapon Variants, Legendary Equipment, and more.
Both Questlines will run for approximately 1 month each and in a sequential manner, meaning that the 2 Questlines will neither be running in parallel, nor overlapping with each other.

Equipment Unlocks

Winfield M1876 Centennial Shorty

  • During the “The Ward of the Reptilian” Questline, the weapon is unlocked as a reward for completing the 2nd Act.
  • Unlocked as part of the Weapon Progression of the Winfield M1876 Centennial and costs $103.

Winfield M1876 Centennial Shorty Silencer

  • During the “The Ward of the Reptilian” Questline, the weapon is unlocked as a reward for completing the 4th Act.
  • Unlocked as part of the Weapon Progression of the Winfield M1876 Centennial and costs $137.

Springfield M1892 Krag Bayonet

  • During the “Vengeance of the Skinned” Questline, the weapon is unlocked as a reward for completing the 1st Act.
  • Unlocked as part of the Weapon Progression of the Springfield M1892 Krag and costs $426.

Springfield M1892 Krag Sniper

  • During the “Vengeance of the Skinned” Questline, the weapon is unlocked as a reward for completing the 3rd Act.
  • Unlocked as part of the Weapon Progression of the Springfield M1892 Krag and costs $610.
Early Access & Later Unlock Conditions

Initially, all new Weapon Variants will be unlockable by completing certain Acts of the corresponding Questlines. All new Weapon Variants will eventually be added to their respective unlock trees in a future update. Playing the Questlines will give players a period of “early access” to these weapons.

Loading Screens
  • Added a new filter system to loading screens, allowing for display of specific loading screens to players depending on a variety of parameters: Bloodline Rank, Prestige, Playtime, Game Mode, etc.
  • Added new loading screen hints and images tailored to new players.
  • More unique loading screens will be added in future updates to expand on this new system.
    Weapon Statistics
  • Improved accuracy of a lot of statistics.
  • Added new statistics to allow for better comparisons between weapons, tools, and consumables:
    • Throw Range: The furthest range (in meters) this can be thrown.
    • Damage (Thrown): Damage value of hitting a Hunter with its full effect.
    • Spread: The relative crosshair spread while aiming from the hip. Shotguns have a comparatively wider spread.
    • Sway: The relative amount of weapon sway while ADS.
    • Recoil (Vertical): The relative strength of the vertical recoil after a shot.
      Developer Note:

      Spread, Sway, and Recoil replace the statistic ‘Handling’ and should allow for a more accurate comparison between weapons.

    • Cycle Time: the time (in seconds) this needs to ready for the next shot, including time to reload if necessary. For Dual Wield: the time it takes for the weapon that shot first to ready again.
    • Fuse Timer: The time (in seconds) until detonation.
    • Stamina Consumption (Light): the stamina consumed with a light melee attack.
    • Stamina Consumption (Heavy): the stamina consumed with a heavy melee attack.
    • Stamina Consumption (Throw): the stamina consumed when being thrown.
  • Changed RoF (Rate of Fire) to a more realistic approach: shots fired per minute, including time to reload.
    Developer Note:

    Due to how ‘Rate of Fire’ was calculated in the past, this created inaccurate values, especially for single shot weapons. The new stat follows a more realistic approach, which leads to the RoF for weapons being closer together across the board. To still be able to compare weapons, the new ‘Cycle Time’ stat was added and the ‘Reload’ stat was made more precise.

Quickplay Recruits

Added more variation to the starting equipment for quickplay Hunters. These weapons can now appear as additional starting items:
Medium Range:

  • Nagant M1895 Silencer Pair
  • Hunting Bow
  • Scottfield Model 3
  • Scottfield Model 3 Pair
  • Sparks Pistol
  • Sparks Pistol Pair
  • Springfield 1866 Compact
  • Springfield 1866 Compact Deadeye
  • Winfield M1873C Vandal

Short Range:

  • LeMat Mark II Pair
  • Winfield 1887 Terminus Handcannon

When choosing Melee, the regular melee tools are replaced with:

  • Throwing Knives or
  • Throwing Axes

All weapons can also be chosen in the Random pool.

Legendary Additions
  • Legendary Hunter – Worm Bite (1.000 BB)
  • Legendary Hunter – The Hornback (1.000 BB)
  • Sparks LRR Silencer – Muscadine (900 BB)
  • Romero 77 Alamo – Flat Iron (800 BB)
  • Fire Bomb – Brookes’ Burner (800 BB)
  • Weapon Charm – Ruby’s Favor (400 BB)
  • Weapon Charm – Nemean Claw (300 BB)
  • Weapon Charm – Ferryman’s Coin (300 BB)
  • Weapon Charm – Blood Relic (500 BB)
Bounty Hunt UI

There are some updated UI icons in the Lobby of Bounty Hunt, including a new toggle to switch the selection of enemy team sizes. To increase the readability, we deleted the following elements: MMR Ranges, Event Information and Duration (if applicable), and the Redeem Code button (can now be found in the options).

Contextual Popups / Matchmaking Reminders

To help new players become familiar with important actions before starting matchmaking, we’ve added reminder pop-ups. These pop-ups provide information such as joining matchmaking alone, competing against teams of three, and the status and equipment of the player’s Hunter. Pop-ups can be disabled by the player and will not appear again.

Weapon Charms

Weapon Charms are now displayed with different rarity levels: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary.

Stillwater Bayou:
  • Slightly reduced the number of bushes to make it a bit easier to spot enemy Hunters in the forest between Darrow Livestock and Port Reeker.
  • A new water entrance/exit has been added to the Boss Target lair in Weeping Stone Mill.
  • Removed roots from vegetation near the bridge north of Upper DeSalle to improve player movement.
  • Reworked and cleaned up vegetation on the east side of Pearl Plantation for better readability and player movement.
  • Reworked and cleaned up vegetation between Ash Creek Lumber and Upper DeSalle for better readability and player movement.
  • Reworked and cleaned up vegetation on the west side of Upper DeSalle for better readability and player movement.
  • Reworked and cleaned up vegetation on the north side of First Testimonial Church.
  • Cleaned up hidden vegetation for performance improvement.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused Hellhounds to sometimes keep repeating their last movement behavior until a Hunter approached close enough to be attacked.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Assassin to sometimes not launch its ranged attack on Hunters that had just entered or left the lair.
  • Improved synchronization of ammunition amounts for weapons, which should mitigate issues from receiving delayed server updates. (Reload bug)
  • Fixed an issue where weapons with a chambered round received the missing ammunition of the chambered round twice at the start of the match instead of once.
  • For weapons with two ammunition types, the ammunition that is not loaded for the second ammunition type will not be added as an extra spare bullet anymore.
  • Hunt Showdown update 1.79 adjusted an unintended physics interaction between bolts/arrows and certain explosives, which meant they would be launched at a high velocity.
    • Now, hitting one of these thrown explosives with any kind of Bolt or Arrow will defuse the projectile as if it had entered a choke bomb or been defused by Dauntless.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed the Nagant M1895 Precision to deal more damage than it should.
  • Fixed an issue which allowed the Flare Gun ammo to exceed maximum capacity.
  • Hunt Showdown version 1.79 fixed an issue that allowed overcooking a Choke Bomb to not consume a charge.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Meathead Leeches to not be killed by poison arrows when using the Dewclaw trait.
  • Fixed an issue that caused poison clouds created by yourself or teammates to deal reduced damage.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed two tools or consumables to be given from an item box without the Packmule trait.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to pick up Clues with the Serpent trait before the match had properly begun.
  • Fixed a rare issue that caused an extraction to be blocked even though no enemies were present.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the server to close a match even though a solo player used the Necromancer solo revive to continue playing.
  • Hunt Showdown 1.79 fixed an issue that caused Bomb Lance explosions to show incorrectly as the cause of death on the death screen.
  • Fixed an issue that caused bear traps to show incorrectly as the cause of death on the death screen.
  • Fixed several issues of overlapping text.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the damage from the Bomb Lance explosion to show incorrectly on the death screen.
  • Hunt Showdown patch 1.79 added description text to the Control scheme option.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the plus symbols in the newsfeed to pop up when switching tabs.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed the slot size filter in the Roster Equipment menu to include instances that should not be part of the filter.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Bounty Token icon to turn blue when in Stalker Beetle view while carrying a token.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Hunter model to disappear from the death screen when a player stopped spectating.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Small/Medium/Large slot filters to be enabled per default in the Roster Equipment menu when they should not be.
  • Fixed several issues regarding the sorting options in the Equipment screen where the results might be incorrect or confusing.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the ping in the Region Selection menu to break while maintenance is active or planned.
  • Fixed a rare issue that caused a Hunter to not receive a summary screen after a mission.
  • Fixed an issue when getting multiple rewards from Challenges that resulted in incorrect Blood Bond values to be shown.
  • Fixed a rare issue that allowed spare ammo to not always update immediately and could be displayed as 0 after picking up a weapon.
Stillwater Bayou:
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes the wrong Ambience Audio was selected for Gold, Neutral, and Sunset Times of Day.
  • Blanchett Graves: fixed several texture issues towards Lockbay Docks.
  • Catfish Grove: fixed a spot where you could hide inside the Boss Target dressing.
  • Catfish Grove: fixed a “slide” on a slightly too-big collision at the log piles.
  • Chapel of Madonna Noire: removed some static glass from the windows.
  • Chapel of Madonna Noire: fixed some floating Scrapbeak Boss Target dressing.
  • Chapel of Madonna Noire: fixed some floating debris on a wall.
  • Cyprus Huts: blocked access to the roof of one of the side buildings.
  • Reynard Mill and Lumber: fixed a floating Clue.
  • Reynard Mill and Lumber: fixed a hiding spot under some cloth.
  • Stillwater Bend: patched up some rocks that were semi-transparent.
  • Stillwater Bend: fixed a spot where players could get stuck behind a box.
Lawson Delta:
  • Arden Parish: fixed the rendering of some walls (facing Windy Run) of the Boss Target building.
  • Bradley & Craven Brickworks: moved some shrubs that were clipping through the floor of the southwest side hut.
  • C&A Lumber: fixed an issue with a stack of wooden planks that could cause issues.
  • Fort Carmick: fixed some floating grass.
  • Goddard Docks: fixed a spot on the fence by the southwest hunting tower where it was sometimes difficult to vault.
  • Goddard Docks: fixed some flickering bushes in the forest.
  • Golden Acres: moved some vegetation around for smoother traversal on the south side of the compound.
  • Hemlock and Hide: fixed some floating grass.
  • Iron Works: blocked off the attic of the Boss Target Lair.
  • Iron Works: fixed a tree clipping through a fence on the west side.
  • Iron Works: fixed some vegetation clipping through an outhouse.
  • Lawson Station: fixed a window barricade on a train.
  • Lawson Station: made it possible to jump around a corner at the northern tower.
  • Maw Battery: fixed some faulty terrain clipping through a staircase.
  • Nicholls Prison: moved a Dog Cage that was clipping through the wall of a hut.
  • Nicholls Prison: fixed some crows clipping through a metal railing when the Scrapbeak is present.
  • Nicholls Prison: fixed some floating vegetation southwest of the compound.
  • Nicholls Prison: fixed a patch of floating grass.
  • Nicholls Prison: fixed a spot where a player could become stuck behind a cart in the north yard.
  • Nicholls Prison: adjusted some floating crates.
  • Salter’s Pork: fixed a piece of the Scrapbeak Boss Target dressing clipping through a roof.


  • Darin Shipyard: made some of the ceiling windows indestructible.
  • Darin Shipyard: fixed a spot where a player could become stuck in some vegetation.
  • Darin Shipyard: fixed an oil puddle spot that was not spreading the fire correctly.
  • Forked River Fishery: fixed a spot where a player could become stuck behind some barrels.
  • Fort Bolden: closed an unfair crack peek spot.
  • Fort Bolden: made the walkway on the walls less bumpy.
  • Moses Poultry: fixed a spot where a Hunter could become stuck in a rock.
  • Reeves Quarry: fixed a spot where Hunters could unintentionally get on the roof.
  • Seven Sisters Estate: closed an unfair peek spot through a crack.
  • Upper Desalle: blocked some climbable spots above the staircases in Boss Target building that shouldn’t be climbable.
  • Upper DeSalle: closed some small gaps where you could see under the ground.

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