Hunt: Showdown’s New Map Arrives on PC Test Servers

Crytek announced today that Hunt: Showdown players can now check out the DeSalle map, as it hit the PC test servers today. DeSalle is the first map for Hunt: Showdown in three years, bringing the total number of maps up to three. Other maps currently include Still Water Bayou and Lawson Delta. DeSalle will come to live servers on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later this summer.

DeSalle features an autumn theme. Players will track clues, monsters, each other, and a new enemy known as the Miner Grunt. Miner Grunts come with helmet lights that can blind the player and will be a new obstacle to overcome on the hunt. DeSalle boasts 16 different areas, combining two decaying Wild West towns along with mountains, farms, and industrial regions. There will be a prison, church, bank, and a saloon to explore. There’s plenty more to do, with a shipyard, watermill, fort, quarry, coal mine, and various farmyards to investigate.

Hunt: Showdown DeSalle Bee Farm Screenshot
Here’s a happy little bee farm, for instance.

Hunt: Showdown is a competitive multiplayer game. Players collect bounties in 1895 Louisiana with a mix of PvP and PvE elements. Your fellow hunters may do anything to get to the creatures they’re hunting before you do, and claim their heads. The classic game mode features 12 hunters (either solo or in groups of 2-3) to catch the bounty and transport it off the map. A quicker quickplay mode helps solo players collect weapons and compete for a smaller and smaller bounty.

“DeSalle is designed to bring more verticality to the game with climbable areas where players can take the high ground. The new map presents a wide range of new gameplay possibilities and more approaches for players to take towards their target, whether roaming town streets, stalking through a shipyard, or exploring the depths of a quarry.”

Fatih Özbayram, Senior Producer

If you have a PC copy of Hunt: Showdown, definitely take a look at the test servers and get a feel for DeSalle before it goes live in a few months. There’s also a trailer available, and you can reel the game into your Steam account, as well.