New Light the Shadow Event launches for Hunt: Showdown

New Light the Shadow Event launches for Hunt: Showdown

Legendary weapons, new Legendary Hunters, and more rewards up for grabs, the event is also accompanied by a brand-new trailer

Frankfurt (Germany), August 25, 2021 – Hunt: Showdown players are invited to join the game’s latest live event, launching today. The Light the Shadow Event offers players the chance to earn Legendary weapons, Blood Bonds, Hunt Dollars, and the opportunity to add two Legendary Native American Hunters, “The Exile” and “The Third Son,” to their ranks. The event offers two distinct routes to earn rewards, Path One: Pierce the Shadow or Path Two: Cleave the Shadow, with different rewards and weapons on offer for each. Players who complete one path can also complete the remaining path to earn all the rewards on offer during the event. A brand-new event themed DLC will be added to the game “Bayou Wraith” which includes a Legendary Hunter (Techie Wraith) and two Legendary weapons. 

By completing both paths, players can earn two Legendary Hunters, “The Exile” and “The Third Son”. Players can choose which path they wish to follow or complete both during the event to earn all rewards:

Path One: Pierce the Shadow

By choosing the Path of the Hunting Bow and destroying targets with this weapon, players can earn the following rewards:

  • Two 25-Proof Vapours
  • Hunting Bow
  • Hunting Bow Ammo: Poison Arrows
  • Hunting Bow Trait: Dewclaw
  • Legendary Conversion Pistol “Faultless”
  • Hunting Bow Ammo: Concertina Arrows
  • Legendary Hunting Bow “The Wayfinder”
  • Hunting Bow Trait: Hundred Hands
  • Hunting Bow Ammo: Frag Arrows
  • Legendary Hunter “The Exile”


Path Two: Cleave the Shadow

By choosing the Path of the Throwing Axe and destroying targets with its gleaming blade, players can earn the following rewards:

  • Two 25-Proof Vapours
  • Throwing Axe
  • 500 Hunt Dollars
  • 50 Blood Bonds
  • Legendary Winfield Marksman “Bayou Phoenix”
  • 1000 Hunt Dollars
  • Legendary Throwing Axe “Tomahawk”
  • Throwing Axe Trait: Assailant
  • 150 Blood Bonds
  • Legendary Hunter “The Third Son”

“We’re so excited to bring this brand-new unique event to players, they’ll have to choose a path and then this determines their game and what they’ll experience, whilst also giving them a chance to go onto the other path later. There is also a brand-new event themed DLC “Bayou Wraith” and we look forward to seeing what players think and seeing them in the bayou very soon”, comments Fatih Özbayram, Senior Producer for Hunt: Showdown.

Hunt: Showdown is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Players can find out more about the latest live event and the game by visiting

About Hunt: Showdown

Hunt: Showdown is a competitive first-person bounty hunting game that packs the thrill of survival games into a match-based format. Set in Louisiana in 1895, the game boasts a mixture of PvP and PvE elements that creates a uniquely tense experience. It’s not just the creatures who are a threat—it’s every Hunter on the map. In the classic game mode, a match of Hunt pits 12 players—playing solo or in teams of two or teams of three —against each other as they race to take out gruesome beasts for a bounty they must collect and get off of the map, while Hunt’s quickplay mode offers a shorter match for solo players to scavenge for weapons as they compete for a diminishing pool of bounty. The higher the risk, the higher the reward–but a single mistake could cost everything. Hunt is available now on Steam. For more information, visit

About Crytek

Crytek is an independent videogame developer, publisher, and technology provider dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming with its cutting-edge 3D game development solution CRYENGINE. With headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and studios in Kiev (Ukraine), and Istanbul (Turkey), Crytek has created multiple award-winning titles, including the original Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of Rome, The Climb, Robinson: The Journey and Hunt: Showdown. Crytek delivers fun and innovative gaming experiences for PC, consoles, and VR and continues to grow its reach in the games-as-a-service market. Every Crytek game is created with CRYENGINE, which can be used by anyone to create games.

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