Crytek put smiles on many faces as new players can now learn the game without losing a hunter permanently while also adding the badass gunslinger vibe with the akimbo way to play Hunt: Showdown.
Hunt: Showdown now offers the ability to wield two handguns at the same time. Naturally, this isn't as accurate or light as wielding just one. Players can shoot the guns in quick succession with a longer break afterwards or with a slower but constant fire rate.
While the guns can be shot faster now, the burst is not as high as fanning a single revolver. Furthermore, there will be more recoil compared to using just one gun. Aiming down sights still benefits accuracy but not as much as it would a single weapon.
The handguns that can be wielded at the same time are:
- Nagant M1895
- Nagant M1895 Silencer
- Caldwell Conversion Pistol
- Caldwell Conversion Chain Pistol
- Caldwell Conversion Uppercut
- Caldwell Pax
- Caldwell Pax Claw
- Bornheim No.3
- Bornheim No.3 Extended
- Nagant M1895 Officer
- Nagant M1895 Officer Brawler
- Lemat Mark II
- Dolch 96
The weapons have to be matched, meaning the wielded guns have to be the same. Legendary versions of the same gun type are the exception to this rule. Keep in mind that the equipped slot will change to medium when two guns are on it.
Those looking to experience Hunt: Showdown without starting over all the time can now enter Trials Mode. It will be the perfect place for testing as you won't encounter hostile players and dying here will not result in losing a hunter.
There are also several challenges tied to this PvE mode , all of which you can see on the official announcement.