Hunt Showdown’s dedicated development didn’t only focus on the well-polished mechanics, map, and sound design. Hunt tells a story in a very unconventional way. You can discover so much from the game’s extensive library. Yet, through hard work only, you will unlock each page to get more information. Not only this, but the level design tells stories without a single word or explanation.
What is so great about this is that you can deduct or guess stories of what happened in this specific creepy house filled with mannequins or the destroyed wagon caravan in the middle of the road. This article will cover every monster you will encounter in Hunt: Showdown, from their lore to how to deal with them and their variants.
Infected Monsters in Hunt Showdown
Grunts are basically the Hunt version of zombies. They are clumsy, unaware, and aggressive monsters that will charge at you as soon as they spot you. Grunt monsters in Hunt: Showdown deal a small amount of damage and are easy to takedown. It only takes one headshot, one heavy attack, or two light attacks.
You can find them walking around, sitting, or even lying down playing dead waiting for you. Up next, we will talk about the various Grunt variants in Hunt and how to deal with them effectively.
You can find this grunt in the newest map DeSalle, and its principal characteristic is that they wear headlamps that can be either on or off. If you hit them, the lamp will lighten up and provoke burning. The best way to deal with them is either at a distance or attacking the lower body to prevent hitting the helmet.
The lantern grunt is a new monster variant that Crytek added in a recent Hunt Showdown update. These grunts will carry a lamp around that can be on or off. If on, the grunt can hit you with it and start burning you. Try to kill them quickly without being hit. Once you kill this grunt, you will be able to use the lantern yourself.
The Pistol Grunt is also a new addition to the game. You can identify them by their military uniform. They will most likely be roaming around forts and prisons. Of course, pistol grunts carry a rusted and damaged handgun. Their weapon will ignite when it hits a hunter and make a loud gunshot noise.
If you kill the monster before getting hit, the dropped handgun can’t be picked up or used by players in Hunt Showdown.
The cleaver grunt will carry a weapon that will cause bleeding when hit by it.
You can identify them by the lit-up torch in their hands. If you get hit by one of these, you can either take burn damage or start burning. If you are fully lit on fire, you will lose health chunks if you do not deal with it quickly.
The Doctor grunt is very easy to spot as they are wearing medic clothes from the late 1800s.
If a Hunt Showdown player gets hit by this monster, it will cause poison damage and a poison effect. Once you kill this grunt, it will drop a few med-kits that any player can use. They are usually worth taking out when spotted for this reason.
Hellhounds can be one of the most challenging and annoying monsters lurking in the Hunt Showdown swamps. The Hellhound monster is so tricky because they usually hunt in groups of 2-6. They tend to lean back and jump towards you to attack. A bite from a hellhound will cause instant bleeding and can be a quick death if you are fighting more than one dog by yourself.
The best way to deal with them is by knifing the head or the body twice. Using a lantern or firebomb to kill a bunch of these monsters in one hit is a good idea too. You can hide between obstacles or stand in high places to dodge their attacks.
Metal Platted Dogs
This variant of the hellhound is immune to shots to the head, but melee attacks will still work on any part of the body.
The Immolator Monster
One of the coolest monsters in Hunt Showdown is the Immolator. This Ghost Rider-looking creature can spot you and hear you from a very long distance. Unfortunately, it can run very quickly.
Anything that can puncture them will make them burst into flames. Doing so will burn everything around them and start an enraged mode.
The best way to deal with them is with poison ammo or bolts or choke bombs to kill the Immolator instantly. The cheapest and most common way is attacking them with dusters or with the stock of any weapon you are carrying.
The Terrifying Hive Beast
The Hive is one of the scariest entities on this list, which can be identified by the desperate screams of a woman wearing maternity robes and insects flying around her. Their torso has been invaded by toxic flies that created a nest there.
Once the Hive spots a player, the monster will start screaming. After that, the Hive of stinging insects will begin flying toward the hunter, causing poison damage. If a player is already swarmed, the best way to deal with it is to make melee attacks to the air to get rid of the insects.
Arrows, bolts, flares, or any fire source will instantly kill the hives. If you are not carrying any of mentioned items, you can either sneak up behind her to do a heavy melee that will kill her instantly or dodge the insects to get close to the Hive.
Water Devil Monster in Hunt Showdown
This monster that lurks in the swamps of Lousiana can be identified by its tentacles floating on the surface. As soon as a player gets into the water, they will rush towards him, causing escalating bleeding damage and almost instant death. The best way to deal with them it’s by evading them and finding a new route.
This enemy’s a grunt covered in bulky plates around them. The armored grunt will take several hits before going down but die quickly to fire and poison.
This variant has concertina wire stripped around them. The best way to deal with them is from a distance. Any attempt of a melee attack will cause bleeding on a player without being hit by this enemy.
A Meathead can be considered a miniboss as it can take tons of damage and kill you quickly. These massive monsters are similar to The Butcher boss. The Meathead is blind, so it will only hunt through noise or poisoned player, as he is attracted to it.
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This monster is also surrounded by leaches that will try to bite players. They will cause poison damage and attract the Meathead towards them. The best way to kill it is by throwing a sticky grenade or regular dynamite at it that will kill it instantly. When you kill a Meathead, there is a fifty percent chance that it will drop a free trait.
How to Deal with Non-Infected Monsters and Animals in Hunt: Showdown
Crows and Ducks
These groups of non-infected birds can be randomly find around each map. If a player comes near them, they will fly away and make a loud noise. The best way to deal with them is to avoid them. However, if you can’t, you should hit one crow with a poison bolt or arrow or by burning them. The Beastface perk can also be a great upgrade to prevent alerting them.
Injured and Scared Horses
These are injured horses probably due to the infection and the other unfortunate events detailed in Hunt Showdown’s lore. Very similar to the crows and ducks, Horses will start neighing loudly. You can sneak up on a horse. So, the best way to deal with them silently is with a suppressed weapon, throwing knife, or a turned-off lantern to the head.
Caged Dogs and Chickens
As the name suggests, these are caged and desperate animals that will start barking or clucking for some time if alerted. If you want to keep these poor souls quiet, the best way it’s to break the lantern above their cages, causing them to burn.
Wrapping Up Our Hunt Showdown Monsters Guide
These tips should help every hunter navigate the map with more confidence. We hope you are now ready to deal with every infected and non-infected monster in Hunt Showdown. Learning to use every tip we give you requires practice and patience.
Check out some of our other content for more great Hunt: Showdown tips and tricks. Good hunters are made, not born. Good hunting!