Predator or Prey?
Meet Hunt: SHOWDOWN’S fearsome big-game duo
Hunt: Showdown’s matches centre around your encounter with the boss. These massive monsters are tough to kill and have unique strengths and weaknesses, but offer huge rewards to any Hunter who can defeat them and escape with the prize. Here’s our introduction to the two bosses Showdown currently lets you fight.
Boss 1: THE BUTCHER
description: Imagine if Jason Voorhees tried to start a new serial-killer fashion trend by wearing the severed head of a pig. Strengths: Extremely durable, immune to fire. Weaknesses: Shotguns and explosives. notable abilities: Can kill most hunters with just two hits.
Strategy: The Butcher requires close-quarters combat to do any real damage, but can squash Hunters into jelly in a couple of swipes. The best solution is for one Hunter to kite him with a longrange weapon like a rifle, while the other Hunter gets behind him with a shotgun. Repeat until the Butcher becomes the butchered.
Boss 2: THE SPIDER
description: See above. Strengths: Fast, agile, and good at hiding. Weaknesses: Vulnerable to fire and most guns. notable abilities: Can climb walls, spits poison.
Strategy: The Spider can easily bamboozle Hunters with its quick movements and ability to walk on all surfaces. It particularly likes to rush out from dark corners to spit a glob of burning poison at you. Defeating the spider comes mainly down to tracking its movements and not letting it get behind you.