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Hunt: Showdown weapon scopes explained

Hunt: Showdown has a wide array of weapons for players to use in their loadouts. There’s no right answer for what to bring, but we can help you narrow down which Hunt: Showdown scopes are right for you.

First, a super simple way to know which scopes have more magnification is to compare size. The longer the scope, the more magnification it gives. Like in most games, you’ll learn which one is best for you based off of personal experience.

Hunt: Showdown scopes

The game has three scopes currently: Deadeye, Marksman, and Sniper.

  • Deadeye – Low magnification sight which is perfect at medium range but flexible enough for all situations.
  • MarksmanMedium to long range sight that offers roughly 1.5 times the magnification of the Deadeye, although it also obscures a larger part of your screen when aiming.
  • Sniper – This long range sight is the most zoom you can get in Hunt, which isn’t that much given the era the game takes place in. Fans of this optic need the Steady Aim trait to get the most out of it.

There is also the Aperture sight.

  • Aperture – A medium range sight that’s perfect if you enjoy pain and/or losing. The Aperture makes it next to impossible to track players. However, you don’t have to put up with it if you don’t want to – pressing the fire switch key will flick the Aperture down, letting you use the ironsights.

Some weapons have variants with different optics, and generally each weapon has the most appropriate one attached. For example, the Winfield Vandal has a Deadeye scope variant because it has lower muzzle velocity – and therefore lower effective range – than the full size Winfield, which instead has a Marksman variant.

Note, that the scopes of contraband guns – anything you get for free – will always be cracked. This is mostly a cosmetic difference and shouldn’t impact your shooting.

Hunt: Showdown‘s maps don’t offer too much open, clear sight-line environment. With that in mind, and bosses being mostly fought in enclosed spaces, scopes are strictly a PvP tool.  Happy hunting!

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