How Hunt Showdown Prestige Works

How Hunt Showdown Prestige Works
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Written by 

Sascha "Yiska" Heinisch

Posted 

14th Mar 2022 12:04

You’ve just reached the maximum level and you wonder how Hunt Showdown Prestige works? Crytek has come up with a system to stretch their Hunt Showdown offering a little more, giving players something to grind for in the process. By prestige-ing your account, you might be able to get some exclusive skins. Watch out though, it might not be the best choice depending on what kind of player type you are!

Hunt Showdown Prestige: How It Works

Every match you play in Hunt Showdown, your account will gain experience which will unlock different weapons and abilities. Upon reaching the maximum account level - which is 100 - the game will give you the option to prestige your account. This, however, comes with downsides one needs to strongly consider, though admittedly going through the grind once more also has its charms.

 

Upon resetting your account level you will be set back to 1, you will lose all item progress and all equipment, weapons, and hunters (though you will retain the ability to buy back your Hunt Showdown Legendary Hunters).

Fortunately, it will also reset your daily and weekly challenges which is why you want to time that with the reset of your account as you may be able to squeeze a little more out of your dailies. Trails, Legendary unlocks, and account statistics will fortunately not be reset by prestige-ing your account.

Upon prestige-ing, your account badge will count up by one and will henceforth be displayed in-game and even in-game lobbies, giving other players an idea of how experienced you are. There are some bragging rights attached to it as an account level of say 50 communicates a serious time commitment to Hunt Showdown Prestige that is likely to have taken hundreds of hours or more.

Hunt Showdown Prestige: Why Should I Prestige?

One of the main reasons to Hunt Showdown Prestige is the exclusive legendary skins you will be rewarded as you reach Prestige levels 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100, giving you a recognisable manifestation of your grind. At all other levels, you may receive a random legendary item that you haven’t previously unlocked.

The rewards are the following:

  • Prestige 5: Louisiana Lustrum (Sparks LRR)
  • Prestige 10: Golden Ticket (Bornheim No. 3)
  • Prestige 25: Silver Quarter (Quad Derringer)
  • Prestige 50: Fifty Laurels (Winfield M1873)
  • Prestige 100: The Centenary (Mosing-Nagant M1891)

Hunt Showdown prestige rewards
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Because using Hunt Showdown Prestige will also reset your money, it may also be strategically chosen once you’ve run out of it at the max level. However, an alternative strategy may be to choose the extra account XP and Hunt Dollar currency bonus and remain at max level as each time you would have theoretically hit a level past 100, you will gain Hunt Dollars as well.

Nevertheless, an account that has just prestige'd will have access to no less than $4,000 Hunt Dollars but may also get as much as $6,000 depending on the level they levelled up to.

And those are the things you will need to know in order to effectively strategise around Hunt Showdown Prestige. Happy hunting!