Hunt: Showdown bug where players can't revive teammates gets acknowledged (workaround inside)

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Hunt: Showdown is a fiercely competitive multiplayer first-person shooter game of bounty hunting.

The game’s unique setting, intense gameplay, and a strong emphasis on teamwork have made it a popular choice for gamers looking for a challenging multiplayer experience.

However, Hunt: Showdown players are reporting a revive bug on consoles.

Hunt: Showdown players facing revive bug

According to multiple reports (1,2,3,4,5) from players, when trying to revive a teammate and press the square button to spectate the team, the game causes a full death and asks teammates to use a token instead.

If you play on console literally don’t, these questlines are broken and if you get downed there’s a good chance your teammates cannot revive you. Look at the full known issues list before you buy it.

@HuntShowdown why do I need a bounty to revive a teammate who has only been downed once?

The revive glitch appears to be affecting players on multiple consoles, including PlayStation and Xbox.

Players have also reported the issue occurring in different game modes, including Quickplay and Bounty Hunt.

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Official acknowledgment

The issue has been acknowledged by the game’s official Twitter account saying that they are working on a fix.

We’re working on a fix! In the meantime, you can avoid this issue by not pressing the X button when going into spectator mode, instead use the on-screen cursor!

Official workaround

Fortunately, the team has also suggested a workaround for the issue.

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Instead of pressing the X button when going into spectator mode, players are advised to use the on-screen cursor. This should allow players to spectate their teammates without triggering the glitch.


This is not the first time Hunt: Showdown has experienced glitches and bugs. In the past, the game has suffered from issues with matchmaking and connectivity, as well as other gameplay bugs.

However, the developers have been quick to address these issues and release patches to fix them. Similarly, we hope that Crytek will solve this problem at the earliest this time too.

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