Crytek has warned that Hunt: Showdown gamers who make the most of a glitch that provides the LeMat Mark 2 revolver an unintended energy increase might face severe penalties for his or her actions.

The LeMat is a nine-round revolver that additionally packs a secondary barrel able to firing shotgun shells. What this implies, principally, is that it has the comparatively accuracy of a pistol (or excessive charge of fireplace, if you happen to’re fanning), and also can completely damage your day up shut. The downside, as defined by PCGamesN, is that the gun could be glitched in order that when the shotgun is fired, every pellet is handled as a full metallic jacket pistol spherical, with out the same old unfold of a shotgun shell. That means it hits like an absolute truck, method above and past what it is meant to, as you possibly can see within the video under.

Players have expressed their distinct unhappiness with the state of affairs throughout a number of threads on the Hunt: Showdown subreddit and Steam dialogue boards, and earlier as we speak Crytek mentioned on Twitter {that a} repair is coming. It additionally warned gamers tempted to make the most of the issue that doing so shouldn’t be with out threat.

“We are aware of the issues relating to the LeMat Mark 2 revolver,” Crytek senior social media supervisor Bence Hamos mentioned in a short video posted to Twitter. “The team have been actively working on resolving the bug, and we will release a hotfix in the coming days. Please note that using this exploit can be detected, and will result in actions being taken against the exploiter’s account.”

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What precisely these actions is perhaps is not specified, however it’s protected to imagine that repeat offenders could possibly be a ban. Unfortunately, that prospect has some legit gamers nervous: The glitch is seemingly very simple to use, and in line with one poster “could happen just because you’re playing normally.”

Most gamers welcomed the information of the incoming repair, however for some it is not sufficient: A variety of gamers are calling for the LeMat to be disabled instantly, and never introduced again into service till it is working as meant.