How to Aim Down Sights in Hunt: Showdown (ADS)

Line up your shots by learning how to ADS in Hunt Showdown so you can take the fight to both hunters and monsters.

You’ve played a few FPS games in your time, you know how this works, right? Left click to shoot, right click to aim down sights to line up said shots. Wrong. Hunt: Showdown has decided to buck traditional control schemes a little, leaving many players wondering how on earth to aim down sights or ADS. Thankfully, it isn’t too complicated, and while a little practice your fingers will be lining up those shots in no time. Here’s how to aim down sights in Hunt: Showdown.

How to Aim Down Sights in Hunt: Showdown (ADS)

How to aim down sights in Hunt: Showdown
© Crytek

In most shooters, aiming and firing is as simply as two clicks of the mouse. Who even needs a keyboard? Hunt: Showdown players, that’s who. To aim down sights in Hunt: Showdown you need to ready your weapon using right-click, then press Shift to ADS properly. 

Instead of making you aim down sights, pressing Right Click will instead ready your weapon, allowing you to hip fire it in Hunt: Showdown. From that position you’ll then need to aim properly, bringing your weapon up for a shot. It’s a little clunky at first, but we’re pretty sure Crytek was aiming for a style of gunplay that involves less of Call of Duty or Apex Legends’ rapid hopping around and flickshotting. Shooting should be a definite choice, and require patience and precision. Here’s a summary of how to ADS in Hunt Showdown again:

  • Press Right Click to ready weapon
  • Hold Shift to Aim Down Sights
  • Shoot away!

Mixing Shift into the aiming controls is a little weird in our books, so remember that you can rebind the buttons from the game’s control menu. We suggest sticking the aim or ready weapon commands onto spare mouse buttons if yours has any. Many players prefer to swap ADS to right mouse, and ready weapon to a different key.

How to toggle Aim Down Sights in Hunt: Showdown

How to toggle ADS hunt showdown
© Crytek

Another big complaint in Hunt: Showdown is the need to hold the aim down sights command. If you prefer a single press to set you up for shootout, you can swap to toggle Aim Down Sights in Hunt: Showdown by opening the Options menu and looking in the Game tab. Here you should also be able to swap Sprint to a toggle command as well, if you’re a toggle person in all situations.

And there you go, you know how to Aim Down Sights in Hunt: Showdown, as well as how to toggle ADS! Get your controls set up as you like, and you’ll be outgunning monsters and players like nobody’s business. For more Hunt: Showdown content, why not take a look at our list of all Bosses in Hunt: Showdown, or our guides on how to heal and how to get Blood Bonds so you know who you’ll be putting those quickfire skills against.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video games stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at, or catch him on Twitter.


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