In melee fights in Hunt: Showdown you can use everything you're holding in your hands at the moment. It can be a rifle, a pistol or even a medkit but cold steel is most effective in this case.
Melee is a great choice in Hunt: Showdown so hunters can choose anything from a knife to a cavalry saber. Depending on a weapon model you use it can inflict different effects - piercings or rending. Melee allows eliminating monsters and hunters with the least of noise. Besides it cannot be used up and you can apply it over and over again.
Used both for cutting through undergrowth and limbs, a machete is a reliable weapon to forge a path.
Adapted for combat on land, this explosive harpoon can be fired short distances and deals tremendous damage on direct impact. It carries five shots, and is brutal in melee.
Silent, but short ranged projectile weapon. Thrown knives can be retrieved and re-used.
A row of metal rings worn on the hand in order to increase the damage caused in hand-to-hand combat.
The savage knuckle knife is a roughshod specialization for close quarters combat, suited for both bludgeoning and brutal thrusting deathblows.