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NS-44L Showdown
NS-44L Showdown
This heavily modified version of the NS-44L Blackhand retains balance from the hip and precision at range, but relies on instinct, instead of optics.
Cert Cost: N/A Icon resource certpoints 25x25
DC Cost: N/A Icon Daybreak Cash
General Info
Empire: Icon NS
Can Use: Icon InfiltratorIcon Light AssaultIcon Combat MedicIcon EngineerIcon Heavy Assault
Weapon Type: Pistols
Fire Rate: Hip 120 RPM,
Aim 180 RPM
Muzzle Velocity: 550m/s
Effective Range: Medium
Fire Modes: Semi-Auto
Headshot Multiplier: 2x
ADS Move Speed Multiplier: 0.75x
Equip Time: 450 ms
Max Damage: 450 before 8m
Min Damage: 275 after 125m
Reload Speed
Short Reload: 3s
Long Reload: 4s
Magazine Size: 4
Ammunition Pool: 32
Hip Aim
Crouch Still: 1.5 0.1
Move: 1.5 0.1
Stand Still: 1.5 0.1
Move: 1.5 0.1
Bloom per Shot: 0 7
Vertical: 3
Horizontal, Min/Max: 0.1/0.2
Horizontal Tolerance: 0.3
Angle Min/Max: 15°/15°
Bias: ← = →
Recoil Decrease: 14
First Shot Recoil Multiplier: 1x
Data Sources
Census API source: NS-44L Showdown API Data?
Note: Randomly awarded for winning Alert.

The NS-44L Showdown is a variant of the NS-44L Blackhand. It is available to all factions as a potential reward for winning an alert.

The NS-44L Showdown sacrifices 50 RPM as well as the aimed accuracy and optics of the NS-44L Blackhand in exchange for greatly increased accuracy when firing from the hip, but gains 10 RPM compared to Blackhand when firing while ADS. The Showdown does not have any bloom when firing from the hip. Aside from these differences, the Showdown and Blackhand are identical.

The Showdown is one of three weapons currently available as alert rewards, with the others being the NS-357 IA and the NS-AM8 Shortbow

To have a chance at unlocking the NS-44L Showdown, you must own the NS-44L Blackhand, and have participated in at least 90% of an alert that your faction won. The chance to unlock the Showdown is "very, very, very low."[1]

Damage Fall-off Edit

  • 450 before 8 meters
  • 334 at 84 meters
  • 275 at 125 meters

Comparison with the Blackhand Edit

  • The Showdown fires at 120 RPM from the hip and 180 RPM while ADS, whereas the Blackhand has an RPM of 170.
  • The Showdown does not have any optic available, whereas the Blackhand has an integrated 4x scope.
  • The Showdown has zero bloom firing from the hip, and an extremely heavy bloom (7) firing whilst aiming. The Blackhand has a moderate hip bloom (0.4), and an average aimed bloom (0.2).
  • The Showdown has slightly better starting hip accuracy than the Blackhand, though cannot equip a laser sight.
  • The Showdown has slightly better or equal aimed accuracy than the Blackhand in most stances, except crouched-still.

When aiming, the Showdown is competitive with the Blackhand only on the first shot. Thanks to the incredibly high bloom whilst aiming, hitting a follow-up shot with the Showdown will be nigh-impossible. Stick to hip-firing with the Showdown at all costs.


Available attachments
No Optics available.
Barrel Attachments
No Barrel Attachments available.
Rail Attachments
Darklight Flashlight The rail mounted Darklight Flashlight can illuminate hostile cloaked infiltrators and dark areas but the light can give away your position.
100Icon resource certpoints 25x25 75Icon Daybreak Cash
No Ammo available.

Ribbons and MedalsEdit

It is possible to get both Ribbons and Medals for using the NS-44L Showdown. Each Ribbon is a standard reward for achieving a set amount of kills with the Showdown. Medals relate to how many overall kills you have with the Showdown.


Ribbon Icon Requirements
NS-44L Showdown Service Ribbon
Pistol Ribbon
10 kills.

See more available ribbons on the Service Ribbons page.


Medal Icon Requirements Certification Rewards
No Medal
Medal Empty
0 kill No Reward
Copper Medal
Medal Copper
10 kills 2 Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Silver Medal
Medal Silver
60 kills 10 Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Gold Medal
Medal Gold
160 kills 20 Icon resource certpoints 25x25
Auraxium Medal
Medal Araxium
1160 kills 200 Icon resource certpoints 25x25

History Edit

Notes Edit

  1. Wrel, stream, 2018-02-03,