Violet named player


So, I just joined a game mid hunt, and among the hunters were a player with violet name and a symbol with a down-arrow above his name. I didnt’t get a good look at him and I am wondering what was special about him? He had a minigun I believe but we already had parnell as another player I think.

I might just be missing something but I am really curious.


Those are the Survivors in Rescue, or Ebonstar allies who come as an evacuation bonus for the Hunters.


I think what you witnessed might have been the dreaded Ebonstar hunter bug.


Same thing happened to me, I joined as a Trapper I think but I became Ebon Star, with minigun shotgun and shield.


Same thing happened to me in the next game after this thread, peculiar indeed.