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The best way to play Killer in DBD

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  Added by: Diablo
  Category: Dead by Daylight > Guides
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  Tags: killer DBD tutorial how guide
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I have a decently large amount of time in DBD. Despite this I have just now realized that I have been playing killer wrong this entire time and you most likely have too.

I've found that in the post game lobbies, I almost always get insulted. If I win it's because I was "camping" and "tunneling". If I lose then I am called a Baby killer, even though I've never killed any babies in my entire life. I never looked at myself in the mirror and realized these reactions were directly caused by me and were almost always warranted.

I decided to do a little test to get to the root of the issue and played 30 games as killer today. I followed a very specific set of rules.
  1. You must hold W and chase the first survivor you spot.
  2. No hooking someone after they've been unhooked under any circumstances until another player has been hooked
  3. If during a chase, another player comes into closer proximity, you must switch to chasing them. (If it is someone who was the last one to be unhooked you can still down them, but cannot hook them)
  4. After hooking a survivor, you must instantly leave in a straight line to the closest generator(s) until you spot another survivor. If the first survivor you spot is attempting to unhook the hooked survivor, you must let them and find another survivor.
  5. You can not sacrifice a survivor who is dead on hook until every other survivor has been hooked at least once.

I'm going to be honest, my first few games were very difficult because I kept trying to revert to my old ways of eliminating the survivors in the most efficient way to "win". I may have broke these rules a few times throughout the 30 games accidently, but for the most part I stuck to them.

After it was all said and done I came to this tally, sorted by games with X amount of survivors killed.
  • 4 Survivors Killed : 0
  • 3 Survivors Killed : 1
  • 2 Survivors Killed : 8
  • 1 Survivors Killed : 11
  • 0 Survivors Killed : 10

To see if this solved the anger directed at me from the survivors I sat in the post game lobby until I was automatically returned to the main menu and finished every game by saying "GG <3". Despite the friendly GG and loving heart emoji, I was insulted in the post game lobby 18 out of the 30 games. 12 times for being either a "noob", "baby killer", "trash", "garbage" etc. And 6 times for the unfair tactics I was employing, such as "camping" and "tunneling". In the 12 other games, my GG was usually met with a sarcastic sounding "yeah lmao... GG!" or "lol gg bud", but I'm sure they were genuine.

It seemed I had not solved this mystery and was still in the dark on what exactly was the root cause of all this hatred towards me. But then I had an epiphany... I had been playing the game as if I was supposed to stop the survivors from leaving through the exits gates and sacrifice them to the entity. This was misguided however and decided to switch it up. I played one last game where I didn't attack the survivors, but instead showed them to the generators and totems. I even showed them to the treasure that was in my basement and let them have the spoils. I treated them as guests should be treated. After all was said and done we gave a friendly goodbye head nod at the exit gates before they left to continue their journey elsewhere. To my pleasant surprise, the survivors were very polite and nice in the post game lobby. Even though the Entity was "Displeased", my heart was overfilled with joy from the kind words and nice experience I had.

It was a painful experience, but in the end, I learned the true meaning of friendship and the "Right" way to play as the Killer in DBD.

This might be a shitpost, but I legitimately did play 30 games following those rules and get those results.

There seems to be a few people doubting my results. I just want to point out that you might have a much different experience than I do depending on your MMR, server region, and time of day you play. And of course, 30 games isn't a large sample size and there's a lot of uncontrollable variables. This is just my experience and don't get me wrong, I've had plenty of great interactions with survivors regardless of win or lose. Just take it with a grain of salt.
  Added: Oct 18 2022, 05:11 PM    Modified: Never edited!    Thanks List: [+]      
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