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How the hell do you adults finish the rift?

I honestly feel like this game is geared towards young people who have buttloads of free time on their hands and completely neglects the rest of the community with the grind. I was unable to finish the last rift and this one looks like it is going to end the same way. I'm currently level 36, despite playing DBD in all my free time. I'm slowly losing hope ya'll lmao and subtly hating the developers for their overhanging theme of "the grind needs to be unbearably long"



  • derppugderppug Member Posts: 239

    I figured there might be some tricks outside "do all the challenges" , but guess not. Oh well.

    Ifthey extended it by 15-20 days, that would be fine.

  • SocialDistomancySocialDistomancy Member Posts: 1,319
    edited December 2020

    afk wraith lol

  • derppugderppug Member Posts: 239
    edited December 2020

    Do you actually? I wouldn't mind doing it if it doesnt get me banned. But how much would I have to do this? I'd assume a couple hours each day for the next whatever days left

  • SocialDistomancySocialDistomancy Member Posts: 1,319
    edited December 2020

    I've finished previous rifts last 10-20 levels much of the way like that, and gave it noed and blood warden since it's boring so that sometimes if people are ducking around I'll kill a couple or few on their way out for wasting my time. A few times I also used the brown addon that gives him a threat radius while cloaked with distressing for the lulz. I spawned right in the center of middlewich once and it was hilarious seeing a bill right up in my face trying tof igure out what was going on, he asked in end game chat was the killer bugged LOL./ All of that can be done while doing something more interesting, watching tv, or playing another game.

    Don't do it all at once, and don't spend all night doing it. Like what i said about the noed/bloodwarden moments, something like that or playing for a match every couple or few doesn't look so bad and I also threw in a couple or few survivor matches after 3 to 5 afk wraith matches if I was only active for one of the matches or none of them. They can look at all the data, I don't believe they care as long as you are not a Survivor afking often since then you could get others killed and make it impossible to escape in some situations for them even... but as a killer you aren't impeding anybody at all so it's morally acceptable especially after bad patches pop up out of the blue and you've already paid for the rift and it's the only reliable way to finish it between long survivors queues and not feeling enthused about playing killer. Just spread it out and don't overdo it. And skip a night after a couple in a row. only did it for the past two rifts, but hadn't been banned for it so far. If I got banned it would most likely be for end game chat lol.

  • XyvieliaXyvielia Member Posts: 1,814

    By way of 3-4 hours of matches a day, increasing 2 tiers on the Rift, cutting the overall time of 70 days til completion in half.

    I’m a bit behind however, having taken a week off playing. Still on target to complete the Rift with 13 or so days to spare before it closes.

    It used to be much easier before they intensified the grind last time around.

    Tough to do with a full time job or a family to take care of.

    Would be really helpful if devs, choosing to keep it grindy, would loosen it up just a little to especially help these specific players.

  • derppugderppug Member Posts: 239

    How long did it take to grind the last 10-20 levels that way? I'm seriously considering this right now lol

  • derppugderppug Member Posts: 239

    What is "on time"? What level are you at? I just hit level 36 and feel like it's hopeless. I'm only 1/2 way...

  • lagostalagosta Member Posts: 1,750

    Yeah, I was asking myself the same question on the previous rifts, so i decided to change my ways and see if I could maximize the amount of shards with minimal play time.

    So far, I made sure to:

    1-play at least one game a day to get the bonus xp.

    2-focus on the challenges instead of piping/escaping/3-4k.

    3-As a survivor main, I go friendly as a killer. Survivors are far more cooperative to friendly killers than the other way around. I've never played billy before and Country Livin' would take me ages to achieve playing seriously.

    4-The exception to point 3 is when the challenge demands sacrifices, then I go full sweaty doc.

    So far, I've got to level 48 of the rift, 6 pages completed with an average of 2 pages per tome level. Following that trend I should have up lvl 64 investing roughly the same time I invested in the previous rifts where I reached around 50-55. The remaining levels might not be worth the time investment tho.

    Have fun

  • SocialDistomancySocialDistomancy Member Posts: 1,319
    edited December 2020

    oh dude if it's on xp alone even with killer lobbies in seconds it's gonna take like a week to do that for hours on hours on hours and a huge chunk of the weekend too. depending on how many levels you need you still might have some levels left youc ould just use the auric it all gave you to straight up buy if the rewards are worth it or those levels give you auric back to compound the last 5 or 6 levels which I've done. When you want something over with , you're tempted to just it over with and without handing them even more money for inconveniencing you which only encourages it to be worse the next time. I'm certainly not doing killer challenges any more and this is the last rift I'll buy even if they put pam anderson naked in the next rift.

    If you're 36 now you're probably not finishing it without buying 10 to 20 of those levels btw even if you play non stop. The next rift is tomorrow I think,a nd the last rift iirc you only get about a week to finish. Plus certain killer challenges that may come with it might have just become much more tedious, even if not too much more difficult in the typical matches you get. I'd say afk a few here and there. but let the last 20 levels or so go. This rifts rewards are ######### anyways for the most part and not worth risking a ban on a 24/7 afk. 24/7 is a whole notha level of afk. And they will know even if not a single person reports you for it, but mostly since reports don't matter anyways unless there is a massive amount of them against an account.

    They'll just probably have something setup to detect the patterns if you afk all day and night, and flag you for review and probably think you're botting it. They haven't said much definitive about afking occasionally on killers since they know alot of people do it to derank who otherwise would remove themselves as a killer out of the pool, but they have said more than once if a killer is using a macrro to do it they will ban them. The last thing you wanna do is get somebody to assume you've set up a queue macro or something, basically botting afk and requeue, though whent hey mentioned macros they were talking about the M! macro afk killers but they dislike macros period whether survivor or killer uses them actively playing or just doing it to queue. And if they think you're a bot, you could be in trouble. Imagine ana ppeal being, "but I wasn't macroing I was deliberately putting myself back into queue so I could afk every moment I wasn't sleeping." With a killer shortage coming they'll probably not like hearing that as a ban appeal if you overdo it.

  • derppugderppug Member Posts: 239

    I could just run the game in the bg while I do my work (so from like 11am to 7/8pm lmao)

  • The_Bootie_GorgonThe_Bootie_Gorgon Member Posts: 2,340

    I don't finish the rift. I pretty much knew i would never have the time to finish it.

  • XyvieliaXyvielia Member Posts: 1,814

    I imagine the absolute of “on time” would be sometime before it closes.

    The rift closes in 21 days.

    I’m currently on Tier 53.

    So, at 2 tiers advanced per day, I’ll reach tier 70 in about 8 days, completing the Rift 13 days before it closes.

    At tier 36, you need 34 to complete the rift. You can finish in 17 days if you level up 2 tiers per day.

    Not sure what time you are available to play, but it’s more beneficial when wait times for lobbies are less than 3 min. Insta-queue’s are the best... straight into each match, get your rift fragments, then right back into the next.

    A few hours of that a day guarantees you reach 70 before it closes, possibly with 3-4 days to spare, if you level up 2 tiers per day.

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 6,026
    edited December 2020

    Yeah, grinding XP is how I do the Rift. If you can have the game running in the background while you do other stuff, it helps immensely. Just don't AFK 100% of the time, do some bare-minimum interactions at the beginning or end of the match. I'd recommend using a normal killer and not AFK'ing as Wraith, it annoys survivors and is more likely to result in reports if you use a killer they can't at least try to farm chase points off of.

  • derppugderppug Member Posts: 239

    If I do like ~1hr of AFK killer a day should it be okay?

  • PyroGLPyroGL Member Posts: 239

    Couple things that are important:

    1) Obviously play 1 survivor and 1 killer game each day.

    2) After step 1, focus on playing whichever role has the shorter queue time (you should generally know this or figure it out via your first 2 games)

    3) Turn on your phone and open whatever app you have that can set a 10 minute timer. Once the game loads and you see the character pan around, start the timer. Once the timer is over you should look to be getting out of that match as quickly as possible. As survivor this is easy; go run to the killer and just beg for death. As killer, you have less control of simply ending the match right there, but if the match is dragging on to the point that you think its going to take too long to hunt every one down, then just AFK till the gens are done; then open the doors.

  • KSzerkerKSzerker Member Posts: 112

    If I thought the rewards were worth it I'd just buy the levels. $1/level isn't a lot IMO. Fortunately the rewards are junk compared to the normal skin offerings in the store so I've never felt the need to buy levels.

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 5,229
    edited December 2020

    I don't, I do some now and then but it's too grindy. The whole game is too grindy.

    I had to give up on playing a variety of killers, I just don't have enough play time to support their blood points needs for perks and such. I only play like one survivor (dwight) and I only play 3 killers.

    The grind is too much for me to branch out anymore. I wish it wasn't so grindy, I want to play the twins some but I just can't drop that many million in Bloodpoints trying to make them viable.

    Given the devs don't really talk about how bad it is and the level of changes that would be needed (Something big at this point, like removing perk levels or something so perks are just unlocked at whatever their best tier is), and that the holiday event this year is just giving out 10k bloodpoints a log in like....that is so unbelievably skimpy I can't even fathom.....I don't expect any changes to the grind anytime soon.

    The devs seem to think bloodpoints are worth far more of our than they are.

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 6,026
    edited December 2020

    If you're trying to finish the current Rift? Probably not.

    You have 34 levels of the Rift left. Each Rift level takes 10 fragments. A fragment takes 800 XP, so each Rift level is 8000 XP. So, not taking into account any challenges you do, that's 272,000 XP you need to grind. If you get both XP bonuses for first killer/survivor match every day for the next 22 days, that's 13,200 XP. That leaves 258,800 XP to earn via time spent in match.

    Anyone know how much XP is generated per minute in a match? How long would it take to earn 258,800 XP?

    (If my math is wrong, I apologize and feel free to correct it. Personally, I earn on average about 500 XP per match, probably. So, earning that much XP would take me about 518 matches.)

  • RydogRydog Member Posts: 3,257

    I finished the rift ONE time, which probably comes down to whatever my client situation looked like at the time (I tend to play more when business is slower). I play a little bit each day, and I tend to aggressively target tome challenges.

    That said, I'm not hell-bent on finishing rifts. It's just cosmetics, the game is overflowing with those, and it's not going to be a big deal if I don't get every last thing.

  • CountVampyrCountVampyr Member Posts: 1,050

    I’m finding that it takes about 4-5 hrs to complete 1 tier without doing any of the challenges. I’ve been trying to do at least that much a day. I started the rift about a week late, and now I’m 5 days ahead of schedule (tier 54). This time around I haven’t been doing all of the killer challenges, because I don’t have the Clown and I’m just not good enough at chainsawing people as Billy.

  • MrPenguinMrPenguin Member Posts: 1,725
    edited December 2020

    Going off the wiki:

    • Time played in the trial (1 XP = ~1 second)
    • Highest Emblem Quality
      • 18 XP for obtaining at least 1 Iridescent Emblem
      • 12 XP for obtaining at least 1 Gold Emblem
      • 6 XP for obtaining at least 1 Silver Emblem

    I think I remember hearing though that at a certain point exp gain from a single match gets reduced heavily or something, not sure on that however. With how much xp stated in your example (272,000), that would be the equivalent of getting from devotion 1 to ~81 (if if did values correctly).

    Even just a 3 shard challenge is worth 2,400 exp in terms of conversion, 5 shard challenge being worth 4,000 exp, and completing a tome levels final node is worth 8,000 exp. So that's roughly 5 matches, 8 matches, and 16 matches respectively for each challenge type worth of shards/exp going off a 500 exp average.

  • TripleStealTripleSteal Member Posts: 1,298

    Quarantine helped a lot.

  • OrionOrion Member Posts: 21,675

    I don't. Never cared much for battle passes or other timed challenges.

  • SheKIndaSucksSheKIndaSucks Member Posts: 46

    Also don't. Have a fulltime job which sucks up most of my time. I can't imagine how much harder it'd be for parents of small children. The silver lining at least is that this one was pretty bad anyhow.

  • SonzaishinaiSonzaishinai Member Posts: 6,739

    Lol not i pressume. All i want is the new Legion skin and i feel that I'm running out of time.

    And that's with getting lucky and getting most challenges done in a single match.

  • TricksTricks Member Posts: 957

    I bought 20 rift levels just to complete it. lol

  • KlakkyKlakky Member Posts: 444

    I finished the rift 2 weeks ago.... But I'd rather have a job :(

    U can buy the pass then 1 level is 100cells which is less than a dollar if u buy a 1000+ bundle

  • kate_best_girlkate_best_girl Member Posts: 2,184

    Lol don't know. I still haven't gotten to tier 30

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