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why do you play killer?

playing killer is one of the most stressful things in the entire game and as it has been shown over the years by the devs idea of balance that is not going to change (srsly its an asymmetrical game why are they balancing for 2kill2escape with a 50% kill average it should be 3kill1escape with a 65% kill average at least, killers are supposed to be the power role)

so what makes you decide that you want to play killer (other than being a masochist).

I personally only play killer to get 100% achievements and the tome challenges.



  • Grandpa_Crack_PipeGrandpa_Crack_Pipe Member Posts: 2,054

    Because I have fun playing killer.

    Guess i'm built different.

  • lovemeplzlovemeplz Member Posts: 84

    I find killer more fun because you always have to do something and you always need to be alert of the survivor movement so you can spot them.

    Recently however i find killer to be a pain but i dont know if its because of mmr or boon.

  • HeartboundHeartbound Member Posts: 3,256

    Killer is fun. I do on occasion get that group that pushes gens quicker than I can down them to a surprising degree, but once you learn to drop chases if a survivor is kiting you then things get a lot easier. Some survivors have trouble predicting what I'll do next and it makes them make mistakes. This is fortunate because usually I don't even know what I'm going to do next so it works out.

    That survivor doesn't HAVE to go down right now. You just need to zone him away from the generators so he can play in his pallet fort where there are no gens for him to play with.

    My playstyle is really active though and I'm the type to be hyper aggressive and play with no gen defense and Devour Hope/Rancor etc. If you let me nibble on your team long enough you're gonna regret it and thus, this is why I enjoy killer. I like making survivors think and see how they react. Sometimes I learn tricks from other survivors by watching what they do vs. me.

  • SleepyWilloSleepyWillo Member Posts: 2,081

    Started for points.

    Now it's just relaxing not having to play with bad teammates. I don't typically get titled by things killers do that give them an advantage. I DO get tilted by teammates consistently sandbagging and making bad plays.

  • Marc_go_soloMarc_go_solo Member Posts: 2,672

    Because, for me, it's actually fun! But the primary reason why it's fun in my case is that I randomize my build before every single trial. This means I'm playing a new (or nearly always new) killer setup every trial, which leads to unique playstyles, variation in tactics and often confusing survivors.

    A lot goes on in the head. For example, if I find a survivor quickly, they may presume I have Lethal Pursuer. If I hook someone and head towards a gen which just so happens to have a survivor on it, they may think I have BBQ. If they see Hex: Thrill of the Hunt active, they may well assume I have a Hex elsewhere, amd if not I must have NOED in their heads.

    On the other hand, unexpected perka can likewise confuse them. Unrelenting can catch them offguard after an initial dodge, Spies From The Shadows can give away positions when the survivor doesn't expect it, Claustrophobia may also catch survivors out who feel there's just enough time, or even make them try to rationalise I may have Crowd Control instead.

    Basically, familiarity breeds contempt. I keep it interesting, stay random and it's surprising how successful a killer can be without Meta setups. Skill, randomness and subtle mindgames can often win trials, even with the worst setups.

  • sizzlingmario4sizzlingmario4 Member Posts: 2,249
    1. more bloodpoints, because survivors just don’t get as many
    2. because I want to play both sides even if playing killer is stressful. I am a survivor main, but I still play a lot of killer (probably like a 70-30 split)
    3. playing a certain killer also teaches you how to play against that killer more effectively.
    4. because I still enjoy it overall even with MMR and circle of healing making it even more stressful than it was. As much as I enjoy playing survivor, playing killer at least ensures I get to take part in chases. Sometimes I get survivor matches where I just don’t get chased.
    5. Survivor queues are long at night so that’s when I usually play killer if I’m not playing survivor with a friend
  • LordofweedLordofweed Member Posts: 276

    I do pla Killer sometimes and i do that to feel the ultimate SBMM-Chuck-Norris-Survivor-SWF-Pain :)

  • edgarpoopedgarpoop Member Posts: 5,039

    I play it because it's fun. I 3k/4k most of the time and don't find it that stressful anymore

  • SweetTerrorSweetTerror Member Posts: 2,310
    edited November 2021

    I play killer not only for the increased blood points, but it is a lot more fun than survivor. To me survivor is boring. Hold a button to do a generator, hold a button to cleanse a totem, hold a button to heal yourself, etc. It's boring.

    However, like many people I've experienced a miserable time with SBMM when it comes to my killer games. I'm lucky if I secure more than one kill in every match I play, which is considered a loss regardless of how many hooks you get, or blood points you earn. A lot of this has to do with the fact that there simply aren't enough high-ranking Killers playing anymore, so all the high ranking survivors in my area are being matched against casual lower MMR Killers like myself. I kid you not, the last 10 games that I've played have all resulted in 0-1 kills, and that's across three different killers that I'm fairly decent with. I manage a decent amount of hooks, but I can't secure more than one kill. It's frustrating to say the least.

    The lack of people playing killer does result in faster queue times for me (especially at times when it shouldn't), but the payoff just isn't worth it imo.

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  • AurelleAurelle Member Posts: 2,214

    More BP, a little bit more fun, and I want to play both sides.

  • SunsetSherbetSunsetSherbet Member Posts: 1,292

    Obligation when I stream. No other reason anymore.

  • RainehDazeRainehDaze Member Posts: 1,293

    Because as stressful as doing nothing as killer can be, I would fundamentally find the role of survivor worse. It's all the parts of a multiplayer experience I don't like.

  • Jplanas98Jplanas98 Member Posts: 476

    Originally it was because survivor was just to easy and I didn't have enough matches where I felt satisfied after winning. With Killer, it's at least more challenging and it feels satisfying when you win a match that felt like you shouldn't have had any chance of winning. I also get extra BP for playing Killer.

    Now, it's because I'm ######### stupid.

  • pizzaduffyhp90pizzaduffyhp90 Member Posts: 560

    I enjoy playing killer cause it's more action than Survivor rather than sitting on a gen all game at least I'm moving and hunting plus I'm in an MMR spot that's not to high where I can play and have a chill time

  • Tr1nityTr1nity Member Posts: 4,854

    To stab.

  • dugmandugman Member Posts: 5,788

    I like playing killer much better than survivor

    • I mainly play solo and killer is the solo-only role
    • There’s a much wider variety of killer abilities and playstyles than survivors which helps keep things from becoming too stale
    • Killers have a lot less downtime than survivors. A significant portion a survivor game is spent either doing a gen, being downed or being on a hook. Killers are in contrast always worst case able to proactively at least try and get into chases (aside from the very end of the game once you can’t prevent still standing survivors from escaping.)
    • Thematically the killers are more interesting than the survivors which are mostly pretty generic. (Aside from maybe Ash)
  • RainehDazeRainehDaze Member Posts: 1,293

    I will never understand Ash being a survivor; guy is terribly suited for such a meek role.

  • dugmandugman Member Posts: 5,788

    Ash isn’t the survivor, he’s just the guy who carries the real survivor - Puppet Ash.

  • RougualRougual Member Posts: 511

    Because solo queue is horrible

  • kaerukaeru Member Posts: 1,542

    I have reasons.

    • I find it less stressful than solo survivor.
    • Instant queue time at evening.
    • About 30k bp every match is a normal result for killer. +BBQ stacks +BP offerings = ~90k BP every match.
    • No dumb idiots ruining my game with DC or suicide.

    I genuinely have same question to survivors. Why they play survivor other than being masochist?

  • Shenlong1904Shenlong1904 Member Posts: 288

    Because killer is less stressful to me, and no, the game should not be balanced around 3k1e, thats dumb

  • Johnny_XManJohnny_XMan Member Posts: 5,454

    Because it’s fun, and because it is less stressful than survivor for me because I can be independent with my choices, rather than have one person drag me down.

  • ukenickyukenicky Member Posts: 1,328

    I play killer mainly for daily rituals or rift challenges.

    When I play killer I try to have fun and use memey builds/add-ons. My favorite thing to do is scare people. I'd rather jump scare survivors all match than kill everyone as fast as possible.

  • GoodBoyKaruGoodBoyKaru Member Posts: 18,502

    Because I have no reason to want to play survivor, especially solo.

  • SakurraSakurra Member Posts: 955

    Now only for challenges. Killer gameplay is dead.

  • JunylarJunylar Member Posts: 1,440

    Because playing soloQ survivor is by an order of magnitude worse.

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