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How Far Do You Go To Complete A Challenge?

I want to preface this by saying I was probably in the wrong here, but I *really* wanted to complete the escape through a hatch with a map challenge. I had been working on it for two days, and had cycled through most of my characters as I was running out of maps. So what did I do? I hid. Yes, I was completely useless. I mean, I did bring COH but besides that and barely completing a gen I hid my ass until the exit gates were either opened and everybody left, or everybody was dead. What a coward, right? Well I got called out, hard.

On my second to last attempt, it was down to me and Leon. Well, Leon found me and decided he was going to follow me the rest of the game. Not only that, but he was going to rush jump multiple times through every window and throw down every pallet. Basically, anything he could do to get the killers attention. Well here comes Trickster so we both hide but Trickster finds Leon first. So I'm safe, right? No! Leon clicks his flashlight at my hiding spot and leads Trickster over there so that I end up getting hooked and la-di-da Leon gets the hatch. We exchanged words after.

So my question to you is, how far have you gone to complete a challenge?


  • LaluziLaluzi Member Posts: 3,174

    I won't deliberately kill my teammates or let them die to get a challenge, and I won't be a potato all match either. However, I will do actions that put the team at risk if a challenge hinges on them - opening the gates early, going down at the start, fighting for an unhook (only for Blood Debt or unhook 4x in one match, I'm chill about progress-over-several-matches challenges), saboing random hooks, or being a useless butterball and hiding in the killer's TR for 30 seconds. Once I got fed up and sandbagged teammates on a gen to take protection hits because all the legitimate protection hits weren't counting, but I think that's the worst I've done.

    As killer, I'll ######### myself however I have to - begging to farm, spending games doing nothing but kicking generators, refusing to M1 and only M2ing, refusing to attack until Beast of Prey kicks in... It's only my dignity on the line and I can blow it however I want to.

  • SimfelizSimfeliz Member Posts: 1,215

    A while back I was doing the Tome challenge where you have to sacrifice someone during EGC. I wasn't really trying for it but happened to get someone on hook and I thought screw it I'll camp hard. Hats off to the other team mates they tired everything they could do get their team mate off hook. They eventually did get them off hook but at that stage everyone was injured from me hitting anyone that got close. Everyone ran out but a Dwight (who did the save) and I was able to corner him. I got my challenge but I felt so bad for it. Wanted to apologize but they were all console players. It's not my playstyle but in the heat of the moment I dropped my morals.

  • edgarpoopedgarpoop Member Posts: 5,050
    edited December 2021

    If I can't complete the challenge passively through natural gameplay, it's not getting done. I'm not doing anything suboptimal for the sake of a challenge or running bad perks. Honestly, I get pretty annoyed when I'm playing to win and teammates are playing to complete challenges

  • scenekillerscenekiller Member Posts: 679
    edited December 2021

    I do what I need to do, because a 4 K/4 man escape is not important to me lol. I play as normal as I can, but my goal is my goal and I stick to it if I can.

    It's actually fun to try to pull challenges off and not just sweat nonstop.

  • PizzasaucePizzasauce Member Posts: 940

    The only time it really bothers me is if they're doing the sabo hooks and immediately start sabotaging right beside you. Like, they're sabotaging the hook AND you.

  • GoodBoyKaruGoodBoyKaru Member Posts: 18,576
    edited December 2021

    Oh I will absolutely throw a game survivor or killer for a challenge. Only as survivor of my mates know what I'm doing though

  • gemjasgemjas Member Posts: 105
    edited December 2021

    I'm not sure why your go-to method to get it was to let everyone die? I did this challenge the first time I tried it.

    I just brought an offering to spawn the hatch by the shack and then played normally. When gens were done, I 99'd one gate, made sure the other was also 99'd, and then I hid near shack. Everyone ended up escaping and I got the hatch. It actually sounds way harder to hide and wait until everyone dies.

    I've done all of the survivor challenges and most of the killer challenges, and none of them required me to throw the game. Need to sabo hooks? Bring the add-on that doesn't alert the killer. Need to get unhooks? Bring Kindred + Borrowed Time.

  • LaluziLaluzi Member Posts: 3,174

    Yeah, that's dumb. I always bring protective gloves when I'm doing that challenge just to minimize team-bothering. And even then, I walk away from the hooks everyone spawns at because it's a recipe for survivors to start pointing at me.

  • DemonDaddyDemonDaddy Member Posts: 3,276

    Put my focus on doing the challenge first if it can be completed during the match, then engage in normal play if there is time left.

  • PizzasaucePizzasauce Member Posts: 940


    Everytime my team ended up escaping, there was always that one person who waited til the last second to escape, even when I brought the offering for it to spawn in the shack.

    After the calling out, I did learn my lesson and played better. I'm not really sure it made a difference as far as the challenge went though.

  • conqueror_worm__conqueror_worm__ Member Posts: 86

    As a killer, I'll do what needs to be done to complete the challenge, no matter what I do as a killer survivors can always counter it to get themselves the win.

    As a survivor I tend to just play my natural game and it'll get done eventually, the only time that I'll go all out for a challenge is when I have just levelled up (is that the right word? I've had a drink) and I can't de-pip, then I might be a wee bit more selfish, I still won't go out to the point where I kill the rest of my team to complete it though, I play solo Q as survivor most of the time and I feel bad if I don't at least contribute in some way but I'll definitely have the challenge in mind....strange thing is that these are the games where I usually pip up first try.

  • SnakeSound222SnakeSound222 Member Posts: 4,467

    ######### everyone, I'm getting my challenge done. That's all that matters to me at that point.

  • AkumakajiAkumakaji Member Posts: 1,125

    I had this challenge were I had to kick 5 different, distinct gens in one trials and was rather luke warm enthusiastic about it. The map I got was RPD, wonderful!

    And my survivors were all clustering in one corner of the map, trying to get one gen there done. So rather quickly I had everyone hooked and two players sacrificed, when the two remaining survivors gave up and gave me the surrender dance.

    I nodded and took my chance and lead then to a gen. They worked on it, I grabbed one of them off of it and hauled him over to another gen, were he wriggled off. Then I went to the other surv and did the same :D I relocated one survivor one more time and got the challenge done. The survivors were both puzzled but played along and we waved each other good bye at the gates.

    I think this would be a viable strategy to do the other "ugh" Legion tome challenge, ie "grab two survivors while they are repairing gens, while having Discordance equipped. To this in a single challenge."

  • Mat_SellaMat_Sella Member Posts: 2,956

    I try to perform the match as normally as possible from my own gameplay standards.

    I can attempt a little bit to stray from the path but I in no way am wanting to sacrifice the potential outcome of the match for some petty bloodpoints and a few rift fragments.

  • CheeseAntonCheeseAnton Member Posts: 860

    Depends on how many times I've been doing the challenge. At first 2 games or so It's on my mind but I'm not going out of the way. Around game 4 I'm focusing hard on doing it. Game 6 I'm actively putting the team in danger. Game 10 I'm getting a SWF and immediately go to the killer so that my team mate who saved me throws so I can get FLIPPING Blood Debt over with! Why did this challenge ever exist, sure throwing the game and hoping the rescuer sucks enough to get hooked is an absolutely brilliant idea! Can't wait for Blood Dead to exist, "get downed 5 times while the killer is carrying a survivor," sure players will absolutely LOVE that!

  • IdontknowtbhIdontknowtbh Member Posts: 467

    I'll admit I do that, but I always bring gloves with me.

    I remember I once spawned right next to a Feng and sabotaged one hook right next to her. She started following me around teabagging.

    Not sure if she realised when the killer didn't come for us or after end game that I had gloves on lol

  • SimfelizSimfeliz Member Posts: 1,215

    I had this. Was doing a gen next to a hook, a Steve ran up sabo the hook and ran off (I assumed he was doing the challenge). Thanks for that.

  • PizzasaucePizzasauce Member Posts: 940

    I dont understand those of you that don't do the challenges. You just...play? For no in-game rewards? What, you get like, some sort of personal satisfaction? (lol)

  • SludgeSludge Member Posts: 508
    edited January 1

    I try to get challenges done as quickly as possible, I don't care if i have to throw the game as a Killer or Survivor. I want the BP/Rift fragments.

    But I don't like challenges in the first place, I'd prefer if they weren't in the game.

  • HeartboundHeartbound Member Posts: 3,256

    I'll straight out throw matches, especially if I'm playing killer. There's not a lot of challenges where I have to do it, but I do it.

    For survivor I'll just equip perks that'll make it easy. (Stake out for great skill checks, left behind for hatch challenges, etc) I won't actively sabotage teammates but I'll play a lot more selfish where as I'll regularly be turbo bold and not care if I survive or not.

    I got things to do.

  • IdontknowtbhIdontknowtbh Member Posts: 467

    I'm a main survivor and loved the yellow glyphs so, when I learned of the purple glyphs I couldn't wait.

    Did two matches and didn't find it, until I found in this forum that it was only for killers.

    I went in with no perks just to look for the bloody glyphs.

    I remember a match where 3 where following me around and eventually body-block because I didn't hit them.

    I was just looking for my glyph haha

  • MarihelMarihel Member Posts: 53

    Some of the challenges are boring and stupid. I don't blame the players trying to complete them though.

    I need the bp, I wanna complete the challenges, so I will equip whatever I need to get them out of the way. I don't throw matches, but if I have an easy way of completing one, I will go for it.

  • CashelP14CashelP14 Member Posts: 5,259

    Well I won't deliberately kill my teammates and won't hide the whole game either but I'll probably not be as risky on certain things.

    I.e If I have an escape challenge and the killer is camping when the exit gates are powered, I'm not risking my life for them.

    I'm basically of the mindset "If I can get it done in 1 game, I will".

  • GuyFawxGuyFawx Member Posts: 1,782

    Some challenges do illicit bad game play if your sole focus is doing the challenge ideally you want to do them fluidly so as to not hamper your other team members. Honestly your better off doing them with a few friends so they know whats going on that way they can help you and you can help them and nobody is pissed at you when the match is over.

  • Huge_BushHuge_Bush Member Posts: 3,058

    It depends on whether or not the rift has a cosmetic for Claudette. Does it have a cosmetic for her? Yes? Everyone can die. No? I'll play normally.

  • SimfelizSimfeliz Member Posts: 1,215
    edited January 6

    Today was doing the Tome challenge where you need to kill your obsession with Rancor. I thought I’d be lazy and be a nice killer and once the last gen pops catch the survivor in question off guard. Worked liked a charm. This poor David. I was even following him around letting him pallet stun me at every one he could find. He was even doing the “come here” and pointing at the gens to other survivors as to say “It’s all good. The killer is okay” He was standing right in front of me looking at me like a lost puppy dog when the last gen popped. Poor guy never knew what hit him.

    I did feel a pang of guilt.

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