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Hatch Aura Reading Perks & Add-ons for Survivors and Killers

lindechenelindechene Member Posts: 69
edited January 2019 in Feedback and Suggestions

As a solo survivor currently it seems impossible to ever finish the achievement "Where did they go".

You need to

  • complete five generators. (doable)
  • find the hatch. (challenging but doable)
  • communicate to other survivors that you have a key to escape trough the hatch and you found the hatch (impossible for solo surivors)

To give solo players a better chance to finish this achievement new perks or add-ons would be required.

Examples for new Survivor Perks or Add-ons :

  • show aura of the hatch at soon as it spawns to all team members.

  • show the aura of the hatch as soon as a player opens the black lock with a key to all team members.


Possible positive side effects:

  • Solo survivors get a chance to finish the achievement "Where did they go".

  • Solo survivors get a chance to escape when teammates underperform and die.

Possible negative side effects:

  • As soon as only two survivors remain one or both of them may stop trying to do generators and just wait around the hatch for the other survivor to be found first and die.

Examples for new Killer Perks or Add-ons :

  • show aura of the hatch at soon as it spawns

  • show aura of any Survivors within a 12m radius of the hatch when more than one survivor is alive.

Killers are put in a position to "counter" inactive players who just wait near the Hatch in the hope that their teammates who are actually doing generators are found first.
Killers have a chance to prevent that all players escape trough the hatch.


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  • VietfoxVietfox Member Posts: 3,826
    I would never run a perk exclusively for the hatch, but maybe it could be part of the already existent perk "wake up"
  • lindechenelindechene Member Posts: 69

    tldr version:

    1) Give solo survivor a perk or add-ons so they can complete the objective "Where did they go"

    2) Provide Killers a perk, add-ons or offerings so they can detect inactive survivors hiding near the hatch waiting for their teammate who is actually doing generators to be found first.

    . . .

    The main challenge when trying to complete the achievement is to actually be able to tell other solo survivors that they can now exit trough the hatch.

    As "Wake up" currently works it shows your aura while you are opening the gate.
    To many new players the animation while opening the hatch might look like another survivor crouching.

    Some might be curious to go have a look. Many might not even understand what is happening and then head out the exit gates and no one would be able to complete the achievement.

    Maybe what could help is

    • a huge pillar like for the map marker ability so curious survivors will run towards it.

    • a bubble with a noise notification showing the hatch enlarged for all other survivors.

    • a text notification from the entity in the middle of the screen that the hatch is open probably would be too much and break the 4th wall but might be best suited to provide enough information so people do not miss an opportunity that presents itself only very rarely.

    . . .

    How often did it happen to you that someone opened the hatch after all generators are done and more than one survivor used it?

    I one time observed two survivors exiting trough the hatch and my player level is in the middle of Devotion two

    Maybe that achievement "Where did they go" could be changed to simply opening the black lock with a key without the need of a whole team of 4 survivors escaping trough it....
    . . .

  • Kind_LemonKind_Lemon Member Posts: 905

    ...or just add it into Dark Sense. The hatch aura is shown when the killer aura is shown. Simple, balanced, and easy.

  • Tru3LemonTru3Lemon Member Posts: 1,302

    if its like wake up rework putting that i will put it so that i can open the door faster and know wheres the hatch

  • MiloMilo Member Posts: 5,415
    Doesnt the map (the best item) have that mechanic? If you use an addon or rainbow map of course

    Also still want wake up qol change so if you are standing in the exit.gates it shows your aura too
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