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Unfair "Pig" Add-ons

I was in a Pig match with 2 friends and 1 rando, and needless to say: the Pig was a little tunnely. I get downed and they put the mask on me. Here's the issue though:

A) As soon as the timer started, I noticed that I had a very limited amount of time to remove it (like 45 seconds)

B) All the traps were a significant distance from each other

C) I could not do one of the closer traps as the rando had just hopped on it (and I didn't want to waste time by waiting)

D) The RNG was not on my side as I had 1 trap left (with 10 seconds to spare)

As stated before, the killer was a little tunnely and ended up finding me again and hooked me.. again. I got taken off the hook, but by the time I got to the last trap, the timer ran out.

Mind you, all of this happened within 3 or so minutes.

Maybe I just had rotten luck or maybe I'm onto something, but how is it remotely fair that there's an add-on to already reduce the amount of time to take off the reverse-bear trap when I have to focus on getting away from the killer + among the other things to do within a trial? I could not do ANYTHING in that game because of how fast that timer was going.. I've been against the pig a number of times and I've never had this issue before.

(For any pig mains, go easy on me. Maybe there's just something I'm missing. I'm not trying to sound like a baby.)



  • Tactless_NinjaTactless_Ninja Member Posts: 1,240

    There's a number of ways they tried alleviating the issue. TR will pause it, so will slugging. But each search is 12 seconds so 45 seconds doesn't sound right. Isn't the add-on that shortens it reduce it to a minute and a half?

  • csandman1977csandman1977 Member Posts: 1,629

    Its a purple add on called tampered timer. You dont go against it often because of how expensive and rare it is. After bringing my piggy to level 50 I have 3 of them.

    I think normal timer is 2:30. Pretty sure tampered timer brings it to 2:00. That plus the time its on before a gen pops.

    If you were hooked or downed, the timer stops. Maybe stops if in a chase but not sure.

    Sounds like you had bad luck really. Most of the time I get traps off on first or second try. It sucks when you have to keep searching though.

    The add on isn't OP as the bear traps being so random aren't usually a huge threat.

    You'll probably go another couple dozen games against piggy before seeing another one.

  • lazytensionlazytension Member Posts: 48

    I'm going to safely assume it was this timer.

    Again, I'm not trying to whine, but with bad RNG and a somewhat tunnely killer, I literally could not do anything that game. But I guess it is what it is.

  • TAGTAG Member Posts: 7,390
    edited February 14

    I've got, like, 20+ each of Tampered Timer, Bag/Crate of Gears, Jigsaw's Annotated Plan, Jigsaw's Sketch, and 50+ of Last Will. And this is with using pretty much only those add-ons for Pig. Running out of any of them is not something I have to worry about even a little. :P

  • PigMainClaudettePigMainClaudette Member Posts: 3,380

    You got unlucky, as the key spawns in a box and you have to guess correctly. Also, if they tunnel traps, attempting to take off the traps, then they are a bad Pig.

    2:30 base, 2 with Tampered Timer.

  • TAGTAG Member Posts: 7,390

    Depends on how they go about it, to be fair. If they're tunneling from the get-go, they are probably bad. If Pig just stumbles upon them and tries to capitalize on that, that's fine as long as they don't spend too long. If Pig suspects that a Trap is close to going off and wants to try and force it, that's also fine (albeit risky). Also, if the Survivor clearly isn't bothering with the Boxes because the timer hasn't started, there is no reason to let them keep working on a gen.

  • csandman1977csandman1977 Member Posts: 1,629

    Maybe I just avoided expensive stuff in bloodwebs when trying to unlock teachable. Either way I've never had the pleasure of going against one that I can remember

  • Mr_KMr_K Member Posts: 3,091

    Nerf Pig


  • Tactless_NinjaTactless_Ninja Member Posts: 1,240

    When I play Pig I typically try to go with slugs and baiting with the traps on, then start hooking once the third gen pops. Blindness add-ons and perks work really well with her.

    Though from what I seen, coordinated groups will have the helmet off in seconds, but will sometimes stall gens if someone has a helmet on.

    And immersed players typically die if you switch stances a lot making your TR appear then disappear. Really messes with them and they hesitate for fear of confrontation. Then you see their corpse draped over one of the boxes.

  • LordCyphreLordCyphre Member Posts: 164
    edited February 14

    Nothing wrong with the addon, IMO it's purely an RNG issue. RNG is a big part of the game and someone likely always gets cucked by it, be it killer or survivor. The game being so RNG heavy is easily one of my least favourite aspects of the game and possibly the source of a lot of frustration.

  • CarpemortumCarpemortum Member Posts: 4,510
    edited February 14

    Its not RNG. You chose poorly. It is what it is.

    Also, if shes chasing you, its not counting down. So. Theres that.

  • Purple_OrcPurple_Orc Member Posts: 91

    "the killer was a little tunnely and ended up finding me again and hooked me"

    First off this is not tunneling. That's you not paying attention to where the killer is. Is the Pig just supposed to let you run past them.

    Secondly there are some add ons that do mess with the time but there are not overpowered.

    Even when running Tampered Timer and the one that punishes you for missing skill checks on the box it still gives you plenty of time to get the thing off. Also as others said the timer does pause in certain conditions are met.

    And if it has spawned you could alway just leave with the hatch.

  • lazytensionlazytension Member Posts: 48

    Well, the first thing you can do is a relax. Maybe take a deep breath or two. I did say she was a "little" tunnely. I'm not saying she was hard-core following me the entire time, but I was definitely being targeted. I'm not losing my mind over it, I'm just calling it out.

    I'm not choosing poorly if my options are very limited. Therefor, it is RNG. I had 1 box left. I can only do so much when I have that mask on. And I never said she was chasing me, but she was definitely tracking me in some shape or form.

  • CarpemortumCarpemortum Member Posts: 4,510
    edited February 14

    Its not RNG. It's you picking. Had you gone to the other box first, it would have long been off. That's player choice, not RNG. You. Chose. The. Wrong. Box. Period.

    Also, your quote in the OP "... the amount of time to take off the reverse-bear trap when I have to focus on getting away from the killer...."

    So, she was or wasnt following you?

  • SylorknagSylorknag Member Posts: 760

    How was she tunneling you if she wasnt chasing you after the hook???????

    "I was being targeted".

    Good lord. Everyone is a target.

  • AvisDeeneAvisDeene Member Posts: 2,109

    All Piggies are good Piggies! They only tunnel survivors when they refuse to Boop the Snoot!

    Boop a Snoot everyone, it may save a life!

  • HeartboundHeartbound Member Posts: 1,339

    Pig is player vs environment.

    Just put traps on all living survivors and afk in front of one of the boxes. Ez game ez life.

  • BravescorpioBravescorpio Member Posts: 97

    I can't believe this is a serious post. There is always time to check all the boxes. No combination of add-ons can change this.

    The pig was not a little tunnelly if you ran into her and then she chose to chase you. You are fair game, even with the trap on. This is completely a git gud situation.

  • lazytensionlazytension Member Posts: 48

    Am I seriously going to debate which box is the right one while having that mask on? ESPECIALLY when that mask is already on a short timer? Of course not. I'm going to go the nearest box and try and get it off. If its not the right box, I'll move on. It's not necessarily my fault for choosing the wrong box when I don't even have a choice to begin with, when I'm already having to worry about a stealthy killer that could come around the corner at any moment.

    And my "getting away from the killer" is a general statement since.. you know.. getting away from the killer is the objective of being a survivor in DBD. Again, she was definitely targeting me since she knew my time was limited.

  • Aven_FallenAven_Fallen Member Posts: 5,846

    Did you try to boop the snoot?

  • cipherbay_cipherbay_ Member Posts: 344

    Its almost like a recreation of a trap from Saw where you are pressed for time and your decision is based whether you get killed. Very interesting.....🤔

  • avilmaskavilmask Member Posts: 600
    edited February 14

    Most effective combo for The Pig based around boxes is tampered timer with a crate of gears. While crate of gears is generally good (makes so survs are forced to sit on boxes a bit longer), it's still more of a meme build that have the highest potential for a game over. It would be expected for that pig to be disruptive when you try to remove your trap (being "tunnely"), because they want you to die from a trap, one of the most satisfying moments for the Pig player.

  • MarcusMarcus Member Posts: 2,047

    There's not such thing as "Pig unfair add-ons". Her add-ons are one of the weakest among all killers. Tampered Timer only reduces the timer from 2 minutes and a half to 2 minutes. So it only cuts off 30 seconds. It's very unlikely to get a head pop even with her best trap add-ons. You just got unlucky in that one game.

  • Butcher_PeteButcher_Pete Member Posts: 29

    There’s no way you only had 45 seconds to defuse your hat. Also, 2 of Pig’s add-ons (specifically the ones that increase the chance of a skill check while searching jigsaw boxes) are completely useless. Does that sound “unfair” to you?

  • CrassardStreamsCrassardStreams Member Posts: 179

    It takes a whole 2 and a half minutes for that trap to actually do anything, and the tampered timer is 30 seconds off. 2 minutes is way more than enough time to go and search the jigsaw boxes, more often than not it seems to be off in the first or second box anyway so they're pretty useless usually.

    Pig's real power is her ambush but even that's not that great as you're really loud when you crouch, and the roar as soon as you even begin charging your ambush which just defeats stealth. It's mostly used at unsafe pallets. RBTs might kill a little time but it's not like you can track them to the box and down 'em you still have other survivors to worry about - and with gen speeds the way they are they're not gonna care about the RBT anyway lol they'll just 99% a bunch of them pop their hats off and laugh at you on the way out.

  • McLightningMcLightning Member Posts: 949
    edited February 14

    The words "unfair" and "Pig" used in the same sentence in reference to something about them being somehow OP.

    Now I know I'm in the Twilight Zone.

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