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Who Is Better Bubba or Billy?

CashelP14CashelP14 Member Posts: 5,277
edited November 2020 in Polls

This seems like a controversial question but I genuinely want to see what people think. Here's a bit of backstory as to why this is an interesting discussion for me.

Before Bubbas rework he was my main. I would kill teams quite easily and I considered him A tier even when others said he was useless. I didn't want him reworked and I didn't like the idea of playing him after it.

Recently got back into playing Bubba for the first time since his rework. I'm really enjoying him again and I believe he may actually be High A tier now.

I always seen Billy as better than Bubba. I've recently played both and I think there's been a big shift in power as to who is the best chainsaw killer.

But what does everyone else think? Please base this off your own experiences playing against any good Billy's/Bubba's since their rework.

Who Is Better Bubba or Billy? 92 votes

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  • Pet_The_LizardsPet_The_Lizards Member Posts: 1,320

    Bubba is one of my mains (both pre and post rework). Hillbilly I never really used much, but I was at least good enough with him to have gotten his adept.

    From the killer perspective, I'm picking Bubba. Hillbilly I find is difficult to control when he's dashing. Most of the time I would just bump into a boundary. Bubba I find is relatively easy to chainsaw survivors with since his movement speed and his turning ability stay about the same. If a survivor you're chasing is in the open with nothing for them to hide behind, it's almost a guaranteed down.

    From the survivor perspective, also Bubba. All you really have to do to avoid Hillbilly's chainsaw is to make a sharp turn (doesn't always work, but I find that it usually does). Bubba? Well, you better hope there's a nearby obstacle to lure him to, or something to vault through, and even then there's a chance he'll get you anyway.

    I'm basing this off my own experience of course.

  • Healthore77992Healthore77992 Member Posts: 549

    Bubba is strong but Hillbilly is still better due to his mobility

  • CashelP14CashelP14 Member Posts: 5,277

    Seems like everyone's main argument is mobility for Billy and chase for Bubba. I genuinely get rid of a pallet at every loop within 15 seconds of a chase starting or a down.

    Billy just struggles too much in chase for me.

  • CashelP14CashelP14 Member Posts: 5,277

    Fair enough. I just don't think Billy's mobility beats Bubba's chase power.

    I do love how tight this poll is. I genuinely would say if you asked 100 red ranks players it would be a 50/50 split.

  • notstarboardnotstarboard Member Posts: 3,696

    If we're talking perkless, I could see an argument for Bubba being better. Billy is clearly better with Ruin/Undying/Tinkerer, though. He gets some of the best use out of that meta of all of the killers in the game.

  • CashelP14CashelP14 Member Posts: 5,277

    I can see why you'd think that. Though I feel the word clearly is incorrect.

    Who knows maybe I'm just one of those people who are like "How is my main not the best?!" Lol

  • Katie_metKatie_met Member Posts: 421

    Before Billy's nerf I would've said Billy but the overheat mechanic is ridiculous. Bubba is easier, and his chainsaw sweep is great, and I feel like I'd be more likely to get a down as Bubba than Billy.

  • TripleStealTripleSteal Member Posts: 1,298

    At an level other than peak performance bubba is better, but considering best players use them, billy is still a bigger threat, imo.

  • AcromioAcromio Member Posts: 1,737

    Both of them are trash tier.

  • Awkward_FiendAwkward_Fiend Member Posts: 686

    I think that they're both pretty equal, but I voted Bubba solely due to him being less map reliant

  • TheHitmanTheHitman Member Posts: 22

    While Bubba has a better power in chase, the sheer fact that Billy can control the map due to his mobility, alongside still being able to instadown survivors makes him the better killer in my opinion. Billy can still charge his chainsaw to force early pallet drops, and while the overheat mechanic does exist, I've never found it to be a real hindrance.

  • MadLordJackMadLordJack Member Posts: 8,815

    Bubba's got the stronger chase power now, but Billy still has mobility and a decent chase power. And mobility counts for a hell of a lot.

  • GeordieKillerGeordieKiller Member Posts: 401

    Billy is better in terms of chase power and mobilty but harder to play as

    Bubba is easier to play as but lacks mobility

  • anonymous31337anonymous31337 Member Posts: 192

    As much as I love billy, I think bubba is a bit stronger now.

  • DetailedDetrimentDetailedDetriment Member Posts: 2,632

    Hillbilly is stronger, Bubba is easier.

  • AxeAxe Member Posts: 1,061

    I feel like it really come down to what map, perks and addons they use. I would say base Billy is stronger then Base Bubba

  • TotemsCleanserTotemsCleanser Member Posts: 617

    After Bubba got reworked I have much of an easier time looping Billy than looping him so yeah.

  • WTBaconWTBacon Member Posts: 593

    Hillbilly used to be one of the best killers in the game. His power enabled you to do two things:

    1. Run across the map to where the survivors are.
    2. Use the chainsaw to down the survivor.

    Now that overheat is in the game, it feels like you need to choose between one of the two instead of doing both.

    Bubba doesn't have to worry about overheat around loops though, so he is more fun to play.

  • JesseJH28JesseJH28 Member Posts: 477

    I would say Billy. You have to be more skilled to use his ability to down people (most of the time anyway) but even if you're not good at that, you can still make use out of being able to zoom across the map super fast, or even do a lap all the way around the map if you're able to steer well enough

    (To be fair, the Feng I got in the second video ran me in circles all match and I'm pretty sure she intentionally gave me the hit, so I carried her to the gate and let her go - she earned it lol)

  • RoboMojoRoboMojo Member Posts: 1,297

    In my opinion Bubba is easier and thus appears to be stronger but Billy is stronger due to him also having a very threatening chase power when used well along with solid mobility (Which is something Bubba lacks). Bubba is still the best facecamper though, I will give him that.

  • steponmeadirissteponmeadiris Member Posts: 141

    They're boyfriends, you absolute buffoon.

  • DigglyDiggly Member Posts: 112

    Bubba is much easier to learn, and does have one major upside that Billy doesn't in that he can instadown multiple survivors at once, and thus making his camping game much better. But if you are an active killer that moves around the map (which is the far better/stronger playstyle) then hillbilly is the better option, destroying Bubba in terms of pure speed. He can patrol with ease, as well as catch up to survivors that are far off. Endgame against a hillbilly that can easily go from gate to gate in little to no time is utter hell, the fact his matter of transportation doubles as a way to instantly down is icing on the cake. Avoiding a good hillbilly is far more difficult than avoiding a good bubba.

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