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10K hours, rank 1 since the beta 2016 & can't escape.

I played this game for almost ten thousand hours, since the beta 2016, it took a while to get the hang of it but not before long I became rank 1 and stayed around red rank until around early 2020.

I am 48 years old, will be 49 this september, have a beautiful daughter who runs 2 companies and have been receiving a disability check for most my life because I have a pretty severe form of Autism, so no discussions about me wasting my life please.

To the point:

From early 2020, just after the Covid lockdowns, I have had a really hard time winning games and the last months I die practically every match before the first generator is started, it has become so bad I can't even do my challenges for the archives before the killer finds me and sacrifices me even if I try to hide in a locker.

Any ideas what is going on?

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  • ClüngeClünge Member Posts: 155

    I've been playing solo survivor for the past 18 months & racked up a lot of hours doing so. Can't compare how it was before then but at least 80% of matches are full of absolute potato survivors in red ranks.

  • Hex_SARS_2_CoVHex_SARS_2_CoV Member Posts: 70

    I can see that it is a part of the problem and explains a lot of the losses but what I can't understand is how I got so much worse in chases vs killers, especially against brand new killers, many of them just started playing the game.

    I do much better vs players who played the game for some time then vs new players for some reason.

    Shouldn't experienced players do better than new players?

  • KlapzCheeksKlapzCheeks Member Posts: 171

    You are better vs more experience because you know what to expect. You can somewhat predict whats gonna happen. Newer players arent predictable at all. Their pathing is all sorts of cracked. That might just be the issue here.

  • malloymkmalloymk Member Posts: 1,405

    I find it the other way around. I think killer is easier to pip and harder to depip than survivor.

    I mainly play solo survivor though. I share a similar feeling to that of the OP, though I do get out sometimes. Honestly though, solo is fun, but there are some terrible players that just quit too often. I wish they would limit Kobe attempts to 3 in one day. So many players get caught first and immediately go into quit mode.

    People talk about how SWF isn't an advantage. Take all the communication out completely and it's still an advantage. I know when I play SWF people are just giving up immediately or sandbagging the rest of the game. I know my SWF will at least get on gens.

  • Hex_SARS_2_CoVHex_SARS_2_CoV Member Posts: 70

    Maybe I just transitioned into becoming a better killer than survivor, I am still rank 1 killer tho.

  • White_OwlWhite_Owl Member Posts: 3,670

    No, that happens to me all the time. Against experienced players I can juke and mindgame, but give me a rank 16 Trapper who doesn't double back or mindgame at all and I'm lost.

  • BwstedBwsted Member Posts: 3,060

    A video might help narrowing down the problem.

    In general, if you do worse against newer players, it's because you're thinking one level too deep. Newer players tend to hold W more than doubling back, whether killers or survivors. So, just take them for a ride as you run tiles on the optimal path as they simply follow.

  • Hex_SARS_2_CoVHex_SARS_2_CoV Member Posts: 70
    edited May 2021

    So how does that make a new killer able to kill 4 survivors, all with over 5000 hours worth of playtime each, before the first generator is started?

  • apathyincapathyinc Member Posts: 373

    It sounds like a witch has cursed you. The only way to break the curse is to switch from using keyboard and mouse to a controller. Witches can't use their powers on a PC player who uses a controller. Do this and the curse will be broken before the next new moon, or rank reset, whichever comes first.

  • Hex_SARS_2_CoVHex_SARS_2_CoV Member Posts: 70

    That is such a weird comment considering I am very deep in to black magic.

  • BlueberryBlueberry Member Posts: 10,074

    Seems exactly the same to me. If it’s actually you dying that fast and not your teammates then you must be doing something different.

  • Hex_SARS_2_CoVHex_SARS_2_CoV Member Posts: 70

    I have even tried hiding in a locker at the beginning of the game but the killer just walks up to me from the other part of the map and grabs me, despite being sure not to leave scratch marks or make noises.

  • apathyincapathyinc Member Posts: 373

    So you know that if there is no natural cause or change that you are aware of, so maybe a supernatural one is possible. Be careful how deep you go!

  • Hex_SARS_2_CoVHex_SARS_2_CoV Member Posts: 70


    Now when you say it, I have been meeting lots of players with names like "hell", "satan", "dark", "666" and names like that lately.

    No joke.

  • KolbyKolbyKolbyKolbyKolbyKolby Member Posts: 491

    I find that oftentimes, I will go down against newer killers because I expect them to mindgame a lot of the tiles that necessitate it, so when you double back around an LT wall, you just walk into them because they were just holding W and vaulting the window. You might have a problem where you're big braining strategy against someone who isn't using any, and this will cause you to fail.

  • Nos37Nos37 Member Posts: 2,711

    I'm at 6,523 hours (1,400 on Steam; the rest on Xbox), and I have yet to reach Rank 1 as survivor (I only solo queue). I think the closest I got was Rank 4, once.

    Buff solo... 😫


  • Hex_SARS_2_CoVHex_SARS_2_CoV Member Posts: 70

    I have about 8000 hours on Steam, the rest on Stadia, Microsoft store app & DBD mobile.

  • Hex_SARS_2_CoVHex_SARS_2_CoV Member Posts: 70
    edited May 2021

    That controller thing worked btw. And after force closing the Steam big picture it hasn't occured again. Maybe the witch works via the Steam overlay.

    I also disabled the Steam overlay and disabled sharing of my ip via p2p networking on the same settings tab.

    Maybe somebody have been flooding me.

    Post edited by Hex_SARS_2_CoV on
  • apathyincapathyinc Member Posts: 373

    So if you have attracted something paranormal, the beginning events seem like nuisances or pranks, but can eventually escalate to larger things. You should pay close attention to your health and don't hesitate to seek medical help for any changes in behavior such as depression or increased anxiety. Also, I am not an expert, just someone who reads odd books from time to time.

  • CluelessWandererCluelessWanderer Member Posts: 821


    Solo queue is incredibly difficult atm. I dropped from Rank 2-3 to Rank 6-7 by camping/tunneling Killers in the last week alone. It seems SWF and Killers keep getting buffed so the two respective groups are balanced, but Solo survivors are never considered in anything.

    If a Killer finds you in a locker and you've left no scratchmarks, no disrespect intended, but it's nothing supernatural. The Killer most likely heard the squeak of the locker doors. If it is just uncanny that they are finding you, I'd consider it an aura reading hack rather than a witch, yanno?

  • unluckycombounluckycombo Member Posts: 582

    It could just be that both newer killers are odd and unpredictable in chase, and that newer killers you face and escape against probably aren't going to be putting out great pressure, and didn't chase you all game.

    At least, that's an issue I've noticed recently in pipping- a lot of games where you will blank/de-pip from either getting chased all game or not ever seeing the killer.

    Ranks are funky tho, I wouldn't trust 'em.

  • GodLikeTerrorGodLikeTerror Member Posts: 1,054

    This is true. I'm pretty decent at survivor, but if I go against a newer player I end up getting demolished sometimes, because they have the absolute weirdest pathing's ever. My killer gameplay for when I play killer falls into extremely advanced mindgames, and newer players don't do that either. They are pretty clueless, and that's what gets me.

  • malatrusemalatruse Member Posts: 712

    Huh. I wonder if something changed in the game around that time (that's about when I started playing so idk what). If you're a data person I would suggest you start keeping a spreadsheet with things like what killer you are playing against, how many gens get done, what perks you are using, etc. and see if there is any correlation.

  • Hex_SARS_2_CoVHex_SARS_2_CoV Member Posts: 70
    edited May 2021

    I did and the only weird thing that came up, was that I only met a small number of players every match, less than 100 which is weird considering there are often 50 thousand players online at any time.

    Before this it was totally random and I almost never met the same players twice.

    Another weird thing was that almost all of them had the mangeled unicorn and the black crow charm sometimes the claudette voodo doll too, on the hook.

    Post edited by Hex_SARS_2_CoV on
  • OldHunterLightOldHunterLight Member Posts: 3,000

    Sounds like a solo queue problem, this is from someone who plays solo queue a lot and sometimes plays in a 2 man group.

    Most survivors since the rank reset change aren't good, yeah sometimes you get good players but most of the time you are going to get red rank bots who last 10 seconds in a chase and can't hold m1 on a gen.

    I suggest getting a teammate at least a friend who can help you out, I'm lucky my brother plays dbd sometimes and trust me it is great having 1 other player doing stuff.

    We both are killer mains but have been playing survivor more because of how easy killer is these days.

    You have almost 4 times of hours as me, I have 3k hours adding both platforms I've been playing dbd, my brother has 1.5k.

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