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Post to console players: (and others getting screwed by lag and bad framerate)

Leachy_JrLeachy_Jr Member Posts: 1,844

I've played every killer with the new lag, I know I am a tad bit late but look at this post for advice if you want to grind out the last week or so of the event.

I have tested which killers I still find playable, frustrating but still kinda playable, and just straight up unplayable. This is based off of my own experience, I recommend you try to find which killer you can still play on this lag as my experience might not be the same as yours.

Killers to not play at all until patch comes (Borderline unplayable if not unplayable):

  • Deathslinger ( :( )
  • Trickster
  • Nemesis
  • Blight
  • Pyramid head (probably the worst killer for lag)
  • Nurse
  • Billy
  • Clown (he doesn't even work anyway)
  • Oni
  • Hag (I haven't tested hag but for real who plays hag)

Killers that are still kinda fun but do get effected by lag:

  • Huntress
  • Michael
  • Doctor
  • Bubba
  • Legion
  • Plague
  • Demo
  • Twins

Killers that are barely changed by the lag:

  • Trapper
  • Wraith
  • Freddy
  • Pig
  • Spirit
  • Ghostface

Hope this helps, I've been purely sticking to a cycle of freddy, GF, pig, twins and spirit for the time being as my main slingy boi is unplayable.

So if you're on console right now, I would bring out the Freddy/Pig/Spirits, as they are the most fun to play in my opinion out of the bunch. Use these to farm BP so you can get cakes on everyone.


  • OniWantsYourMacaroniOniWantsYourMacaroni Member Posts: 5,897

    Pretty much all the fun killers get screwed by this update :(

  • BioXBioX Member Posts: 1,378

    This, but man, recently R* released the "summer update" for Red Dead Online and what a spectacular mess that was, never crashed so much in my life, its KINDA fixed now but boy howdy they messed it up so badly....an that is freaking Rockstar, makers of the biggest thing in the entire entertainment industry....

    Im starting to believe a level of quality is just gone with devs and everyone bites off more then that can chew, we need Valve back to make a game and show them all how its done (assuming they did not also turn to crap).

  • milkybandit69milkybandit69 Member Posts: 63

    I usually get a 1-2 second freeze just activating my power as Ghostface :(

  • ZozzyZozzy Member Posts: 4,759

    All killers get messed up by the lag. every lunge will lag the game.

  • Leachy_JrLeachy_Jr Member Posts: 1,844

    Reason why I say GF is still playable is because it doesn't happen at a crucial moment like a deathslinger ads.

    Personally I don't mind the freeze but I can understand why people would HATE it.

  • JPLongstreetJPLongstreet Member Posts: 2,913

    Whenever the topic of game performance came up I'd always ask out PC cousins to borrow a buddy's PS4 or whatever and actually feel what we consolers do.

    I never wished darn near everyone find out this rudely by having console-more inflicted in them.

  • milkybandit69milkybandit69 Member Posts: 63

    True, it's still miles better than playing anyone with a ranged/aim-based ability right now :(

  • EntitySpawnEntitySpawn Member Posts: 3,619

    Versing killers is a different matter, you lag regardless lol. Honestly console players should get a huge apology and reward. I'm talking like 3mill BP not a silly 300k which is 2-3games of 5 cakes

  • GrimoireWeissGrimoireWeiss Member Posts: 1,182

    I personally don't have many problems with Oni. It drops tons of frames while activating his power or sucking blood, but I haven't had problems using the kanabo.

    Funnily enough Spirit is THE BEST killer to play right now. No joke, my game runs fine (like it was pre-RE chapter) while playing as her, except for when unhooks or Dead Hard happens. Maybe it's because the game doesn't have to load survivor models and hitboxes during Phase Walk?

    BHVR is basically forcing console players to be Spirit mains lol.

  • GrimoireWeissGrimoireWeiss Member Posts: 1,182

    Btw, Wraith for me is really bad. Whenever I uncloak the game freezes for a solid second, it makes his speed boost useless.

  • MadLordJackMadLordJack Member Posts: 8,815

    Yup, that's been my experience for the killers I've played. Except Ghostface, he probably belongs in the second catagory. Although his reveal mechanic is bugged as hell anyway, so...

  • SMitchell8SMitchell8 Member Posts: 2,395

    I've been on holiday in Somerset for a week and got back last night. Played a few games as survivor as I was shocked as to how its still lagging. In one game, I litterally stopped for half a second giving a Huntress a free hit.

    A week ago playing Oni was unbearable, but Trapper and GF wasn't too bad apart from freezes just before M1 attacks 🙄

    Absolute joke that they haven't fixed it yet.

  • WishIcouldmainWishIcouldmain Member Posts: 3,949

    Well thanks to my original mains being unplayable I discovered Ghostface is my favorite stealth killer to play as

  • laKUKAlaKUKA Member Posts: 406

    With my friends we stop playing until they fix it, and the most wonderful thing about this is that, we discovered a lot of games that are fun!

  • Sweet_SusieSweet_Susie Member Posts: 27

    As legion I get a slight freeze if in frenzy or if I'm defending a hook.

    I was waiting to grab a survivor when they went for the unhook, I went left they went right, I followed, then a 3 second freeze and we were both just like six steps away from the hook looking in opposite directions.

    It was so funny I just gave her the unhook.

    Only time it was really bad was on Yakoma Estates, everyone was in the basement, I honestly into frenzy and it was like a six second freeze, totally solid and when I pop back, I'm in the basement alone just standing there.

  • CluelessWandererCluelessWanderer Member Posts: 825

    I'm at this stage. It's been crap for me since the RE content was released. Constant lag, lag switching etc. I went from Rank 2 to Rank 12 now LOL.

    A lot of it was being disconnected constantly (while the DC penalty was a thing). Then they disable the DC penalty, and my rank dropped way more because the camping/tunneling is just insane during the event, and as soon as someone is camped they disconnect immediately leaving the rest of Solo survivors to flail around with a tunneler which = depips.

    It's a miserable experience at the moment. I just started playing DBD in January and I've never seen a game company that would leave so many players with a broken game for what is it now... a month? More?

  • ggallinftwggallinftw Member Posts: 338

    Yeah, same here. Every three months I pick up something new to coincide with bhvr's scheduled breaking of the game.

  • OniWantsYourMacaroniOniWantsYourMacaroni Member Posts: 5,897

    Yeah,welcome to BHVR.

    This company couldn't care less about its playerbase.They are more interested in money rather than delivering a quality product.

  • xxshyguyxxxxshyguyxx Member Posts: 312

    I've been playing trickster, and deathslinger all morning and yeah every time I raise my gun or knife I get framerate drops. It's definitely harder to play. I thought it was just my internet I didn't know this is effecting everyone.

    Why is this a thing? What causes frames to drop like that bc I noticed it's usually only when I go to use my ability or when a survivor goes to dead hard or something.

    If I'm just moving around the map it's not bad but as soon as chases start I get teleported and lose my place and the survivor gets distance on me.

  • DamarusDamarus Member Posts: 568
    edited July 2021

    I know this is a helpful post, and I mean no harm to anyone with what I am about to say, I just find it funny that not even lag and heavy frame drops are enough to bother the Spirit. I can confirm all of what you said, anyway. All the killers that require aiming of some sorts will get screwed over by the current situation, as much as all survivors.

  • danielmaster87danielmaster87 Member Posts: 6,555

    They're all affected by lag. Swing weapon - lag. Dead Hard - lag.

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