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Do You Play Killer Without Information Perks?

Personally, I feel like I'm at a disadvantage if I'm not using Discordance or Surveillance. I gotta know which gens they're prioritizing so I can stall the game. If I go into a game without a generator-highlighting perk, I feel like I'm going in blind because it's harder to gauge the priorities of the team.

Do you feel the same way about your own info perk? Maybe it's BBQ or even Bloodhound that you prefer. If you don't have them, do you notice yourself having more downtime patrolling? Or do you trust your intuition enough to never use info perks at all?



  • Rey_512Rey_512 Member Posts: 1,622

    I like BBQ because I don’t like to camp unless a survivor or two are hovering around the hook. Points are nice too.

  • LabracLabrac Applicant Posts: 1,214

    No, I'm addicted to BBQ, Discordance and Nurse's Calling. Every single one of my builds has at least one of those, sometimes even two.

  • Blue_Archer33Blue_Archer33 Member Posts: 194

    You pose a great point by saying that not having at least 1 information perk feels like a great disadvantage. About JUST GENS though is where this gets interesting.

    I, personally, love information perks in regards to HEALING so that being injured is much more of a threat to the survivors. Nurse's Calling is an obvious one, so that you can stop heals before a survivor goes up a state. DeathBound is a fun one. You get to know where survivors like to run off to hide so that they can heal up safely. If they heal and it doesn't Proc, the heal took place nearby. These two pair very well for a lot of mischief 😈

  • SnowbawlzzzSnowbawlzzz Member Posts: 1,077

    Different brains think different ways. I enjoy Nurse's Calling, but I find myself getting more pressure out of Discordance. If they want to stop and heal, at least they're not making gen progress.

  • MandyTalkMandyTalk Administrator, Co-ordinator, BHVR Posts: 16,634

    I always run a mix of of information perks and chase perks. I usually have BBQ on (I like my 4 stacks!), Discordance, Enduring and then the final slot is for usually another chase perk. I'm currently liking Spirit Fury in an effort to wean myself off Brutal Strength.

  • ElusivePukkaElusivePukka Member Posts: 1,602

    BBQ, Discordance, Thrilling Tremors, they're all fun depending on how they interact with killer powers. I frequently don't need them, but they're handy if I've gotten lost or lost traction in a trial - a primary use for each is mapping where individual survivors are so I can focus on chases/juggling, one of my favourite parts of playing killer.

    If I'm not using them, it's on killers like Ghost Face, Doctor, or Hag, who have info built into their powers.

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  • RaSavage42RaSavage42 Member Posts: 2,751

    For me it's Whispers (and BBQ... but that's beside the point)

    Without Whispers I feel in doubt

  • Spy crows always tell me where they're going, or more precisely where they are, and without having to look for them

  • GhosteGhoste Member Posts: 1,434

    I feel naked without Discordance or BBQ on. Generally at least 1 of your perk slots should be dedicated to information. Similar to Survivors dedicating 1 slot to an Exhaustion perk.

  • Nathan13Nathan13 Member Posts: 4,413

    I don’t use information perks that much. But if I need points i’ll put on BBQ and a party streamer.

  • chargernick85chargernick85 Member Posts: 2,816

    BBQ is usually on but when i dont have it on the killer I tinker with all the information perks. I don't feel i need them though. I prefer perks like Lethal/corrupt, brutal, scourge hook, play thing, lullaby, stbl, sloppy over most.

    I like to use perks that I guarantee value. Nurses has a range limit, whispers picks up hooked survivors, disco (which i do use) requires multiples on gens which is not as common as it used to be.

  • RougualRougual Member Posts: 434

    Short answer: Run 4 Slowdown, git gud.

    Long answer: get good at natural tracking/prediction/real time mapping and stop letting the game hold your hand..... also let it hold your hand and run 4 slowdown perks.

  • RenRenRenRen Member Posts: 945

    I only run bbq for "tracking. I use bbq more for that bp. Between chase and gen slowdown, Tracking isn't that good compared to the others.

  • HippieHippie Member Posts: 1,002

    I love using Deathbound. It's been one of my favorites ever since Pyramid Head was released! I also like using Spies from the Shadows from time to time. And I do enjoy using BBQ but I haven't unlocked it on all of my Killers yet (I just unlocked it recently, even though I've been playing Killer for ages...).

    But no, I don't use information perks every Killer game. I do enjoy using them frequently though... especially Deathbound! 😍

  • ThiccBudhhaThiccBudhha Member Posts: 4,344

    I am a BBQ gamer for now, but really, the information rarely helps me. I do it for the juicy BP. Otherwise I prefer chase perks.

  • yobudddyobuddd Member Posts: 2,055

    Unpopular opinion, but for me it’s Spies!

    It’s so specific - gives me far more reliable information than Whispers (for me anyway). Many times it leads me straight to survivors that I would never have noticed otherwise. And if we get and indoor map….. 😈 Let’s just say survivors gonna have problems navigating through the poultry infestation!


    Wasn't your tag formerly Mod? If you got a new position congrats.

  • SnowbawlzzzSnowbawlzzz Member Posts: 1,077
    edited October 2021

    Hard to "naturally track" when 2 guys can crank out a generator in 40 seconds

    At that point, it doesn't matter how good your "natural tracking" is, you need to make a mad dash for that generator as soon as they're on it, or it's gone

  • SirGandoSirGando Member Posts: 375

    Depends on the killer, but i have BBQ anyway, and often i use tinkerer. information is key, especially with slowdown perks on big maps.

  • MewMew Member Posts: 1,647

    no, because i always run bbq (for the bp)

    im also becoming addicted to lethal pursuer too so that doesnt help

  • MandyTalkMandyTalk Administrator, Co-ordinator, BHVR Posts: 16,634

    Thank you!

    Just to add to my previous post - I'm All Ears is somethign I've been having a lot of fun with recently and I find that survivors do not expect me to have it....it's lead to a few people saying I'm hacking after the game, which has been kinda interesting! I do explain the perk though.

  • GoodBoyKaruGoodBoyKaru Member Posts: 15,498

    BBQ is basically always in my build.

    Depending on the killer, I may use some more of em. Like, on Pyramid Head, I'm All Ears is his best perk without a shadow of a doubt, so of course I use it on him.

  • FengisKawaiiFengisKawaii Member Posts: 307

    Ooh good luck on that one! I forced myself off Brutal a while ago because I had become kind of addicted to it lol. It just feels too good to run on certain killers <3

  • ThanksForDailyThanksForDaily Member Posts: 597

    I don't play killer without bbq.

    For points btw, not for the auras. But the're appreciated.

  • chargernick85chargernick85 Member Posts: 2,816

    Right....I run Brutal on most killers. Recently I get great use out of it with Charlotte and Trickster. I replaced POP with Brutal on Trickster since he's too damn slow to get value out of it most of time. Also the fact I feel I need to be in chase as much as possible with him to have a decent game (Repair as fast as you can while I kill you fast as I can).

  • Marc_go_soloMarc_go_solo Member Posts: 2,603

    All my perks are randomized every trial, so quite often I'll be having strange setups with none of those perks.

    After a while you find that they're not always important. Useful, yes. But you can win without them.

  • SudoK7SudoK7 Member Posts: 56

    Can't play killer without BBQ and a regression perk. It's like trying to play survivor without kindred and a exhaustion perk

  • TicTacTicTac Member Posts: 2,174

    I really like to use information perks. But sometimes i think i should just get better game sense and use more regression instead.

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