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Why are survivors so strong?

Legit I don’t know if I’m just bad or if survivors are super strong??? when I start playing against survivors who aren’t new, they all stomp me into the ground. I’ve been getting 1 kill per match. They all loop me, deprive me of stalk, and click their flashlights at me.

idk I’m getting discouraged I guess and wondering why I even came back to this game to torment myself 😂



  • BlueMeansDeepBlueMeansDeep Member Posts: 65

    The reality is you can’t use one of the worst killers and reliably do well most of the time. An issue with the balance, but it is what it is.

    Seeing flashlights is good though, as it’s one of the weaker items. Medkits are way better.

  • SiberiaSiberia Member Posts: 353

    They are annoying lmao. I just like good sportsmanship, so I’m not a fan of the teabagging & clicking to get my attention or taunt me. But it is what it is lol

  • SiberiaSiberia Member Posts: 353

    Yikes. My man is in need of a buff. Early game can be so brutal with him if you don’t get outta EW1 fast enough.

  • SiberiaSiberia Member Posts: 353

    No offense taken! I don’t have a lot of killer hours under my belt, and the only killer I DO play is Michael. Somehow I keep going against sweaty SWF teams that clearly know what they’re doing, when I’m only in bronze ranks rn 🧐

    This isn’t meant to just be me complaining. I was genuinely confused if I was just really bad or if survivors are somehow godlike & make killers look like fools often. I guess when I think of playing a killer, I think of them being formidable; someone you don’t wanna mess with. But instead with DBD you get teabaggers and clickers and people who smash you in the face with pallets & encourage a chase because they don’t fear you 😂

  • SiberiaSiberia Member Posts: 353

    Thank you. I really appreciate all your advice. I’m definitely gonna look into YouTube videos for those strategies, as well as videos of how other people like to play Michael efficiently. It’s such a bummer that there’s “tiers” for killers, since it seems like eventually you’ll either struggle greatly to win or will have to choose another killer to increase your chances.

    But perhaps you’re right. I won’t focus so much on winning & instead will learn chases and such properly. I’ve 100% been guilty of sticking to chases for too long & neglecting patrolling gens lol.

  • If you're playing Mikey I feel like the best time to stalk survivors is when they just leave a generator. That way they have as little time as possible to escape into a loop and you get the most out of your stalking power

  • SRGIISRGII Member Posts: 39

    I would recommend unistalling this garbage and play something alot better. The game is just getting worse and worse... an it wont change any time soon. As these devs are a joke!

  • EvilBarney666EvilBarney666 Member Posts: 137

    I have said all along. This game favors the survivors. But it makes sense from a business perspective.

    Survivors outnumber killers 4 to 1. Survivors can bring in their friends to play swf. They buy more cosmetics, they buy more addon packs.

    You need the game to be easier on them. If they perceive the game as being to hard they won't stay and bring friends and spend.

    Killers do spend as well. Just not on the same level. It's standard business. Cater to your majority.

    They would never admit it, we may not like it, but it's a sound business practice.

  • botraxbotrax Member Posts: 633

    Because every survivor have the tool to 1v1 a killer in a 1v4 game. You play myers too that does not help your case like other people say he is one of the worst killer

  • ShapedShaped Member Posts: 4,034

    They eat a lot of spinach.

    Other than that, strength in numbers, strong loops, objective being done too fast even if you get downs in reasonable time with certain killers.

  • SiberiaSiberia Member Posts: 353


    Yup just got bullied again by a SWF haha. Doesn’t help that I have like zero good perks but it doesn’t exactly encourage me to keep playing either.

  • GrayEyesGrayEyes Member Posts: 379

    yeah the grind in the beginning when you have no perks sucks ass especially since Michael doesn't have the strongest perks just try and focus on try a variety of killers ik you love myers and I love trapper but I found playing a lot of killers helped me get better, dont forget that survivors might be running spine chill and object of obsession so they will know when you are looking at them

    make sure when you are at loops you walk backwards or double back or even fake the double back to mind game them and hide your red stains that's all beginning survivors look at ia your red stains

    also know when to drop chase if you are playing myers you probably are using play with your food and if you are every time you lose a survivor whether on purpose or accident it speeds you up

  • GrayEyesGrayEyes Member Posts: 379

    also ik you hate playing survivor cause ik I do but try and play at least a little bit itll help you understand how they think better good survivors aren't just staring at gens they are constantly looking at there perks listening for your terror radius never forget they can hear your chase music long before you see them

    good survivors are already looking for the loop they are gonna head towards while they are fixing or healing or saving

    also my best advice is find things in the game you enjoy I mustve tried every killer and hated almost all of them until i played basement trapper now that's all i play lol

  • MrCalac123MrCalac123 Member Posts: 938

    Because the Devs are too damn scared to nerf them, that's why. Anytime Survivors are unhappy Killers get nerfed, Deathslinger, Spirit, not even Wraith is safe when Survivors ######### and moan on the forums 24/7.

    I see posts every day complaining about stupid ######### like Franklin's or Leatherface. And odds are the Devs may actually be dumb enough to listen.

  • PredatedPredated Member Posts: 2,267

    I'd even go as far to say Michael IS the worst. The only thing keeping him kiiiinda okay is green stalk speed addons and his bowtie addon. The rest is mediocre.

  • GrayEyesGrayEyes Member Posts: 379

    idk if I could agree with Michael being worse then trapper or clown tbh atleast he has insta down abilities with no add ons

  • JunylarJunylar Member Posts: 1,307

    Survivors are weak, the Comms are strong.

  • PredatedPredated Member Posts: 2,267

    Wraith had a coinflip moment though. The bigger problem is that devs are too scared to buff the killers in different ways because of potential power creeps.

    Do you want a killer to be kill switched for 2 entire weeks when killer mains find a easy cheese that guarantuees 4k's at 5 gens? No, thats why killer changes are tiny.

    And yeah, Franklins is a bit weird. It's only good against medkits(its not even good against keys, since survivors will just pick up the key and drop it somewhere), but it's too good against flashlights or sabotage toolboxes, which are already quite bad, but do not need a buff.

    Leatherface does need changes around hooked survivors tho. You shouldnt be able to camp a survivor who gets unhooked with BT and still down both survivors with 1 use of your ability. Not even NOED can do that #########. That's the only change he needs, no longer being able to camp. Especially now that survivor MMR is based around escapes. You literally have a killer that forces a survivor to lose MMR without them having any kind of preparation against that. Bubba is one of the killers where I would say you need to know you're facing him, because if you dont run DS Unbreakable, you're not going to be unhooked.

  • danielmaster87danielmaster87 Member Posts: 4,806

    Most killers have nothing on the survivors. They control everything, not the killer.

  • burt0rburt0r Member Posts: 1,909
    edited October 2021

    Careful, since it seems you came back after a longer break but (bronze) GRADE have no longer anything to do with matchmaking.

    Those visuals are just indicator how much someone has played between the thirteenth of each month for monthly bp rewards. (You also can not "derank" in grades since their progress is determined by the old pipping system but without depipping, only black pipping at worst)

    The matchmaking is done now with a hidden MMR value.

  • ShinobuSKShinobuSK Member Posts: 3,192

    Power role needs to be strong

  • LegionairLegionair Member Posts: 196

    If any survivor runs prove thyself and is semi efficient on gens it wont matter because objectives are imbalanced, a team doesnt have to be strong to win vs killer, they just have to hold m1 on gens semi-efficiently

  • ThiccBudhhaThiccBudhha Member Posts: 4,424

    I certainly hope not. Leatherface is love, Leatherface is life. They should go nerf Pig again. I mean, after this next update, of course.

  • pseudechispseudechis Member Posts: 1,528

    SBMM largely killed the casual game. There is kinda one way to play as survivor which is split up and smash gens and the killer has to perfectly prioritise time to have a chance to stop that, throw in a lil tunneling to get it down to three early and you have the competitive meta formula for DBD.

    I feel like its to easy to rank up as killer and SBMM does a better job at matching equally skilled survivors so that one potatoe I relied on to get a foothold in the game is often no longer there. (This is just my experience others experience may differ).

    Mikey is a lil lacking too and unfortunately as my fav killer I get trounced a lot. I find when you are completely outmatched its time to forgoe the kills, even 1 kill seems to keep you at the higher SBMM, let everyone escape for a game or two and then try again for real its whats been working for me. I'm about as good as I'm going to get at this game too so that's my go to strat to keep it casual.

    Throw a few games 0 kills then give it a try. My go to for this is BBQ and Chilli I can still farm up a heap of BP's and let everyone out the gate.

    Also lightborn is my best friend I've gotten so much stalk out of the way while people try to blind me. I got to infinite tier three tombstone at 4 gens up because a 3man flashlight squad just couldn't seem to figure it out and kept trying to blind me while I stalked them. Good times.

    Chase in tier 2 with your stalk 99'd for 3 and then pop at the opportune moment for the quick insta down. If all goes to plan you should have enough tier 3 left for a second insta down. Speed boosting perks work well for this.

  • SwampofferingSwampoffering Member Posts: 189

    Easy answer, DBD has like 90+% of community playing as survivors, that means the majority of the money that Behaviour make is from survivor side.

    Why should they Nerf the golden chicken? That makes no sense, survivors escaping every Game with their premade means more money on skins because they are having fun destroying Killers easy.

    It doesnt Matter if Killers stop buying skins and supporting Behaviour with money, we are not important, we are less than 15% of playerbase so for them, Its better to make Happy the other 85%.

    For that reason, 4 players with 500hrs each other, can Smash 5k hours killers. Broken maps, 15-20 pallets per map, OP structures and now this new boon totems, strong AsF.

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