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Why Do Survivors 'Waggle' On The Ground?

StarLostStarLost Member Posts: 6,564

Always wondered about this.

You knock someone down, and they waggle from side to side.

Is it BM?

Are they saying 'don't pick me up?'

Did they poop themselves?



  • FixtionuLFixtionuL Member Posts: 54

    I don't play survivor much but only time I'll sometimes do it is on death hook saying please no killer leave me, or most recently I remember was getting tunneled after looping the killer for 3 gens and as he was staring at me waiting out the DS I didn't have I was menacingly wiggling on the ground towards him making him back away from me.

  • HannaciaHannacia Member Posts: 743

    When i do it im only making the killer notice me and hook me. Unless its ghostface then im just announcing my forever love towards him and hoping he wont kill me 💜💜

  • SatelitSatelit Member Posts: 1,188

    I'm just keeping my hands occupied

  • throwaway79465468797throwaway79465468797 Member Posts: 682

    If they aren't going to heal they might as well crawl or wiggle side to side just to keep busy. Much like being on a hook. I'd hate to play spectator simulator where I cant do anything at all. It would bore me to death

  • HeartboundHeartbound Member Posts: 3,256

    I do it as preparation for wiggling, but I like to imagine it as protesting being picked up.

  • AetherBytesAetherBytes Member Posts: 2,365
  • Dino7281Dino7281 Member Posts: 3,294

    It's same as why I dance on hook, I am just bored...

  • ShroompyShroompy Member Posts: 3,600

    I do it to mooncrawl 😎

  • GoodBoyKaruGoodBoyKaru Member Posts: 20,524

    Because being slugged is boring but necessary so I might as well make it more fun for me.

  • Grandpa_Crack_PipeGrandpa_Crack_Pipe Member Posts: 2,846

    Because it looks funny, and I don't have a whole lot of other things to be doing on the ground.

  • Thusly_BonedThusly_Boned Member Posts: 1,677

    I do almost every time; a breakdown of why:

    1. I am just pre-emptively getting into wiggle mode (like 95% of the time)
    2. I just got downed off hook and I am telling the killer off in the only way available to me at the time (like 5% of the time)
  • fogdonkeyfogdonkey Member Posts: 1,542

    They are bored to death.


    Clearly its "No UwU big daddy killer please don't hook me I beg please :3"

  • Marc_go_soloMarc_go_solo Member Posts: 2,983

    I'll do it to try to tell other survivors the killer is still near. Most times it is a waste of wiggle, but on the odd occassion the killer buggers off and I'm revived safely. Probably more by luck than judgement, but I like to feel I'm doing my bit.

  • IamFranIamFran Member Posts: 1,115
    edited January 10

    Because they're starting to mash AD AD before being grabbed by the killer for not losing any second of wiggle, It's pretty obvious, haha.

  • SMitchell8SMitchell8 Member Posts: 2,496

    Probably to pre warn you that you will soon be entering a struggle contest or perhaps signalling to a nearby player to try and bait a hit or pallet save. Maybe it wastes a fraction of time for the killer to get the pick up command??

  • ShinobuSKShinobuSK Member Posts: 4,604

    To say "Oh no, dont hook me Mr Killer"

  • Kira4EvrKira4Evr Member Posts: 2,025

    I just do it because I look like a worm

  • MiloMilo Member Posts: 7,084

    It funi

  • oxygenoxygen Member Posts: 2,883

    I do it because it looks silly, and I doubt there's a lot of people that do it for any reason more complicated than that. Same reason I crawl backwards/"mooncrawl" or swish my survivor's body back and forth like a broom, it just looks goofy.

  • ZozzyZozzy Member Posts: 4,759

    wiggle macro.

  • Mat_SellaMat_Sella Member Posts: 3,196

    its fun to do

  • ThanksForDailyThanksForDaily Member Posts: 1,103

    Omg what is this thread. This is a preparation for wiggling and because they're bored. Nothing else.

  • FirelliusFirellius Member Posts: 2,277

    Because they can do literally nothing else.

  • RizzoRizzo Member, Administrator, Mod Posts: 13,748

    The same reason why people spam A-D while running, the answer is "Why not?", it looks funny, it's a way to kill time while slugged and some people start wiggling the moment they get downed out of habit and muscle memory.

  • WulfasgerWulfasger Member Posts: 67

    The animation of waggling is hilarious if you spam A D. It always reminds me spiderman crawls on the wall. And it looks cute on female characters, i do that mostly because of this.

  • JuicymanJuicyman Member Posts: 84

    I do it when I massively misplay as a way to show I'm laughing such as a really dumb vault or a very questionable reverse pallet drop.

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