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Hilbilly nerf when?

GoldengeartwoGoldengeartwo Member Posts: 79
edited March 2019 in General Discussions

This Killer is so utterly OP, anything less than a hardcore SWF just gets obliterated. Especially when perks like Hex: Ruin and BBQ are being used.

This Killer has far too many strengths and not a single weak aspect of him.

  1. 115% movement speed
  2. Unmatched patrol power with the 230% movement speed chainsaw
  3. 1-Hit downing power
  4. Quick destruction of pallets
  5. Small penalty in the event you even miss with your chainsaw, either intentionally or not.

Leatherface is slower, has tricky control of his chainsaw. These are adequate disadvantage when you can down Survivors instantly. Meanwhile Billy is completely superior, and utterly overpowered. This is nearly the only Killer I encounter in the game, especially when you get closer to Rank 1. This Killer, on top of the stupid hitboxes and lagswitching, just makes me not want to play Survivor. I'd rather just play Killer, it's much easier and doesn't give a headache.


  • GoldengeartwoGoldengeartwo Member Posts: 79

    I get it's easy for a Killer-dominated forum to defend OP Killers. I understand the mentality, I play both sides a lot.

  • GrootDudeGrootDude Member, Trusted Posts: 14,021

    He’s not exactly OP, but he should slow down a bit when holding his saw.

  • EvelineEveline Member Posts: 2,340

    Never. How does that sound?

  • ArrozArroz Member Posts: 1,434

    No one is going to agree with you, this is killer dominated forum.. only buff ideas for killer and nerf idea for survivors?

    And btw full of this too

  • ArrozArroz Member Posts: 1,434

    Maybe he's base speed should be nerfed? he already has his chainsaw so that's not gonna be a problem..

  • AcromioAcromio Member Posts: 1,371

    Hopefully never.


  • MushwinMushwin Member Posts: 3,117

    He needs a nerf! who needs a killer as fast as road runner

  • Mister_xDMister_xD Member Posts: 4,375

    just got killed by a billy, huh?

  • MasterMaster Member Posts: 10,208


  • Condorloco_26Condorloco_26 Member Posts: 1,714

    Well, you said it yourself. Billy is the only counter to hardcore SWF, who otherwise, would be unbeatable. And there's no sign of incoming nerfs to SWF, so...

    At least on console, Billy is needed as-is exactly for that simple reason. I know PC has God Nurse too, but she's busted on console.

  • Condorloco_26Condorloco_26 Member Posts: 1,714
  • DemonDaddyDemonDaddy Member Posts: 1,486

    Hopefully no changes until a buff is required. I like facing him just as he is.

  • JoannaVOJoannaVO Member Posts: 747

    Hillbilly OP? Just no.

  • DudeDeliciousDudeDelicious Member Posts: 6,769

    No killer should be entitled to both high speed AND insta downs

  • RaptorrotasRaptorrotas Member Posts: 1,859
    edited March 2019

    Chainsaw sprint has a steering penalty, a cooldown in which he cant do anything, and potential selfstun. Also he still gets slowed down while charing the ability.

    Unlike spirit, he cannot just m1 after gettingbout of the sprint, he wastes some time putting his big tool away, as already mentioned HE CANNOT INTERACT WITH SURVIVORS in that time.

    The comparison with LF is always funny, if LF had billy's charge time and/or charging movementpenalty, he'd be midtier or atleast not a joke.

    Edit: hillbilly is where other killers should be, newer killer lose basic mechanics to get weaknesses lazy survivors need.

  • iceman2kxiceman2kx Member Posts: 462

    Yea, he's strong but that's okay. Killers need a couple strong killers. If you try and make every killer Wraith tier, this game just won't be fun. Nerf Billy and he essentially becomes scuffed Leatherface, and Leatherface needs a buff. So, do you see the problem with swinging the nerf bat around?

  • se05239se05239 Member Posts: 3,920

    If anything, we should make more killers to be as strong as Hillbilly. He's the most balanced killer out there.

  • Wolf74Wolf74 Member Posts: 2,959


    Yea and all your other posts on this forum show that you are such a balanceminded player, right?

    Every post ist just nerf killer/buff survivor, but you are non biased and play both sides, sure.


  • George_SorosGeorge_Soros Member Posts: 2,270
    edited March 2019

    I'd say all he needs is narrowing the hit cone of chainsaw, just by a little. I've seen some quite ridiculous hits. I'm generally not up in arms about "hitboxes": only real problems are with Billy's chainsaw, Huntress' hatchets and the effective are for pallet stuns (too big).

    Frankly, if he did not have an instadown ability at all, he'd still be a top tier killer. Speed is everything.

  • thekiller490490thekiller490490 Member Posts: 1,147

    FFS stop with this [BAD WORD]. I'm going with @SadonicShadow.

  • Mr_KMr_K Member Posts: 3,091

    He can be looped to the point where using the chainsaw would be detrimental to catching the survivor.

  • MysterTalMysterTal Member Posts: 151

    Here's a challenge/experiment for you:

    Play Billy yourself for 100 matches, which you will record (you can upload as unlisted videos to YouTube).


    Match Result: You must kill all four Survivors every match. Since you're playing an OP character, this should not be a problem.

    Perks: You may use any Perks but you must play at least 25 matches without Perks and you may play more matches Perkless if you choose.

    The reasoning is that you're asserting that the character is OP, not the Perks.

    Addons: You may use any Addons in any combination, but you may not use the same combination for more than 2 matches in a row and at least 25 matches must be played without Addons.

    The reasoning is that you're claiming that the character is OP, so just the character with its bare base kit should be sufficient.

    Offerings: You may not use any Offerings except for those which grant extra Bloodpoints (Bloody Party Streamers, Survivor Pudding, etc).

    You may play up to 10 matches as "warm-up" matches before beginning the challenge and you do not have to complete the challenge in a single day but you cannot take more than 30 days to complete it.

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