Home Dead by Daylight Forums Discussions General Discussions

Do you give the last survivor the hatch?

FarlanFarlan Member Posts: 11

I consider myself a Killer main but I play plenty of survivor too, but one thing I almost NEVER see as the survivor is the Killer letting the last survivor down the hatch.

When I play Killer, I (almost) always let the last survivor down the hatch, especially when there's been disconnects.

The only exception to this is if the last survivor has been an ######### all game (pallet/flashlight combos etc general swf behaviour you know) or if I don't know where the hatch is and I genuinely can't be bothered looking for it, which is rare but does happen.

I doubt I'm the only one that does this so I'd like to see how many killer mains actually do this or at least try to, I almost never see it happen while I'm playing as survivor and I very rarely get so much as a thank you for doing it so am I wasting my time on good etiquette? Should I just stop bothering if no one else makes the effort to do this anyway? Need y'all to inspire some hope in me

Survivor mains also welcome to comment I guess



  • KiskashiKiskashi Member Posts: 1,043
    edited July 2019

    I don't know... giving the hatch freaks me out a little if I have them already/have caught them/seen them (i.e. walking around with them to find the hatch) mostly because one time I did this ages ago as a relatively new killer because I thought they played well and deserved it and the I got massively abused by the other survivors. Even got told they hope my family dies of cancer. So, since them it kind of freaks me out. If anyone really wants to let them go I'd say just go AFK somewhere or stomp gens/false patrol etc. I've just fallen into a trend of not caring and just wrapping up the game though so I don't give the hatch anymore. Sad I know.

    If you're nice, they hate you, you lose, they abuse you, you're playing normally and win, they'll hate you. Killer is almost a lose/lose role sometimes. I've also had moments of being nice to survivors only to have them throw it in my face later in the trial or get no thanks at all if they make a dumb mistake at the gate and I let them go anyway because I was just doing a daily or a new build etc.

    It's not all terrible though, I have got some really nice messages while playing as killer but they are very rare, and to be fair I think I get thanks more from survivors who I save in a desperate situation as a survivor than ones I show mercy to as a killer.

    This is from someone who is considered a survivor main too, I get why killers don't give the hatch, I don't bother giving it anymore, it should just be found normally.

  • HazeHoundHazeHound Member Posts: 814

    Depends on mood. If someone dced early and this person wasnt ######### to me or other survivors (teabagging, stupid saves, sandbagging) they have good chance for it.

    Unless i know them for dcing themselves before, then they are moried on sight no matter what.

  • TragicSolitudeTragicSolitude Member Posts: 5,062

    I always appreciate it when the killer gives me the hatch. It's a nice gesture. I've tried to say thank you a few times, but I'm on PS4 and almost every time the player has had messages turned off, so I stopped trying.

    When I play killer, I sometimes let the last survivor have the hatch, or now that the EGC exists I may give them the exit gate (I get points for closing the hatch, dangit). If the survivors have been rude, I definitely won't give the hatch. If there are two survivors left and I find one camping the hatch, I will absolutely sacrifice them and give it to the other one.

    The other day, I had three survivors left. Downed one, hooked another. The third one left the hooked survivor to die. The downed one showed me what locker the third one was hiding in. It had me laughing, so I sacrificed the one in the locker and gave the downed survivor the hatch.

    I usually just treat the hatch like, "Eh, whatever." I'll choose a survivor whom I'm okay with surviving, and I'll make sure they're the last one standing. If I find them first, they get sac'd, but if they escape, that's fine, too.

  • Steve0333Steve0333 Member Posts: 529

    If there were DC's early in the game I'll be a nice killer but that's the only exception. If it's a fair match then no. They're all getting the hook.

  • blue4zionblue4zion Member Posts: 2,389

    I always give the hatch if someone DC'ed, or if it's a Jane ;)

  • KillermainBTWm8KillermainBTWm8 Member Posts: 4,210

    It depends if the survivor was actually decent and could run me around I will give them hatch. But if they couldn't pull their weight they go on the hook.

  • miaasmamiaasma Member Posts: 911

    situationally, sure

    if the survivor was really good and their 3 teammates weren't, i'll intentionally leave them for last so they can get hatch

    if they're an adorable baby survivor i'll probably give them hatch

    if someone makes me laugh i'll give them hatch

  • SkittlesthehuskySkittlesthehusky Member Posts: 504

    basically what miaasma said. though often times, i usually close hatch for those extra points, but let them take the door instead!

  • George_SorosGeorge_Soros Member Posts: 2,270

    Rarely. If some losers DC-d early on first down, maybe. Or if the last survivor seems very inexperienced, I may do it as a gesture. Otherwise, no way. I work hard to get those kills. And I hate it when I'm given the hatch as survivor. You downed me, you deserve those points.

  • Atrushan88Atrushan88 Member Posts: 2,083

    I don't trust survivors. I've had too many games where a 4 man SWF literally flocked me to save their friends while also tbagging after every pallet. As survivor, they farm me off the hook in the killer's face, ruining my points and depipping me. Sandbag me, etc. I kill 2, slug one, hook the last, and then hook the slugged one. No one's getting the hatch if I can manage to get them all down.

  • CrazewtboyCrazewtboy Member Posts: 1,083

    I don't typically give survivors the hatch. I give it on disconnects sometimes, but only if I can find it. I'm not wasting time so both of us can look for hatch when I can be in another game. The other time I give hatch is when I'm playing casually and just to have fun. At that point I don't care if they take hatch

  • RaptorrotasRaptorrotas Member Posts: 2,365

    Why'd you give it to a last surv who now unconditionally can get it by themselves?

  • SnakeSound222SnakeSound222 Member Posts: 4,453

    I never give the Hatch. You have to earn your escape, no matter what.

  • Caz2018Caz2018 Member Posts: 193

    I used to let the last one out if it had been a good match but with the amount of toxic behaviour these days, I only give them the hatch if I feel they were screwed over by their team.

  • martin27martin27 Member Posts: 696

    Depends on the last person/the group if i'll give them the hatch, good players get it toxic ones don't

  • mistar_zmistar_z Member Posts: 690

    Shirtless David = 85% chance of getting a hatch escape.

    I don't normally give people the hatch, unless they got screwed over by their teammate or they were very respectable in the game.

  • LapisInfernalisLapisInfernalis Member Posts: 1,822

    I normally don't give the hatch. Not anymore. Not with all the ######### out there.

    Sometimes, when I feel really bad for someone (because he got bodyblocked by a mate all the time, got farmed etc.) I give the hatch.

    But if the last one is a toxic piece of s**t, I will carry him to the hatch to close it in his face, hook him in sight of it or mori him on it. Works best with Wraith or Freddy. Just stand on it and wait.

  • RPGWolfGamer23RPGWolfGamer23 Member Posts: 123

    If they find the hatch first then yeah, can't really stop that.

    If I feel like they deserve the hatch (they played good and weren't toxic or just annoying to play against) then I'll walk away. Otherwise I'm closing it.

  • HealingMindHealingMind Member Posts: 3

    So, I'm a new killer and usually get 4 escaped every matche, usually unable to even HIT a survivor. Then one match, at complete random, the entire team seemed to have trouble really hearing me. As hillbilly. With no addons. It was such a massacre, I looked for the hatch, but just couldn't bring myself to close it due to how the game went. So I just walked away and gestured to him to go in when he found it. He said thanks, and that was it.

  • SlayerSlayer Member Posts: 1,148

    Pretending giving it counts?

  • CheersCheers Member Posts: 3,426

    I will let the killer hook me if he offers me the hatch.

    I will only let the survivor get hatch if they weren't toxic and had bad team mates

  • AetherBytesAetherBytes Member Posts: 1,810

    I only allow it depending on how they played. Cocky and the like, they eat the hook. Determined to escape even in the most dire of situations, or if they accept their death, they might get off free More likely to let them free if the game went quick or there was too many DCs too quick, they need BP too.

  • Mister_HoldoutMister_Holdout Member Posts: 3,144

    Yeah, I do it relatively often. If the match was pretty chill, I don't mind letting the last one go.

  • AlmoAlmo Member, Dev Posts: 1,114

    I have once or twice. I do it if the Survivor in question got badly dicked by his team.

  • LCGasterLCGaster Member Posts: 3,154

    Before EGC I would almost always do so

    When it got implemented I stopped being kind

Sign In or Register to comment.