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Proper Way to Thank a Killer in Game?

While it doesn't happen nearly as often as it did before EGC, there are instances where the killer is gracious enough to either guide the last survivor to the hatch, or let them escape through the exit gates. When this happens, I feel obliged to thank the killer for being kind. The problem is that there are limited gestures you can make in game, and they are virtually all considered toxic behavior. Typically, I do a very fast double crouch to show my gratitude, but I'm not sure that this is universally accepted by killers as a genuine thank you. I'm also a console player, so often times the killer has their messages disabled to prevent post game chat (and I honestly can't say that I blame them given the nature of many survivors). Any advice would be appreciated!



  • ShrekIsHotShrekIsHot Member Posts: 3,172

    Looking up and down really does the job, nodding to them up in their face, Killers see it as a friendly gesture. Messaging them does work but t-bagging or just spam crouching doesn't do it really, it feels like the Survivor is making fun of you for letting them go. Nodding is top tier.

  • PurvDaddy013PurvDaddy013 Member Posts: 16

    Thanks for the advice! I knew I was likely insulting the killer by double crouching, despite that not being my intention.

  • The_TrapperThe_Trapper Member Posts: 186

    Leave as soon as you can, say GG, move on.

  • Ember_HunterEmber_Hunter Member Posts: 1,693

    Double t tbag and nod at the gate. I love friendly killers, they deserve a place in heaven.

  • Boosted_DwightBoosted_Dwight Member, Trusted Posts: 2,674

    I feel bad every time a survivor does that.

    "No take it back! Don't waste that perfectly good med kit!"

  • Rizzo90Rizzo90 Member, Mod Posts: 5,715

    I usually give them my item, if i have one, as a token of my gratitude, otherwise i crouch and stare at the killer with my dead eyes 👀

  • PurvDaddy013PurvDaddy013 Member Posts: 16

    This is how I feel too, but as a survivor! I run plunderers after rank resets to hoard high rarity items and I feel like dropping the item before you leave somewhat defeats the purpose. I wonder, would it be acceptable to drop the item, look up and down or point at them, and quickly scoop it back up before you leave?

  • Ember_HunterEmber_Hunter Member Posts: 1,693

    I would give the item if they are gray ratings, not like I have 15+ gray medkits with all my characters....

  • Trial_By_ScytheTrial_By_Scythe Member Posts: 40

    I go for a Thank You message on PS4, hoping their messages are open. I'm not too familiar with gestures, I don't want to do something which could be considered disrespectful. I recently just learned survivors greet fellow survs with a double t-bag, Ii hate to think of how many people I've "left hanging" by not returning the gesture.

  • PurvDaddy013PurvDaddy013 Member Posts: 16

    Totally fair, I wouldn't mind sacrificing any brown/yellow item. But if I get lucky and find a skeleton key or a rainbow map w/Plunderers... idk. I guess that is super situational anyways, since the chance of both the killer purposely letting me live and me finding a high rarity item isn't very high.

  • PurvDaddy013PurvDaddy013 Member Posts: 16

    Thanks for the response, I appreciate your insight!

  • ShapedShaped Member Posts: 638

    Sometimes when I know I pipped or I had good game, I let the killer kill me by pointing towards the hook. Same goes when I am the killer, usually I let two people go when I am certain I pipped. Rarely 3.

  • Ember_HunterEmber_Hunter Member Posts: 1,693

    Neat. Though my emblem system is weird, so I would rather escape, though I would point at the hook and look at them to see if they want to hook me.

  • PurvDaddy013PurvDaddy013 Member Posts: 16

    Definitely understand your reasoning, but wouldn't it just be better to take your 4000/5000 Survival bloodpoints and leave? After all, killers already earn more than survivors (or at least they do before 3.1.0), so the last hook really wouldn't be that great of a benefit to anyone? I don't know, maybe I'm thinking too selfishly?

  • rharha Member Posts: 148

    I‘m playing killer on PS4 and I do understand a quick double crouch or single slow crouch as a „thank you“. Some players follow it up with a message saying that it was meant as a thanks not BM. Others just send a quick friendly message which is even nicer because I can write back a friendly reply and it makes me happy that we were both enjoying the match.

  • ShapedShaped Member Posts: 638

    If I pipped I don't really care about escaping if everyone left. If killer didn't had enough hooks or people dc'ed/escaped I would rather have him hook me if I did good. Why not? I like to make people happy if they were not toxic.

  • PurvDaddy013PurvDaddy013 Member Posts: 16

    Fair enough, makes sense! I would've never considered pointing at a hook before. Thanks for the input!

  • rantypaidrantypaid Member Posts: 41

    Use the after match thumbs up.

    If in game just look us in the eyes. We did it because we love you and like the way you smell. We wanted to be near you and you made that possible. Also, you better leave fast before I change my mind and decide you would look nice on a hook.

  • fluffymareepfluffymareep Member Posts: 634
    edited July 2019

    I usually do thank you t-bags or gift the killer my item (if I have one). That seems to get the message across. If a killer is kind and allows me to go through the rest of the game despite rage quits and DCs, I'll offer them a hook by running up to one and pointing, then t-bag and look at them. I'll also give them a thumbs up and thank them in the end game chat.

  • miaasmamiaasma Member Posts: 911
    edited July 2019

    sometimes i'll crouch and look up at them, or turn to face them and nod a little. other times i'll wave them over to hit me out for points (a killer doesn't need to do anything gracious for this; as long as they weren't a super dick all game i like giving them the points)

    if i have an item i don't really care about (like a toolbox, or a weaker medkit) i'll give it to them

    if the killer had a really bad game and didn't do anything especially mean spirited i'll point at a hook and give him the hook/kill. looking at you, michaels who spawn on fractured cowshed

  • GrootDudeGrootDude Member Posts: 14,088

    Escape then message them “Thank you” if their messages aren’t private.

  • Mister_HoldoutMister_Holdout Member Posts: 2,487

    Usually, nodding or giving the killer your item is the proper way to thank them.

  • AetherBytesAetherBytes Member Posts: 1,075

    Nodding is a general positive action, so use that.

  • martin27martin27 Member Posts: 676

    I've pretty much stopped giving the last guy the hatch, it happened around about the same time i turned messages off.

  • toonrjjtoonrjj Member Posts: 4

    Played against a great killer today, minute into the match 2 survivors disconnected, which then changed into a mutual farm session before being allowed to escape. Killer was clearly good anyhow and would have lost if not that with little points.

  • toonrjjtoonrjj Member Posts: 4

    As to thanks in game, my thanks was done outside the match. Knocked some pallets down and pointed at them to communicate what I was doing.

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