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Best way to deal with new Freddy solo?

BithardBithard Member Posts: 406

PS4 player so I have not faced the new Freddy yet. What is the best way to deal with him now? Those pallets look like a pain.


  • johnmwarnerjohnmwarner Member Posts: 3,793

    Except for snares, and your loops will include palletes which may not be real. Not saying he’s top tier but it’s not quite that easy, almost though sadly

  • darktrixdarktrix Member Posts: 1,790

    As I understand he cannot use snares and pallets in the same match due to it being an add-on.

  • KikkiKikki Member Posts: 536

    That means if he has snares then he hasn't dream pallets?

  • GrootDudeGrootDude Member Posts: 14,112

    Don’t be scared of the snares, you can sometimes sidestep around the snares, if blood starts spewing from your gen, run.

  • BithardBithard Member Posts: 406

    @GrootDude I will remember that, similar to the trappers trap hit box?

  • darktrixdarktrix Member Posts: 1,790

    Yes - there's a couple add-ons that changes dream snares to dream pallets instead. Cannot be both.

  • GrootDudeGrootDude Member Posts: 14,112

    Don’t listen to me about sidestepping,I’m still fully learning his snares.

  • Ember_HunterEmber_Hunter Member Posts: 1,693

    Snares: easy to avoid, if you get trapped, throw pallet immediately if Freddy is near. Otherwise, it is pretty easy to ignore unless in a close chase. Small Game should work against snares.

    Pallets: Memorize where chases have already occured, not sure if Windows of Opportunity or Small Game helps against this.

  • ceridwen309ceridwen309 Member Posts: 502

    That is an idea....a good one in general. But, then you won't have a defense against him, minus windows and bait switching. Or do you employ another method?

  • darktrixdarktrix Member Posts: 1,790

    Not knowing which pallets are real isn't much of a defense in the first place when it really needs to count. Or do survivors need to walk the map while awake and hope to remember which ones are real just to have that info invalidated when another survivor throws pallets and they get replaced by fakes anyway?

    There's only three ways survivors can defend themselves - vaults, pallets, stealth and with each update devs find ways to screw with each.

  • GodDamn_AngelaGodDamn_Angela Member Posts: 2,213

    I was only giving a jokereal strategy on how to deal with his pallets. You want to survive against him? Don't look at me I've died in every match I've had against New Freddy so far. Usually first.

  • JdsgamesJdsgames Member Posts: 1,109
    edited July 2019

    General Advice:

    Snares - Laugh at Freddy and continue to loop him to high hell. Stay asleep and pop his traps like hag. Not like he can do anything about it across the map. Again as others have said the hitbox on them are wonky. Remember he has no real special power to stop you from leaving so take the hit and come back to the pallet later. Learn how most loops run. Jungle Gyms are the most hostile loops to any killer if they rotate the loop wrong you can easily frequently make that jungle gym a 3/4+ loop rotations over and over. Rely on decent vault and building locations. If he starts to put a snare leave the area go to the next. Remember these traps get reused by hag so if he is trying to trap a building up during a chase leave it. When he uses 8 traps go back to the original building. Taking a hit and dropping a pallet when only necessary.

    Pallets - Give a stern look at Freddy knowing he has the upper hand. Those alarm clocks use them frequently. Staying asleep during this add-on is the worst idea. As you go through look at a specific area or two with sets of pallets. Know them well these are the ones you know are real and can loop a Freddy in dream state. If you know you have dropped a pallet in a specific area: Killer Shack and when you fall asleep and see one there break it immediately don't let your team fall for a trap. Again what is he going to do a mile away? Do not attempt to throw a pallet down you think is a dream pallet. This will only screw you up by dropping real pallets leaving less counter-play. Again as stated above learn loop structures because he still is M1 at heart.

    Projection: Back off generally they like to tease you. However, don't take the chance it isn't worth the free hit. Also remember if you are going to heal do it at a completed generator or complete the generator then heal. This makes it so he can't teleport to you directly and why would he go searching around areas of completed generators. Also realise with auto-gen teleportation most freddy's will want to run Pop Goes the Weasel it may be ideal to pound out gens as a team rather than spread apart. However, I haven't tested this myself.

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