So… I found WreckedDieHard on twitch. And, legitimately; that individual did NOT have their graphics turned down. I don’t really play fire team anymore, but in my past experience (on PS4); I could not spot a predator across the map as visible in his video. It was hard enough to spot one attempting to chase in a melee. I’m not trying to suggest that it’s obvious the higher resolution is helping the players; but it would be interesting to compare between the two platforms like this.
Fundamentally; I feel like the game experience is entirely different. With some of the replies below further solidifying the situation… And, though I had hoped not to do so; I will now disable cross play.
You can find my video on twitch /captaindusty - video ID: 702834168
You can find the opposition (one of) players on twitch /wreckeddiehard - the video is ID: 702806372, with my game starting approximately 31 minutes in.
I’d be interested in any PS4 fire team players feedback on the PC experience there.
I have left the below content solely for history.
Note; Video contains me cursing at the end of game. Viewer discression is advised.
I’d like to begin by noting; 90% of PC players, maybe higher, are great. It’s the minority that play the game like this, but as the population has grown - that number grows too.
Additionally; I’d like to be wrong about this. I know it wasn’t the perfect gameplay on my behalf. I wasn’t trying to be super stealthy outside edge of map jumping around.
To the content; here’s a video of me as scout predator, a ‘jumpy’ spec I made (made games that I have a greater than 100 ping) in which I’m extremely mobile, unable to shake even one of the players. And the icing on the cake is the trash talk at the end. If nothing had been said; I would have entirely shrugged the game off, disappointed.
The game before had the same 4 players, and I was shot from across the map constantly. If I stood still, I was dead. This isn’t really a huge issue for my gameplay, as I play a very mobile/poke like composition - but initiating this requires a bit of stalking / prep (traps, etc). This is the reason I chose my jumpy spec, as my usual spec is just no match. Even this ultra mobile spec - the game was the hunter being hunted.
I didn’t want to play the game as presented in this video. As above; I play a poke game, and really try to make it great fun for the other players. Lots of jumping in, swiping, distracting from objective to add pressure. My pokes are often at ground level, or nearby lookouts. I run through the jungle into players - noting I only play [city]hunter/scout. Taunts, traps. Honestly; it’s great fun. You can see this style in some of my games in my channel.
My goal in playing mobile in above was to hope that they would waste their time chasing me, and fail the objective (my win) - or for them to realise late, and make mistakes under pressure on objective. I had no other choice. Additionally; as they had done so much damage - I was looking for some pigs. Of course, the only pigs were under their lookout.
I would like to not draw attention to the names of these players. Unlike their post game conversation; they’re probably great people. But ultimately; I do feel this is why players turn this setting off. And I can’t really blame them.
The video starts a few minutes into the game. I thought it would be a bit more fun, and not a blatant ‘hunt of the hunter’ as it was. Kind of a bummer. As I was getting destroyed; thought I would record posting on here.
At 3 minutes; you can see the lookout player. Watching in my direction, without any reason to be. Spotting me. ‘there’ - ‘there’. I shoot a net gun at him. Because… well - why not.
At 6 minutes; I was starting to get sick of being hunted. I considered hiding, and do so for a moment - but am spotted soon after. This wasn’t too ‘suspect’ I assume the predator blood had given away the position.
At 7 minutes; I got a pig consume. Was surprised at this.
At 7 minutes, 30 - now full health; I decided to try and take some down. I get a kill, and trophy. But knew it would be quite futile.
At 9 minutes; the consume of the pig is a bug. I killed in preparation for an opportune time. But running over the corpses sometimes presents this automatic eat. Ultimately; this was my undoing.
You can tell that they are the ‘hunt’ type, by not even attempting to shoot me with a failed jump in second wind. I would have landed right in front of the player. They’re only interested in chasing me down for the kill on heal.
At 9 minutes, 50 seconds; I missed the heal behind the only likely spot with full cover from their spots.
At 10 minutes 23 seconds; Whilst they could likely see on the map where I was; the snipes right on me through the foliage also demonstrate eyebrow raising moments. You can see where they were shooting from post explosion.
As noted; the end of the game is pretty lame.
The video can be found on my twitch channel, twitch /captaindusty - I can’t post the link due to being a new user.
(This is not designed to be self advertising of my Twitch channel. I rarely get time to play. I do not make money from playing, nor am I interested in so.)