Predator: Hunting Grounds offers a unique twist on the asymmetric multiplayer genre popular with games like Dead by Daylight. It's still a 4v1 showdown, with four players playing as fireteam members and one player playing as the Predator. Although the format is the same as Dead by Daylight, Hunting Grounds has some unique mechanics. In this guide, we are going to prepare you for success with our Predator: Hunting Grounds tips and tricks.
As soon as you start a race, your first goal should be to find a muddy road and & # 39; muddy & # 39; to become. If you've seen Predator, you already know why. The Predator's infrared scanner can capture people's heat signatures, making it easy to spot prey. However, if you cover yourself with mud, you will not appear on the scan. You may have to look around for a good spot. This mechanic is a bit picky, and as we'll see later, standing in one place is not a good idea.
When you first encounter the Predator while playing as a fireteam member, it is tempting to run away so you can get a clear shot free of danger. Nevertheless, it is best to stick together. The Predator is quick and hard to spot, and the last thing you want is to choose each of your team members individually. When you see the Predator swing down for a murder, your entire team has to turn their barrels over and start shooting immediately.
However, you also don't want to be close to each other. Because the Predator is so fast, it can quickly swipe at any of your team members when you are in a group. The important thing is to have a clear view of all your team members and, if necessary, a clear shot at the Predator. After all, it's a 4v1 game, so you should be able to beat the Predator if you're careful.
Fight for survival
As a fireteam member, your only goal is to survive. You have to complete some goals along the way and kill some enemies, but in the end all that matters is your survival. Remember don't hunt the Predator. The Predator is chasing you.
If you follow our tips and stick together, you will force the Predator to jump down and try to kill your team at some point. You still want to shoot the Predator and if you can, kill him. However, you should not go after the Predator when he withdraws. Break out of the area where your team was attacked and try to find a safe place to continue. If you can cover yourself in some mud during the process, all the better.
The Predator is not the only one who can see an enemy from afar. If you listen carefully to the treetops above you, you can hear the Predator moving. While you may not actually be able to see the Predator, you can inform your teammates about its presence. Unsurprisingly, you can hear the trees moving more clearly on headphones, so we recommend using them. If you don't have a pair, read our guide to the best gaming headsets.
Beware of Self Destruction
If you are lucky enough to defeat the Predator, you have two options: Shoot the face mask or run away. Shooting the mask will give you more experience, but in the process, mobs from A.I. enemies. If you don't get off the mask in time, the Predator will go in a self-destructing sequence. The game lets you know that you die if you are within the radius of the explosion. However, it does not specify how large the blast radius is.
It is huge, much bigger than you probably think. When the self-destruct sequence begins, move as far away as possible. If you think you are outside the blast radius, keep running. The self-destruct can destroy your entire team if you're not careful, stealing a victory you've rightly earned.
Use Your Perks
As you level up in Predator: Hunting Grounds, you unlock weapons, perks, extra gear slots and more. However, you have quite a few benefits from level one. For the standard equipment, no special benefits are turned on and there is nothing to make you turn them on. Benefits can bring you more experience for each kill, make it easier to revive teammates, and even make extra use of your tactical gear.
Don't Stand Still For Too Long
Over nearly all goals, whether a member of your team should stop and hold a button. It could be restarting a computer, shutting down some kind of malicious machine or something else. Whatever the purpose, be very careful when standing in one place. You open yourself up to a stealth murder by the Predator. If you have to stand still – to activate a goal, for example – make sure your team is nearby and watching your back.
Play the Tutorial
For some inexplicable reason, Predator: Hunting Grounds does not ask you to complete the tutorial before start a match. If you play as a fireteam member, that's no problem (you just run to markers and shoot everything you see after all). However, if you play as Predator, it is crucial to play the tutorial before playing with real opponents.
Predator plays a lot differently than you would expect, so if you start a match unprepared, you are not going to do it right. Plus, Predator has a long list of unique skills that are critical to killing your target. Of course, the tutorial is long, easy enough to fall asleep, and not very interesting. But trust us, it's important to keep playing.
Confuse the Fire Team
While it may be tempting to activate your radar, camouflage, and go crazy with the fire team, don't immediately go to battle. Unlike the fireteam, the Predator only has one goal, so you can take your time. In addition, you gain more experience if you kill the fireteam later in the match (more on that later).
For most of each match, you should spend your time playing with the fireteam. Use the mimicry wheel to mimic the sound of team members and create distraction for the fire crew. This is especially important just before the fire team goes into battle.
Get to know Predakour
Cheesy as it is, the Predator can use Predakour (not our name, the game calls it that). This allows you to quickly move between tree branches to traverse the jungle unnoticed. However, it is not a mindless affair. If the fire crew picks up your location and starts firing into the trees, you can still die. Mastering Predakour is essential when playing as a Predator, so you can skillfully escape combat when you need to.
Be careful about claiming trophies
When you kill a fireteam member, you must claim a trophy from them to gain more experience. There are two types of trophy claims: a quick claim and a full claim. Rapid claims will bring you less experience, but they allow you to get out of danger quickly. Full claims, showing that the Predator rips out the skull and spine as a single unit, gives you more experience, but leaves you vulnerable to a counter-attack. Assess each situation before claiming your trophy.
Use your extras … again
The Predator also has equipment, and just like the equipment of the fireteam, no extras are enabled by default in the game. At level one you already have access to 10 benefits. Of course, turning them on will give you an edge in battle. For example, with Energy Cell you can store more energy reserves, while Impenetrable reduces the damage you take from certain weapons.
Take it one by one
A well-coordinated fire crew can take down the Predator with little effort. . Even with your massive health pool as Predator, it's a four-on-one battle, and that battle will always favor the bigger team. You need to focus on taking out team members one by one. If you can take out one or two fireteam members during the match, taking out the remaining team members becomes much easier.
You will also gain more experience to remain patient. Your goal should be to take out one or two team members during the match and take out the remaining players at the helipad. The fireteam is overwhelmed by A.I. enemies at this point, making it the perfect opportunity to strike.
Use the A.I. to your advantage
The fireteam must A.I. enemies in the course of each match, and you should use these moments to your advantage. However, we don't recommend jumping down when the shootout begins. Rather wait until only a few enemies remain, then strike. After a fight, the team is likely to be injured and low on ammunition, which is perfect if you play as a Predator.