Aside from Overwatch I’ve hardly played a multi-player shooter since Counter-Strike in college like 15 years ago but this is definitely drawing me back in. I hope my old shooting skills come back a little, definitely feeling rusty trying to hit people.
I just played 2nd for the first time this afternoon and was really close to winning. The final circle ended up being on top of one of the large hills/mountains with a few trees and rocks well spaced for cover for the last 4-5 of us. I got a few kills in the last few minutes after hardly seeing anyone the whole game but mostly just got lucky nobody came up behind me. With 3 of left I was slowly creeping around my cover and just as I saw one guy, the other one died, I think he was outside the circle. I shot the eventual winner a few times before he got me, I guess he just had better armor. Disappointing but still a great feeling to get that far.
The list of stuff I’d like to see added to the game is really long but at the same time I really like the simplicity of how it is now. Only 2 real modes, solo or group, and other than the minute wait time it’s so easy just to hop into a game. I’d love to see variations on the map restriction times, or weapon restrictions (pistols only, snipers only, etc…) and some map options. Still, perfectly happy with the way the game is now considering it’s only a few weeks old and in early access.
Playing with friends and voice chatting is really a great experience too, sharing supplies, covering each other and spotting, hoofing it towards the safe zone, watching a valley while hiding on a hillside. The back and forth between quiet and high pressure shootouts is perfect.