Propnight – survival tips for beginners

The recently released Propnight has already caught the fancy of many players. One – for nostalgia for that very mode from Garry’s Mod , others – for the opportunity to play a less gloomy version of Dead by Daylight . And despite the fact that both the gameplay of the novelty is very familiar, there are some points that are worth knowing for both a beginner and an experienced player. Let’s tell you more about them.

Choose your character and prop wisely

A maniac cannot choose his character, but ordinary players can. And here they differ not only in skins, because everyone starts the game with a certain item (roughly speaking, with a skill):
  • Mabel – book (invisibility);
  • Chris – Energy Drink (Increase Movement Speed);
  • Taiga – first aid kit (treatment);
  • Isaac – camera (blinding the enemy);
  • Keith – First Aid Kit (Healing).
In addition, each prop has its own margin of safety, so you also need to approach the transformation tactically. 
For example, a can of soda and a book have 60 HP, which can be demolished with just one hit, but a refrigerator with a safety margin of 160 HP will be more difficult to overcome. Of course, stronger items are more visible and have a much larger hitbox, so you have to choose which one is more important to you. 

Best defense is attack

If you have already been noticed and there is no point in hiding, then it’s time to put your eyes on larger objects with springy physics. The ideal choice is a wheel. Not only will you have a good double jump available, but you will also be able to successfully attack the enemy. Just jump right on the head of the maniac. This will catch him for a short time, long enough for you to hide.
Another way to stop the assassin is to use the doors. If you get into timing, then by closing the door right in front of the enemy’s nose, you can stun and blind him for 5 seconds. You cannot re-damage the maniac at this moment, so this time can be used to escape.
In addition, if you are grabbed, you can escape (usually takes 15–20 seconds) with the QTE. If you manage to do this before you are seated on a chair, then also stun the enemy for a few seconds.

Don’t hide next to prop cars

You always want to hide closer to a mechanism that needs to be repaired, but this is often not worth doing. The point is, if you fail with the QTE, the location of the machine becomes visible to the killer.
Of course, the first thing a maniac player should do in this case is to check in detail the area near the mechanism. Even if it seems to you that you are not that close, do not risk it. Banshee with her area attack will easily declassify you, inflicting damage.

Collect coins and useful items

While you are running from the killer, you will probably have time to notice at least one gold coins floating in the air. In addition, you can receive in-game currency for repairing mechanisms, attacking a maniac and saving friends.
If your ally dies while chained to a maniac chair, you can strip him.
Be sure to collect this currency, because it will come in handy in order to open the chests that can be found on each map. To do this, you need to have 1000 coins in stock.

The chests give you a random item that will help you escape. All items, as in many modern games, can be of varying degrees of rarity, which is indicated by color (white, blue, purple, gold). Depending on this, the tool can be reusable, more powerful, etc.
What items can be found in the game and how are they useful:
  • A set of tools – increases the speed of repairing and opening doors by 15 seconds;
  • Lockpick – allows you to untie yourself from the electrostool without the help of survivors;
  • Camera – allows you to blind the person your character is looking at (works at a very short distance);
  • Energy drink – increases your movement speed for a few seconds;
  • First – aid kit – has several charges, each of which restores 10 health units (you can only heal yourself);
  • Pain reliever – restore a significant part of health over time (unlike a first aid kit, you can use it on the go);
  • Helmet – will protect against one hit of the killer;
  • A can of glue – when activated, the character will throw the can in the direction of his gaze, slowing down the one who was hit by the object for a few seconds;
  • Yellow jar – when activated, it flies in the direction of the character’s gaze, blinding the one into whom this object hit, for a few seconds (in this case, unlike glue, you need to hit on the head);
  • Book – makes the character invisible for a few seconds, and also allows you to move faster (keep in mind that before use, an animation will play about a second long);
  • Master key – allows you to instantly open the exit.

Stay close to your allies

Doing everything together is much more profitable than doing it alone. When two characters are fixing it, the process is much faster. In addition, one of you can play the role of decoy, while the other is trying to blind the maniac.
The only scenario in which the strategy will be a losing one is when your opponent plays for Imposter, who knows how to pretend to be one of the survivors or a piece of furniture. 

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