I honestly am laughing at the idea people are complaining at what seems to be the first storm.
Out running the storm is actually very easy and I think I have died twice in my whole time playing due to the storm. Normally because I have had to fight in the storm against a team camping at the edge. If you know the map layout you can easily fly from across a large percentage of the map using jump towers.
Running - Takes around 4.05 minutes to run from one end of the map to the other (Caustic Used)
Run + Towers - Takes around 3.10 to run from one end of the map to the other (Caustic Used)
So the idea you can not out run the storm is honestly a joke and you failed to learn the map. PS these times could easily be improved.
The issue here is a lack of time management by the player. I see way to many people still looting while the storm starts.
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@RastiganiNot really, what platform do you play on? I'm on Xbox and I just landed at swamps. We did not have enough time to loot all of swamps and that was running through buildings quickly. just picking up what I saw and not really stopping.
I hit the jump tower in swamps and was not in the storm. I landed at Labs went through the portal, this is where the storm caught me. I flew to the next nearest tower, doing so put me deeper into the storm. How ever skipping jump towers and running would have done the same damage or possibly been worse. There is a lot of map terrain there that you have to climb over. None of it is downhill so you can't slide to gain ground on the storm. Toss in that I only had 2 syringes, I could NOT make the run and get out of the storm. My only hope to get out of the storm was the jump tower.
I then flew directly towards the circle which was near Cage.. I got close to the circle, but was badly damaged from the storm.
I tried to heal as soon as I landed, that required switching the up button on the D pad from shield cells to the 2 syringes I had. Switching that takes time and slowing down (more damage in the storm)... I go into a slide start healing.
I try to stand up to continue moving/walking out of the storm.. Character stops healing as they stand up, and I get knocked down.. Heal sooner? There were other squads in the area, slowing down was not much of an option. I also hit one jump tower after another with out slowing down/walking at all. As soon as I landed I went straight for the heal but was already close to death.
I'm then finished off by a squad who was closer to the ring... and had taken almost no damage from it.. So they can dilly dally and loot my death, then just trot right into circle like nothing ever happened.
Perhaps I should have just ran? Instead of use the portal and towers? That takes even more time because you have to climb map terrain especially in that part of the map. It's not smooth and open like other parts of the map. Since you can't run faster than the storm if you slow down for any reason, you will get caught up in the storm and have a difficult time getting out of it. Every single thing you have to climb will slow you down and put you deeper into the storm.. Slide to gain ground? 99% of that run is up hill. It's not until you get to the cage area that you can slide down hill and gain ground on the storm. Jump towers? Well I tried that and it did not exactly work out.. There were almost no options for me aside from take garbage loot and likely die because of it, hope to avoid people until I can find some death boxes. But... my squad mates were well looted and looking for a fight.
Keep in mind most of Labs was unlooted and the back half to 1/4 of swamps was unlooted as well. My team was just slightly ahead of me.. But they looted the front half of swamps and were fairly well stacked. I could have stuck with them but all I would have had was a RE-45 and maybe 40 ammo and a white shield.. But no helmet backpack or any other basic loot and aside from two syringes and 2 Shield cells I had.
So let's say I do that and stay alive.. I would have then been going through a bunch of areas that already had been looted.. Hoping that we avoid conflict and hoping that I can find some death boxes with a blue shield or that we can third party a group. So that I can at least get blue shields and some attachments to the guns I have..
Don't drop to those locations? I try to avoid it when I'm jump master because the circle is rarely in those areas and it's almost always the far side of the map. But I'm not always jump master and people do get challenges in those areas of the map. There is a reason people avoid swamps and it's not because there is garbage loot there.Swamps typically has decent loot for all squad members IF you have time to loot it, but most of the time you don't.
Once again you're bringing up the point about loot. If you land hot you don't have much time to get loot before having to kill another person or team. If you're having an issue being so far away I would recommend dropping in the middle of the map. That way you can be closer to the ring and not have to worry about it hurting you as much. The other players in the match will have gear and once you down them that gear is yours. I can understand about wanting gear, but sometimes you got to deal with what the ring hands you.
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@DisgruntledRudaI get that. So how do you magically know where the ring is going to be and where to land? I guess you can land centrally on the map... But that's not always an option you might not be jump master, you might need to land on the far sides for daily missions and/or battle pass missions.
It's even worse on this new map. You can't run straight across the map, there is also typically a lot of climbing obstacles involved on this map. If you don't have to climb you have to run around mountains and/or through tunnels.
I just had a round on the new map, we were on the far side from the ring. It was one of those areas like Capital City with the tall buildings. We get into a fight, kill the team. We loot the death boxes quickly and start running for circle almost immediately because there is only about 15-20 seconds left. We can't run in a straight line for the ring. So the ring catches up with us and starts to consume us a bit.. We are now stuck outside of the ring and can NOT get out of it.
As we are running for ring we get into another fight at train yard. I'm bangalore and we right on the edge of a tunnel so I drop my ultimate and run into the tunnel. If the other team tries to follow us they'll get blown up. But I'm dead anyways.
We literally were killed by the ring. It's sort of frustrating because there was no way to avoid it or get out of it. The point of the storm is to push people towards a fight and to prevent camping. That's fine with me and that can still be accomplished if we can run faster than the ring. The only way you can gain ground on it now are jump towers.