Dear Bad Call of Duty:WWII Prop Hunt Player,
I’ve been playing a lot of Prop Hunt these last couple days. In Prop Hunt, players who are hiding as a prop, are tasked with finding a spot to hide and running around the map after being forced to whistle on timed intervals to help the hunters (generic soldiers on the opposing team) find and kill them within the time limit of the round.
First of all, it’s very hard to hear the whistles when you, the bad player, are running around shooting everything during the whistle. If you look you should see a little clock under your map on the of the left screen, when it counts zero, you stop what you are doing, and listen, just listen. Then you go toward that sound. THEN you start shooting everything, or if you are like me, looking for things that seem off, or in some cases movement.
I don’t expect everyone to be a map awareness god, I myself am still learning, but I have learned so much more in playing Prop Hunt repeatedly, that I expect it will bleed over to my other match types. Map awareness is a critical element to any first person shooter of this type, but more so when playing a deadly game of “hide and go seek” with guns in a war-torn re-creation of a french town.
There are all sorts of other tips I can give you in my short amount of play time, besides being patient and listening. When hiding, you can change your disguise, and if you start out as a very large item I highly suggest you change it to something small until you get a better handle on this mode. Then as quickly as possible find a spot on the map that many of those same items are located. And don’t hide out in the open. Use your decoys to build a confusing array but if one isn’t available save them for when running away, and you will have to, so be ready to flashbang and then decoy while you run. Look for an area that you can make loops or has places to hide, you are small after all. Many matches I have won just by running in circles a’la Scooby Doo, or Benny Hill for my UK readers. Always exciting and fun!
Oh, and climb up on things, find hidey holes, or be behind something, on the edge of the map preferably. And move after whistling if you know you are alone to throw off your pursuers. STAY AWAY FROM ME! Seriously, if all of us are bunched up, it’s just asking to lose by calling the hunters to our area even more. Use these tips and stay aware of the map while hiding and maybe everyone on your team will benefit and see more wins from your skills.
Now, when hunting, as I said it’s very important to listen for whistles, but it’s kinda hard at times if you left the music on for multiplayer Prop Hunt in game, and it does this by default for some reason. It’s very hard to hear the final whistles when the epic “hurry up or you are going to lose” music is booming in the background. TURN IT OFF! Now, go do it, I’ll wait.
This next part is optional depending on how quiet your game environment is and your sound system, but unless you live where there are no distractions to your hearing whistles, you should use headphones and mute everyone. I don’t need to hear your mouth breathing and you don’t need to know my dogs are barking, hell I don’t even notice because I have my headset on. One more match and I’ll feed them. This isn’t pro league Prop Hunt and I don’t need to form a strategy with you all for holding the hardpoint. Oh and one more time, STOP SHOOTING DURING WHISTLES!
Everyone on your team who wants to win.
P.S. I make no claims to be an expert and if you have suggestions or helpful tips to help improve everyone’s game, please comment below.
Call of Duty: WWII is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The next DLC is live Tuesday January 30th, also when Prop Hunt ends, but we get new maps so, yay!