OP is actually complaining of kill stealing…
In a free for all…
The hell are these players expecting?
Do you want any player you so much as hit with stray bullet to be given instant immunity to all damage besides yours?
Just so you can finish “your kill” in your own time.
It’s an ok game mode and it would be nice to have a solo game mode on ranked. I agree it will be a bit weird having it on a ranked playlist. Will it be slow to matchmake and will they have to dump US EU players together to find 14 players. Give it a few weeks and ffa quickplay is going to be 3 or 4 players and the rest bots so I wonder what the player count for ranked will be shortly after it gets added to that playlist.
That’s what I hope is the case, although TC isn’t known for being prompt with hit fixes, especially with game modes.
I like FFA plenty, but there’s too many factors out of the player’s control for me to feasibly think that a ranked variant would be legitimate or balanced. Even spawning feels luck based due to the Leader’s positioning and say you knew where they were, but if you die you may be stuck fending off others before taking em down a peg. So you’re stuck trying to farm those kills but so is the Leader,
I almost think a 4-player FFA variant on the 2v2 maps ould make more sense for ranked, both competitively and practically because we’re already spread too thin on maps.
Honestly i think FFA is the best update for gears 5. I will be playing this mode probably most of the time. Yeah theres kill stealing but who cares. Everyone was complaing about crap teammates or quitters in the other modes. Now people complain about kill stealing in FFA? I swear people seem to wanna complain about everything about this game.
And for the mode being ranked i think it will be fine. Ive played FFA for about 5 hours so far and notice the more skilled players being at the top of the leaderboards while the noobs are usually at the bottom. So its not like random noobs in the game will reach diamond and masters because of kill stealing or spawn camping or whatever you people wanna complain about.
The fast paced and chaotic aspects of FFA are some of the reasons I enjoy the mode. For some that don’t mind all that stuff you listed, the better they play the more kills and points they will earn, that is partly what the ranking system will measure. I don’t see anything wrong with it, although that glitch with the teammate needs to be fixed for sure.
As for the Mace, I’m good either way…doesn’t seem to be a big issue for me, not so far anyways.
In team based modes, it only hurts the ego. In FFA, it hurts your goal entirely and promotes opportunistic K/D farming as a means of achieving victory , not just boosting ratios.
Thanks for summarizing the objective of FFA. However that isn’t making a case for why FFA can actually be good for a ranked playlist.
Except what makes all the difference is the presence of a team.
You will constantly be interfered by someone else while someone hides with a power weapon. Do you proceed to the power weapon wielder or the enemy shooting at you from behind after you just spawned?
Trick question, you were both blown up by a boomshot. More on spawns in a bit.
Here’s the difference between FFA and Team Modes with this scenario:
In a team game, you died because you had bad positioning or you jumped in a skirmish. You cannot blame spawning because you and your teammates spawn in a safe place.
In FFA, your killer just spawned around the corner just 2 seconds ago and approached you as you just fired your last shot and won a duel.
Every spawn is random around the map, and sometimes even spawn near a power weapon. With over 10 players it’s inevitable that unlucky spawns will happen over and over.
And that’s the biggest problem with FFA that, unless some major changes are made, is what keeps it from actually being a viable RANKED mode. There’s a ton of luck involved.
My beef has never been with FFA itself, it’s the notion that both players and devs think that this mode in it’s current state is ready for ranked. It’s too luck based to honestly think it’s a fair, balanced competitive mode suitable for a ranked variant.
I’ve called this out before the update officially launched.
I don’t know where any of you are thinking that I have an issue with FFA, I’ve clearly put RANKED in the title and the OP and yet it’s still being ignored.