Vampire The Masquerade Bloodhunt Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Vampire The Masquerade Bloodhunt Guides RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Bloodhunt Beginner's Tips & Tricks Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/rhz2b/bloodhunt-beginners-tips-tricks-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/rhz2b/bloodhunt-beginners-tips-tricks-guide Fri, 10 Sep 2021 11:28:00 -0400 Hayes Madsen

Bloodhunt is the latest entry in the Vampire: The Masquerade series, this time dropping players into a massive battle royale on the streets of Prague. If you're familiar with battle royale games you'll know what's going on, but Bloodhunt does introduce a variety of vampiric twists that make it unique. 

With that in mind, here are a few tips and tricks to get you started on you Bloodhunt career. 

Start Each Match With Your Heightened Vision

Heightened Vision is Bloodhunt's equivalent of Detective Vision, and it highlights spots of interest, weapons, consumables, and NPCs. Every time a match kicks off you'll want to pop on your vision and get a quick lay of the land, keeping an eye out for caches of supplies that you can raid. 

You won't have much time before you start running into other players, so you'll want to gear up as quickly as possible. In addition, Heightened Vision will show you Resonant NPCs, which we'll talk about later. 

Make Full Use of Your Archetype Abilities

Archetypes are the characters classes of Bloodhunt and the game currently has six to choose from. Brute and Vandal are offensive focused, Saboteur and Prowler are stealth focused, and Siren and Muse are support focused.

Each Archetype has two unique abilities mapped to Q and E that are on cooldowns when used. You'll want to take some time to get used to the skill of each class and know the more effective way to use them.

For example, the Muse has a healing field that can be deployed in the middle of a firefight to give your team a boost, while Saboteur has a stealth ability that turns them into a cloud of smoke, great for escaping firefights or sneaking up behind enemies.

Instead of jumping around Archetypes, it's best to focus entirely on one until you know it super well. 

Stick to the High Ground

Bloodhunt is a game laser-focused on verticality, as the rooftops of Prague become your hunting grounds. You'll need to spend some time on the ground, of course, to scavenge items or NPCs, but your best bet is to stick to the rooftops as much as possible. 

Roaming around on the ground puts you at a severe disadvantage to those above as it's much easier for them to spot you, and get the drop on you. Once you have enough gear climb the nearest building and check your surroundings, then do your best to stay hidden as you advance through the city. 

Avoid The Entity

While other players are your primary concern, they aren't nearly the only threat in Bloodhunt. Groups of NPCs known as The Entity are dotted all around the map, and they'll immediately gun you down on site. The Entity does guard equipment, but generally it's not worth the risk unless you're really geared up. 

On the map groups of The Entity are marked by red crosses, so you'd be wise to give them a wide berth, especially if you're playing solo. 

Use Resonance and Diablerize

Resonance is a unique system in Bloodhunt that gives you bonuses when you drink the blood of a Resonant NPC. When you use your Heightened Vision these NPCs will have a colored aura that surrounds them, and drinking their blood will grant one slot in the specified Resonance slot. You can read more about how this works in our Blood Resonance guide.

In every match you gain three different Resonance slots, so pick the ones that work best for your playstyle. You can gain more Resonance slots by Diablerizing players, which works like an execution. When an enemy is downed run up to them and hold the F key to Diablerize, which will grant you an extra Resonance slot and pop out all their equipment. 

If You're Playing Team, Revive Your Allies

If you're playing the team-based mode of Bloodhunt it's absolutely essential that you know how to revive your teammates. Allies can, of course, be picked up when downed but there's also a way to revive them completely from death. 

On Bloodhunt's map, there's a series of white crosses surrounded by circles and these mark revival spots. If one or both of your teammates are dead, head to one of the spots on the map and look for a white aura like in the image above. If you run up to the aura and hold F you'll be able to completely revive your teammates, but keep in mind that you're totally defenseless while you do so. 

That is for our tips to Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt. Check out our other guides for Bloodhunt here on GameSkinny.

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Bloodhunt: Blood Resonance Explained & How to Get It https://www.gameskinny.com/2sm2p/bloodhunt-blood-resonance-explained-how-to-get-it https://www.gameskinny.com/2sm2p/bloodhunt-blood-resonance-explained-how-to-get-it Fri, 10 Sep 2021 10:34:28 -0400 Hayes Madsen

Bloodhunt is a brand new battle royale game set in the Vampire: The Masquerade universe. Naturally it has a lot of gameplay features that revolve around vampirism, one of which being Blood Resonance to improve stats.

Despite how important it is, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt doesn't do a great job of explaining the Blood Resonance system. We'll go over what it is and how it can be a boon to your time with the game in this guide.

Bloodhunt Resonance Types

Resonance is passive bonuses that can be applied to your character for the length of a match, and the only way to get them is by sucking the blood of specific NPCs that have "Resonant Blood".

The only way to find these NPCs is by hitting the X key to activate your heightened senses, which will then let you see a colored aura around certain NPCs.

There are four different colors that all apply to different bonuses, as you can see below. Each bonus has three different ranks you can get, and each Resonant NPC you feast on grants one rank in their specific color/type. 

  • Sanguine (Pink) — Increases your health regeneration per second. (Tiers are .5, 1.5, and 3.0)
  • Melancholic (Purple ) — Reduces the cooldown of Clan Skills. (Tiers are -10%, -25%, and -50%)
  • Choleric (Orange) — Increases melee damage. (Tiers are +10%, +25%, and +50%)
  • Phlegmatic (Teal) — Reduces the cooldown of Archetype Skills. (Tiers are -10%, -25%, and -50%)

Whenever you spawn into a match you'll want to pop on your heightened vision immediately and look for any nearly Resonant NPCs. Of course, keep in mind the effects of each one as you'll want to choose whichever boost supports your own personal playstyle.

As other players gain more equipment and explore more the number of Resonant NPCs is going to go down, so grab them while you can. 

Bloodhunt: How to Unlock Resonant Slots

During any Bloodhunt match, you can only fill three slots from any of the four Resonance categories. However, there is a way to keep adding more, and that's by Diablerising enemies, which is basically executing them.

When an enemy is downed you'll want to run up and hold down the F key in order to Diablerise them, instead of just outright killing them. 

By Diablerising multiple enemies, you can effectively double or triple the number of Resonance slots you're able to use during one match. 

That's how Blood Resonance works in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt. Check out our other guides for the game here on GameSkinny.

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Bloodhunt: How to Revive Teammates https://www.gameskinny.com/8ijv5/bloodhunt-how-to-revive-teammates https://www.gameskinny.com/8ijv5/bloodhunt-how-to-revive-teammates Thu, 09 Sep 2021 10:32:44 -0400 Hayes Madsen

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt is a brand new battle royale experience that grants players vampiric powers on top of the usual guns and melee weapons. Like most battle royale games out there Bloodhunt has both a solo and team mode. If you do choose to go the team route, it's essential that you know how to revive your teammates.

That's not just talking about getting up downed teammates, as Bloodhunt actually has a way of reviving totally dead members as well, although the game doesn't really tell you about it. 

How to Revive Dead Teammates in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt

 

You'll want to raise a teammate if they get downed, which is simple enough to do. Just run up to a downed ally and hold the F key to raise them, but keep in mind you'll be open to being attacked while you do so. 

Things are a bit trickier if one or both of your teammates have died. At this point, you'll need to head to one of a few specific points on the map, which you can open by pressing the M key.

Revival points are small white crosses with a circular ring around them, as you can see circled in red in the image below. 

Head to one of the three circled areas you can see in the map above and then look for a white wispy area, as seen in the image up above.

Approach one of these areas and you'll see the prompt to hold the F button. Do so until the gauge is completely full and one or both of your teammates will be revived.

Keep in mind, of course, that they actually have to be dead in order to be revived, and can't just be downed. Reviving your allies will take roughly 10 to 15 seconds, and just like raising downed allies you'll be completely open to attack while it's happening, so make sure to check your surroundings first. 

With the knowledge of how to revive your lost teammates, you should have more of a chance while roaming the desolate streets of Prague in Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodhunt

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