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.