Ii only played 1 game on solo last night. Funnily enough i found it easier. Basically i perk up early then go to the tunnel. Before the patch i found it harder to round up the zombies before round 10 with staminup due to everything being two paced. Zombies where all over the place and took longer to get a tight train.
Now they are quicker it's easier to time the zombies whereabouts and the gaps when i double back through a pack of new spawning zombies. Also another thing i noticed they never died in the fog which i was worried about but never happened.
Ps, i run a riot shield on my back with jug and did notice my sheild copped more hits than normal, but overall i think the patch has been good.
Pps, i'm a woose and stay away from choke points, narrow sections may be of concern.
Not all zombies die in the fog but if u hold a runner or 2 they will die and start the next round
Yeah! Didnt happen for me. I tried multiple zombies, two zombies, one zombie etc. Shot them, run them through lava, had staminup so also out run them. Not once did they die. Weird.
I've played, and yet to see a round end due to running in the fog with 1 or 2 left. This happened initially after the first update but that was quickly fixed. I haven't seen it happen at all.
Also, only thing I have really taken notice to is the zombies double swipe more often causing double hits from one zombie. And they spawn more often in the fog. Makes it a little bit harder, even more so for the novice, but nothing to complain about.
That may be the reason, i only had 1 update about 12 hours ago. I dont play everyday, maybe the first update was when my son was playing the other day. Or maybe i got two updates at the same time! I didnt realise the where two.
Ok, i played a public game and they do die and double swipe whereas solo plays like before. I must say i dont like it. It's a pain in the arse with randoms. I still did alot of running and even had to do a round in the cabin with the bus gun which was kind hectic before doin power to activate my perks. Also did a fair bit of teleporting which is fine.
I think if you can get knuckles early everything will be fine and run where ever and when ever. The biggest issue is the 10ft zombie arm double swiping especially before perking up. So lots of WTF moments, i left at round 11 after host migration without any downs seeing the game no longer counted but must say it was a shit fight and was lucky to get that far considering i'd normally do it standing on my head.
In summary, i either have to rethink a stategy or just play solo. I think this patch is a total fuck up. With a team on mics maybe not so bad but with randoms it's horrible.
The safe thing to do for now is strategize because the updates can get a far lot worse from here on. Just my opinion.
They messed with the physics of the zombies. It's not just how fast they run, it's how fast they hit, and they no longer run in a completely straight line any more, it's more like a straight line with some curves. The first time I played I went down 2 times in the first 20 rounds. Now i'm adjusted, and back to normal. The game's back to being easy.