Home Sweet Home Survive Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Hi! The game is in its very early stages, so bear with me if any of this changes. Without further ado, here are some helpful things I have learned during my experiences playing!

Survivor tips!

1. If you find any weapons that can stun the specter that you don’t need, it can be helpful to leave them near ritual sites or in open areas for easy pickup by other survivors!

2. There is a locker technique in which you can hop in a locker and leave right as the specter destroys it resulting in no damage taken. In early levels, it is easy to bait, but be wary because good specters will know what you are doing and will try to mind game it (be smart, this is risky and should only be used as a last resort if you are low on stamina/health!).

3. When using a vent or pot, try to bait the specter into coming as close as possible before using (don’t use them immediately!). This can make a big difference as just waiting will recover stamina for you.

4. When using a holy string trap, placing them in areas near ritual sites or areas that will get passed through often (the middle area in the abandoned hospital/entrance to the lower areas in swamp) can be very useful. Don’t use them in small rooms that will often go to waste, unless you know your teammate is near and can inform them of the trap accordingly.

5. You can use stickers by pressing the V key! These can be helpful to let your teammates know if you are being chased (me decoy), or if you have incense and don’t know where a ritual site is (got key item). A lot of people might not know about this, so it might be a bit difficult to communicate but try to spread the word to other players (communication is key in this game)!

6. Avoid jumping off the gold ledges in swamp that lead to the swamp area at the bottom. This area is a dead zone for survivors and if you don’t know what you are doing you will die very easily (this is also problematic because people will have a hard time trying to revive you as they will also have to venture there to grab your soul). In hospital, I find that when using the gold holes it’s better to use it as soon as possible as sometimes you won’t fall down immediately (don’t wait and try to mind game it, the specter can still hit you halfway through the hole).

Specter tips!

1. In early levels it may be easier to focus on one survivor, but remember to PROTECT YOUR RITUALS! Always apply pressure to rituals and keep survivors scrambled, but don’t change targets too much or you will be wasting your time.

2. As for the previously mentioned locker technique, be wary that there is a perk that survivors can use to stun you if you are standing right in front of a locker, so try to play smart and predict the survivor (often survivors that go into lockers are panicked, or if they go in prematurely you know they will most likely have that perk; choose your game plan accordingly.)

3. When aiming for the survivor as specter, I find that trying to get a direct hit in their back works most consistently, aiming for the sides often results in a miss (This one is a bit shaky as ping can be unpredictable until there are more servers).

4. Shield techniques! It can be tempting to use your shield early but be patient! A lot of survivors may run back at you to hit you with a weapon easier, so you can try to back away instead of wasting your shield (good survivors may try to bait running back at you and not actually hit, so be wary!). You can also use your shield to run through holy string traps undamaged but use this wisely as it can be a waste of time in small areas that you will not return to or have multiple entrances.

5. At the start of the game, it can be very beneficial to break doors and holes in walls to reduce survivor resources, but don’t waste your time doing this too much. There are a few key doors/holes in the wall that are very powerful (eg. the blood-covered hole in the wall on the hospital second-floor stairway, the entrances to the two big houses in swamp with ritual sites). As you play more you will familiarise yourself with these locations.

6. When there are only two survivors left it may be difficult to catch the last survivor because of the portal spawns and how quickly they can open them. When there are two survivors left, one strategy is to try and make sure both are low on health if possible, and if you are playing as Belle keep your teleport up for easier access to the last survivor. Another strategy is to keep one survivor on their first life and kill them during the endgame so their soul will be on cooldown and the portal will not spawn for the other survivor (beware of doing this with Jane as she can still self resurrect if you do not kill the other survivor in time). A lot of the time there will be nothing you can do, but following those two steps will help you out!

How to fix high ping lobby and speed up the search for the game

  • Go to -> Settings (left bottom corner) -> System -> Region.
  • Change it to your closest region (default Asia). Profit!

How to get coins and exp fast

I know it sounds stupid, but if you try it out yourself, you’ll see what I mean.
The killer easily gets 250+ coins on average, while each survivor gets about 20-40 coins (depending on how good / lucky he is). The same thing applies to experience… a survivor gets 150-300 experience per match, while the killer gets at least 4x as much (unless you escape as a survivor, in which case it’s not too unbalanced in terms of experience).

Survivors get 5 coins per finished ritual, 1-2 coins (not sure exactly) per ritual item delivered, 5 coins per revived teammate and maybe a few more coins here and there, which is pathetic.
If you survive, you’ll get about 10-30 coins, depending on the amount of HP you have left.

As a killer, you get 150+ coins just for hitting people (insane, right?) and many coins for doing other random stuff.
I’d suggest everyone who is trying to level up fast or get perks for survivors to just play killer for a few hours and you’ll easily unlock a bunch of perks in no time.

I’m not sure if this is supposed to be some sort of bug, or if the developers are rewarding players for playing as killers (not enough killers probably), but this is absolutely unfair to the survivors.
I’d say that lowering the amount of coins a killer earns is a must. About 30-50% less coins would be great, because as it stands right now, you can just run through the shop if you’re only playing killer.
Also, the survivors definitely need at least double coins, 20-40 coins per match is disgusting…

Anyways, good luck getting those perks unlocked, and remember: don’t let this stop you from playing as a survivor, if you enjoy that. I know I need the coins really bad, but playing as a killer is just too boring for me, so I just did it for about a day to get some money and stopped.

Highest amount of coins I got as a survivor

While survivors get a lot less coins usually, it is still possible to get lucky and somehow earn around 150-190 coins. This will most likely happen once every five to ten matches though, don’t expect to gain this many coins regularly as a survivor.

The two main factors which give you the most coins are: “Amount of HP remaining”(20-40 I believe) If you survive and “Specter excorcised” (50)

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