Solo raids possible?

1 : Anonymous2021/11/04 11:00 ID: qmi3bd

I remember Nikita said in a podcast that being in a raid alone is impossible. But empty labs raids are so common I don't understand how.

2 : Anonymous2021/11/04 11:04 ID: hj9n4oi

You can be "alone" in a raid without actually being alone. Take any map besides factory, you could have a couple people rushing the looting spots and extracting in the first 5 minutes and then the remaining people are left in a big and basically empty map.

ID: hj9nhuk

But I tested this once. I sat in sewers watching YouTube for the entire raid at 2 mins left in raid I extracted without hearing a single noise nobody shot nobody pressed buttons parking and hanger were not called so no silent extracts. I'm beginning to think Nikita just lied.

ID: hj9olvq

Maybe they failed to connect after the lobby was created?

ID: hj9t1mf

Single PMC could go in while you were sitting loot some shit and take the vent extract, elevator also doesn't signal an alarm and the hanger extract can be made silent with yellow keycard. You probably just had someone working on Guide.

ID: hjanu3e

Suppressed shots from most areas of the map cannot be heard from the basement. If no nades were thrown you could've missed a massive fight by just chilling in the sewer.

ID: hja7zvn

Lmfao I solo so many raids. I have lost count. The best is when you are in the middle of an unorganized 5 man and they dont know you're not one of them lol

ID: hjcishg

Among us FPS edition.

Wait until one of them tosses a nade and then toss one yourself (at someone on the team).

3 : Anonymous2021/11/04 11:08 ID: hj9ng01

You can spawn alone on LABs. Nikita maybe didnt find the right words for his explanation.

ID: hj9x491

Yeah u can spawn alone pretty much on any map if your ping is high + near empty lobby.

I often have 130 ping due to bad internet and at the times where there is low amount of players I sometimes get into solo reserve or interchange and just run wild looting everything.

ID: hj9zbr4

I never get lucky enough for a naked labs or customs raid.

ID: hja9d67

I think they made some changes to stop people from getting into raids as the only person, i used to be able to do it really reliably and about two weeks ago i was no longer able to

ID: hj9uifp

No he just said something that wasn't true because he either didn't know better or didn't want to admit it was this way.

Especially Nikita has often denied clearly existing issues in streams and podcasts which i always found really irritating.

I think they just lack the PR skills to make those vague statements that brush around issues

4 : Anonymous2021/11/04 12:03 ID: hj9sk4b

I think what he meant is you can’t purposely get a solo raid. Like there’s no option to get a raid without other players but it can happen

ID: hjacpw0

This is how I interpreted what he said as well. I main Woods and feel like I've had a few raids where it was just me. I've hit most loot spots, lumber yard, whatever.. then extracted at the car. Heard no shots, had no obvious missing loot, and no one chased the gunshots when I killed Scavs.

ID: hjal4g2

Au contraire, I have had "empty" raids only to become complacent and get caught out by a rat on the way to extract.

ID: hjcj0qv

Same. Also never finding a dead scav despite hitting most scav hotspots is pretty sus.

5 : Anonymous2021/11/04 11:33 ID: hj9po0l

Some possibilities: they wanted to survive for The Guide task so they waited 7 minutes and left at the air duct, they DCed while connecting and couldn't reconnect, or found the 1 item they needed off labs and extracted.

ID: hj9vka3

Yes. I do feel like some people might DC while connecting and never connect then the raids starts

ID: hjai8iu

No, I don't think this is what is happening, since most games don't start for minutes when somebody is not connected. I'm pretty sure their system is fucked up.

6 : Anonymous2021/11/04 12:20 ID: hj9uegz

You can absolutely be alone in a raid. Not just labs,, though labs and factory are really the only maps small enough to "prove" it.

6k hours and I promise you this is a thing.

ID: hj9v99t

I have 3k hours myself seeing someone with twice my time confirming it settles it for me.

ID: hja6i6u

Again, on other maps, I accept that maybe someone else was there the whole time and I just found no evidence of them (unlikely, because I usually start to look for signs of other PMCs at the half way mark). But on labs, yeah, I actually bet on empty raids during the first week or two of a wipe, and then I get them again a few months in during the middle of the night.

ID: hjb145o

I can agree with this. Interchange the past few days i swear ive had prolly 3 dead raids. No shots, power still off, all the stashes still full, tech loot still there.

EDIT: 4.5k hours

7 : Anonymous2021/11/04 11:30 ID: hj9pe77

I feel like i was alone on shoreline so many times. In those runs i managed to kill sanitar no suppressor and all, full auto bullets and nades raining. Nobody came while i was looting at all.

Those were around 5-6 am so yeah, did those when my sleep schedule was fucked.

ID: hj9tg8o

I run interchange a lot and I swear, if I play at night every 2nd raid is empty

ID: hj9vfdw

Those maps are pretty big so I can understand feeling alone but there is actually another dude on the opposite side.

ID: hj9wcrv

There might be, but during daytime i hear shots at least. Those raids were complete silence. Not a single shot.

ID: hjb3r17

Dude since the last update with the AI scav updates...I have only heard 3 nades go off, no shots, and I am 99% the nades I heard were timmy's stepping on the mines

I have been alone in that sense but I know others were in the raid with me because some stashes obviously hit (items in weird places, etc)

8 : Anonymous2021/11/04 12:38 ID: hj9wbae

Last wipe I'd farm labs on basically empty servers early wipe. A big chunk of games I never ran into anyone so I'd say Nikita either lied or didn't understand the question.

9 : Anonymous2021/11/04 14:21 ID: hja9irs

Oh hey, that's me in there with you, you just won't hear me until the last 5 minutes when I shift + w towards the bodies to snatch any left overs before scurrying away back to my bunker

10 : Anonymous2021/11/04 11:20 ID: hj9oh8v

This has happened to me twice on labs last wipe. It seems to be very rare. All the sweet loot was mine lol

11 : Anonymous2021/11/04 12:47 ID: hj9xdnj

when i have my nightshift.. i only play night factory.. in ~ 100 raids i only got 3 raids with ppl inside.. night + night factory is a no brainer.. 😀

12 : Anonymous2021/11/04 12:48 ID: hj9xj66

Two days ago I was 100% the only PMC on labs. No other extract triggered. No shots fired. Raiders didn’t even spawn until the last 8 minutes. Nothing I went to was looted before I got there.

13 : Anonymous2021/11/04 18:13 ID: hjb98cp

You'd be surprised how many people literally crouch walk their way through this game.

14 : Anonymous2021/11/04 18:18 ID: hjba0un

What's possible is you had 1 other person, and they dipped quick because they were doing something, maybe like the guide. That or they're hitting a place you aren't. There is so much loot on labs it's hard to tell sometimes when someone rats through. Especially if you're not checking everything, which as a solo I'm guessing you aren't, unless you're cracked as hell.

15 : Anonymous2021/11/04 14:15 ID: hja8ok4

I used to play with someone who essentially started cheating to protect people from cheaters… yeah I know not the best system.

Either way, while BSG countless times has said there are no solo lobbies, we saw lots of near empty lobbies.

Especially later in the wipe, it was fairly common to see a raid with our group of five and then two other players. On maps like interchange and shoreline the problems were the same, but they got way worse farther out from the wipe.

This sub will never admit there are active player drop offs and a dwindling player base count, not sure why but they just believe this game is constantly growing when it clearly is not.

ID: hjaemmi

This. Anyone who has seen cheaters (specifically radar) knows that there are in fact, empty lobbies where no one else is on the map.

There used to be a video on youtube showing this. The context was the prevalence of cheaters - the guy used radar to show how many other radar / cheaters there were, but in some raids there were zero other players. Of course I went to pull it up but it seems its gone now...

16 : Anonymous2021/11/04 11:41 ID: hj9qi4p

I only play solo. 75% survival rate.

ID: hj9sbqp

OP is talking about being the only player in raid

ID: hj9slpp

Yep I realized that. I feel pretty stupid.

ID: hj9s8qq

congratz for not understanding the question

ID: hj9smyx

Thanks. I do feel kinda stupid

17 : Anonymous2021/11/04 15:01 ID: hjafezz

Nikita says a lot of things, he's always said this and that, and people believe him as if he knows what he's talking about when it comes to the live version of the game.

Spoilers, he doesn't. Don't forget his legendary remark at scavs hitting legs that are behind cover: "Its bullet drop" Lmfao

You can end up in an empty Labs raid, it does try to match you but it sometimes will just slot you in, I assume with some dev perspective that it's because the keycard is consumed when you find a match, so even if no other players connect, it just puts you in to avoid just eating your keycard or making you sit in queue for an hour.

18 : Anonymous2021/11/04 14:15 ID: hja8qva

I solo raid all the time

19 : Anonymous2021/11/04 13:18 ID: hja13zu

I've been in labs, interchange, and customs with zero other PMCs before.

Actually tonight I had 2 labs raids without any other PMCs and one with a cheater shooting through walls lol.

20 : Anonymous2021/11/04 14:17 ID: hja90xw

Of all honesty I like when I have the whole map to myself since I can get stuff done unless I get vibe checked by scavs

21 : Anonymous2021/11/04 15:11 ID: hjagz5n

I keep seeing this mentioned on reddit, can someone please refer to when nikita stated its impossible to get into a raid alone?

22 : Anonymous2021/11/04 15:26 ID: hjajb3e

I get empty interchange, shoreline and labs maps fairly often.

I pick 1 server only (currently Phoenix) and then just go in at night. Super low population/empty.

23 : Anonymous2021/11/04 15:40 ID: hjalg3z

Y'all are spawning alone on labs? I went to land twice and was killed by blatant cheating both times. Stopped even trying

24 : Anonymous2021/11/04 15:57 ID: hjao2wk

I have had dead lab raids many of times. Looted the whole place, checked every corner and no one was to be found. Also after reading comments I forget vent was even an extraction...

26 : Anonymous2021/11/04 16:24 ID: hjasbnr

I think he meant like there’s no way you can get alone in a raid if that’s what you want. It’s possible, I’ve done it many times. I have a fucked up work schedule which lets me play till like 2-3 am on tuesdays. Ran shoreline night time and got 3-4 raids alone. Can’t be 100% sure but never heard a single gunshot and no looted rooms in resort.

27 : Anonymous2021/11/04 16:25 ID: hjasihk

I play interchange on RUS servers at around 00:00 GMT time and most of the time it’s like there’s one other person or something but I’ve had some raids where I’ve taken my time to look for signs and there’s nothing (no loot spots touched/stashes hit/bullets fired etc) - One thing noticed if you’re in an empty raid, there will be many more AI scavs then normal early on - like 3 spawning at Oli tills right at the start

28 : Anonymous2021/11/04 17:39 ID: hjb400e

I haven't played EFT for a while, but hearing nothing for a whole round of Labs isn't impossible.
Sometimes it's bugged as hell and you can't hear sounds that shouldn't be too far away.
Also there are people that extract asap.

29 : Anonymous2021/11/04 17:54 ID: hjb6cez

I do mostly solo raids, more fun for me. Even cheaters warn me..

30 : Anonymous2021/11/04 20:19 ID: hjbsigj

I feel I have been in plenty of empty raids,no shots or loot taken etc, on interchange power doesn't get turned on and loot is in the tech rooms.

31 : Anonymous2021/11/04 22:35 ID: hjccsma

All these comments about "no it's definitely possible to be alone in a raid" meanwhile I have almost 200 raids(yes I know that's not a lot) and haven't had a one where I didn't either die to a pmc, kill one, or otherwise have confirmed one being there with me.

What servers are y'all playing on? Asking for a friend.

32 : Anonymous2021/11/04 23:47 ID: hjcmw0f

Once i played like 20 runds factory on a week day night max people i meet was 0-1 i was rushing the complet map i tink he is lying

33 : Anonymous2021/11/04 14:06 ID: hja7ihb

It really dpeends as a solo player I sometimes can loot in peace, sometimes I get into 1v1 fire fight, sometimes 2 chads just storm trough the map, in which case I lie down and hide in the bush. I would say that for me its in equal proportions.

I wish I could play some teams though but alas none of my friends are insane enough to try tarkov

34 : Anonymous2021/11/04 12:05 ID: hj9ss3x

So there is a "solo" raids. If it takes long enough the game will let you go in raid with minimal people. Me and my fried got 3 raids like this just by picking server with high game searching time.

35 : Anonymous2021/11/04 13:00 ID: hj9yvaf

my borderline autistic friend always picks a coupe of servers with LONGEST queue times and barely acceptable ping. matchmaking takes ~15minutes, but it's usually afk scav farm once you load into the map.

36 : Anonymous2021/11/04 17:41 ID: hjb4c5m

Countless night factory raids without a single container on the map looted says his claim is bullshit.

Shit, I've done plenty of night shoreline raids that have seemed entirely empty.

That seems like the biggest tell to me. Forget gunshots, why would zero loot spots be hit on an entire map unless other players simply aren't present?

37 : Anonymous2021/11/04 23:06 ID: hjch57x

I mainly play solo and my survival rate is 30%


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