XDefiant players hate bunny hopping and say all gunfights are the same

XDefiant players hate bunny hopping and say all gunfights are the same
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XDefiant has been a huge hit with gamers as Ubisoft looks to compete with the likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield. With it competing with the top FPS games, XDefiant has many similarities that make to it’s competitors, including one mechanic that many players dislike, bunny hopping.

Bunny hopping is a popular technique in games such as Call of Duty to move around quickly in gunfights while making it harder for your opponent to hit you due to its unpredictable nature. While most players like to use it to give them an advantage, many dislike others using it for the same reasons.

It has become quite an issue in games such as Call of Duty but is now just an expected mechanic in the game. However, many were hoping that XDefiant would be a welcomed escape from these mechanics, unfortunately, that isn’t the case.

XDefiant living environments: A player aims their rifle at targets in the game's training zone. Image captured by VideoGamer.
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U/TGSYAS took to Reddit to discuss bunny hopping in XDefiant and that, despite only being a week old, it has already become a problem in the game.

“Don’t get me wrong, nothing wrong with using your movement. But 70% of players I meet jump constantly every Single gunfight. I know you’re harder to hit when you are a bunny on crack, but man, 70% of gunfights look the same. When I’m lucky they jump to the side and actually use movement a bit.”

Many other players took to the comments to agree with u/TGSYAS, including u/DC_JAB1I hate that they allow them to shoot as they bunny hop. It’s cool to maneuver around enemy shots, but that movement, accompanied by a hail of inaccurate, yet somehow accurate gunfire is so frustrating. It’s what killed Black Ops 3, all the way up to before the release of MW2019 for me. who said “

This mechanic will likely be a point of contention throughout XDefiant’s lifecycle if Ubisoft doesn’t choose to nerf it. But, with the game being inspired by the iconic seventh-generation style of Call of Duty games, the faster movement is likely here to stay.

If faster gameplay is your style, then this is a game you should check out. To help get you started, we highly recommend checking out our XDefiant beginners tips and tricks guide and get you on the right path to victory.