Going in without guns, stealing some from enemies, and letting them be revived.
Guide for Gun Thieves
- Make a loadout that has no guns, but can kill using tools/consumables. The quad derringer is highly advisable, because it can still kill with headshots and/or with three hits.
- Find an enemy team to perform the gunthief on.
- Kill players players but leave one alive (Kill 2 in trios, 1 in duos).
- Steal the guns fast.
- Hide and watch.
- Kill the last gun holding enemy.
- Have a teammate steal the 3rd’s guns too.
- Run around the hostages and enjoy, dont get knifed or they will have guns again and revolt.
What Can Go Wrong
- Teammate with guns could die and give enemies guns.
- Frag Bombs could kill all people at once.
- Enemies could find guns laying around on the ground/ in towers.
- Enemies could find an random dead hunter with guns.
- Another team will come and either kill the targets, or provide free guns for them.
- Dead target can burn out if his teammate is scared (Dont burn).
- Hostages may run away to the extracts/hide.
You could also bring weak weapons such as:
- Romero starshell.
- Handcrossbow chokebolt.
- Handcrossbow chaosbolt.
This way, you can pick the useless weapons up again after you’re done and perform the gunthief on multiple teams in a match. Also they enemies will have more stuff to do instead of just standing still and watching you.
Beware: chaosbolts and chokebolts can headshot you but it is really unlikely.
Starshells will burn you for 25hp and ignite you. But its worth it.
- Tools: Knuckle Knife, Derringer, First Aid Kit + Throwing Knives/Flare Gun/etc.
- Consumables: Frag Bomb (easy kill if bad with derringer).
- Flash Bomb (helps safely steal guns).
- Vitality Shots.
- Best specific gunthief Traits: Necromancer, Packmule, Frontiersman, Resilience.
- Nice Traits: Doctor, Physician (can bring less vitality shots and instead bring frags etc).
- Greyhound, Determination (the hostages can’t outrun you or catch you with their knife).
- Personal Favorite: Dauntless (for some extra defusing fun).
- Burn bodies of teams that you can’t gunthief anymore, you dont want guns laying around.
- If you found yourself in a scrapbeak location 🙁 F. Maybe you can shoot a world lantern next to the body.
- If you know there is many bodies close, don’t attempt to gunthief they will go straight there. Go find a different location to do it.
- Dont run close to corners, the hostages like to camp there with a knife.