Ready or Not can be a rigorous and punishing game if you rush things and let your guts make decisions. Even when you take the right actions, this game will find a way to punish you! So, why not increase your chances of survival? Clearing a room in Ready or Not is like doing finals at a university. Yes, it’s hard, and nobody wants to do it, but it’s up to you how good the results will be.
This article will provide tips on successfully coordinating and clearing rooms with your team. We will cover how to breach doors in Ready or Not with bots and real players. Splitting our guide by teammate type is because the pace of Ready or Not is very different between bots and real players. So, you will need to adjust how you clear rooms in either case.
How to Clear a Room with Bots in Ready or Not
Bots in Ready or Not can be highly effective with the right commander on top. This game will punish any player that ignores their teammates and tries to be a lone wolf. You cannot just rush a building like it was a casual first-person shooter. The following tips will help you survive room breaching and clearing and make your bots effective allies instead of useless dummies.
1. First Off, SUIT UP!
Before jumping into the fun, you have to make sure you have a balanced loadout for your Red and Blue teams. This is fundamental if you don’t want any casualties during the operation. Fortunately, in the Loadout menu, Ready or Not allows you to select the equipment for both teams, so make sure you have the right loadout for each team. In our Review of Ready or Not, we covered all the gear available in-game and its uses. In the following list, we will detail all the tactical equipment based on the situation.
As bots can be clumsy and die in some dumb ways, our recommendation is to have them wear heavy armor and ballistic helmets to increase their chances of survival.
2. Always be Prepared to Shoot
The heading might be too aggressive, but it has some truth to it. In Ready or Not, enemies might have uniforms, yet some might be dressed as civilians. Letting your guard down in this game will get you killed more than once.
Make sure you always keep your gun up and handle every engagement like an Elden Ring boss…Well, maybe not, but you get the point. Keep it safe and trust no one but your teammates. Being a little extra paranoid in this game will pay off most of the time.
3. Have Bots Watch Your Back When You Breach a Room in Ready or Not
Especially if you want to be first in line when the action starts, order your bot teammates to watch your back before breaching the room. To do this, hold the middle mouse, then select the third option. All of your teammates or the team you have selected will move to the marked position to take cover and watch your back. When you have a room with several doors behind you, this option is highly recommended to prevent getting surprised by an enemy flank.
You can also combine this by ordering them to wedge some of the doors to reduce the flanking routes for the hostiles.
4. Or… the Other Way Around
You may stay back while your teammates breach the room in Ready or Not. To do this, order your bots to stack up on a door and then breach. There are several ways of doing this. For instance, you can command them to throw a grenade first to make it safer when they enter to clear the room in Ready or Not.
Keep in mind that they are not humans so bugs may happen, like them landing a flash grenade on their feet or not being able to kill a target because they got stuck on the door.
5. Better Late than Sorry. Don’t Rush Breaching and Clearing in Ready or Not.
Take your time with every door breach in Ready or Not, as you may never know what is on the other side. The safest way to do this is to order one squad to stack up on a door and the other to cover. Once everybody is in position, order one of your bots to mirror under the door; this will make them pull out the mirror gun and check for threats and traps. If the way is clear, you can walk in safely.
If you are using the mirror gun, make sure to check the door for potential traps while you scan the room. In the scenario where you spot a trap, you have two options. Peek the door and have a bot disarm the trap quietly.
If you are the loud type, pull out your breaching shotgun, position yourself, and blow a hole in that door from a safe distance. A well-placed shot will activate the trap.
If no trap is spotted, but there are enemies inside, order them to throw a grenade and breach. This will reduce the risk of friendly casualties. Once you are inside your objective, have the team covering the last room fall in and order them to cover this room and the other to arrest civilians and recover evidence.
IIf you have door wedges and are a hundred percent sure that side is fully clear, you can pick up the door wedges and use them in another room closer to you with more new flanking possibilities. Check out our guide to all of the tactical equipment and gear in Ready or Not and what it is used for so you can come up with the most optimal loadout.
Is this Ready or Not or Detroit: Become Human?
In the heat of the moment, you may end up hitting one of your bot teammates when you go to breach a room in Ready or Not. Friendly fire with bots will have no greater consequences than a lower mission score. However, as soon as you drop one of them, the surviving bots will turn into terminators with 100% accuracy and kill you instantly.
When playing with bots, we recommend you be especially careful with your shots and stay on single fire mode. This is especially true if your accuracy is not great. If you know your aim is bad and will accidentally commit friendly fire, you can order them to do all the dirty jobs for you.
How to Breach and Clear Rooms with Real, Ready or Not Players
Playing with friends is a whole new experience. After all, Ready or Not is a multiplayer game at its core. Playing with human allies will require you to put a lot more trust in your teammates and rely on their skills more often. Get ready to get constantly flash banged by a friend or get accidentally shot one of them because they walked in front of you while trying to get an enemy.
This may vary if you are playing with random teammates which might change the experience completely. As we mentioned before, it can be a very tedious experience with incompetent or foolish allies, especially if you are the tactical type of player. However, playing with a group of similarly minded players who like to study the map blueprints in Ready or Not to make detailed plans is fun!
1. Riot Shield for the Win!
This is not Call of Duty. No one will call you out in the final kill cam for using a riot or rescue shield in Ready or Not.
Having one teammate taking point with a shield will offer a tremendous tactical advantage as they will absorb most of the fire while you and your friends move in to neutralize the target. The shield user can still fire from the hip but with horrible accuracy. The user can be crouched to prevent getting shot in the legs to get the most utility out of this tool. Remember that whoever uses the riot shield is completely vulnerable from behind, so providing cover is necessary.
2. Have at least one person watching your back.
It’s essential to have someone designated to be on security work by watching everyone’s back. They can also place wedges and take out every enemy trying to flank your team. This job might sound boring, but it is not. The person guarding the team’s flank will constantly have enemies rushing at them from behind or sneaking up on them. Not all of the action will be in front of you when you breach a room in Ready or Not.
3. Have Someone that Worked in Customer Service Before
Good communication is vital in this game, especially to whoever provides intel for the team. For instance, the person on your squad using the mirror gun needs to have decent awareness. Moreover, they need communication skills to tell everyone in the team exactly where the enemies and civilians are located and provide a good description of everything necessary they spot.
Communicate every move
Before entering a room, the whole team needs to know who will go first and who will go next. Without this established, you will create a convoluted doorway getting your teammates killed. The best way to do this is to have the player on the right side of the door breach the left part of the room, the player on the left side push the right side, and the rest try the middle while you have someone watching your back.
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Have a quarterback throwing grenades for you
The one or two players designated for throwing grenades inside rooms must be experienced or at least familiar with the throwing mechanics in the game to prevent getting your teammates flashed or stung. Make sure you spend some time in the kill house to practice your throws.
Most of these tips will require some practice and good communication skills. Don’t be afraid to be picky with your teammates. Ready or Not can be an unforgiving game, so take your time on a match and don’t rush breaching or clearing rooms. Trying to do something fast in this game will get you or your friend killed, and being a spectator is not fun in any game. Always remember the most important tip of all, which is having fun.