There has been a conspiracy going on for Ready or not Hostage Rescue being the hardest mission so far. Well, Ready or Not is amongst the most tactical FPS games out there. That means you are going to love the game more as you proceed further. Being a game with lots of less-lethal instruments to complete the mission without any damage, some missions are just more difficult than others. So, here we are going to talk about Ready or Not hostage rescue along with some other missions to help you out in your journey through Ready or Not.
Brief Mission Type Overview
The in-game difficulty level depends on the type of mission you are playing. Some missions require you to go silent and are much harder than ones with lethal force. So, here are some of the mission types that can help you with a better understanding of Ready or Not Hostage Rescue.
- Barricaded Suspect: It is a normal to easy difficulty-level mission where you aim to save civilians and catch suspects.
- Raid: Just as the name suggests, here you get dangerous suspects. Therefore, being on the hard difficulty side.
- Active Shooter: A shooter goes berserk, killing civilians on his way. You have to save the civilians before too many of them are lost. Also, it’s on the hard difficulty side.
- Bomb Threat: Bombers are going to explode before time expires. So, it’s your job to save the civilians, as well as get the suspect taken out. It is 2nd hardest mission type you will play in the game.
- Hostage Rescue: It is the hardest mission type of the game, where you have to go silent because suspects are ready to attack civilians. You have to take care of sound, make a strategy and do things before time runs out.
For more in-depth coverage of each of these game modes, check out our guide to beating every mission type in Ready or Not.
All about Ready or Not Hostage Rescue Missions
Being the most difficult mission of the game, Hostage rescue is sometimes taken as a lethal/non-lethal combined mission. Honestly, that is not the case here, because, in Ready or not Hostage Rescue, you have to go completely silent. Everything ranging from your movement, time, silent kills, and even weapons are taken into consideration.
Whether you are making noises or killing enemies freely, it can cause others to notice something is wrong. This in return provokes them, and hostages are lost. Finally, you will lose the mission, requiring you to do it again from the start.
How to Complete Hostage Rescue Missions
So, how to do this mission if a bit of noise can cause you to lose? Well, in Ready or Not Hostage Rescue, you have to first look at the time. Then, make a proper plan on which route you will take, or which enemies you have to kill. You should consult map blueprints to help inform your plans. Keep in mind that you can’t freely kill enemies and move on. You have to hide their bodies as well.
Then, you will have to move without making a noise. The steadier and more silent you are, the easier it will be for you to get things done. Finally, it all goes down to your equipment. Have a silencer on your weapon in Ready or Not. You can even get yourself a knife/wire to take out enemies silently. While grabbing some throwables that are not destructive.
Tactical equipment like the rescue shield are usually not worthwhile in this game mode, as they are more intended for quick assaults and sustained combat. In other modes where stealth is less of a factor, you often need to take some mobile cover with you.
Problem with Ready or not Hostage Rescue
Personally, the problem with Ready or not Hostage Rescue is that it gives you a bit of extra time. The difficulty is the hardest in comparison to other mission types, but still, for gamers with decent skill, the missions are too easy.
The game concept was taken from SWAT 4 and if you are familiar with the game, this mission is already well known to you. Developers gave too much time, meaning you have to make a lot of noise to provoke the suspects.
Even if you kill their friends, it takes a long time for them to be provoked. On the other hand, if you are seen, it also takes them a long time. It is unrealistic and makes the mission a bit spoiled. Looking at the brighter side, Ready or not Hostage Rescue is a great mission for beginners, who are new to FPS games.
We expect that as the game matures and the developers refine the AI that this game mode will increase in realism and difficulty.
Ready or not Hostage Rescue mission is by far the hardest mission type in the game. Yes, beginners will feel that difficulty, but for hardcore FPS gamers, this mission gives too much time. It is not known whether the developers might level up a notch on missions, but you are going to enjoy it as a gamer.
For more insights into the game, check out our guide to the best guns (both lethal and non-lethal) in Ready or Not.