Ok so instead of continuing not playing GZ since there’s no loot in single player anymore, I decided to join the weekend multiplayer event. I had severe abstinence and also a glimmer of hope that I might find some ammo there.
I signed up for PS4 Plus and got going. And man was this a different game than solo! Because of my high level co-players, tons of bunkers and safehouses all over the map opened up and I could travel where I’ve never been before. Together with others I brought down dozens of FNIX tanks, harvesters, hunters etc. Lots of ammo from those machines and from the many storage buildings I came across. Not an insane amount but I’ve never had full Ak5 before and now I also found EMP-grenades for the m/49 I also progressed a skill level in no-time.
Forget that awesome eery feeling while slowly and all alone exploring the world, using stealth tactics to clear out farms and airfields. This was a millenia Counter-Strike flashback. Up-front assault, die, respawn, attack again. Kill. Loot. Level up. Enjoyable but still, not close to the single player experience.
So I’m guessing multiplayer is what the tweaking in recent patches has been targeting, at the unfortunate expense of single player. In multiplayer the machines were sometimes even easy to kill, since they got distracted with two or more opponents. I also found more than sufficient loot, even adrenaline. Also, the more map you have access to, the more places you have to find loot so things actually get easier.
So my tip for single players with loot shortage and until single mode is fixed, is to mix, Use multiplayer quickly to stock up on equipment and get some well needed skill points while avoiding spoilers. Then switch and continue with single player for that awesome atmosphere going through the missions👍🏻
A really odd thing though is that when I’m back in single player, I still have access to all of the bunkers and safehouses that were made available in multiplayer, thanks to my more experienced co-players. This means I can now travel way ”past” my single player storyline so to speak.
Anyway, I’m back on GZ again with this way to get loot, until the next patch hopefully resolves all looting problems in single player