Title is self-explanatory, so no “TL;DR” this time.
We know the game’s map is MASSIVE, and most settlements have a whole plethora of hidden guns, both in the open (often listed for the completionists) and in weapon-shaped boxes. So it’s kind of expected that most of them will be duds, stuff that you’re gonna recycle for raw materials, and only a small handful of them will actually be decent.
…But why are almost all of them, universally, terrible? One would expect the hardest guns to find to be a 4-crown once in a while (or a 2~3-crown if we’re talking about early areas).
Heck, some of the hidden guns require jumping puzzles to get to (one time I had to use a bike to jump on a fence, to get to a ceiling, to find a gun), and when you finally get to the gun… it’s a 1-crown gun destined to the recycle bin.
Worse still, this also applies to guns from quests.
I got a sidequest that suggested I could find a neat gun in a “hidden place” (note: no, it wasn’t hidden, there was a huge quest marker pointing to the place, even though it was supposed to be a riddle).
When I got there, there was a hunting rifle.
…But when I grabbed the gun to see the stats…
It was a 3-crown rifle destined to the recycle bin, because the quest is in a spot where you’re expected to have a lot of 4-crown weapons to deal with the strong enemies roaming around (lots of which drop 5-crown gear).
Actually, the ONLY interesting weapons I’ve found were less than a handful of 5-crown guns tied to quests (I think there’s 4 of them? Maybe just 3), most of them to the north, and there’s a 5-crown Glock abandoned inside an inconspicuous police car.
…That kinda takes a lot of the feeling of reward from the “treasure hunting” aspect of looking for these guns.
I’m not asking for every single settlement to have a 5-crown or anything like that, but an occasional 4-crown in the harder-to-reach locations could make loads of difference when it comes to rewarding the players who love to explore the map.
And not just guns; a handful of 4~5-crown attachments in fixed-yet-hard-to-reach locations would be a very welcome addition.
And bonus points if there are indeed more than just that single 5-crown Glock for us to find in this absolutely huge map.