Just had a dream start. 5 minutes in, suppressed AR, medkit, >10 boosts, ammo for the whole game, level 2 helmet/armor, and seemingly alone in a big city right in the middle of the circle. Literally only thing I needed was a 4x/8x scope, and I had dozens of buildings available to loot.
Then I died to a red zone explosion while moving 10 meters between two buildings. It was my first red zone death ever, and the last time I actively avoided them was maybe 120 hours ago. (I didn’t even realize the red zone was there, I’m so used to ignoring them)
I really wish they’d remove red zones completely ASAP, and then put in something else if/when they come up with a better idea. They were scary for about 10 games, and it was fun to get freaked out and try to desperately find cover. Then you realized that chances of getting hit during a full red zone is like 1%, and that there’s no point in letting them affect your play.
(Honestly, if they did shape player behavior somehow, it would only be to camp inside a house. Which is something players are more than happy to do on their own, with no guidance from the game…)