In this chapter of the Phasmophobia guide, you will find many general tips that may be useful during the game and help you cooperate better with your team, solve the puzzle faster and determine the type of ghost that haunts a given building.
Phasmophobia is, in many ways, very original and very different from other survival horror games. During the multiplayer game, you should closely cooperate with the ghost hunters team members and use various devices to complete the missions successfully. In Phasmophobia, you do not have to catch ghosts but find evidence of their presence, determine their type, and, most importantly, get out alive, which is not always easy. Our tips are directed especially to new players who are just starting their adventure with the production of Kinetic Games studio.
All the necessary items, such as a flashlight, camera, candle, UV light, etc., can be purchased in the ghost hunters’ main room and taken with you on missions. You will keep the purchased equipment only when you return from the mission safe and sound in the case of higher difficulty levels.
Each mission in Phasmophobia begins with the preparatory phase in which the players’ goal is to enter the haunted building and find traces of a ghost’s presence. The preparation phase on the lowest difficulty level lasts for 5 minutes, during which ghosts will not attack players (except for Demons and Oni, which are more aggressive ghost types). The preparation time has been reduced to just 2 minutes on medium difficulty, and the professionals have to do without the preparation phase entirely. In the trailer, right above the computer monitor, you will find a counter that counts down the time left to the end of the preparation phase.
Searching for a ghost
One of the most important steps to take before gathering detailed evidence is determining which room the ghost has made its home. If you play solo, you will have to personally search the rooms with a thermometer and EMF reader in hand. Look out also for footprints, blinking lights, and so on. Working in a group is much easier because you can share responsibilities and complete the task faster. Once you manage to discover the haunted room, you will start disassembling the monitoring equipment (cameras).
The flashlight is an essential item that ghost hunters use to illuminate the explored rooms. Unfortunately, after switching to another object, the glow of light disappears, making it difficult to properly operate other objects (camera, camera) in complete darkness. Fortunately, there is a way to leave the flashlight on while using other items. To do this, turn on the flashlight (by default T on the keyboard) when using another item.
Ghost names – think carefully before you say them
The ghosts you can meet in Phasmophobia have their names, but it is better not to pronounce them if necessary to obtain the necessary evidence of their presence. In most cases, saying the ghost’s name aloud will make them very angry. It is also worth mentioning here that some ghosts will respond to the summons only when you are alone – you can find information of this type on the white information board in the trailer, and it is worth reading them before starting the mission.
Objects – interactions
While exploring the rooms, you can interact with various items, and it’s worth knowing that ghosts can also do this. Some of them are so aggressive that they can throw various objects at hunters, while others will maliciously slam doors to let them know about their presence.
Truck – command center
The ghost hunter’s truck is filled to the brim with a variety of equipment and useful gadgets. Here you can switch between cameras and observe ghost activity, check the map of the building, and check the team’s mental health (Team Sanity). Lower Sanity is more likely to be attacked by a ghost.
Sanity drops by staying in dark rooms, seeing a ghost, observing strange paranormal phenomena, or using items like the Ouiji board. When it drops to an extreme level, you better be careful!
To prevent the character’s mental resistance from dropping quickly, try to keep him in the lit area – turn on the lights or light candles. Also, bear in mind that turning on too many lights will turn off the fuse, and you will have to turn it back on manually. Another way to improve your character’s mental health is to take pills or rest in the truck.
Evidence – Different Types How To Get
During the exploration of haunted buildings in Phasmophobia, you will have to obtain specific evidence to determine what type of ghost you are dealing with. Here’s how to get individual evidence.
- Level 5 electromagnetic field: must be personally measured with an EMF hand-held reader;
- Low temperature: you can measure it with a thermometer or recognize it when your character starts to exhale cold air;
- Ghost orbs: can only be spotted on trailer surveillance;
- Ghostwriting books: only work when kept or placed near an active ghost;
- Spirit Box: must be near the ghost to ask questions;
- Fingerprints: These are picked up by UV light and can be found on doors, windows, and light switches that have been touched by a ghost.
Angry ghosts will start hunting ghost hunters as soon as they find an opportunity – some will attack later and others much earlier (Demons). As soon as your flashlight starts blinking and the radio starts to emit disturbing sounds, it signifies that the hunting has started. When this happens, hide in a wardrobe or a hideout as soon as possible, or go to a safe room in which the presence of supernatural forces has not been detected. Remember to close the door behind you, turn off the flashlight, keep silent, and face the wall or the floor. In severe cases, run your legs in the belt and try to escape to the truck.