Hellhounds have way too big dmg for in how their numbers in a group. We did a server sweep with my friend and we were off to exit. We stumbled upon a pair of hellhounds and they got automatically rushing at us. We killed them with a silenced Winfield and then, at least 8 more came out of the bushes. There is nothing you can do about this. You are just dead, and all the progress you have made is gone in seconds.
Update 3.0 is released (contains a Hellhound nerf / rework).
This topic should be closed.
NERF THE AMMOUNT OF HOUNDS IN THE NEW MAP!!!! ITS INSANE
I regularly hunt Hellhounds for XP. I can always hear if there are other Hellhounds around. If I attack one group, no other group joins to them.
Also, why don't you just run away, into a building, over a fence, up on a ladder, etc?
Never mind though as Update 3.0 have the Hellhounds nerfed: they deal less damage, about the same as Grunts (but apply bleeding).