I know that having a high chaos would cause the game to be more difficult. So I'm wondering how could I keep it low and avoid killing methods that would raise the chaos.
I believe all killing methods result in increased chaos. Since there are apparently non-lethal methods for disposing of your main targets, this might include them. Note that if you use non-lethal methods to dispose of guards and the like, rat swarms can still devour bodies and this might count towards increasing chaos (or missing achievements). There are "safe" places to dispose of bodies (like garbage containers). Elevated surfaces can also be safe, but if a body is not in a garbage bin there is a chance it will show up as "found" at the end of a mission (as near as I can tell). Generally I think sticking bodies on tables in isolated rooms is safe.
Also, see this PCGamer article. Highlights:
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How does the Chaos system work? How do I raise or lower the Chaos level that is displayed on the end mission stats screen?
How do I lower the Chaos rating?
I’m getting stats for bodies being found or killed when I’ve rendered NPCs unconscious, why?
Situations that could lead to an NPC being killed inadvertently:
To prevent rats from eating an unconscious body (including unconscious Weepers, which are also vulnerable to rats), see the answers to this question: How do I prevent rats from eating a corpse that I left unattended? Also, is this a bad thing?
This is very hacky, but by default the game has a soft limit of 5 and a hard limit of 10 corpses in one area, so if you have a bunch of unconscious people heaped in a floppy pile and approach them with another slung over your shoulder, there's a good chance one or two will disappear out of respect for framerate.
N.B. If you love the ten-snoring-guys-overflowing-from-a-toilet-stall vibe, you can adjust the settings:
in the config file
The settings are under the
It made my lethal playthrough a lot more spectacular when it came back to surveying a completed level from high above, I can tell you that. Kind of makes you feel guilty for all the carnage you caused when the corpses start to literally pile up.
As stated earlier all killing methods increase the general chaos of the city. Some good tips for keeping the chaos low are: always have a full quiver of sleep darts with the combat upgrade, as they allow just knock out a guard instead of killing them and stops them from alerting others.
Also max out your blink and bend time skill because combining the two will allow you to quickly remove yourself from any violent situation.
A third helpful bit would be upgrading your boots as it allows you to walk quieter.
Finally you can find the strong arms bone charm, which allows you to choke enemies much faster. However the problem is that bone charms are randomized. I have not been able to find if they are randomized from when you start a playthrough or just at the beginning of each mission. If it is each mission simply save before right before you end the previous one and then rush through the next grabbing bone charms and restarting until you get it. If it is from the beginning of your playthrough then you just need to hope to get lucky. Hope this helps :)
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