Here's an issue I'm having as a new player with some maps.
I'm getting swarmed cause I'm alone.
I'm not talking about running off from the group and getting killed, that's totally my fault. What I referring to is when I first join the game and by the time I've made it to the trader my team has already geared up and gone to a section of the map to defend. Seeing how there's no radar or "find player" feature, I'm forced to random run around the map in hopes I find them. Most of the time I don't luck out and get murdered in which I wait to re-spawn in which case I just die again.
Any tips to avoid this cycle of dying.
At higher and higher difficulties, there's sometimes no option but to move on without you. Some especially difficult maps have traders that take ages to reach from the spawn location.
What you want to do is if you manage to join while you're still able to see where your teammates are fighting, take a note of their camp location. They will most likely go back there unless they say something in chat. If you're unsure as to how to get there, note that you can press the middle mouse button or whichever button to which you have alt fire binded to go into free spectate. If you're getting lost a lot trying to get to the location, perhaps you should try getting used to the map by playing on an easier difficulty.
If that doesn't work, then it might be best if you just make a beeline towards the camping location. Forget betting new weapons for now, just try to stay in the back and take aimed shots with the 9mm. If your perks aren't high enough level yet to get a free weapon upon spawn, then you should go sharpshooter so as to get that extra little bit of damage. Make sure to stay alive though or this will just further perpetuate.