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The Archives do more than just expand the universe of Dead by Daylight, they are a platform to explore the lore of what Dead by Daylight is.
~ The Developers on The Archives

Archivos are a mode of Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo that were added with Patch 3.3.1.

They were announced on Dead by Daylight's 3 Year Anniversary Stream.


Overview[ | ]

Archivos offer new goals for Players, and allow for a more narrative experience further expanding the Dead by Daylight universe.

Completing Master Quests of a Tome will unlock Memories IconHelp archivesCollection, Logs IconHelp archivesLog, Cinematics IconHelp archivesCinematicUnlocked, Charms Charm Icon and bonus Bloodpoints IconHelp bloodpoints.


Lore[ | ]

The Observer has a unique power, with which he can probe the Entity's Fog and find memories and stories that are stored in her memories. All these memories are stored in the Fog once a Character is taken, with the Entity not making any use of it, thus getting forgotten.

At the core of The Archives is the Auris, a device capable of peering into the memories of those who've entered the Fog. Through this device, the players access a series of Challenges to help them piece together these memories and his overall role.


Tomes[ | ]

To view all Tomes please refer to the Tomes link page.

New Tomes are regularly added to The Archives. Each Tome is released with one level of challenges, and further levels become accessible over time. Once a new level is available, it can be accessed by reaching the Epilogue of the previous level.

You can accept one challenge at a time.

Most challenges can be completed in multiple trials and will reward Bloodpoints IconHelp bloodpoints. Master Challenges must be completed in one Trial, but they offer greater rewards and occasionally unlock entries in the Tome's collection. The Collection is a window into the stories of the Dead by Daylight Characters IconHelpLoading players, containing memories, logs and animated sequences.

If there is an open Rift, the Challenges in the current Tome will also award Rift Fragments Unknown QuestionMark. These fragments unlock Tiers of rewards in the Rift.

There are 12 Tomes and 2 Event Tomes:

  • Tome 1 - Awakening
  • Tome 2 - Reckoning
  • Tome 3 - Escalation
  • Tome 4 - Conviction
  • Tome 5 - Unleashed
  • Tome 6 - Divergence
  • Tome 7 - Forsaken
  • Tome 8 - Deliverance
  • Tome 9 - Crescendo
  • Tome 9.5 - The Midnight Grove (Event Tome)
  • Tome 10 - SAW
  • Tome 11 - Devotion
  • Tome 11.5 - Twisted Masquerade (Event Tome)
  • Tome 12 - Discordance

There are also 3 confirmed future Tomes:

  • Tome 13 (October 2022)
  • Tome 14 (January 2023)
  • Tome 15 (April 2023)

Memories & Logs[ | ]

Completing Master Challenges unlocks a log entry or a memory in the current Tome's Collection.
These entries expand the Lore of Dead by Daylight and are narrated by The Observer.

In the case of an Event Tome, completing those Challenges additionally unlocks special Event-Cosmetic pieces.

Characters Appearance[ | ]

Survivors[ | ]

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Character Tome
Dwight Fairfield Unknown QuestionMark Tome 3 - Escalation
Meg Thomas Unknown QuestionMark Tome 4 - Conviction
Claudette Morel Unknown QuestionMark Tome 1 - Awakening
Jake Park Unknown QuestionMark Tome 8 - Deliverance
Nea Karlsson Unknown QuestionMark Tome 5 - Unleashed
Laurie Strode Unknown QuestionMark -
Ace Visconti Unknown QuestionMark Tome 4 - Conviction
Bill Overbeck Unknown QuestionMark Tome 7 - Forsaken
Feng Min Unknown QuestionMark -
David King Unknown QuestionMark Tome 2 - Reckoning
Tome 11 - Devotion
Quentin Smith Unknown QuestionMark -
David Tapp Unknown QuestionMark Tome 10 - SAW
Kate Denson Unknown QuestionMark Tome 3 - Escalation
Adam Francis Unknown QuestionMark -
Jeff Johansen Unknown QuestionMark -
Jane Romero Unknown QuestionMark Tome 2 - Reckoning
Ash Williams Unknown QuestionMark -
Yui Kimura Unknown QuestionMark Tome 6 - Divergence
Zarina Kassir Unknown QuestionMark -
Cheryl Mason Unknown QuestionMark -
Felix Richter Unknown QuestionMark -
Élodie Rakoto Unknown QuestionMark -
Yun-Jin Lee Unknown QuestionMark Tome 9 - Crescendo
Jill Valentine Unknown QuestionMark -
Leon Scott Kennedy Unknown QuestionMark -
Mikaela Reid Unknown QuestionMark Tome 9.5 - The Midnight Grove
Jonah Vasquez Unknown QuestionMark Tome 12 - Discordance
Yoichi Asakawa Unknown QuestionMark -
Haddie Kaur Unknown QuestionMark -
Ada Wong Unknown QuestionMark -
Rebecca Chambers Unknown QuestionMark -

Killers[ | ]

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Character Tome
The Trapper IconHelpLoading trapper Tome 1 - Awakening
The Wraith IconHelpLoading wraith Tome 4 - Conviction
The Hillbilly IconHelpLoading hillbilly Tome 5 - Unleashed
The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse Tome 6 - Divergence
The Shape IconHelpLoading shape -
The Hag IconHelpLoading hag Tome 4 - Conviction
The Doctor IconHelpLoading doctor Tome 2 - Reckoning
The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress Tome 3 - Escalation
The Cannibal IconHelpLoading cannibal -
The Nightmare IconHelpLoading nightmare -
The Pig IconHelpLoading pig Tome 10 - SAW
The Clown IconHelpLoading clown Tome 8 - Deliverance
The Spirit IconHelpLoading spirit Tome 2 - Reckoning
The Legion IconHelpLoading legion Tome 3 - Escalation
The Plague IconHelpLoading plague Tome 7 - Forsaken
The Ghost Face IconHelpLoading ghost -
The Oni IconHelpLoading oni -
The Deathslinger IconHelpLoading deathslinger -
The Executioner IconHelpLoading wales -
The Blight IconHelpLoading blight Tome 1 - Awakening
Tome 5 - Unleashed
Tome 12 - Discordance
The Twins Unknown QuestionMark Tome 11 - Devotion
The Trickster IconHelpLoading trickster Tome 9 - Crescendo
The Nemesis T-Type Archivo:The Nemesis Nemesis.png -
The Cenobite IconHelpLoading cenobite -
The Artist IconHelpLoading artist -
The Onryō IconHelpLoading onryo -
The Dredge IconHelpLoading dredge -
The Mastermind IconHelpLoading mastermind -


Challenge Rewards[ | ]

Challenge Type Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Normal 15,000 BPs + 3 Rift Fragments 25,000 BPs + 3 Rift Fragments 30,000 BPs + 3 Rift Fragments 45,000 BPs + 3 Rift Fragments
Master 25,000 BPs + 5 Rift Fragments 35,000 BPs + 5 Rift Fragments 50,000 BPs + 5 Rift Fragments 60,000 BPs + 5 Rift Fragments
Note: Master Challenges must be completed in a single Trial.


Epilogue Rewards[ | ]

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
10 Rift Fragments + Uncommon Charm 15 Rift Fragments + Rare Charm 20 Rift Fragments + Very Rare Charm 25 Rift Fragments + Ultra Rare Charm


Compendium[ | ]

Tome 1 - Awakening[ | ]

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome 1 - Awakening.

The following Characters were chosen for this Tome:

Tome 2 - Reckoning[ | ]

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome 2 - Reckoning.

The following Characters were chosen for this Tome:

Tome 3 - Escalation[ | ]

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome 3 - Escalation.

The following Characters were chosen for this Tome:

  • Kate Denson Unknown QuestionMark: Back to Zero
  • Anna (The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress): A Lovely War
  • Dwight Fairfield Unknown QuestionMark: A Story By Any Other Name
  • Julie Kostenko (The Legion IconHelpLoading legion): Soldiers of Mayhem
  • The Observer Unknown QuestionMark: Observations (II) & Revelations (III)

Tome 4 - Conviction[ | ]

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome 4 - Conviction.

The following Characters were chosen for this Tome:

Tome 5 - Unleashed[ | ]

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome 5 - Unleashed.

The following Characters were chosen for this Tome:

Tome 6 - Divergence[ | ]

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome 6 - Divergence.

The following Characters were chosen for this Tome:

  • Yui Kimura Unknown QuestionMark: Crash and Burn
  • Sally Smithson (The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse): The Cleansing of Crotus Prenn
  • The Observer Unknown QuestionMark: In Search of Things Lost

Tome 7 - Forsaken[ | ]

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome 7 - Forsaken.

The following Characters were chosen for this Tome:

  • Bill Overbeck Unknown QuestionMark: The Long Way Home
  • Adiris (The Plague IconHelpLoading plague): The Maiden Guard
  • The Observer Unknown QuestionMark: Universus Alveo

Tome 8 - Deliverance[ | ]

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome 8 - Deliverance.

The following Characters were chosen for this Tome:

  • Jeffrey Hawk (The Clown IconHelpLoading clown): Finger of Chaos
  • Jake Park Unknown QuestionMark: Exile of the Kingdom
  • The Observer Unknown QuestionMark: Midnight in the Garden of Infinity

Tome 9 - Crescendo[ | ]

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome 9 - Crescendo.

The following Characters were chosen for this Tome:

  • Ji-Woon Hak (The Trickster IconHelpLoading trickster): Dissonance for the Dead
  • Yun-Jin Lee Unknown QuestionMark: Chorus of Lies
  • The Observer Unknown QuestionMark: Web of the Abyss

Tome 9.5 - The Midnight Grove[ | ]

To see a list of the Challenges, Stories, Logs, and Notes, Charms, and Cosmetics this Event Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome 9.5 - The Midnight Grove.

The following Characters were chosen for this Tome:

Tome 10 - SAW[ | ]

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome 10 - SAW.

The following Characters were chosen for this Tome:

Tome 11 - Devotion[ | ]

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome 11 - Devotion.

The following Characters were chosen for this Tome:

Tome 11.5 - Twisted Masquerade[ | ]

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To see a list of the Challenges, Stories, Logs, and Notes, Charms, and Cosmetics this Event Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome 11.5 - Twisted Masquerade.

Tome 12 - Discordance[ | ]

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome 12 - Discordance.

The following Characters were chosen for this Tome:


The Rift[ | ]

Main article: The Rift

When The Observer probes inside the Fog, a Rift is created. The Rift is a way for Players to earn additional cosmetics.

Each Tome will always be accompanied by a new Rift, a tear through the Entity's Fog containing a multitude of rewards from other worlds and memories. These time-limited rewards will be earned simply by playing the game and progressing in The Tome. Most of these rewards will be related to the current Tome's lore and/or seasonal events.

Rifts contain rewards for both Killers and Survivors. Collect Rift Fragments Unknown QuestionMark to increase your Tier in the Rift and unlock more rewards.

When a Rift is open, Rift Fragments can be collected by earning XP and completing challenges in the current Tome.

There are two tracks of rewards:

  • A free one
  • A Premium one, which adds more cosmetics. This track can be unlocked by buying a Rift Pass with Auric Cells IconHelp auricCells.

Rift Timelines[ | ]

Plantilla:Rifts


Charms[ | ]

Charm Icon
Main article: Charms

Charms are rewards for completing Tomes, unlocking Tiers in the Rift, or as giveaways. They can be equipped on a Survivor's waist or on a Killer's Hook IconHelpLoading hook.

Tome 1 - Awakening[ | ]

Plantilla:First Rift Charms

Tome 2 - Reckoning[ | ]

Plantilla:Second Rift Charms

Tome 3 - Escalation[ | ]

Plantilla:Third Rift Charms

Tome 4 - Conviction[ | ]

Plantilla:Fourth Rift Charms

Tome 5 - Unleashed[ | ]

Plantilla:Fifth Rift Charms

Tome 6 - Divergence[ | ]

Plantilla:Sixth Rift Charms

Tome 7 - Forsaken[ | ]

Plantilla:Seventh Rift Charms

Tome 8 - Deliverance[ | ]

Plantilla:Eighth Rift Charms

Tome 9 - Crescendo[ | ]

Plantilla:Ninth Rift Charms

Tome 10 - SAW[ | ]

Plantilla:Tenth Rift Charms

Tome 11 - Devotion[ | ]

Plantilla:Eleventh Rift Charms

Tome 12 - Discordance[ | ]

Plantilla:Twelfth Rift Charms


Trivia[ | ]

  • The Observer's Tower is located somewhere below and to the right of the main menu area.
    • This can be seen when one returns from the Rift by using a button command, since the camera transition does not black out.
  • Tomes are permanent. This means that if a Player didn't complete a Tome and another one was released, they can still work on their current Tome.
    • Challenges from the previous Tomes can be accessed through the Compendium menu.
    • The Rift, however, is open for the duration of their respective Tome and closes short before another one is released.
  • Charms were leaked alongside the Ghost Face IconHelpLoading ghost on the 2.7.0 Mid-Chapter Update. The Developers released a Developer Build instead of the Update for some Players. As soon as they realized this happened, they forced all Players out of the game and the ones to have this Build had to download the right Update. However, multiple screenshots were taken and some Players were streaming at the moment.
    • They were thought to be similar to emotes at the time.
    • However, until the Developers announced Archivos, the Charms were thought to be part of the 3 Year Anniversary Event.
  • Currently there are three types of challenges, each one having its own codename:
    • Normal Challenge - "Task"
    • Master Challenge - "Challenge"
    • Additional Objective Challenge - "Contextual"

Unused Music[ | ]

  • The Developers created several Themes for The Archives that are unused to date:


Gallery[ | ]

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