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Stranger Things
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Release Date 17 September 2019 (Tuesday)
Category Chapter DLC
Cost $11.99
1,500 Auric CellsIconCurrency auricCellsIconCurrency auricCellsIconCurrency auricCells
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CHAPTER 13: Stranger Things is the thirteenth Chapter DLC for Dead by DaylightIconHelp DBDlogoIconHelp DBDlogoIconHelp DBDlogo, released on 17 September 2019, retracted on 17 November 2021, and re-enabled on 6 November 2023.

This DLC features the following content:

  • 1 Killer:
  • 2 Survivors:
  • 2 exclusive Cosmetic Pieces:
    • Torn Sweatshirt - Common Nancy Wheeler Torso
    • Scuffed Rolled Sleeves - Common Steve Harrington Torso


Stranger Things is a brand-new Chapter for Dead by Daylight, which includes a new Map. Purchasing the Stranger Things DLC will unlock its new Killer and two new Survivors.

It was the early 1980s, a time of cold war experiments and naïve fascination, a time of stranger things. In the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, covert experiments were being conducted.

When an inter-dimensional gate was accidentally opened at the Hawkins National Laboratory, an army of creatures with long, curved claws and gaping faces that bloom like horrific flowers was unleashed. These creatures were labelled "Demogorgons" by a group of local kids who encountered them.

Nancy Wheeler's knack for investigative journalism first emerged when she brought down a secret government organisation in Hawkins following the disappearance of her closest friend, Barb. Her being fired from the Hawkins Post during the summer of 1985 has not dissuaded Nancy from chasing leads...

Formerly a popular jock, Steve Harrington, is struggling to find his place in Hawkins now that high school is over, and his old friends moved away to college. Since then, he's spent his time scooping ice cream at the mall, flirting with girls, and cracking secret Russian codes. With the help of his friends Dustin and Robin, Steve is carving out a new identity for himself and learning what true friendship really means. It's this newfound loyalty to his friends that compels Steve to come to the aid of his ex-girlfriend, Nancy when he suspects she might be in terrible danger...

Killer: The Demogorgon[]

Main article: The Demogorgon

The Demogorgon's Info[]

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The Demogorgon

A blooming mouth full of needle-like teeth for a face, large, curved, razor-sharp claws, and powerful legs to pounce on victims, make The Demogorgon a frightening monster to face in any dimension. It is a nightmare of unrestrained, feral rage as it hunts down its prey and rips it to pieces, devouring every last morsel of flesh and gore, leaving nothing for scavengers. The creature is untouched by any sense of compassion or restraint. Looming over its victim, it shows no doubt or mercy, just the pure instinct of its insatiable blood lust as it delivers the deathblow. A perfect hunter, The Demogorgon is a macabre testament to the horrors lurking in the Upside Down and why it was choice pickings for The Entity.

The Demogorgon's Power[]

IconPowers ofTheAbyss

"An unknown and otherworldly power surged through its body.
Suddenly the ground ripped open, swallowing The Demogorgon whole."

Press and hold the Power button to channel Of the Abyss:

  • Triggers Killer Instinct on Survivors inside the Area of Effect of Active Portals.
  • Unlocks the ability to perform a Shred Attack.

Press the Attack button after charging Of the Abyss to at least 65 % to dash forwards and unleash a vicious slash:

  • Causes The Demogorgon to lunge forwards at 18.4 m/s.
  • Grants the ability to destroy Breakable WallsIconHelp breakableWallIconHelp breakableWallIconHelp breakableWall and dropped PalletsIconHelp pullDownIconHelp pullDownIconHelp pullDown.

The Demogorgon starts the Trial with 6 Portals.

Press and hold the Secondary Power button to bend down and create an Inactive Portal in the ground:

  • Inactive Portals are invisible to Survivors and cannot be sealed.
  • Inactive Portals do not have an Area of Effect and thus do not trigger Killer Instinct.

When The Demogorgon interacts with Inactive Portals to traverse the Upside Down, both the Portal he travels from and the one he travels to are transformed into Active Portals:

  • Active Portals are visible to Survivors and can be sealed.
  • Active Portals have an Area of Effect of 4 metres around them.
    • Survivors inside the Area of Effect suffer permanently from the ObliviousIconStatusEffects obliviousIconStatusEffects obliviousIconStatusEffects oblivious Status Effect and are revealed by Killer Instinct while The Demogorgon is channelling Of the Abyss.

Survivors can interact with Active Portals to seal them, either alone or together with other Survivors, though at increasingly reduced efficiency:

  • 1 Survivor seals a Portal in 12 seconds.
  • 2 Survivors seal a Portal in ~9 seconds.
  • 3 Survivors seal a Portal in 8 seconds.
  • 4 Survivors seal a Portal in 6 seconds.

Sealing a Portal will recylce it into the inventory of The Demogorgon.

Press and hold the Secondary Power button while standing atop any Portal and aiming at any Highlighted Portal to enter the first Portal and traverse the Upside Down, appearing at the second Portal:

  • Transforms Inactive Portals into Active Portals.
  • Grants the UndetectableIconStatusEffects undetectableIconStatusEffects undetectableIconStatusEffects undetectable Status Effect for 5 seconds.

The Demogorgon's Perks[]

IconPerks cruelLimits
Cruel Limits Your ties to the otherworldly manifest when your prey attempts to get away.

Whenever a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators is completed, Cruel Limits activates:

  • Blocks every Vault location on the Map for all Survivors for the next 20/25/30 seconds.
  • The AurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras of the blocked Vault locations are highlighted to you in yellow.
"The specimen seems to be able to affect the state of nearby objects, as if they existed in some other form within a dimension alternate to our own." — Hawkins National Laboratory
IconPerks mindbreaker
Mindbreaker Your distressing presence drains and weakens your prey.

All SurvivorsIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivor repairing a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators suffer from the following afflictions:

  • Incurs the BlindnessIconStatusEffects visionIconStatusEffects visionIconStatusEffects vision and ExhaustedIconStatusEffects exhaustedIconStatusEffects exhaustedIconStatusEffects exhausted Status Effects for the duration of the Repair action.
    • If a Survivor was already suffering from Exhausted prior to Mindbreaker affecting them, the Status Effect's timer will be paused and not recover for the duration of the Repair action.
    • Both Status Effects linger for another 3/4/5 seconds after a Survivor stops repairing.
"The specimen's apparent telepathic ability can evoke feelings of dread and fatigue in nearby individuals." — Hawkins National Laboratory
IconPerks surge
Surge Your eerie presence charges the air and interferes with technology.

Whenever you put a Survivor into the Dying StateIconHelp dyingIconHelp dyingIconHelp dying with a Basic Attack, all GeneratorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators within 32 metres of your location instantly explode and start regressing.

  • Instantly regresses affected Generators by 6/7/8 %.
"The creature appears to have some unknown influence over electricity and nearby electronics." — Hawkins National Laboratory

Survivor: Nancy Wheeler[]

Main article: Nancy Wheeler

Nancy's Info[]

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The Aspiring Journalist

Studious and rebellious, Nancy Wheeler is a stubborn investigator with an instinct for a good story. When her closest friend, Barb went missing, she did everything she could to unravel the truth and secure justice. A brilliant journalist, she chases stories and follows leads despite the inequality and chauvinism she encounters at the workplace. Pursuing a lead one evening, she fearlessly approaches the Hawkins National Laboratory before suddenly losing consciousness. A moment later she awakens in a strange misty realm with the sound of a familiar roar echoing through the air.

Nancy's Perks[]

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Better Together You seek justice and uncover the truth no matter what obstacle stands in your way.
  • While repairing a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators, its AuraIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras is revealed in yellow to all other Survivors located within 32 metres.
  • If the KillerIconHelpLoading killerIconHelpLoading killerIconHelpLoading killer downs a Survivor while you are repairing a Generator, you see the Auras of all other Survivors for 8/9/10 seconds.

"Let's burn that lab to the ground." — Nancy Wheeler

IconPerks fixated
Fixated When you have a goal in mind, there is no turning back; better to ask forgiveness than permission.
  • Increases your Walking speed by 10/15/20 %.
  • Unlocks the ability to see your own Scratch MarksIconHelp scratchMarksIconHelp scratchMarksIconHelp scratchMarks.

"I wanna finish what we started. I want to kill it." — Nancy Wheeler

IconPerks innerStrength
Inner Strength You look inwards and trust your instincts when you feel lost and alone.

Each time you cleanse a TotemIconHelpLoading totemIconHelpLoading totemIconHelpLoading totem, Inner Strength activates:

  • You are automatically healed 1 Health State while hiding inside a LockerIconHelp lockersIconHelp lockersIconHelp lockers for 10/9/8 seconds when injured or suffering from the Deep WoundIconStatusEffects deepWoundIconStatusEffects deepWoundIconStatusEffects deepWound Status Effect.
Inner Strength does not activate if you currently suffer from the BrokenIconStatusEffects brokenIconStatusEffects brokenIconStatusEffects broken Status Effect.

"All this time I've been trying so hard to pretend like everything's fine, but it's not." — Nancy Wheeler

Nancy's Cosmetic Piece[]

Torn Sweatshirt - Crawling into the Upside Down has its ups and downs... like ripping your favourite sweater. Thankfully, you'll live.

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QF Torso01 01 Torn Sweatshirt CategoryIcon torso Common Crawling into the Upside Down has its ups and downs... like ripping your favourite sweater. Thankfully, you'll live. CHAPTER 13: Stranger Things

Survivor: Steve Harrington[]

Main article: Steve Harrington

Steve's Info[]

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The Former Jock

Popular and arrogant, yet compassionate, Steve Harrington is an unlikely mentor and leader. He often acts as a surrogate big brother to a younger boy named Dustin. He even helped him find his slimy inter-dimensional pet Demogorgon, D'Artagnan. His reputation as a protector grew and he soon became a sort of "babysitter" for a group of kids in Hawkins with a knack for messing around with strange and dangerous things. His courage is unmatched so that he was even able to fend off a Demogorgon when it threatened his friends. One evening he received a call for assistance from his friend Nancy Wheeler. He drove all the way to the Hawkins National Laboratory to see if she was okay. He searched the area but only found her notebook. Before he realised what was happening the ground opened up and a swirl of black mist filled his eyes. When he awakened he was in a strange place that seemed familiar but unfamiliar at the same time.

Steve's Perks[]

IconPerks babysitter
Babysitter While you have a reputation for being self-centred, you risk it all to help those in need.

When you unhook a SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivor, the AuraIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras of the Killer is revealed to you for 8 seconds and the unhooked Survivor benefits from the following effects for 20/25/30 seconds:

"I promised to keep you shitheads safe, and that's exactly what I plan on doing." — Steve Harrington
IconPerks camaraderie
Camaraderie Life has taught you the importance of friendship which has given you strength.

If you are hooked and enter the Struggle Phase, Camaraderie activates:

  • Pauses the Struggle Phase timer for 26/30/34 seconds as soon as any Survivor comes within 16 metres of your Hook.
"So, remember once you get in there... pretend like you don't care. There you go, you're learning my friend. You're learning." — Steve Harrington
IconPerks secondWind
Second Wind You have learnt to avoid awkward situations with parents.
Part of you still thinks your best option is to run away and hope things will take care of themselves.

When you heal another SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivor for the equivalent of 1 Health StateIconStatusEffects healingIconStatusEffects healingIconStatusEffects healing, Second Wind activates:

  • The next time you are unhooked or unhook yourself, you suffer from the BrokenIconStatusEffects brokenIconStatusEffects brokenIconStatusEffects broken Status Effect until Second Wind deactivates.
  • You are automatically healed 1 Health State after 28/24/20 seconds.
While Second Wind is active, the following conditions will deactivate it:
  • Successfully being healed by Second Wind.
  • Being put into the Dying StateIconHelp dyingIconHelp dyingIconHelp dying before the timer elapses.
Second Wind does not activate if you already suffer from the Broken Status Effect.

"Yeah, that's a no." — Steve Harrington

Steve's Cosmetic Piece[]

Scuffed Rolled Sleeves - A relaxed look that Steve wore in the halls of Hawkins High School.

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QM Torso01 01 Scuffed Rolled Sleeves CategoryIcon torso Common A relaxed look that Steve wore in the halls of Hawkins High School. CHAPTER 13: Stranger Things

Chapter Retraction (2021-2023)[]

On 16 August 2021, one month short of two years after the Chapter was introduced to Dead by Daylight, the Developers had announced on their website that the Chapter would be leaving the Game three months later by 17 November 2021.

After that date, none of the Stranger Things content can be purchased anymore on any platform and there will be no new content made for the Chapter.
Any previously bought content will remain in the Game and usable, with Players continuing to be able to play with and against the Stranger Things characters in the Trials.

On 6 November 2023, almost two years after the Chapter left, it was announced that all of the content would be coming back to the game, including the map and the Character perks being exclusive again.


  • This Chapter marked the first Chapter to feature two Survivors instead of just one.
  • This Chapter marked the first Chapter to leave Dead by Daylight in any form.
  • This Chapter was first teased after the official Netflix Twitter account posted a tweet during E3 2019 which told players to "watch out" for upcoming projects with different companies. Behaviour, the developers behind Dead By Daylight, was one of them. Link



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