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CHAPTER 20: Resident Evil™ is the twentieth Chapter DLC for Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

Resident Evil™
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Release Date 15 June 2021 (Tuesday)
Category Chapter DLC
Cost $11.99
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It was released on 15 June 2021.

This DLC features:


Resident Evil is a new Chapter for Dead by Daylight. It includes a Killer, Nemesis; two Survivors, Leon S. Kennedy and Jill Valentine; and a new map: the Raccoon City Police Station. Purchasing the add-on unlocks the new Killer, both Survivors, and an exclusive universal Charm.

Killer: The Nemesis

Main Article: Nemesis T-Type

Nemesis's Info

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The Nemesis

Take control of Umbrella’s bloodthirsty bio-organic weapon and hunt your targets without mercy.

Killer Power - Nemesis: T-Virus

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Quotes left.png A virus that causes extreme mutations and can be transferred to others.
Its effects heighten aggression and strength within The Nemesis.
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Your Power expands as your Mutation Rate grows.
Filling the Power gauge with Contamination points from attacking Survivors or Zombies with his Power increases The Nemesis' Mutation Rate:


  • No special benefits.



  • Increases the reach of the Tentacle Strike from 5 metres to 6 metres.
  • Increases the Movement speed of The Nemesis while charging a Tentacle Strike from 3.8 m/s to 4.0 m/s.

Press and hold the Power button to charge an attack, then tap the Attack button to unleash a Tentacle Strike.

  • Hitting a Survivor with a Tentacle Strike afflicts them with Contamination and adds +3 Contamination points to the Power gauge.
  • Hitting a Survivor already afflicted with Contamination with a Tentacle Strike will damage them, but add just +1 Contamination point to the Power gauge.
  • Hitting a Survivor with a Tentacle Strike, regardless of their Contamination status, suffer very briefly from the Hindered IconStatusEffects hindered.png Status Effect.

Survivors afflicted with Contamination are susceptible to damage from both The Nemesis' Tentacle Strike, as well as attacks from his Zombies. Contaminated Survivors will also occasionally cough.

Survivors can cure Contamination by using a Vaccine either on themselves or on other Survivors.
A limited number of Vaccines can be found in 4 Supply Cases IconHelp chests.png, that are placed throughout the Trial Grounds.

Using the Vaccine briefly reveals the Survivor's location through Killer Instinct.

T-Virus causes 2 Zombies to spawn in and roam about the Trial Grounds.

The Zombies can attack Survivors when they come too close, but abide by the same conditions as a Tentacle Strike.

The Nemesis can wilfully destroy a Zombie to add +1 Contamination point to his Power gauge.
Destroying them using a Basic Attack yields no such reward.
This can be used to manually cause the Zombies to respawn in a different location in the Trial Grounds.

Survivors have limited options to interact with Zombies:

The Zombies respawn after 12 seconds if they were destroyed by The Nemesis and after 45 seconds if they were destroyed by Survivors.

Nemesis' Perks

Lethal Pursuer Lethal Pursuer
You have been designed to track down and eliminate targets.

  • At the start of the Trial, the AurasIconHelp auras.png of all SurvivorsIconHelpLoading survivor.png are revealed to you for 7/8/9 seconds.
  • Extends the duration of a Survivor's Aura being revealed to you by +2 seconds.

Lethal Pursuer benefits from its own effect.

" knows what it wants and won't stop till it gets it." — Carlos Oliveira

Hysteria Hysteria
You know how to brutalise one member of a team to cause a panic.

Whenever you put a healthy Survivor into the Injured StateIconHelp injured.png, all injured Survivors suffer from the ObliviousIconStatusEffects oblivious.png Status Effect for 20/25/30 seconds.
Hysteria has a cool-down of 30 seconds.

"Sorry I got a little jumpy there. Didn't know quite what to expect." — Robert Kendo
Eruption Eruption
The NE-α parasite provides you with the intelligence and awareness needed to set a trap.

After kicking a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generators.png, its AuraIconHelp auras.png is highlighted in yellow.

  • When you put a SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivor.png into the Dying StateIconHelp dying.png by any means, every affected Generator explodes and starts regressing, removing the highlighted Aura.
    • Applies an immediate -10 % Progression penalty.
  • Any Survivor repairing a Generator when it explodes will scream and suffer from the IncapacitatedIconStatusEffects incapacitated.png Status Effect for 15/20/25 seconds.

Eruption has a cool-down of 30 seconds.

"It can use weapons?" — Jill Valentine

Survivor: Jill Valentine

Main Article: Jill Valentine

Jill Valentine's Info

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Jill is a brilliant S.T.A.R.S. agent, one of the only surviving members of her unit, and a hard target for even the most unrelenting adversary.

Jill's Perks

Counterforce Counterforce
You know how to withstand an enemy stronger than you, and it starts with hunting down and knocking out their support.

You cleanse TotemsIconHelpLoading totem.png 20 % faster.

  • Gain another, stack-able 20 % Cleansing Speed bonus per cleansed Totem.
  • After cleansing a Totem, the AuraIconHelp auras.png of the Totem farthest from you is revealed to you for 2/3/4 seconds.
"I don't mind a little detective work." — Jill Valentine
Resurgence Resurgence
You have come back from near impossible odds... and you will do it again.

After being unhooked or unhooking yourself, instantly gain 40/45/50 % to your Healing progress.

"It's my turn, bitch!" — Jill Valentine
Blast Mine Blast Mine
When direct combat is not an option, you still find ways to strike back.

After repairing GeneratorsIconHelpLoading generators.png for a total of 66 %, Blast Mine activates:

  • After repairing a Generator for at least 3 seconds, press the Ability button to install a Trap, which stays active for 35/40/45 seconds.
  • The AuraIconHelp auras.png of Trapped Generators are revealed in yellow to all SurvivorsIconHelpLoading survivor.png.
  • When the KillerIconHelpLoading killer.png damages a Trapped Generator, the Trap explodes, stunning them and blinding anyone nearby.

Blast Mine deactivates after triggering successfully.

"You want S.T.A.R.S.? I'll give you S.T.A.R.S.!" — Jill Valentine

Survivor: Leon Scott Kennedy

Main Article: Leon Scott Kennedy

Leon S. Kennedy's Info

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Unflinching in his mission to expose Umbrella, Leon has proven himself a true survivor since his first day with the RPD.

Leon's Perks

Bite the Bullet Bite the Bullet
Pain hurts you as much as anyone, but you would prefer others do not know that.

When healing yourself or another SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivor.png, Grunts of Pain and all noises related to the Healing action are suppressed:

"I can do this." — Leon Scott Kennedy
Flashbang Flashbang
You have adapted to a world in chaos and making what you can from the debris.

After repairing GeneratorsIconHelpLoading generators.png for a total of 70/60/50 %, Flashbang activates:

The Flashbang is left behind when escaping the Trial.

"Get outta my face!" — Leon Scott Kennedy

Rookie Spirit Rookie Spirit
You keep a careful eye on objectives when they are slipping away.

While repairing GeneratorsIconHelpLoading generators.png, complete 5'/4/3 ' Good or Great Skill ChecksIconHelp skillChecks.png to activate Rookie Spirit for the remainder of the Trial:

  • Once active, the AurasIconHelp auras.png of any regressing Generators are revealed to you.
"I'll stop this, lieutenant. I promise." — Leon Scott Kennedy


The Nemesis

Head Body Weapon

Jill Valentine

Head Body Weapon

Leon Kennedy

Head Body Weapon

Easter Eggs

Start-up Screen

In an homage to the Resident Evil games, for the duration of CHAPTER 20's release, a voice spoke the name "Dead by Daylight" when proceeding from the Dead by Daylight Logo screen during start-up.


When killing Jill Valentine SurvivorJill.png, Chris Redfield, or Rebecca Chambers Unknown QuestionMark.png with his own hands or pulling them out of locker, The Nemesis Nemesis T-Type}} will speak his infamous "S.T.A.R.S." voice line from the Resident Evil games.

Resident Evil Village

Meg Thomas has an indirect cameo in the 2021 Resident Evil Village game, which released shortly before CHAPTER XX: Resident Evil.

    • The background scream heard in the 2017 Dead by Daylight Trailer before Jake and Claudette approach the Generator, which is attributed to Meg, can be heard when entering Castle Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village.


  • This Chapter was first teased unusually early, nearly three months before its intended release.
    The trailer released approximately forty minutes before the associated Public Test Build on 25 May 2021.
  • CHAPTER 20: Resident Evil™ was the first Chapter to not be teased by the Developers themselves, rather it was teased during a promotional live-stream by Resident Evil developer Capcom, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the franchise, as well as the release of Resident Evil Village.
  • This Chapter was the second Chapter to feature two Survivors instead of just one.
  • Capcom provided Behaviour with assets directly from the remade Resident Evil 2 and remade Resident Evil 3 for the development of this Chapter.
  • This Chapter's voice actors and actresses were contracted from "The Monster Factory", an organisation that promotes metal vocalists as voice actors and actresses in the video game and film industries.
    • The collaboration was so successful that the company was continuously enlisted to provide the voice-lines for subsequent Chapters.
  • With CHAPTER 25: Resident Evil™: PROJECT W coming as a second Resident Evil Chapter to Dead by Daylight, it makes CHAPTER 20: Resident Evil™ the first licensed Chapter to receive a sequel.
  • For a few weeks after its initial release, starting the game, would have a deep voice say "Dead by Daylight" at the title screen, which is an homage to Resident Evil games doing the same.
    This was reinstated with the release of CHAPTER 25: Resident Evil™: PROJECT W.

Character Voices

  • With the release of CHAPTER 25: Resident Evil™: PROJECT W introducing voice-lines for its Survivors alongside the Killer, the Developers revisited the Survivors introduced with CHAPTER 20: Resident Evil™, including the Legendary Characters, and gave them voice-lines too.


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