Dead by Daylight Wiki
Quotes left From the depths, a dark presence stirs. Spread the curse to Dead by Daylight, with a new Chapter inspired by Kōji Suzuki’s novel Ringu and the original film adaptation. Sadako Rising features a new Killer – The Onryō – and a new Survivor, Yoichi Asakawa.​ Quotes right
Logo sadakoRising
Sadako Rising
SadakoRising main header
Release Date 08 March 2022 (Tuesday)
Category Chapter DLC
Cost $7.99
1,000 Auric CellsIconCurrency auricCellsIconCurrency auricCellsIconCurrency auricCells
Theme Music
Store Page

CHAPTER 23: Sadako Rising is the twenty-third Chapter DLC for Dead by DaylightIconHelp DBDlogoIconHelp DBDlogoIconHelp DBDlogo, released on 8 March 2022.

This DLC features the following content:

  • 1 Killer:
  • 1 Survivor:
  • 2 exclusive Charms:
    • Cursed Videotape - Uncommon Universal Charm
    • Wrathful Well - Rare Universal Charm


Sadako Rising is a brand-new Chapter for Dead by Daylight. It includes a Killer, The Onryō; a Survivor, Yoichi Asakawa. Purchasing the add-on unlocks the new Killer, Survivor and an exclusive universal Charm.

Unspeakable horrors lurk beneath the water.

Spread the curse to Dead by Daylight with Sadako Rising, a new Chapter inspired by Kōji Suzuki’s novel Ringu and the original film adaptation.

Killer: The Onryō

Main Article: Sadako Yamamura

The Onryō's Info

K27 charSelect portrait

A powerful and lethal onryō, Sadako Yamamura was once the daughter of a famed seer from Izu-Oshima, Japan. When a journalist called her mother a fraud, Sadako’s powers surged, and the journalist collapsed on the floor, struck dead.

Then everything went wrong.

Her mother passed away and shortly after Sadako was lured to an old, crumbling well. As she leaned over the rim, a long shadow fell over her. She felt two hands pushing her over the rim. Pain exploded in her skull as she hit the cold ground. A grinding noise came from above and the well darkened, all light obscured like a midday eclipse.

She dug her nails into the muddy ground and slowly crawled toward the cobbled wall. Each time she clawed up a few inches, her nails slid against the wet wall and she slipped down. Her fingers gushed with blood as the coarse cobblestone tore off her nails and lacerated the flesh underneath. And yet she tried, again and again.

Decades later, the meadow became a resort, and a log cabin was built above the well. When a visitor rented the cabin, Sadako found an opportunity for revenge. She summoned all her nensha power and projected a terrible curse on a videotape that killed its viewer after seven days. Her wrath was like the tides of a stormy sea, violent and unforgiving.

The Onryō's Power

IconPowers delugeOfFear
IconPowers delugeOfFear demanifested

"Through the medium of a mysterious videotape, Sadako spreads her curse to unwitting viewers and causes their untimely deaths."

The Onryō starts the Trial in the Demanifested State, which has the following effects:

  • Grants the UndetectableIconStatusEffects undetectableIconStatusEffects undetectableIconStatusEffects undetectable Status Effect.
    • This effect lingers for 1 second after Manifesting.
  • Fully invisible to Survivors who are farther than 24 metres away from her.
  • Intermittently invisible to Survivors who are within 24 metres of her.
    • This effect lingers for 4 seconds after Manifesting.
  • Removes the ability to attack or interact with Survivors.
    • The Onryō is still able to interact with Props.
  • The Onryō cannot be stunned by PalletsIconHelp pullDownIconHelp pullDownIconHelp pullDown.

Press the Power button while Demanifested to Manifest and be able to attack and interact with Survivors.
Press the Power button while Manifested to Demanifest again.

TVsIconHelp tvIconHelp tvIconHelp tv spawn randomly throughout the environment.
They are turned off at the start of the Trial, but turn on automatically after 30 seconds.
They become turned off for 70 seconds after a Survivor inserts a VHS TapeIconItems vhsTapeIconItems vhsTapeIconItems vhsTape or for 45 seconds after The Onryō projects through it.

TVs have an Area of Effect of 16 metres around them within which they apply Condemned and any other applicable effects.

Press the Secondary Power button while Demanifested to project yourself to any powered TV in the environment.
If the Power Gauge is full when projecting, all Survivors within the Area of Effect of any powered TV receive +1 Stack of Condemned.

After a Projection, her Movement speed is increased to 6.9 m/s for 2 seconds.

Interacting with the Power of The Onryō causes Survivors to gain Condemned, slowly filling their Condemned Meter.
Hooking a Survivor locks in some of their Condemned making the affected Stacks impossible to remove:

  • The first time being hooked locks in all current Condemned up to 3 Stacks, leaving a minimum of 4 Stacks empty.
  • The second time being hooked locks in all current Condemned up to 6 Stacks, leaving a minimum of 1 Stack empty.

Once the Condemned Meter is full at 7 Stacks, they are in mortal danger from the Inexorable Stare.

Upon reaching full Condemned the affected Survivors triggers Killer Instinct for 6 seconds.
Press the Secondary Power button while standing over a downed and fully Condemned Survivor to execute them on the spot, performing a Mini-Mori.

Survivors can walk up to any powered TV and interact with it to retrieve its Cursed Tape, which temporarily turns it off and prevents The Onryō from projecting to it.

Inserting the Cursed Tape into a different TV spreads the message of The Onryō and removes -3 Stacks of Condemned.

The Onryō's Perks

IconPerks callOfBrine
Call of Brine Your psychic abilities influence technology in devastating ways.

After performing the Damage Generator Action on a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators, Call of Brine activates for 60 seconds.

  • The damaged Generator regresses at 115/120/125 % of the normal Regression speed and its AuraIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras is highlighted to you in yellow.
  • Receive a Loud Noise Notification each time a Survivor hits a Good Skill CheckIconHelp skillChecksIconHelp skillChecksIconHelp skillChecks on the affected Generator.

IconPerks mercilessStorm
Merciless Storm Your horrible trauma is felt by everyone.
  • Whenever a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators is repaired to 90 %, Survivors repairing it are faced with continuous Skill ChecksIconHelp skillChecksIconHelp skillChecksIconHelp skillChecks.
  • If they miss one or stop repairing, the Generator becomes blocked for 16/18/20 seconds.

Merciless Storm can only trigger once per Generator per Trial.

IconPerks scourgeHookFloodsOfRage
Scourge Hook: Floods of Rage You form a psychic connection with The EntityIconHelp entityIconHelp entityIconHelp entity and alter the rules of the Trial.

At the start of the Trial, 4 random Hooks are changed into Scourge Hooks:

  • The AurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras of Scourge Hooks are revealed to you in white.

Each time a Survivor is unhooked from a Scourge Hook, the following effects apply:

  • The Auras of all other Survivors are revealed for 5/6/7 seconds.

Survivor: Yoichi Asakawa

Main Article: Yoichi Asakawa

Yoichi's Info

S30 charSelect portrait

As a child, Yoichi gained an interest in the supernatural from his father and mother when an inexplicable curse claimed both their lives. As an adult, Yoichi graduated with top honours in marine biology at a university in Tokyo, and, following in his father’s footsteps, became the youngest professor in the school’s history.

His career began to unravel when two of his students disappeared doing research in Izu Oshima. Hidden memories bubbled up from the murky, black depths of his subconscious. Blurred faces on images, twisted mouths, inexplicable deaths suddenly filled his mind. Sadako rose from the abyss to let him know the curse would never be over.

Thirsting for truth, he came across a story that mirrored the disappearances of his students: four vloggers had vanished near a lighthouse in Scotland. There was said to be some kind of darkness calling from the sea like an ancient siren. As Yoichi examined the research, his father suddenly appeared to let him know he was on the right path.

Yoichi chartered a fishing boat and headed toward a small cluster of islands. Darkness fell as they approached. The ocean began to stir violently, tossing the ship high and low. A giant wave lifted the boat and dashed it to pieces against jagged rocks. Yoichi didn’t remember much after that. He remembered staggering through thick black fog as he climbed the lighthouse stairs. He remembered the water level rising with every step until the frothing mouth of the ocean swallowed him whole.

Yoichi's Perks

IconPerks boonDarkTheory
Boon: Dark Theory Your obsessive study of the paranormal has given you unprecedented knowledge of other Realms and planes of existence.

Press and hold the Active Ability button on a Dull or Hex Totem to bless it and create a Boon TotemAtl Hud Icon BoonTotemAtl Hud Icon BoonTotemAtl Hud Icon BoonTotem.
Soft chimes ring out in a radius of 24 metres.

All Survivors benefit from the following effects when inside the Boon Totem's radius:

  • Grants a +2 % HasteIconStatusEffects hasteIconStatusEffects hasteIconStatusEffects haste Status Effect.
    • This effect lingers for 2/3/4 seconds after leaving the Boon Totem's range.
Only one Totem can be blessed by your Boon Perks at a time and all of their effects are active on the same Boon Totem.
IconPerks empathicConnection
Empathic Connection Your presence psychically projects itself to those in danger.
  • Whenever another Survivor is injured, they can see your AuraIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras within 32/64/96 metres of your location.
  • Increases your Altruistic Healing speed by +30 %.

IconPerks parentalGuidance
Parental Guidance You have inherited the ability to hear the dead — and now the dead warn you of danger.
  • After stunning the Killer by any means, Parental Guidance suppresses your Scratch MarksIconHelp scratchMarksIconHelp scratchMarksIconHelp scratchMarks, Pools of BloodIconStatusEffects bleedingIconStatusEffects bleedingIconStatusEffects bleeding, and Grunts of Pain for the next 5/6/7 seconds.

DLC Charms

Icon Name Rarity Description Collection Usability
KE 002 Cursed Videotype Uncommon A videotape filled with disturbing images. Ringu Universal Charm
KE 001 Wrathful Well Rare An old stone well haunted by a wrathful presence. Ringu Universal Charm


  • CHAPTER 23: Sadako Rising was teased by the Developers in December 2021, three months prior to its announced release month of March 2022, which was hitherto unprecedented.
  • CHAPTER 23: Sadako Rising marks the second time the Developers announced a Chapter prior to its corresponding Public Test Build.
  • At the time of its teaser, the Chapter featured a different Logo and a different name: "CHAPTER 23: Ringu".
  • In an interview, Dead by Daylight's Creative Director Dave Richard explained that CHAPTER 23 was going to be based on the original Ringu and the protagonists Reiko Asakawa and Ryūji Takayama were the team's first choices to be the Survivor. However, BHVR could not secure the likenesses of actors Nanako Matsushima or Hiroyuki Sanada, which made including their characters difficult. The team improvised by using Yoichi Asakawa instead (who was a child in Ringu and the sole survivor of Sadako's curse), making the chapter a sequel to Ringu instead of an adaptation.[1]
  • CHAPTER 23: Sadako Rising was the first that had more than one unique bootup-cutscenes exclusive to it, those being the trailer for the Chapter itself and the Cursed Video that would play 7 days after purchasing the DLC.


Logo lastBreath CHAPTER 1 Logo halloween CHAPTER 2 Logo ofFleshAndMud CHAPTER 3 Logo sparkOfMadness CHAPTER 4 Logo aLullabyForTheDark CHAPTER 5
Logo aNightmareOnElmStreet CHAPTER 6 Logo saw CHAPTER 7 Logo curtainCall CHAPTER 8 Logo shatteredBloodline CHAPTER 9 Logo darknessAmongUs CHAPTER 10
Logo demiseOfTheFaithful CHAPTER 11 Logo ghostFace CHAPTER 12 Logo strangerThings CHAPTER 13 Logo cursedLegacy CHAPTER 14 Logo chainsOfHate CHAPTER 15
Logo silentHill CHAPTER 16 Logo descendBeyond CHAPTER 17 Logo aBindingOfKin CHAPTER 18 Logo all-Kill CHAPTER 19 Logo residentEvil CHAPTER 20
Logo hellraiser CHAPTER 21 Logo portraitOfAMurder CHAPTER 22 Logo sadakoRising CHAPTER 23 Logo rootsOfDread CHAPTER 24 Logo residentEvilProjectW CHAPTER 25
Logo forgedInFog CHAPTER 26 Logo toolsOfTorment CHAPTER 27 Logo endTransmission CHAPTER 28 Logo alien CHAPTER 29 Logo chucky CHAPTER 30
Logo allThingsWicked CHAPTER 31 Logo dungeonsAndDragons CHAPTER 32 Unknown QuestionMark CHAPTER 33 Unknown QuestionMark CHAPTER 34 Unknown QuestionMark CHAPTER 35
Logo leftBehind CHAPTER 3.5 Logo leatherface CHAPTER 5.5 Logo ashVsEvilDead CHAPTER 11.5 Logo hourOfTheWitch CHAPTER 21.5 Logo nicolasCage CHAPTER 28.5
Logo alanWake CHAPTER 30.5 File:Logo tombRaider.png CHAPTER 32.5 Unknown QuestionMark CHAPTER 35.5
Logo 80sSuitcase 80's Suitcase Logo bloodstainedSack Bloodstained Sack Logo headCase Headcase Logo charityCase Charity Case
TerrorExpansionPackCapsule Terror Expansion Pack EscapeExpansionPackCapsule Escape Expansion Pack
Logo maddeningDarknessPack Maddening Darkness Pack Logo oldWoundsPack Old Wounds Pack Logo macabreTalesPack Macabre Tales Pack Logo endlessHuntPack Endless Hunt Pack