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A Lullaby for the Dark
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Release Date 27 July 2017 (Thursday)
Category Chapter DLC
Cost Free
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CHAPTER 5: A Lullaby for the Dark was the fifth Chapter DLC introduced to Dead by Daylight, released 27 July 2017.

This DLC features the following content:

Free Chapter

As a thank you to the Community for supporting Dead by Daylight throughout its first release year, as well as a surprise reward for completing all Community Challenges during the 1 Year Anniversary, the Developers made the Chapter available free of charge.

Nowadays, it is considered part of the Base Game content and added automatically.

This marked the last time a Chapter DLC was added free of charge like this, since all original Character are purchasable with Iridescent ShardsIconCurrency iridescentShardsIconCurrency iridescentShardsIconCurrency iridescentShards these days, which are a free currency obtained through levelling up.


A Lullaby for the Dark is a free Chapter for Dead by Daylight. Welcome to the other side of Mother Nature. A disturbing side where survival surpasses cannibalism and ends up in solitude. The Huntress will never miss her mark, she will track you, capture you and kill you. Hopefully a former rugby star might bring her down...if he doesn’t get lost in the Red Forest.

Forest of the damned

Survival is all. There are no limits to what one abandoned child will do to make it through the day, year after year after year. Meat holds no face when it’s placed above a fire to be cooked. All she seeks is shelter and a long-lost mother that nature took away. Her simple cottage is all that is left - a mad girl’s paradise in a forsaken forest. Might Mr. King stand a chance against the forces of nature...once it unleashes The Huntress? A Lullaby for the Dark is a new Chapter for Dead by Daylight. It includes a new Killer, a Survivor and a Map.

Killer: The Huntress

Main article: Anna

The Huntress' Info

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How far will you go for something as simple as another breath? What will you do to still your hunger? Anna didn’t start out as the Huntress, it was the need to feed and the cold that formed her, that shaped her future self. Flesh is flesh, no matter which body it stems from. Survival quickly becomes all, as you lose those who made sure you were safe and you are left alone in a hellish forest. The Huntress was moulded into something broken, into someone who simply misses her mother and is now left with nothing but an axe and a hatchet.

The Huntress' Power

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"A skill taught by her mother and mastered in the wild.
The Huntress can throw hatchets with deadly precision."

The Huntress stars the Trial with 7 Hunting Hatchets equipped.

Press and hold the Power button to wind up and charge a Hunting Hatchet.
Release the Power button to throw the Hunting Hatchet or press the Attack button to cancel the throw:

  • Releasing at minimum charge throws them at 25 m/s.
  • Releasing at maximum charge throws them at 40 m/s.

Hunting Hatchets can be replenished at LockersIconHelp lockersIconHelp lockersIconHelp lockers.
The AurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras of Hunting Hatchets inside Lockers are automatically revealed to The Huntress within 36 metres, when she is out of them.

The Huntress' Perks

The Huntress comes with 3 new Perks.

IconPerks beastOfPrey
Beast of Prey Your lust for a kill is so intense that your connection with The EntityIconHelp entityIconHelp entityIconHelp entity is momentarily lost, making you totally unpredictable.

Upon gaining the BloodlustIconHelp bloodlustIconHelp bloodlustIconHelp bloodlust Status Effect, Beast of Prey activates:

  • Grants the UndetectableIconStatusEffects undetectableIconStatusEffects undetectableIconStatusEffects undetectable Status Effect for as long as Bloodlust is active.

Beast of Prey grants 30/40/50 % bonus BloodpointsIconCurrency bloodpointsIconCurrency bloodpointsIconCurrency bloodpoints for actions in the HunterDailyRitualIcon hunterDailyRitualIcon hunterDailyRitualIcon hunter Category.
The bonus Bloodpoints are only awarded during the Trial.
"Where did she go?"

IconPerks hexHuntressLullaby
Hex: Huntress Lullaby A Hex rooting its power in despair.

Your hunt is an irresistible song of dread which muddles your prey's attention.

  • Survivors failing a Repair Skill CheckIconHelp skillChecksIconHelp skillChecksIconHelp skillChecksinstantly regress the Generator by 2/4/6 % of its maximum possible Progression in addition to the default Progression penalty.
  • Survivors failing a Healing Skill Check instantly regress the Healing Action by 2/4/6 % of its maximum possible Progression in addition to the default Progression penalty.

Each time a Survivor is hooked, Hex: Huntress Lullaby grows in power and gains 1 Token, up to a maximum of 5 Tokens.
Each Token reduces the timer between the Skill Check Warning cue and the Skill Check appearing for both Repair and Healing Skill Checks:

  • 1 Token: reduction of -14 %.
  • 2 Tokens: reduction of -28 %.
  • 3 Tokens: reduction of -42 %.
  • 4 Tokens: reduction of -56 %.
  • 5 Tokens: complete suppression of the Warning cue.

All effects of the Hex Perk persist until its Hex TotemIconHelpLoading totemIconHelpLoading totemIconHelpLoading totem is cleansed or blessed.

"That song, it drives me crazy!"

IconPerks territorialImperative
Territorial Imperative Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability.

Whenever you are farther than 24 metres from the BasementIconHelp basementIconHelp basementIconHelp basement while a Survivor enters it, Territorial Imperative activates:

  • The AuraIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras of that Survivor is revealed to you for 4/5/6 seconds.

Territorial Imperative has a cool-down of 45 seconds.

"We're not safe anywhere..."

Survivor: David King

Main article: David King

David's Info

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Rookie of the Year

David King is not unique. Not unique when it comes to talent being destroyed by anger. Strength and speed was easy for David. He took up rugby to let out some steam. He had a knack for it. Quickly he rose to fame and people saw a grand career on the rise. But being fueled by rage instead of something positive will thwart yourself. So alcohol and bar fights became his life instead. Still trying to focus internal anger...somewhere. Soon a whole career was gone. But David kept fighting. Illegally and without protection. Friends saw less and less of him, and one day he was gone. He still holds an athletic body and a lot of anger. But now he’s facing something he’s never fought before - something that won’t die.

David's Perks

David King comes with 3 new Perks, designed to go right up into the Killer's face.

IconPerks deadHard
Dead Hard You can take a beating.

When you are injured, and Dead Hard is active, tap into your adrenaline bank to avoid damage.

  • Press the Active Ability button while running to trigger the EnduranceIconStatusEffects enduranceSurvivorIconStatusEffects enduranceSurvivorIconStatusEffects enduranceSurvivor Status Effect for 0.5 seconds.
Dead Hard activates after you are rescued from a HookIconHelpLoading hookIconHelpLoading hookIconHelpLoading hook or after you unhook yourself, and deactivates after use.

Dead Hard causes the ExhaustedIconStatusEffects exhaustedIconStatusEffects exhaustedIconStatusEffects exhausted Status Effect for 60/50/40 seconds.

Dead Hard cannot be used when Exhausted.

"We were walkin' through t'ginnel one night when a beer bottle flew past me, then another, and another.
I thought to myself "Gonna 'ave some fun 'ere lads, let's get stuck in!".
It were a right dust up, I swear down!" — David King

IconPerks noMither
No Mither Go on out, kid, it is just a scratch.

Your thick blood coagulates practically instantly.
You suffer from the BrokenIconStatusEffects brokenIconStatusEffects brokenIconStatusEffects broken Status Effect for the entire Trial, but benefit from the following effects:

  • Pools of BloodIconStatusEffects bleedingIconStatusEffects bleedingIconStatusEffects bleeding are suppressed.
  • When injured or dying, Grunts of Pain are reduced by 25/50/75 %.
  • Your Recovery speed is increased by 15/20/25 %.
  • You can recover fully from the Dying StateIconHelp dyingIconHelp dyingIconHelp dying.

"I lost it. Just lamped him one. They went and banned me didn't they. Went t'pub afterwards, had a few pints and moved on to the next chapter. I couldn't be mithered with it all anyway, you know what I mean? Can't be arsed." — David King

IconPerks wereGonnaLiveForever
We're Gonna Live Forever Your few friends deserve the best protection.You benefit from the following effect when healing a dying Survivor:
  • Increases your Healing speed by 100 %.

Performing any of the following actions grants +1 Token to We're Gonna Live Forever:

  • Performing a Safe Hook Rescue
  • Taking a Protection Hit for an injured Survivor.
  • Stunning or Blinding the Killer to rescue a carried Survivor

Any dying Survivor you heal back to injured benefits from the following effect while consuming -1 Token:

"Come on then, let's ave' it! I don't give a shit pal." — David King



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