In Dead by Daylight , there are two distinct roles to play and multiple Characters in each role to choose from.
Every Character comes with its own play style, progression path, Load-out and customisation options which fit your tastes. Feel free to experiment!
- Main article: Survivors
- Main article: Killers
Legendary Characters are Cosmetic Sets of Legendary Rarity, which transform a Character into a completely different one, altering their entire Character model.
These Characters are generally legends of the horror genre and typically from other video games, from movies, shows, etc.
Ultra Rare Characters
Ultra Rare Characters are Cosmetic Sets of Ultra Rare Rarity, which transform a Character into a completely different one, altering their entire Character model.
Unlike Legendary Characters, these alternate Character models are not inspired by other legends of the horror genre and tend to originate in mythology or folklore instead.
Costume Characters are Cosmetic Sets of Very Rare Rarity.
They are a mix of characteristics from Legendary Characters or Ultra Rare Characters in that they are inspired either by other legends of the horror genre or mythology/folklore, but do not alter the Character model.
They are akin to the Character donning a costume of another Character.
- Main article: Lore Characters
Lore Characters are non-playable Characters that only exists in Dead by Daylight's Lore.
They can be mentioned in the Lore of Survivors or Killers, the descriptions and/or flavour texts of various Unlockables, and the Lore accompanying Tomes.
Unused Characters are known playable Characters that only existed in developmental stages of Dead by Daylight and are currently not featured in the Game aside from at most some assets.
Unused Alpha Survivors
These are the Survivors featured in original promotional material and Artwork for Dead by Daylight prior to its release in June 2016, as well as in the original Trailer.
It should be noted that they are ALPHA versions of the same four Survivors that released with the original Game, Dwight, Meg, Claudette, and Jake.
This is evidenced by the voice actors and early concept art:
In order of appearance:
- ALPHA Meg Thomas
- ALPHA Jake Park
- ALPHA Claudette Morel
- ALPHA Dwight Fairfield (only in promotional Artwork)
It is worthy to note here that during ALPHA stages of Dead by Daylight, Meg and Claudette had switched ethnicities (and voice-actresses) compared to the BETA and subsequent release versions.
This can be seen in the original Trailer and in a screenshot in Claudette's Gallery.
- Patch 1.5.0 added a new feature called Character Info, which can be brought up with F1 (PC) or D-Pad Right (PS4 and Xbox 1), giving an overview of a Character, including their Lore and unlocked Teachable Perks.
- Every playable Character has their own unique Bloodweb .
- As each Character's load-out is saved separately, Items cannot be transferred to other characters (with an exception to Teachable Perks).
- However, Items and Add-ons can be transferred between players in-game by having another player picking up an Item that another player has dropped.
+ CHAPTER I
|Dwight Fairfield||Meg Thomas||Claudette Morel||Jake Park||Nea Karlsson|
|CHAPTERS II - V||Laurie Strode||Ace Visconti||Bill Overbeck||Feng Min||David King|
|CHAPTERS VI - X||Quentin Smith||David Tapp||Kate Denson||Adam Francis||Jeff Johansen|
|CHAPTERS XI - XIV||Jane Romero||Ash Williams||Nancy Wheeler||Steve Harrington||Yui Kimura|
|CHAPTERS XV - XIX||Zarina Kassir||Cheryl Mason||Felix Richter||Élodie Rakoto||Yun-Jin Lee|
|CHAPTERS XX - XXI||Jill Valentine||Leon Scott Kennedy||Mikaela Reid|
+ CHAPTERS I - II
|Evan MacMillan - The Trapper||Philip Ojomo - The Wraith||Max Thompson Jr. - The Hillbilly||Sally Smithson - The Nurse||Michael Myers - The Shape|
|CHAPTERS III - VI||Lisa Sherwood - The Hag||Herman Carter - The Doctor||Anna - The Huntress||Bubba Sawyer - The Cannibal||Freddy Krueger - The Nightmare|
|CHAPTERS VII - XI||Amanda Young - The Pig||Jeffrey Hawk - The Clown||Rin Yamaoka - The Spirit||Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey - The Legion||Adiris - The Plague|
|CHAPTERS XII - XV||Danny Johnson - The Ghost Face||The Demogorgon||Kazan Yamaoka - The Oni||Caleb Quinn - The Deathslinger||Pyramid Head - The Executioner|
|CHAPTERS XVI - XXI||Talbot Grimes - The Blight||Victor & Charlotte Deshayes - The Twins||Ji-Woon Hak - The Trickster||Nemesis T-Type - The Nemesis||Elliot Spencer - The Cenobite|
|The Chatterer||Chris Redfield||Claire Redfield||Cybil Bennett||Jonathan Byers||Lisa Garland|
|The Look-See||The Mordeo|
|ULTRA RARE CHARACTERS|
|The Ferryman||The Krampus||The Minotaur|
|Alessa Gillespie||The Birch|
|Alex||Benedict Baker||The Entity||The Observer||Vigo||and many more...|
|The Smasher||The Teacher|