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Chemical Trap is a Unique PerkIconHelp perksIconHelp perksIconHelp perks belonging to Ellen RipleySurvivorEllenSurvivorEllenSurvivorEllen.
Prestige Ellen Ripley to Prestige 1, 2, 3 respectively to unlock Tier I, Tier II, Tier III of Chemical Trap for all other Characters.

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After repairing GeneratorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators for a total of 70/60/50 %, Chemical Trap activates:

  • Press the Active Ability button while near a dropped Pallet to install a Trap, which stays active for 100/110/120 seconds.
  • When the Killer breaks the Trapped Pallet, its Trap explodes, spraying the Killer with a chemical compound that slows them by -50 % for 4 seconds.
Chemical Trap deactivates after triggering successfully or once the timer runs out.

The AurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras of Trapped Pallets are revealed to all Survivors in yellow.


  • Chemical Trap also staggers the Killer if the Trapped Pallet is broken by The Entity.
    • This occurs, for example, when triggering Spirit FuryIconPerks spiritFuryIconPerks spiritFuryIconPerks spiritFury.
    • It does not, however, do so if it is broken by a Guard from The KnightIconHelpLoading knightIconHelpLoading knightIconHelpLoading knight.
      • The trap will trigger but remain without effect.
  • A Trapped Pallet can be reset to its upright position by using Any Means NecessaryIconPerks anyMeansNecessaryIconPerks anyMeansNecessaryIconPerks anyMeansNecessary.
    • The Trap will remain active and continue showing its Aura to Survivors.
  • Chemical Trap can only slow the Killer, not Survivors.
    • If the Trapped Pallet is broken because of a Survivor interacting with it (i.e. while DissolutionIconPerks dissolutionIconPerks dissolutionIconPerks dissolution is active), Chemical Trap will still trigger, but not apply any penalty to the Survivor.
  • Chemical Trap can stack its Movement Speed penalty with other slow-down effects (i.e. Champion of LightIconPerks championOfLightIconPerks championOfLightIconPerks championOfLight).