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The Ghost Face
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Name Danny Johnson
Gender Male
Nationality American
Power Night Shroud
Power Attack Type Basic Attack
Weapon Tactical Knife
Movement SpeedIconHelp movementSpeed.png 115 % | 4.6 m/s
Alternate Movement speed 90 % | 3.6 m/s

(Crouch)

Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadius.png 32 metres
Height IconHelp height.png Average
DLC Ghost Face®
Voice Actor Filip Ivanovic (Art Director)
Breathing
Menu Music
Terror Radius Music

Danny Johnson or "The Ghost Face" is one of 28 Killers IconHelpLoading killer.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

He was introduced as the Killer of CHAPTER 12: Ghost Face®, a Chapter DLC released on 18 June 2019.


Overview

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The Ghost Face is a creepy Killer, able to stalk his victims and sneak up silently using his Power, Night Shroud. Affected Survivors will find themselves vulnerable and oblivious to his presence and must use all of their perception and awareness to protect themselves from his approach.

His personal Perks, I'm All Ears IconPerks imAllEars.png, Thrilling Tremors IconPerks thrillingTremors.png, and Furtive Chase IconPerks furtiveChase.png, give him the ability to locate Survivors, defend Generators, and make his Chases unpredictable.

Difficulty Rating: Hard

(These Killers use mechanics that are specific to them and require more practice to be effective)


Background

Danny Johnson, known as Jed Olsen by some, grabbed the newspaper from the kitchen counter: it was a week old, but his face was on the front page, grainy and sunken. It was one of those muggy afternoons in Florida when heat and humidity permeated everything in the kitchen, making him sweat while standing still. He slouched in a damp chair to read. This article had better be good—his work in Roseville had been outstanding.

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GHOST FACE DISAPPEARS June 18, 1993

At first glance, Jed Olsen was a modest and enthusiastic freelancer with experience in a variety of small newspapers. The staff at the Roseville Gazette appreciated how easy-going and honest he seemed, and so he was treated as a stranger for no more than five minutes into his interview:

"Jed quickly spotted the editor-in-chief in the room, gave him a wide smile and a firm handshake, and talked about good old American values. And that was it, he was in." —Ex-Contributor at the Roseville Gazette

Olsen never justified his erratic career path, which zigzagged between several small towns from Utah to Pennsylvania. There was no verification of his previous jobs. He had a decent portfolio plus a good attitude, and they needed a contributor right away.


THE ROSEVILLE MURDERS

Olsen had been working at the newspaper for five months when the Roseville Murders began: victims from young to old, stabbed to death in their homes. From the reports, the victims seemed chosen at random, yet the killer knew his way around in the houses. The multiple stab wounds indicated a personal motive. No traces of DNA were found. The local police were confounded: the murders were carried with fury akin to a crime of passion yet coldly premeditated.

The murderer also liked to stalk his targets. Two victims had reported being followed on their way home by a dark figure, a few days prior their death. The killer would follow them from Walleyes, a small bar in Northern Roseville, and snap pictures of them at home, while looking for a way in. He could watch the same victim for weeks, meticulously registering their habits and routines. When he felt the urge to kill, he'd visit the most vulnerable victim on his list, and break inside the house quietly.

The whole staff worked on the Roseville Murders story. Olsen was often sent to interview the family of victims and relay official statements from the police. Unknown to everyone at the time, his involvement added to the final body count.

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THE GHOST FACE

Panic swelled in Roseville when Olsen produced footage of a hooded figure breaking into a house at night. The masked face, a white blur in the dark, stared at the camera for a second, before disappearing inside. “The Ghost Face Caught on Tape” was the resulting article, written by Olsen. He seemed proud of his work at the time, enjoying how the whole town feared his ghost stories.

Weeks later, Olsen left a note on his work desk and disappeared:

"I hope you liked my stories--I enjoyed bringing them to life. Don't worry, I'm not done." –Jed Olsen

The Roseville law enforcement still refuses to comment as Jed Olsen remains at large.


Danny smiled, ripping out the article from the newspaper. When the investigation had been pointing to him, he’d packed his bags and left Roseville swiftly.

He got up, the clammy seat pulling his skin. An oppressive humidity engulfed him as he entered the bedroom. Condensation dribbled on a small misted-up window as bits of cracked wallpaper hung limply. Its floral pattern was covered with gruesome photos and newspaper headlines. Danny pinned the week-old article on top of a picture of lacerated scalps. A faint pang of hunger hit him, and he wondered when he had eaten last. Was it this morning, while washing his knife and clothes? Or was it last night, after following that girl down the street? He couldn't remember clearly.

Taking a step back, he admired his work on the wall. His mind drifted, remembering all the articles he’d written, the stories he’d planned, and the scenes he’d brought to life.

A shiver ran through him. A chilling breeze transformed the bedroom's humidity into an opaque, freezing Fog. A woman shrieked. Dead leaves crunched under his feet. He smiled in anticipation.


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Unique Perks

The Ghost Face comes with 3 Perks IconHelp perks.png that are unique to him:

I'm All Ears I'm All Ears
Unlocks potential in your Aura-reading ability, sharpening your keen senses in the dark Realm of The EntityIconHelp entity.png.

Any SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivor.png performing a rushed action within 48 metres of your location has their AuraIconHelp auras.png revealed to you for 6 seconds.
I'm All Ears can only be triggered once every 60/50/40 seconds.

"There is no need to worry. I've been preparing my whole life for this." — The Ghost Face
Thrilling Tremors Thrilling Tremors
Your dark designs and shrewd composure rouse The EntityIconHelp entity.png.

After picking up a SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivor.png, all GeneratorsIconHelpLoading generators.png not currently being repaired by Survivors are blocked by The Entity for the next 16 seconds.

  • The AurasIconHelp auras.png of blocked Generators are highlighted to you in white.

Thrilling Tremors has a cool-down of 100/80/60 seconds.
"The night assists me and it's endless here." — The Ghost Face

Furtive Chase Furtive Chase
You become obsessed with one Survivor.

You lurk in the shadows, eliminating your victims one by one.
Each time you hook your ObsessionIconHelp obsession.png, you gain 1 Token, up to a maximum of 2/3/4 Tokens:

  • While in a Chase, your Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadius.png is reduced by 4 metres per accumulated Token.
  • When a Survivor rescues the Obsession from the Hook, that Survivor will become the new Obsession.

You can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.
"You have no idea what I have planned for you. It'll be in the news for weeks. I'll make sure of that." — The Ghost Face

Teachable Perks

Progressing through The Ghost Face's Bloodweb IconHelp bloodweb.png will spawn their Teachable Variant at specific Levels:

  • Level 30: I'm All Ears Teachable imAllEars.png
  • Level 35: Thrilling Tremors Teachable thrillingTremors.png
  • Level 40: Furtive Chase Teachable furtiveChase.png

Obtaining the Teachable Perks will unlock them to spawn in the Bloodwebs of all other Killers.

Weapon: Tactical Knife

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The Tactical Knife is the Primary Weapon of The Ghost Face.
See how the streetlights glint on the razor-sharp edge?
Anyone should feel honoured to feel it sliding through their ribcage.

Power: Night Shroud

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Quotes left.png The Ghost Face used to study his victims for weeks, meticulously registering their habits.
When the urge to kill swelled, he'd know exactly how and where to strike.
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NIGHT SHROUD:
Press the Power button to activate Night Shroud when the Power gauge is full.
The Ghost Face is granted the Undetectable IconStatusEffects undetectable.png Status Effect when Night Shroud is active.
Performing a Basic Attack fully depletes the Power gauge and deactivates Night Shroud.

Reveal:
Survivors within close proximity to The Ghost Face may attempt to reveal him by looking in his direction for 1.5 seconds.
A successful reveal fully depletes The Ghost Face's Power gauge and automatically deactivates Night Shroud for 24 seconds.
Survivors who reveal The Ghost Face have their current location indicated by Killer Instinct for 2 seconds.


SPECIAL ABILITY: Stalk

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Hold down the Power button to stalk Survivors when Night Shroud is active.
Hold down the Power button when behind cover to lean out and stalk at a faster rate (x2).
Completing stalk progress on a Survivor will cause them to become Marked, applying the Exposed IconStatusEffects exposed.png Status Effect for 60 seconds.
During this time, the Survivor is also unable to reveal The Ghost Face.


SPECIAL ABILITY: Crouch
Press the Active Ability button to crouch.
Press it again when crouched to stand.
The Ghost Face moves at a slower speed when crouched (3.6 m/s).


"Don't mind me. That's it, keep going. Perfect. That's the image I'll keep of you." — The Ghost Face

Power Trivia

Movement Speeds:

  • Active Stalking while crouched: 0.72 m/s
  • Active Stalking while standing: 0.92 m/s
    • The Ghost Face enters this mode as soon as a Survivor enters his Field of View and is within Stalking range while Stalking.
  • Passive Stalking while crouched: 1.8 m/s
  • Passive Stalking while standing: 2.3 m/s
    • The Ghost Face is in this mode whenever he is Stalking without seeing any Survivor in his Field of View or who is within Stalking range.
  • Crouching: 3.6 m/s


Reveal Mechanic:

  • Reveal range: 32 metres
  • Reveal time: 1.5 seconds
  • Reveal Progression/Regression rate: ±1 c/s
  • Horizontal Ratio of Visibility Zone: 60 %
  • Vertical Ratio of Visibility Zone: 90 %
    • The Visibility Zone refers to a screen area that is designated as the zone in which The Ghost Face is considered visible to the Survivor, which is a prerequisite to be able to reveal him.
  • Minimum In-Zone percentage: 0.05 %
    • This refers to how much of the screen must be occupied by The Ghost Face for him to be considered seen, when his centre point is INSIDE the visibility zone.
      In practice, this means that The Ghost Face is essentially always seen when he is centred on the Survivor's screen and will become revealed.
  • Minimum Outside-Zone percentage: 10 %
    • This refers to how much of the screen must be occupied by The Ghost Face for him to be considered seen, when his centre point is OUTSIDE the visibility zone.
      In practice, this means that even if The Ghost Face is not centred on the Survivor's screen, he can still be revealed if he occupies a considerable part of their Field of View (i.e. when he is very close).
  • Minimum Pixel Visibility: 30 %
    • This refers to how many pixels of The Ghost Face's character model must be visible to the Survivor to be considered seen.


Night Shroud:

  • Maximum Stalk range: 40 metres
  • Not-Leaning Stalk rate: 20 Stalk points per second
  • Leaning Stalk rate: 40 Stalk points per second
    • Leaning applies a multiplier of x2
    • Unlike The Shape IconHelpLoading shape.png, The Ghost Face experiences no Efficiency Penalty, which allows him to stalk Survivors at the same rate regardless of the distance to them.
  • Marked threshold: 100 Stalk points
    • There is a delay of 2 seconds after marking a Survivor before the Stalk Points start to deplete.
    • There is a delay of 1.5 seconds before Night Shroud starts recharging.
  • The Ghost Face's Terror Radius fades in and out at a rate of 10 m/s when activating Night Shroud or when being revealed.

Add-ons for Night Shroud

Icon Name Description
"Philly"
"Philly" A stolen camera from a victim of Olsen in Philadelphia, where he worked before.
The film inside captured his last night in the city.
  • Reduces the time required to Mark a Survivor by -20 %.

"Gotta love Philly: keeps giving and giving and I do not wanna forget any of it." — The Ghost Face

Walleye's Matchbook
Walleye's Matchbook A sheet of matches from Walleyes, a small bar in Northern Roseville.
A victim's phone number is scribbled in blue.
One of the incriminating pieces of evidence found.
  • Reduces the Power Recovery time by -6 seconds.
Headline Cut-Outs
Headline Cut-Outs Cut-outs of articles covering unsolved murder cases from Utah to Pennsylvania.
While The Ghost Face just authored some of the headlines, he committed all of the murders.
Compiling your success makes you proud and boosts your confidence.
  • Increases Movement speed while Stalking by +40 %.
Cheap Cologne
Cheap Cologne Dollar store cologne with a pungent scent of rubbing alcohol.
Worn by The Ghost Face to make his presence known.
Reserved for impromptu visits.
  • Increases the time Survivors stay Marked by +10 seconds.
Telephoto Lens
Telephoto Lens A manual focus lens to remain undetected while taking pictures from afar.
  • Whenever a Survivor reveals The Ghost Face, they suffer from the Oblivious IconStatusEffects oblivious.png Status Effect for 60 seconds.
Cinch Straps
Cinch Straps Black straps that keep everything in place while on the prowl.
Olsen's Journal
Olsen's Journal A spiral notebook filled with stained, handwritten entries.
The journal details different equipment used to stalk victims.
Going through your past methods triggers thrilling memories.
  • Marked Survivors suffer from the Oblivious IconStatusEffects oblivious.png Status Effect until the Mark expires.
Olsen's Address Book
Olsen's Address Book Filled in blunt, blue crabbed writing.
All the Roseville murder victims are listed there, along with their phone number and address.
  • Marked Survivors rushing an action reveal their Aura IconHelp auras.png for 5 seconds.
Marked Map
Marked Map The annotated map of Northern Roseville, Florida.
Each 'X' represents a victim of The Ghost Face.
Mapping out your targets allows you to roam the streets undetected.
  • Increases Killer Instinct duration when The Ghost Face is revealed by +2 seconds.
Olsen's Wallet
Olsen's Wallet Olsen's wallet holds thirty dollars in cash, a video club membership card, and a folded picture of Olsen's first Roseville victim.
Carrying incriminating evidence boosts your excitement and resolve.
Leather Knife Sheath
Leather Knife Sheath A quiet and flexible sheath to carry your blade.
Movement is easier when things are fastened into place.
  • Increases Crouch Movement speed by +10 %.
Lasting Perfume
Lasting Perfume An overpowering musky fragrance worn by The Ghost Face to announce his presence.
Reserved for the victims he planned to write about.
  • Increases the time hooked Survivors take to reveal The Ghost Face to 3 seconds.
Knife Belt Clip
Knife Belt Clip A perfect belt clip to scout carry your blade discreetly.
No one knows what you are planning to do tonight.
  • Reduces the Terror Radius IconHelp terrorRadius.png of The Ghost Face by -8 metres while crouching.
Chewed Pen
Chewed Pen A blue pen with a chewed cap that holds traces of Danny's DNA.
Incriminating evidence that was never found.
  • Increases the time dying Survivors take to reveal The Ghost Face to 3 seconds.
Victim's Detailed Routine
Victim's Detailed Routine A ripped page outlining the weekly routine of Olsen's first victim in Roseville.
Compiling your victim's habits allows you to anticipate their movements.
  • Whenever a Survivor is Marked by The Ghost Face, they suffer from the Exhausted IconStatusEffects exhausted.png Status Effect for 5 seconds.

"I have been watching you for a while. I wanted this to be special; the kind of headlines that people do not forget." — The Ghost Face

Night Vision Monocular
Night Vision Monocular Night vision lens enabling sharp photos even when shrouded in darkness.
Ideal for discreet, impromptu visits late at night.
  • Whenever a Survivor reveals The Ghost Face, they suffer from the Exhausted IconStatusEffects exhausted.png Status Effect for 5 seconds.
Drop-Leg Knife Sheath
Drop-Leg Knife Sheath A sheath allowing for a full motion range:
ideal to inflict quick and powerful wounds while moving freely.
Stolen from a patrol officer the night Danny left Philadelphia.
  • Grants a 10 % Haste IconStatusEffects haste.png Status Effect for 5 seconds after Marking a Survivor.

"Gotta get ready like a scout — without the stupid patches. What I get is much better." — The Ghost Face

Driver's License
Driver's License A driver's license revealing Olsen's true identity:
Danny Johnson.
  • Reduces the distance at which Survivors can reveal The Ghost Face by -8 metres.

"They all want to know who Ghost Face is. But what they should ask is, who is next." — The Ghost Face

"Ghost Face Caught on Tape"
"Ghost Face Caught on Tape" A tape obtained by Olsen to write an article that terrorised Roseville.

"In this footage, a dark figure is seen entering a house late at night in Northern Roseville, Florida.
The police were called the next morning to report a murder in the area.
Lock your doors: a Killer is in our midst, roaming freely, like a ghost in the night." — The Roseville Gazette

Outdoor Security Camera
Outdoor Security Camera A small surveillance camera that filmed The Ghost Face breaking into a house on Belleview Road in Northern Roseville.
The camera was positioned at the perfect angle to catch a glimpse of The Ghost Face without providing any real clue to the police.
  • Putting a Marked Survivor into the Dying State IconHelp dying.png reveals the Auras IconHelp auras.png of all Survivors for 7 seconds.

"An image is worth a thousand words." — The Ghost Face


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There are 2 Achievements related to The Ghost Face:

Icon Name Description
Adept Ghost Face}}
Adept Ghost Face Achieve a Merciless Victory with The Ghost Face IconHelpLoading ghost.png using only his Unique Perks: I'm All Ears IconPerks imAllEars.png, Thrilling Tremors IconPerks thrillingTremors.png & Furtive Chase IconPerks furtiveChase.png.
Totally Vulnerable}}
Totally Vulnerable With The Ghost Face IconHelpLoading ghost.png, down 50 Marked Survivors.


Cosmetic Options

Players can choose from a variety of Cosmetic options to customise The Ghost Face:

Base Cosmetics

Default

Icon Name Body Rarity Description
OK Mask01.png Ghost Face CategoryIcon masks.png Common Just a simple plastic mask. Anyone could be behind it, using its anonymity to kill for their own reasons.
OK Body01.png Dreadful Shroud CategoryIcon body.png Common For the killer that needs concealment, but craves attention. Black fabrics help give cover, white glossy textures provide fashionable accents.
OK W01.png Tactical Knife CategoryIcon weapons.png Common See how the streetlights glint on the razor-sharp edge? Anyone should feel honored to feel it sliding through their ribcage.

Prestige

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
OK Mask01 P01.png Bloody Ghost Face CategoryIcon masks.png Rare Just a simple plastic mask, though its expression seems different when blood-spattered. 3rd Prestige Reward
OK Body01 P01.png Sodden Shroud CategoryIcon body.png Rare The long jacket helps to keep the rest of the clothes dry as blood splashes with each stab of the knife. 2nd Prestige Reward
OK W01 P01.png Wet Tactical Knife CategoryIcon weapons.png Rare Even with the blade drenched in blood, the guard keeps the handle dry. 1st Prestige Reward

Alternatives

DLC

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description DLC
OK Body01 01.png Monochrome Shroud CategoryIcon body.png Common Black for the night, white for the traditional shroud of death. CHAPTER XII: Ghost Face®
OK W01 01.png Silvery Steel Tactical Knife CategoryIcon weapons.png Common The colored handle may not affect the blade, but it certainly looks sharper. CHAPTER XII: Ghost Face®

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CategoryIcon outfits.png Outfits

Linked Cosmetics IconHelp cosmetic sets small.png: click on the icon in the table below to see the individual parts of a Cosmetic Set and their descriptions.
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Icon Name Rarity Description Contents Collection Price Release Date
OK outfit CV02.png Red Hot Ghost Face Uncommon Temperature changes are common in hauntings. Even when the ghosts are less than supernatural? Scorching Shroud

Molten Steel Tactical Knife

Colors of Night
288
IconHelp auricCells.png
18 June 2019
OK outfit CV01.png Frozen Ghost Face Uncommon Temperature changes are common in hauntings. Even when the ghosts are less than supernatural? Icy Shroud

Cold Steel Tactical Knife

Colors of Night
288
IconHelp auricCells.png
18 June 2019


OK outfit 02.png Raining Blood Very Rare A knife finds its mark. With a gasp from the victim, it sinks home, is withdrawn and the blood gushes forth. Devil Face

City Slicker

Damascus Steel Clip Point Blade

Demon Ghost Face
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
18 June 2019
OK outfit 006.png Slash Enthusiast Very Rare A man with murder on his mind must prepare for blood on his jacket. Silver Ghost Face

Unknown Assailant

Bone Handle Clip Point

Legacy
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
7 August 2019
OK outfit 007.png Classic Ghost Face Very Rare He grabbed this garb impulsively, to spice things up. He had no idea how iconic this would become for his victims Classic Ghost Face

Classic Ghost Face Shroud

First Blade

Classic Ghost Face
900
IconHelp auricCells.png
13 November 2019
OK outfit 008.png Viper Ghost Very Rare As fear spread in Roseville, university students launched a masked party to lighten the mood. Viper Ghost Mask

Demonic Robe

Onyx Knife

Party Crasher
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
25 March 2020
OK outfit 010.png Icebound Phantom Very Rare During the Darkening, glacial winds blew from the Lost Realms, spreading an everlasting frost of penetrating ice clusters. Artic Ghost Face

Glacial Shroud

Crisp Tactical Knife

Everlasting Frost
1080
IconHelp auricCells.png
30 November 2021


OK outfit 009.png Scorched Ghost Face

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Event A specimen who reacted strangely to the latest compounds, resulting in unexpected mutations that cannot yet be explained. One-piece Outfit Hallowed Curse
1080
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20 October 2020

CategoryIcon masks.png Masks

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price Release Date
OK Mask02.png Devil Face Very Rare Painted crimson and adorned with horns, the mask glows with new malevolence. Raining Blood Demon Ghost Face
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
18 June 2019
OK Mask006.png Silver Ghost Face Very Rare A mask that masterfully captures the pain and anguish on a victim's face and reflects it coldly, heartlessly back at them. Slash Enthusiast Legacy
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7 August 2019
OK Mask007.png Classic Ghost Face Very Rare Face of terror that reflects the fear of victims back at them. Classic Ghost Face Classic Ghost Face
200
IconHelp auricCells.png
13 November 2019
OK Mask008.png Viper Ghost Mask Very Rare Unknown to them, he attended the event wearing a customized mask. Viper Ghost Party Crasher
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
25 March 2020
OK Mask010.png Arctic Ghost Face Very Rare The face of death, pierced by clusters of razor-sharp ice. Icebound Phantom Everlasting Frost
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
30 November 2021

CategoryIcon body.png Body

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price Release Date
OK Body01 CV02.png Scorching Shroud Uncommon Colored accents somehow make the black parts of this coat seem even darker. Red Hot Ghost Face Colors of Night
160
IconHelp auricCells.png
18 June 2019
OK Body01 CV01.png Icy Shroud Uncommon Colored accents somehow make the black parts of this coat seem even darker. Frozen Ghost Face Colors of Night
160
IconHelp auricCells.png
18 June 2019


OK Body02.png City Slicker Very Rare An urban take on Ghost Face's shroud, utilizing a tattered rain cape. Sheds blood so well, every Ghost Face should have used it. Raining Blood Demon Ghost Face
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
18 June 2019
OK Body006.png Unknown Assailant Very Rare Full body jacket that repels liquids and can easily be scrubbed of evidence. Best suited for rainy days and bloody nights. Slash Enthusiast Legacy
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7 August 2019
OK Body007.png Classic Ghost Face Shroud Very Rare A long, tattered cloak to stalk victims in the middle of the night, unseen by all. Classic Ghost Face Classic Ghost Face
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
13 November 2019
OK Body008.png Demonic Robe Very Rare His robe enabled him to sneak into the party, unsuspectedly. Viper Ghost Party Crasher
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
25 March 2020
OK Body010.png Glacial Shroud Very Rare Dark shroud of death ripped apart by a multitude of ice shards. Icebound Phantom Everlasting Frost
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
30 November 2021

CategoryIcon weapons.png Weapons

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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price Release Date
OK W01 CV02.png Molten Steel Tactical Knife Uncommon A colored handle may not affect the blade, but it certainly looks sharper. Red Hot Ghost Face Colors of Night
160
IconHelp auricCells.png
18 June 2019
OK W01 CV01.png Cold Steel Tactical Knife Uncommon A colored handle may not affect the blade, but it certainly looks sharper. Frozen Ghost Face Colors of Night
160
IconHelp auricCells.png
18 June 2019


OK W02.png Damascus Steel Clip Point Blade Very Rare A knife as beautiful and deadly as its use. Raining Blood Demon Ghost Face
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
18 June 2019
OK W006.png Bone Handle Clip Point Very Rare The femoral bone of an unsolved murder victim serves the custom hilt on this hunting blade. Slasher Enthusiast Legacy
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
7 August 2019
OK W007.png First Blade Very Rare A fixed-blade knife used on the first victim that became a legend. Classic Ghost Face Classic Ghost Face
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
13 November 2019
OK W008.png Onyx Knife Very Rare He plunged the sharp blade into a frat boy's eye socket. Blood gushed as he snapped a selfie. This one would make the headlines. Viper Ghost Party Crasher
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
25 March 2020
OK W010.png Crisp Tactical Knife Very Rare A tactical knife entrapped in a thick, pointy spike of ice. Icebound Phantom Everlasting Frost
400
IconHelp auricCells.png
30 November 2021


DLC

Main article: Downloadable Content

The Ghost Face is part of 1 DLC:


Change Log

Patch 3.0.1

  • Buff: increased the base Killer Instinct duration from 1.5 seconds to 2 seconds.
  • Nerf: increased the Detection Area in the centre of a Survivor's screen, who is attempting to reveal The Ghost Face by +4 % for either side (combined 8 %).
  • Quality of Life: removed the Proximity Sound emitted during Night Shroud, leaving only the rustling clothes as a warning sign to Survivors.

Patch 3.3.1

  • Buff: updated The Ghost Face's Power with the Undetectable Status Effect.

Patch 4.7.0

  • Quality of Life: increased the contrast of the Stalking Meter on the HUD.

Patch 5.3.0

  • Buff: reduced the default Night Shroud Recovery time from 30 seconds to 24 seconds.

Patch 5.7.0

  • Rework: reworked The Ghost Face to give him more of an edge against Survivors.
    • Buff: Marked Survivors can no longer reveal The Ghost Face.
    • Buff: increased the duration of Marked from 45 seconds to 60 seconds.
    • Quality of Life: reviewed the technical implementation of the Stalk and Reveal mechanics.
      • Reveal progression now regresses over time if a Survivor loses line-of-sight (used to be lost completely immediately).
      • added differentiation to the zone in which the target must be to be revealed or be stalked to account for differences in 1st and 3rd person cameras.
      • made it possible to reveal The Ghost Face / stalk Survivors when he / they are not in the centre of the screen, but still take up a large amount of it (i.e. when very close).
  • Change: The Ghost Face now features a unique Terror Radius IconHelp terrorRadius.png and Chase Music.
  • Change: tweaked some values related to the Stalking ability due to a technical rework of the mechanic.

Patch 5.7.1

  • Change: reduced the volume levels of the Terror Radius / Chase Music while working on an entirely new theme due to recurrent complaints about the current one's loudness.

Patch 5.7.2

  • Change: The Ghost Face now features another unique Terror Radius IconHelp terrorRadius.png and Chase Music due to complaints about the previous theme.


Trivia

  • The Ghost Face was leaked in the 2.7.0 Mid-Chapter Update.
    Instead of releasing the Patch, the Developers accidentally released an internal Developer Build, which already contained the upcoming Chapter.
    • As soon as they realised this had happened, they forced all Players out of the regular Game and those on the Dev Build were forced to instead download the actual Mid-Chapter build.
    • However, multiple screen-shots had already been taken and released, as well as video content of Streamers who had played on the Dev Build.
  • Dead by Daylight's The Ghost Face is not one of the many killers who take on the alias from the Scream films, but rather an original character based on the mask the franchise used.
    • This is possible due to the fact that the copyrights for the mask and the films are entirely separate due to the films having used a general purpose mask for their killers.
    • Nevertheless, the way The Ghost Face wipes the blood off his weapon is quite similar to the way the original Ghostface does in the Scream franchise.
    • However, compared to the original Ghost Face from Scream, who is known to be very impulsive and gets caught easily in the end, The Ghost Face from Dead by Daylight is a far more sinister and cunningly experienced killer because he understands the risks of committing murder, only giving in to his bloodthirst when he knows he can get away with it.
  • The Ghost Face was the first Chapter Killer to come without an accompanying Survivor or Map.
  • The Ghost Face was the first licensed Killer to have access to a selection of Customisation options in the Store IconHelp store.png.
  • The Ghost Face was the seventh Killer added to Dead by Daylight wearing a mask.
  • Instead of climbing over vaults, The Ghost Face hoists himself through them.
  • The Ghost Face was the first Killer to have a unique running animation when in a Chase.
  • When The Ghost Face was leaked, he had a different Memento Mori IconHelp mementoMori.png animation, using a mobile phone to snap a picture instead of a digital camera.
  • The Ghost Face was the second Killer to be able to crouch.
    • Despite this, The Ghost Face is the only Killer to date to be able to crouch as freely as Survivors and as an innate ability with no connection to his Power.
  • The Ghost Face is the Character with the most in-game quotes by himself, with eight in total.
  • The Ghost Face currently has the most revised Chase theme in the game, with a total of four different revisions of the chase theme since the 5.7.0 PTB.
    • This beats out The Demogorgon IconHelpLoading demogorgon.png, who had three total revisions.

Lore Trivia

  • The Ghost Face's real name, as well as Roseville, the town of his first killings, are potentially inspired by "Danny Rolling", a serial killer who murdered five students within four days in "Gainesville".
    • He was Wes Craven's inspiration when creating the character Ghostface for the Scream movies.
    • Further strengthening this likely source of inspiration is the fact that the Viper Ghost Outfit description states that The Ghost Face had attended a masked party thrown by Roseville University students.
  • The Ghost Face's flying straps attached to his outfit represent his connection to The Entity IconHelp entity.png, according to the Developers.
  • In one of the Developer's streams, The Ghost Face was described as "a bit narcissistic".

Voice Actor


Gallery

See Ghost Face's Gallery


THE SURVIVORS IconHelpLoading survivor.png
BASE GAME /
CHAPTER 1
S01 charSelect portrait.png Dwight Fairfield SurvivorDwight.png S02 charSelect portrait.png Meg Thomas SurvivorMeg.png S03 charSelect portrait.png Claudette Morel SurvivorClaudette.png S04 charSelect portrait.png Jake Park SurvivorJake.png S05 charSelect portrait.png Nea Karlsson SurvivorNea.png
CHAPTERS
2 - 5
S06 charSelect portrait.png Laurie Strode SurvivorLaurie.png S07 charSelect portrait.png Ace Visconti SurvivorAce.png S08 charSelect portrait.png Bill Overbeck SurvivorBill.png S09 charSelect portrait.png Feng Min SurvivorFeng.png S10 charSelect portrait.png David King SurvivorDavid.png
CHAPTERS
6 - 10
S11 charSelect portrait.png Quentin Smith SurvivorQuentin.png S12 charSelect portrait.png David Tapp SurvivorTapp.png S13 charSelect portrait.png Kate Denson SurvivorKate.png S14 charSelect portrait.png Adam Francis SurvivorAdam.png S15 charSelect portrait.png Jeff Johansen SurvivorJeff.png
CHAPTERS
11 - 14
S16 charSelect portrait.png Jane Romero SurvivorJane.png S17 charSelect portrait.png Ash Williams SurvivorAsh.png S18 charSelect portrait.png Nancy Wheeler SurvivorNancy.png S19 charSelect portrait.png Steve Harrington SurvivorSteve.png S20 charSelect portrait.png Yui Kimura SurvivorYui.png
CHAPTERS
15 - 19
S21 charSelect portrait.png Zarina Kassir SurvivorZarina.png S22 charSelect portrait.png Cheryl Mason SurvivorCheryl.png S23 charSelect portrait.png Felix Richter SurvivorFelix.png S24 charSelect portrait.png Élodie Rakoto SurvivorElodie.png S25 charSelect portrait.png Yun-Jin Lee SurvivorYun-Jin.png
CHAPTERS
20 - 23
S26 charSelect portrait.png Jill Valentine SurvivorJill.png S27 charSelect portrait.png Leon Scott Kennedy SurvivorLeon.png S28 charSelect portrait.png Mikaela Reid SurvivorMikaela.png S29 charSelect portrait.png Jonah Vasquez SurvivorJonah.png S30 charSelect portrait.png Yoichi Asakawa SurvivorYoichi.png
CHAPTER
24
S31 charSelect portrait.png Haddie Kaur Unknown QuestionMark.png
THE KILLERS IconHelpLoading killer.png
BASE GAME /
CHAPTERS
1 - 2
K01 charSelect portrait.png Evan MacMillan - The Trapper IconHelpLoading trapper.png K02 charSelect portrait.png Philip Ojomo - The Wraith IconHelpLoading wraith.png K03 charSelect portrait.png Max Thompson Jr. - The Hillbilly IconHelpLoading hillbilly.png K04 charSelect portrait.png Sally Smithson - The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png K05 charSelect portrait.png Michael Myers - The Shape IconHelpLoading shape.png
CHAPTERS
3 - 6
K06 charSelect portrait.png Lisa Sherwood - The Hag IconHelpLoading hag.png K07 charSelect portrait.png Herman Carter - The Doctor IconHelpLoading doctor.png K08 charSelect portrait.png Anna - The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress.png K09 charSelect portrait.png Bubba Sawyer - The Cannibal IconHelpLoading cannibal.png K10 charSelect portrait.png Freddy Krueger - The Nightmare IconHelpLoading nightmare.png
CHAPTERS
7 - 11
K11 charSelect portrait.png Amanda Young - The Pig IconHelpLoading pig.png K12 charSelect portrait.png Jeffrey Hawk - The Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png K13 charSelect portrait.png Rin Yamaoka - The Spirit IconHelpLoading spirit.png K14 charSelect portrait.png Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey - The Legion IconHelpLoading legion.png K15 charSelect portrait.png Adiris - The Plague IconHelpLoading plague.png
CHAPTERS
12 - 15
K16 charSelect portrait.png Danny Johnson - The Ghost Face IconHelpLoading ghost.png K17 charSelect portrait.png The Demogorgon IconHelpLoading demogorgon.png K18 charSelect portrait.png Kazan Yamaoka - The Oni IconHelpLoading oni.png K19 charSelect portrait.png Caleb Quinn - The Deathslinger IconHelpLoading deathslinger.png K20 charSelect portrait.png Pyramid Head - The Executioner IconHelpLoading wales.png
CHAPTERS
16 - 21
K21 charSelect portrait.png Talbot Grimes - The Blight IconHelpLoading blight.png K22 charSelect portrait.png Charlotte & Victor Deshayes - The Twins IconHelpLoading twins.png K23 charSelect portrait.png Ji-Woon Hak - The Trickster IconHelpLoading trickster.png K24 charSelect portrait.png Nemesis T-Type - The Nemesis Nemesis T-Type}} K25 charSelect portrait.png Elliot Spencer - The Cenobite IconHelpLoading cenobite.png
CHAPTERS
22 - 24
K26 charSelect portrait.png Carmina Mora - The Artist IconHelpLoading artist.png K27 charSelect portrait.png Sadako Yamamura - The Onryō IconHelpLoading onryo.png K28 charSelect portrait.png The Dredge IconHelpLoading dredge.png
LEGENDARY CHARACTERS
K25 Chatterer charSelect portrait.png The Chatterer S27 Chris charSelect portrait.png Chris Redfield S26 Claire charSelect portrait.png Claire Redfield Cybil Temporary.png Cybil Bennett S22 James charSelect portrait.png James Sunderland QM Jonathan charSelect portrait.png Jonathan Byers
S22 Lisa charSelect portrait.png Lisa Garland K07 Look-See charSelect portrait.png The Look-See K08 Mordeo charSelect portrait.png The Mordeo
ULTRA RARE CHARACTERS
K08 Baba Yaga charSelect portrait.png The Baba Yaga K21 Ferryman charSelect portrait.png The Ferryman K01 Krampus charSelect portrait.png The Krampus K18 Minotaur charSelect portrait.png The Minotaur
COSTUME CHARACTERS
Alessa Cosmetic Icon.png Alessa Gillespie K06 Birch charSelect portrait.png The Birch
LORE CHARACTERS
Alex Benedict Baker The Entity IconHelp entity.png The Observer IconHelp archivesGeneral.png Vigo and many more...
UNUSED CHARACTERS
The Smasher The Teacher
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