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The Ghost Face
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Danny Johnson / Jed Olsen (Alias)
Game Alias(es)
"The Ghost Face"
Night Shroud
Power Attack Type
Basic Attack
Tactical Knife
115 % | 4.6 m/s
Movement speed
90 % | 3.6 m/s (Crouch)
32 metres
Height IconHelp height.png
CHAPTER XII: Ghost Face®
Voice Actor
Filip Ivanovic (Art Director)
Menu Music

Danny Johnson or "The Ghost Face" is one of 22 Killers IconHelpLoading killer.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

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



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  , Thrilling Tremors  , and Furtive Chase  , give him the ability to locate Survivors, defend Generators, and make his Chases unpredictable.

Difficulty rating Hard

(based on the amount of time and effort that is required to properly learn to play him and use his Power effectively)


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.


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.


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.


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.

The Ghost Face's Perks

These are Perks which start off only appearing in The Ghost Face's Bloodweb  . After achieving Level 30, Teachable versions of these Perks can be found:

  • I'm All Ears - Level 30
  • Thrilling Tremors - Level 35
  • Furtive Chase - Level 40

Once obtained, other Killers will be able to find The Ghost Face's Perks in their respective Bloodwebs from that point onwards.

I'm All Ears

Your keen senses are sharpened in the dark Realm of The Entity  .

Unlocks potential in one's Aura-reading ability.

Any Survivor performing a rushed action within 48 metres from your location will have their Aura   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

Your dark designs and shrewd composure rouse The Entity  .

After picking up a Survivor, all Generators   not being repaired by Survivors are blocked by The Entity and cannot be repaired for the next 16 seconds.

Affected Generators are highlighted by a white Aura  .

Thrilling Tremors can only be triggered once every 100/80/60 seconds.

"The night assists me and it's endless here." — The Ghost Face

Furtive Chase

You become obsessed with one Survivor.

You lurk in the shadows, eliminating your victims one by one.

When your Obsession   is hooked, Furtive Chase receives a Token, up to a maximum of 2/3/4 Tokens.

Each Token decreases your Terror Radius   by 4 metres while in a Chase.

When a Survivor rescues the Obsession from a Hook, the rescuer becomes the Obsession. You lose all Tokens if the Obsession is sacrificed or killed.

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


Weapon: Tactical Knife

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

  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.

Press the Power button to activate Night Shroud when the Power gauge is full.
The Ghost Face is granted the Undetectable   Status Effect when Night Shroud is active.
Performing a Basic Attack fully depletes the Power gauge and deactivates Night Shroud.

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 30 seconds.
Survivors who reveal The Ghost Face have their current location indicated by Killer Instinct for 2 seconds.

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   Status Effect for 45 seconds.

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

  • The Ghost Face can be revealed by Survivors within a range of 32 metres him by default.
  • Survivors need to see at least 20 % of The Ghost Face's body within the centre 26 % of the Player's screen for at least 1.5 seconds to reveal him.
    • If The Ghost Face is being spotted, an audio cue will play to both the Killer and the Survivor who is spotting him.
      • Indicators will appear on his screen pointing in the direction he is being revealed from.
    • The Game has two states in regards to the detection state of Ghost Face:
      • Out of Sight: no Survivor is looking at The Ghost Face.
      • Discerned: a Survivor is looking at The Ghost Face.
      • There is a 0.3 second buffer before the Game acknowledges either state.
  • The Ghost Face is able to stalk Survivors from a distance of up to 40 metres away, with the same efficiency across the entire distance (20 Stalk points per second).
    • While leaning around a corner, the Stalk rate is doubled (40 SP/s).
  • Survivors become Marked after The Ghost Face has accumulated 100 Stalk Points from a Survivor.
    • It takes by default 5 seconds to Mark a Survivor or 2.5 seconds when leaning.
  • 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

Add-ons support Mouse-over functionality (desktop version only): hovering over the modifier words with your cursor will reveal the values behind them.
On mobile browsers, the values are displayed in small text after the modifier words. Desktop users experiencing issues with the mouse-over may temporarily switch to mobile view at the bottom of an Article page.
Icon Name Description
"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.
  • Slightly reduces the Stalk time when not leaning from cover.

"Gotta love Philly: keeps giving and giving and I don't wanna forget any of it". — The Ghost Face

Walleyes 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.
  • Slightly reduces Night Shroud Recovery time.
Headlines Cut-outs Cut-outs of articles covering unsolved murder cases from Utah to Pennsylvania. While Ghost Face just authored some of the headlines, he committed all of the murders. Compiling your success makes you proud and boosts your confidence.
  • Slightly increases Movement speed while Stalking.
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.
  • Slightly increases Marked duration on Survivors.
Telephoto Lens A manual focus lens to remain undetected while taking pictures from afar.
  • Slightly reduces the Stalk time when not leaning from cover.
  • Slightly increases Marked duration on Survivors.
Reusable Cinch Straps Black straps that keep everything in place while on the prowl.
  • Slightly increases Movement speed when crouched.
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.
  • Moderately increases Movement speed while Stalking.
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.
  • Moderately reduces Night Shroud Recovery time.
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.
  • Slightly increases Killer Instinct duration when The Ghost Face is revealed.
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.
  • Considerably increases Movement speed while Stalking.
Leather Knife Sheath A quiet and flexible sheath to carry your blade. Movement is easier when things are fastened into place.
  • Moderately increases Movement speed when crouched.
Lasting Perfume An overpowering musky fragrance worn by Ghost Face to announce his presence. Reserved for the victims he planned to write about.
  • Moderately increases Marked duration on Survivors.
Knife Belt Clip A perfect belt clip to scout carry your blade discreetly. No one knows what you are planning to do tonight.
  • Moderately reduces the Stalk time when not leaning from cover.
Chewed Pen A blue pen with a chewed cap that holds traces of Danny's DNA. Incriminating evidence that was never found.
  • Considerably reduces Night Shroud Recovery time.
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.
  • Moderately increases Killer Instinct duration when The Ghost Face is revealed.
  • Moderately decreases the Detection range to reveal The Ghost Face while Night Shroud is active.

"I've been watching you for a while. I wanted this to be special; the kind of headlines that people don't forget". — The Ghost Face

Night Vision Monocular Night vision lens enabling sharp photos even when shrouded in darkness. Ideal for discreet, impromptu visits late at night.
  • Considerably reduces the Stalk time when not leaning from cover.
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.
  • Considerably increases Movement speed when crouched.

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

Driver's License A driver's license revealing Olsen's true identity: Danny Johnson.
  • Considerably decreases the Detection range to reveal The Ghost Face while Night Shroud is active.

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

"Ghost Face Caught on Tape" A tape obtained by Olsen to write an article that terrorised Roseville.
  • Tremendously reduces the Stalk time when leaning from cover.
  • Tremendously increases the Stalk time when not leaning from cover.

"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 A small surveillance camera that filmed 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 Ghost Face without providing any real clue to the police.

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


Main article: Achievements

There is currently 2 Achievements related to The Ghost Face.

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


Players may customise their Character by choosing one outfit style from each category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after The Ghost Face reaches Level 50 and prestiges.

The Ghost Face's attire includes:


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


Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
  Bloody Ghost Face   Rare Just a simple plastic mask, though its expression seems different when blood-spattered. 3rd Prestige Reward
  Sodden Shroud   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
  Wet Tactical Knife   Rare Even with the blade drenched in blood, the guard keeps the handle dry. 1st Prestige Reward


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

 In-Game Store

Linked Cosmetics  : 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
  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
  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
  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
  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

  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
  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
  Scorched Ghost Face


Event A specimen who reacted strangely to the latest compounds, resulting in unexpected mutations that cannot yet be explained. One-piece Outfit Hallowed Curse
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
  Viper Ghost Mask Very Rare Unknown to them, he attended the event wearing a customized mask. Viper Ghost Party Crasher
  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
  Devil Face Very Rare Painted crimson and adorned with horns, the mask glows with new malevolence. Raining Blood Demon Ghost Face
  Classic Ghost Face Very Rare Face of terror that reflects the fear of victims back at them. Classic Ghost Face Classic Ghost Face
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
  Scorching Shroud Uncommon Colored accents somehow make the black parts of this coat seem even darker. Red Hot Ghost Face Colors of Night
  Icy Shroud Uncommon Colored accents somehow make the black parts of this coat seem even darker. Frozen Ghost Face Colors of Night
  Demonic Robe Very Rare His robe enabled him to sneak into the party, unsuspectedly. Viper Ghost Party Crasher
  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
  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
  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
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Icon Name Rarity Description Outfit Collection Price
  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
  Cold Steel Tactical Knife Uncommon A colored handle may not affect the blade, but it certainly looks sharper. Frozen Ghost Face Colors of Night
  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
  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
  Damascus Steel Clip Point Blade Very Rare A knife as beautiful and deadly as its use. Raining Blood Demon Ghost Face
  First Blade Very Rare A fixed-blade knife used on the first victim that became a legend. Classic Ghost Face Classic Ghost Face


Main article: Downloadable Content

The Ghost Face is currently part of 1 DLC package:

Available DLC

Change Log

Patch 3.0.1

  • Slightly increased the Killer Instinct base duration to 2 seconds from 1.5 seconds.
  • Slightly increased the Detection area in the centre of the screen for Survivors attempting to reveal The Ghost Face by 4 % on either side of the screen (total of 8 %).
  • Removed the proximity Sound that the Killer generated while in Night Shroud (only his clothes emit sound while he moves).


  • The Ghost Face was leaked in a Mid-Chapter Update. Instead of releasing Patch 2.7.0, the Developers accidentally released a Developer Build of the upcoming Chapter.
    • As soon as they realised this happened, they forced all players out of the game and the ones who had this build had to download the right update. However, during this time, multiple screen-shots were taken and some players were also streaming at this moment.
  • The Ghost Face is not the Killer from the Scream films, but rather an original character based on the Mask the franchise used for their Killers. This is because the copyrights for the Mask and for the films are entirely separate due to the films using a pre-existing Character Mask for their Killer.
    • 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.
  • 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 Items on the Store which can be purchased with Auric Cells.
  • The Ghost Face is the seventh Killer to wear a Mask.
  • The Ghost Face does not climb over the Window when vaulting, but hoists himself through it.
  • Ghost Face's flying straps of his outfit represent his connection to The Entity  .
  • In one of the Developer's Streams, The Ghost Face was described as "a bit narcissistic".
  • The Ghost Face is the first Killer to have a unique running animation when in a Chase.
  • When Ghost Face was leaked, he had a different Memento Mori   animation, using a mobile phone to snap a picture instead of a digital camera.
  • The Ghost Face is one the few Killers who can instantly put Survivors into the Dying State   without any Perks   or Add-ons  .
  • The Ghost Face's real name and the town of his first killings (Danny Johnson/Roseville) are potentially inspired by a real serial killer. Danny Rolling was a serial killer who murdered 5 students in 4 days in Gainesville. He was Wes Craven's inspiration when he created the character Ghostface for the Scream movies.
    • The Viper Ghost outfit description states that Ghost Face attended a masked party, thrown by the Roseville University students, strengthening furthermore that its source of inspiration was the same which inspired Wes Craven.

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