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Dead Man's Switch is a Teachable Perk IconHelp perks.png unique to The Deathslinger IconHelpLoading deathslinger.png.
It can be unlocked for all other Characters from Level 35 onwards:

Icon Cost
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2,000
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5,000
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4,000Bloodpoints}}
5,000Bloodpoints}}
6,000Bloodpoints}}
Description
After hooking a SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivor.png, Dead Man's Switch activates for the next 35/40/45 seconds:
  • While activated, any SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivor.png that stops repairing a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generators.png before it is fully repaired causes The EntityIconHelp entity.png to block the Generator until Dead Man's Switch's effect ends.
  • Affected Generators are highlighted by a white AuraIconHelp auras.png.

"I've seen the look on a man's face when he realises he's going to die." — Caleb Quinn

Icon Description
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Unlocking this Perk makes it available in the Bloodweb of all Killers
After hooking a Survivor, Dead Man's Switch activates for the next Several Seconds:
  • While activated, any Survivor that stops repairing a Generator before it is fully repaired causes The Entity to block the Generator until Dead Man's Switch's effect ends.
  • Affected Generators are highlighted by a white Aura.

"I've seen the look on a man's face when he realises he's going to die." — Caleb Quinn

May be unlocked in the Shrine of Secrets or in Deathslinger's Bloodweb at Level 35


Change Log

Patch 5.5.0

  • Quality of Life: removed the Obsession mechanic, now activates on hooking any Survivor.


Trivia

  • Dead Man's Switch will also block Generators being repaired by multiple Survivors as long as any one of them decides to stop repairing during the activation window.
  • A "Dead Man's Switch" is a common safety feature found on heavy machinery, where a switch must be held continuously in order for a machine to keep operating.
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