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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:

Descriptions may vary from their in-game version for reasons explained here.
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Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
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4,000

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5,000

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6,000

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You become '''''Obsessed''''' with one Survivor.<br>After hooking the '''''Obsession''''', ''Dead Man's Switch'' activates for the next '''<span class="luaClr clr clr2" style="color: #e8c252;">35</span>'''/'''<span class="luaClr clr clr3" style="color: #199b1e;">40</span>'''/'''<span class="luaClr clr clr4" style="color: #ac3ee3;">45</span> 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 '''<span class="luaClr clr clr16" style="color: #ffffff;">white</span>''' Aura.

<p>''You can only be '''obsessed''' with one Survivor at a time.''<br>''<span class="luaClr clr clr9" style="color: #e7cda2;">"I've seen the look on a man's face when he realises he's going to die." — Caleb Quinn</span>''
You become Obsessed with one Survivor.
After hooking the Obsession IconHelp obsession.png, Dead Man's Switch activates for the next 35/40/45 seconds.
  • While activated, any Survivor IconHelpLoading survivor.png that stops repairing a Generator IconHelpLoading generators.png before it is fully repaired causes The Entity IconHelp entity.png to block the Generator until Dead Man's Switch's effect ends.
  • Affected Generators are highlighted by a white Aura IconHelp auras.png.

You can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.
"I've seen the look on a man's face when he realises he's going to die." — Caleb Quinn

Icon Teachable Description
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5,000

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Unlocking this Perk makes it available in the Bloodweb of all Killers

You become obsessed with one Survivor.

After hooking the Obsession, Dead Man's Switch activates for the next couple of 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.

You can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.

"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 The Deathslinger's Bloodweb at Level 35.


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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