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Dead Man's Switch is a Unique PerkIconHelp perksIconHelp perksIconHelp perks belonging to The DeathslingerIconHelpLoading deathslingerIconHelpLoading deathslingerIconHelpLoading deathslinger.
Prestige The Deathslinger to Prestige 1, 2, 3 respectively to unlock Tier I, Tier II, Tier III of Dead Man's Switch for all other Characters.

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IconPerks deadMansSwitch
Cost
2,500
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3,250
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4,000
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Description
After hooking a SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivor, Dead Man's Switch activates for the next 20/25/30 seconds:
  • While activated, any Survivor that stops repairing a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators before it is fully repaired causes The EntityIconHelp entityIconHelp entityIconHelp entity to block the Generator until Dead Man's Switch's effect ends.
  • Affected Generators are highlighted by a white AuraIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras.

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



History

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks deadMansSwitch 35 seconds 40 seconds 45 seconds You become obsessed with one Survivor.

After hooking the ObsessionIconHelp obsessionIconHelp obsessionIconHelp obsession, Dead Man's Switch activates for the next 35/40/45 seconds.

  • While activated, any Survivor that stops repairing a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators before it is fully repaired causes The EntityIconHelp entityIconHelp entityIconHelp entity to block the Generator until Dead Man's Switch's effect ends.
  • Affected Generators are highlighted by a white AuraIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras.

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 Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks deadMansSwitch 35 seconds 40 seconds 45 seconds After hooking a SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivor, Dead Man's Switch activates for the next 35/40/45 seconds.
  • While activated, any Survivor that stops repairing a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators before it is fully repaired causes The EntityIconHelp entityIconHelp entityIconHelp entity to block the Generator until Dead Man's Switch's effect ends.
  • Affected Generators are highlighted by a white AuraIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras.

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

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks deadMansSwitch 20 seconds 25 seconds 30 seconds After hooking a SurvivorIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivor, Dead Man's Switch activates for the next 20/25/30 seconds.
  • While activated, any Survivor that stops repairing a GeneratorIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generatorsIconHelpLoading generators before it is fully repaired causes The EntityIconHelp entityIconHelp entityIconHelp entity to block the Generator until Dead Man's Switch's effect ends.
  • Affected Generators are highlighted by a white AuraIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras.

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


Change Log

Patch 5.5.0

  • Buff: removed the Obsession mechanic, now activates on hooking any Survivor.

Patch 6.1.2

  • Nerf: reduced the duration to 20/25/30 seconds.


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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