Dead by Daylight

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Dead by Daylight is an indie horror game developed and published by Behaviour Digital Inc.. Dead by Daylight is both an action and survival horror multiplayer game in which one crazed, unstoppable Killer hunts down four Survivors through a terrifying nightmarish world in a deadly game of Cat & Mouse. It was released on 14 June 2016 for PC, 20 June 2017 for Xbox One and PS4, 24 September 2019 for Switch and 16 April 2020 for Mobile.

Overview[edit | edit source]

  • As a Survivor, go in alone or team up with friends to face an unknown threat. Use Items at hand, Unlocked Abilities and Environmental Objects to outwit the monster and escape from its killing ground.
  • Set in a procedurally generated World, you'll never know what to expect, what you're facing and how to get away. You will have to make stressful choices under desperate circumstances. Every decision impacts your chances of survival.
  • Killers come from all horror genres, from brutal slashers to terrifying paranormal entities. Master these monsters' unique powers and exploit the knowledge of your “home” to track, hunt down, break and sacrifice your victims before they get a chance to escape to safety.
  • The asymmetry, procedural factors and unique thinking of human individuals make each Dead by Daylight match an unexpected scenario where the combined behaviour of each player creates a truly terrifying and thrilling narrative.
  • Dead by Daylight Characters each have a deep progression and Unlockables which can be customized into your own personal strategy. Use your experience, Skills and load-out to climb up the competitive ladder and you might eventually discover the truth beyond the fog.

Trailers[edit | edit source]

Original Launch Trailer 2016 Console Launch Trailer 2017 CHAPTER I: The Last Breath Chapter
CHAPTER IV: Spark of Madness CHAPTER V: A Lullaby for the Dark PARAGRAPH II: LEATHERFACE™
CHAPTER VI: A Nightmare on Elm Street™ CHAPTER VII: The SAW™ Chapter CHAPTER VIII: Curtain Call
CHAPTER IX: Shattered Bloodline‎‎ CHAPTER X: Darkness Among Us CHAPTER XI: Demise of the Faithful
CHAPTER XII: Ghost Face® CHAPTER XIII: Stranger Things CHAPTER XIV: Cursed Legacy
CHAPTER XV: Chains of Hate CHAPTER XVI: Silent Hill CHAPTER XVII: Descend Beyond

Old Tutorial Videos[edit | edit source]

Before the implementation of the playable Tutorial Maps, Dead by Daylight featured short Tutorial videos to give new Players an idea of how to play the Game. There were 6 videos: 3 for the Killer and 3 for the Survivors:

Killer 1: How To Win Killer 2: How To Hunt Killer 3: How To Find Them
Survivor 1: How To Win Survivor 2: How To Stay Alive Survivor 3: Help Others

Steam Trading Cards[edit | edit source]

Main article: Steam Trading Cards

Dead by Daylight contains a number of Steam Trading Cards, which are virtual cards earned by playing the game on Steam. After collecting all trading cards, a badge can then be crafted and the player will receive: the next badge level, Steam XP, potential profile backgrounds, and emoticons. Steam Trading Cards can be obtained through playing the game, in which the player will receive free card-drops over a period of time, as well as buying them from the Steam Marketplace, or by trading with other players.

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Phobias[edit | edit source]

Due to the very nature of horror games, Dead by Daylight encompasses and/or portrays a large variety of phobias and fears for atmospheric purposes.
The following table details several phobias:

Phobia Translation Manifestations
Acrophobia Fear of Heights Drops from two-story buildings/structures on various Maps.
Apotemnophobia Fear of Dismemberment The Spirit IconHelpLoading spirit.png, Clown's Memento Mori.
Anthropophagososphobia Fear of Cannibalism The Cannibal IconHelpLoading cannibal.png, Hag's Memento Mori.
Arachnophobia Fear of Spiders Entity-spider-legs on Hooks and Visceral Cankers.
Automatonophobia Fear of Mannequins/Puppets Mannequin props on The Game.
Basiphobia Fear of Falling Drops from two-story buildings/structures on various Maps.
Blennophobia Fear of Ooze/Slime The Blight IconHelpLoading blight.png, Visceral Cankers, Blighted Cosmetics.
Coulrophobia Fear of Clowns The Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png, Coulrophobia IconPerks coulrophobia.png.
Electrophobia Fear of Electricity The Doctor IconHelpLoading doctor.png.
Emetophobia Fear of Vomit The Plague IconHelpLoading plague.png.
Ergophobia Fear of Work Repairing Generators.
Haemophobia Fear of Blood Various visual effects, Haemophobia Ach haemophobia.jpg.
Lupophobia Fear of Werewolves The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress.png (see Lore Trivia).
Masklophobia Fear of Masks/Costumes Various Cosmetic options.
Murophobia Fear of Mice/Rats Rats in various Maps.
Necrophobia Fear of Dead Things Various slaughtered animals in Coldwind Farm.
Nyctophobia Fear of Darkness/Night Maps are usually dark and not very bright.
Oneirophobia Fear of Dreams The Nightmare IconHelpLoading nightmare.png
Ornitophobia Fear of Birds The Crows IconHelp crows.png, as well as Vultures on Dead Dawg Saloon.
Photophobia Fear of Light The Entity IconHelp entity.png, Killers.
Scopophobia Fear of Being Watched Stalking Killers.
Swinophobia Fear of Pigs The Pig IconHelpLoading pig.png, props on Coldwind Farm.
Teraphobia Fear of Monsters The Demogorgon IconHelpLoading demogorgon.png, The Entity IconHelp entity.png.
Thanatophobia Fear of Death General theme, the Killers, the Sacrifice Ritual, Thanatophobia IconPerks thanatophobia.png.
Trypanophobia Fear of Needles Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png Cosmetics.
Trypophobia Fear of Holes The Twins IconHelpLoading twins.png: Charlotte's chest cavity when Victor is on the prowl.

Theme Music[edit | edit source]

  • The Dead by Daylight Theme is centred around a four-note sequence of E-flat, D, E-flat, and C.
    • This sequence marks the beginning of the Dies Irae (Latin for "The Day of Wrath"), a sequence originating in Gregorian plainchant.
    • In history, the Dies Irae motif is most commonly found in Requiems, a Mass for the Dead or for Funerals.
    • In contemporary times, it is often used as a theme or musical quotation in conjunction with settings and symbols of death and mortality.
    • The motif is present in all Chapter themes (except Ghost Face), though transposed to suit different instruments.
  • After the release of the Curtain Call DLC, all Chapters received a unique new Theme Music that would play in the Main Menu
    • The Theme usually remains as the default until the release of the following Mid-Chapter Patch, which would revert the music back to the original theme.
    • In addition to new Chapters, certain Events also have theme songs associated with them that would play in the Main Menu for the duration of the Event in question.

Instruments[edit | edit source]

  • A Chapter's Theme music often revolves around a particular trope or general theme present in the Chapter in regards to the selected instruments.
  • An Event's Theme follows this same principle, reflecting the mood and feel of said Event.
    • The following list attempts to highlight the main instruments used in a Theme, with the instrument playing the Dies Irae motif highlighted in gold.
      This information is not official and was compiled at the discretion of the editors:
Chapter/Event General Theme Instruments Music
All Hallows' Eve Halloween Distorted Guitar, Drums, Piano, Strings, Vibraphone
Winter Solstice Christmas Drums, Tambourine, Tubular Bells
Scorching Summer BBQ Summer, Rural Distorted Guitar, Drums, Synths
The Hallowed Blight Ethereal Bassoons, Brass, Pizzicato Strings, Synths, Percussion Toys (i.e. Shaker)
Moonrise China Drums, Guanzi (Woodwind Instrument), Pipa (String Instrument)
3 Year Anniversary Birthday/Anniversary Guitar, Drums, Synths (no Dies Irae motif) File:Third Anniversary Theme Song.mp3
4 Year Anniversary Birthday/Anniversary Guitar, Drums, Synths (no Dies Irae motif) File:Fourth Year Anniversary Theme.ogg
Doctor's Theme Psychedelic Bass Flute, Distorted Strings, Drums, Synths
Hillbilly's Theme Rural/Country Distorted Guitar, Drums, Tambourine
CHAPTER VIII: Curtain Call Carnival Accordion, Bassoon, Clarinet, Drums, Music Box, Synths
CHAPTER IX: Shattered Bloodline Japan Distorted Guitar, Drums, French Horn (stopped), Shakuhachi (Wooden Flute), String Bass
CHAPTER X: Darkness Among Us Heavy Metal Distorted Bass, Distorted Guitar, Drum Set
CHAPTER XI: Demise of the Faithful Middle East Bass Flute, Drums, Flute, Tam-Tam
CHAPTER XII: Ghost Face Psychedelic Drums, Oboe, Clarinet, Strings, Synths (no Dies Irae motif)
CHAPTER XIII: Stranger Things 80s Synth Music Synths
CHAPTER XIV: Cursed Legacy Japan Drums, Koto (String Instrument), Low Brass, Shakuhachi (Wooden Flute), Tubular Bells
CHAPTER XV: Chains of Hate Western Banjo, Guitar (detuned), Piano
CHAPTER XVI: Silent Hill Mysterious Choir, Drum Set, Guitar, Piano, Vibraphone
CHAPTER XVII: Descend Beyond Orchestral Strings
CHAPTER XVIII: A Binding of Kin French Accordion, Cello, Music Box, Hammered Dulcimer, Vibraphone
CHAPTER XIX: All-Kill Psychedelic/K-Pop Distorted Guitar, Drums, Synths

File Cryptonyms[edit | edit source]

Chapters VI - XVII[edit | edit source]

  • Since CHAPTER VI, all data associated with a specific Chapter or Mid-Chapter update has an internal codename.
    For each of these Chapters, the codename was the name of a random country or location, going in alphabetical order.
    • This most likely started as an internal wordplay joke amongst the Developers, due to Robert Englund's last name being very similar to "England".
      • Robert Englund is the actor who originally portrayed Freddy Krueger in the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies.
Data Codename
Dead by Daylight Mobile "Atlanta"
CHAPTER VI: A Nightmare on Elm Street™ "England"
CHAPTER VII: The SAW™ Chapter "Finland"
CHAPTER VIII: Curtain Call "Guam"
CHAPTER IX: Shattered Bloodline "Haiti"
Mid-Chapter 2.3.0 "Japan"
CHAPTER X: Darkness Among Us "Kenya"
Mid-Chapter 2.5.0 "Laos"
CHAPTER XI: Demise of the Faithful "Mali"
Mid-Chapter 2.7.0 "Nepal"
VFX Updates in 4.2.0 "Niagara"
CHAPTER XII: Ghost Face "Oman"
CHAPTER XIII: Stranger Things "Qatar"
Mid-Chapter 3.3.0 "Rwanda"
Tome I - Awakening
CHAPTER XIV: Cursed Legacy "Sweden"
Mid-Chapter 3.5.0 "Togo"
Tome II - Reckoning
CHAPTER XV: Chains of Hate "Ukraine"
Mid-Chapter 3.7.0 "Vietnam"
Tome III - Escalation
CHAPTER XVI: Silent Hill "Wales"
Mid-Chapter 4.1.0 "Xipre"
Tome IV - Conviction
CHAPTER XVII: Descend Beyond "Yemen"
Mid-Chapter 4.3.0 "Zambia"
Tome V - Unleashed

Since Chapter XVIII[edit | edit source]

  • After reaching the final letter of the alphabet with Mid-Chapter 4.3.0 being titled "Zambia", the Developers changed to a new naming scheme starting from the letter 'A' again, though this time using astronomical terms instead of location names.
Data Codename
CHAPTER XVIII: A Binding of Kin "Aurora"
Mid-Chapter 4.5.0 "Big Bang"
Tome VI - Divergence
CHAPTER XIX: All-Kill "Comet"
Mid-Chapter 4.7.0 "Draco"
Tome VII - Forsaken
CHAPTER XX: Resident Evil "Eclipse"
Mid-Chapter 5.1.0 "Flare"

Dead by Daylight Mobile[edit | edit source]

  • The Dead by Daylight Mobile port and any data associated with it features a special internal reference: "Atlanta"
    • "Atlanta" is the Capital of the State of Georgia in the US and finds its origins in "Atlantic", a reference to the transcontinental Atlantic-Pacific Railroad.

Name Explanations[edit | edit source]

  • "Aurora" is the Latin terminology used to describe the polar lights, also called "Aurora borealis" (Northern Lights) or "Aurora australis" (Southern Lights).
  • "Big Bang" refers to the most popular scientific theory about the creation of the Universe.
  • "Comet" refers are objects in the solar system that are mainly composed of rocks and ice.
    When they approach the sun, its heat causes them to heat up and leave long trails of gas trailing after them, that make them visible in the sky under the right conditions.
  • "Draco" refers to a star-constellation in the Northern Sky that was first discovered by Ptolemy in the 2nd century AD.
  • "Eclipse" refers to an astronomical event in which an astronomical object is temporarily obscured, either by passing into the shadow of another object or by having another body pass in-between it and the observer.
    The most common example of Earth are Solar and Lunar eclipses.
  • "Guam" is an organised, unincorporated territory of the United States in Micronesia.
  • "Niagara" refers to the famous "Niagara Falls" as well as a town of the same name, both in Southeastern Ontario, Canada.
  • "Xipre" is the Catalan name of Cyprus, an island republic situated in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Unreal Engine Versions[edit | edit source]

Dead by Daylight runs on Epic's Unreal Engine.

Patch 1.4.0[edit | edit source]

  • Updated Engine to version 4.13

Patch 2.4.0[edit | edit source]

  • Updated Engine to version 4.20

Patch 2.6.0[edit | edit source]

  • Updated Engine to version 4.21

Patch 3.3.1[edit | edit source]

  • Updated Engine to version 4.22

Patch 4.2.0[edit | edit source]

  • Updated Engine to version 4.25