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Quotes left I awoke to find myself in this strange place.
I have no memory of how I came here.
Quotes right
~ Benedict Baker (Game Manual)
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This article provides an overview of the Game itself, its various release editions, as well as numerous bits and pieces of Trivia information that does not fit on other pages.


Overview

Dead by Daylight is a 4v1 asymmetric Action Survival Horror Game developed by the Canadian Indie Video Game Developer Behaviour Interactive and available on multiple platforms after its initial release to PC through Steam on 14 June 2016.

Release Dates

Platform Version Release Date Publisher Additional Information
PC Steam 14 June 2016 Starbreeze (2016-2018)
Behaviour Interactive (since 2018)
Steam Deck Verified since 10 May 2023.
Microsoft Store 31 October 2019 Behaviour Interactive -
Stadia 1 October 2020 Behaviour Interactive No longer available as of 18 January 2023.
Epic Games Store 9 December 2021 Behaviour Interactive -
Console PlayStation 4 / Xbox One 20/22/23 June 2017 Starbreeze (2017-2018)
Behaviour Interactive (since 2018)
-
Nintendo Switch 24 September 2019 505 Games -
PlayStation 5 / Xbox Series X/S 10/12/19 November 2019 Behaviour Interactive (Digital Copies)
Deep Silver (Physical Copies)
-
Mobile (v1) Android / iOS 16/17 April 2020 Behaviour Interactive
NetEase Games (Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea)
No longer available as of 16 December 2022 (replaced by v2).
Mobile (v2) Android / iOS 15 March 2023 Behaviour Interactive
NetEase Games
Replaced v1.

Gameplay

  • 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 customised 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.

Editions

Dead by Daylight comes in several different Editions across the storefronts on various platforms.
The same Edition (in name) may also include different content based on the platform it is being sold on, due to the Standard Edition itself being different across platforms.

The following table sorts the various Editions by platform and in release-order within that.
It provides an overview of the content included with any given Edition.

It should be noted that several of the bundled and some of the special Editions are no longer available due to having been time-limited, with others also only having been available in certain regions of the world.

Edition Release Date Included Bonus Content
Other Content Free Chapters Paid Chapters Clothing Packs Character Packs Chapter Packs
Standard Edition
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14 June 2016 NaN TheLastBreathChapterCapsule
LeftBehindCapsule
ALullabyForTheDarkCapsule
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Deluxe Edition
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14 June 2016 DeadByDaylightOriginalSoundtrackCapsule
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Digital Art Book
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2 Masks for PAYDAY 2
Standard Edition Content NaN NaN NaN NaN
The Saw Bundle
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23 January 2018 No additional content or
1 video titled Saw
(region-dependent)
Standard Edition Content TheSawChapterCapsule NaN NaN NaN
The Saw Big Bundle
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15 March 2018 1 video titled Saw or
9 videos titled Jigsaw
(region-dependent)
Standard Edition Content TheSawChapterCapsule NaN NaN NaN
Halloween Edition
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31 October 2018 NaN Standard Edition Content TheHalloweenChapterCapsule NaN NaN NaN
Deathgarden Bundle
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30 May 2019 Logo deathgarden Standard Edition Content NaN NaN NaN NaN
Stranger Things Edition
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17 September 2019 NaN Standard Edition Content StrangerThingsCapsule The80sSuitcaseCapsule NaN NaN
Ash vs. Evil Dead Bundle
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24 October 2019 All 3 Seasons of Ash vs. Evil Dead Standard Edition Content AshVsEvilDeadCapsule NaN NaN NaN
Nightmare Edition
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10 December 2019 NaN Standard Edition Content OfFleshAndMudCapsule
SparkOfMadnessCapsule
CurtainCallCapsule
ShatteredBloodlineCapsule
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StrangerThingsCapsule
The80sSuitcaseCapsule
TheBloodstainedSackCapsule
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HeadcaseCapsule
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Silent Hill Edition
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16 June 2020 NaN Standard Edition Content OfFleshAndMudCapsule
SparkOfMadnessCapsule
CurtainCallCapsule
ShatteredBloodlineCapsule
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SilentHillCapsule
The80sSuitcaseCapsule
TheBloodstainedSackCapsule
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Silent Hill Cosmetic Pack
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Ultimate Edition
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15 June 2021 NaN Standard Edition Content NaN NaN KillerExpansionPackCapsule
SurvivorExpansionPackCapsule
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Auric Edition 8 June 2022 DeadByDaylightOriginalSoundtrackCapsule Standard Edition Content OfFleshAndMudCapsule
SparkOfMadnessCapsule
CurtainCallCapsule
ShatteredBloodlineCapsule
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Entity's Edition 8 June 2022 Auric Edition Content Standard Edition Content Auric Edition Content
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DarknessAmongUsCapsule
DemiseOfTheFaithfulCapsule

CursedLegacyCapsule
ChainsOfHateCapsule

The80sSuitcaseCapsule
TheBloodstainedSackCapsule
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Resident Evil: Collaboration Bundle
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31 August 2022 NaN Standard Edition Content ResidentEvilCapsule
ResidentEvilProjectWCapsule
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Gold Edition
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8 January 2024 NaN Standard Edition Content NaN NaN NaN Logo maddeningDarknessPack
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Edition Release Date Included Bonus Content
Free Chapters Paid Chapters Clothing Packs Character Packs Chapter Packs
Special Edition
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20 June 2017 TheLastBreathChapterCapsule
LeftBehindCapsule
ALullabyForTheDarkCapsule
OfFleshAndMudCapsule
SparkOfMadnessCapsule
The80sSuitcaseCapsule
TheBloodstainedSackCapsule
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Nightmare Edition
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10 December 2019 Special Edition Content Special Edition Content
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CurtainCallCapsule
ShatteredBloodlineCapsule
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StrangerThingsCapsule
Special Edition Content
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HeadcaseCapsule
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Ultimate Edition
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15 June 2021 Special Edition Content Special Edition Content Special Edition Content KillerExpansionPackCapsule
SurvivorExpansionPackCapsule
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Gold Edition
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8 January 2024 Special Edition Content Special Edition Content Special Edition Content NaN Logo oldWoundsPack
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Edition Release Date Included Bonus Content
Free Chapters Paid Chapters Clothing Packs Character Packs Chapter Packs
Definitive Edition
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24 September 2019 TheLastBreathChapterCapsule
LeftBehindCapsule
ALullabyForTheDarkCapsule
OfFleshAndMudCapsule
SparkOfMadnessCapsule
CurtainCallCapsule
ShatteredBloodlineCapsule
The80sSuitcaseCapsule
TheBloodstainedSackCapsule
HeadcaseCapsule
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Nightmare Edition
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10 December 2019 Definitive Edition Content Definitive Edition Content
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StrangerThingsCapsule
Definitive Edition Content NaN NaN
Ultimate Edition
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15 June 2021 Definitive Edition Content Definitive Edition Content Definitive Edition Content KillerExpansionPackCapsule
SurvivorExpansionPackCapsule
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Gold Edition
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8 January 2024 Definitive Edition Content Definitive Edition Content Definitive Edition Content NaN Logo oldWoundsPack
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Cross-Progression

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As of 22 July 2024, Dead by Daylight features full Cross-Progression across all platforms, albeit with some minor restrictions remaining on the Nintendo Switch.

Previously, Cross-Progression was only available across the various PC versions of the Game and also between the Google Stadia version and the former.

Stadia Cross-Progression was only available for a brief period of time shortly before the service would be closed permanently, to allow Players to transfer their progression before it would be lost forever.

There was also some Cross-Progression available within a platform (i.e. when upgrading from the PS4 to the PS5 version).


Miscellaneous

Release Trailers

Original Launch Trailer 2016 Console Launch Trailer 2017 CHAPTER 1: The Last Breath Chapter
CHAPTER 2: The HALLOWEEN® Chapter CHAPTER 3: Of Flesh and Mud CHAPTER 3.5: Left Behind
CHAPTER 4: Spark of Madness CHAPTER 5: A Lullaby for the Dark CHAPTER 5.5: LEATHERFACE™
CHAPTER 6: A Nightmare on Elm Street™ CHAPTER 7: The SAW™ Chapter CHAPTER 8: Curtain Call
CHAPTER 9: Shattered Bloodline‎‎ CHAPTER 10: Darkness Among Us CHAPTER 11: Demise of the Faithful
CHAPTER 12: Ghost Face® CHAPTER 13: Stranger Things CHAPTER 14: Cursed Legacy
CHAPTER 15: Chains of Hate CHAPTER 16: Silent Hill CHAPTER 17: Descend Beyond
CHAPTER 18: A Binding of Kin CHAPTER 19: All-Kill CHAPTER 20: Resident Evil
CHAPTER 21: Hellraiser™ CHAPTER 21.5: Hour of the Witch CHAPTER 22: Portrait of a Murder
CHAPTER 23: Sadako Rising CHAPTER 24: Roots of Dread CHAPTER 25: Resident Evil™: PROJECT W
CHAPTER 26: Forged in Fog CHAPTER 27: Tools of Torment CHAPTER 28: End Transmission
CHAPTER 29: Alien CHAPTER 30: Chucky CHAPTER 30.5: Alan Wake®
CHAPTER 31: All Things Wicked CHAPTER 32: Dungeons & Dragons CHAPTER 32.5: Tomb Raider™

Old Tutorial Videos

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

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.

Official Links

Channels

Forums

Social Media

Websites


Trivia & Tidbits

Theme Music

Main article: Theme Music


Associated Side Audio Playing Condition Melody Instrument
Neutral Loading into the main menu (default Lobby) Piano
Killer Selecting Play as Killer Overdriven Guitar
Survivor Selecting Play as Survivor Acoustic Guitar


Voice Actors

  • For the majority of the game's lifetime, the Developers at Behaviour Interactive used members of their own team to provide the voice-acting for Killers and Survivors, with many Killers having been voiced by their Art Director: Filip Ivanovic.
  • With the release of CHAPTER 11.5: Ash vs Evil Dead, actor Bruce Campbell reprised the role of Ashley J. Williams, his character from the Evil Dead franchise, and again with the release of Tome 15 - Ascension with rift cosmetics which include the possessed puppet: Ashy Slashy.
  • Starting with the first Resident Evil franchise release in 2021, CHAPTER 20: Resident Evil™, Behaviour Interactive has collaborated with La Fabrique de Monstres (The Monster Factory), a Canadian voice talent company, on licensed and original characters' voice lines.
  • Doug Bradley, the original actor for Elliot Spencer, AKA Pinhead and The Cenobite, reprised his iconic role from the Hellraiser movies to provide his in-game character with his voice with the release of CHAPTER 21: Hellraiser™
  • A special mention is reserved for the original John Kramer / Jigsaw actor, Tobin Bell, who reprised his iconic role from the Saw movies to provide his voice to Billy, the Puppet for the Reveal Trailer of Tome X - SAW which features the characters from CHAPTER 7: The SAW™ Chapter
  • Nicolas Cage is voiced by the actor himself, released in CHAPTER 28.5: Nicolas Cage, where the actor portrayed his eponymous character with an aspect of being unhinged after being taken by the Entity.
  • CHAPTER 30: Chucky brought an addition from the Child's Play film franchise, where the actor Brad Dourif returned to voice the vulgar lines of Charles Lee Ray, AKA The Good Guy or Chucky, and Jennifer Tilly as Tiffany Valentine, AKA The Good Gal, a Legendary Outfit.

Dead by Daylight BETA

This paragraph lists some trivial facts about the Dead by Daylight BETA build that was available to some Content creators and lucky few prior to the Game's original release in June 2016:

Characters

  • While all four original Survivors were available to play as, Killers could only play as The TrapperIconHelpLoading trapperIconHelpLoading trapperIconHelpLoading trapper.
    • The WraithIconHelpLoading wraithIconHelpLoading wraithIconHelpLoading wraith and The HillbillyIconHelpLoading hillbillyIconHelpLoading hillbillyIconHelpLoading hillbilly were hidden from Players as they were not quite finished yet.
      The Wraith had sound issues when cloaked and The Hillbilly had missing animations and sounds.

Cosmetics

  • Some of the Killer's Cosmetic options did not yet have dedicated icons and used the icon of the Skeleton KeyIconItems skeletonKeyIconItems skeletonKeyIconItems skeletonKey as a placeholder instead.

Items

  • Several Items that would not become available until Patch 1.1.2 were already implemented and functional, but remained locked and hidden.

Levelling

  • It was impossible to level past Level 5.
    • However, a bug allowed some Players to circumvent this restriction and even prestige.

Locomotion

  • When walking on stairs, BETA Survivors would realistically place their feet on the individual steps.
    However, this system was scrapped.

Map Offerings

  • All Map Offerings with a tremendous modifier were of Very Rare Rarity, compared to the Rare they were changed to after a few Patches.

Maps & Realms

  • Despite only having the original The MacMillan Estate Maps available to play on, the BETA already contained the other two Release-Realms, Autohaven Wreckers and Coldwind Farm, as well as several early version of future Maps for other Realms.
    • Unreleased Sawmill Map:
      • Loading into the Sawmill Map reveals that it uses assets of The Thompson House on a different lay-out.
        This Map never made it past early development.
    • Early Backwater Swamp Maps (CHAPTER 3: Of Flesh and Mud):
      • Loading into the Backwater Swamp Maps reveals many missing assets, but also some that never made it to release, such as a large tree with tunnels in-between its massive roots.
      • The Pale Rose was nearly finished already.
      • Grim Pantry's main-building featured some slightly altered lay-out.
      • A Map was intended to feature the cannibal-village from The Hag's Lore and was even modelled and textured by 1.3.1, but never released.
    • Early Crotus Prenn Asylum version (CHAPTER 1: The Last Breath Chapter):
      • The BETA version was located in Coldwind Farm, which, judging by other unreleased Maps, appears to have been used as a Template-Realm by the Developers.
      • The Asylum building featured essentially the same lay-out as it did at release.
    • Unreleased Coldwind Farm Map:
      • The BETA featured an unreleased Map called "Farm Cross", which was in the shape of large '+', as well as fully modelled and textured.
        Curiously, it featured the main Landmarks of several Coldwind Farm Maps, almost as if the Map itself was a compilation.
        It featured the Silo (Torment Creek), the Slaughterhouse (Rancid Abattoir), and the Farmhouse (The Thompson House).

Prestige

  • Prestige Cosmetics were of Ultra Rare Rarity, compared to the Rare they were changed to after the first BloodwebIconHelp bloodwebIconHelp bloodwebIconHelp bloodweb Rework.

Teachable Perks

  • While Teachable PerksIconHelp teachablesIconHelp teachablesIconHelp teachables already existed, hovering above them in the inventory would only mention its Rarity and omit the Character they belong to.


Phobias

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.
Agoraphobia Fear of Open Places Many outdoor Maps.
Agyrophobia Fear of Crossing Streets Haddonfield, Badham Preschool.
Aichmophobia Fear of Sharp Objects Various Killer weapons.
Ailurophobia Fear of Cats Cat-themed cosmetics in the Cursed Cats collection.
Algophobia Fear of Pain Getting hit, downed, hooked, being injured.
Apotemnophobia Fear of Dismemberment The SpiritIconHelpLoading spiritIconHelpLoading spiritIconHelpLoading spirit, Clown's Memento Mori.
Anthropophagososphobia Fear of Cannibalism The CannibalIconHelpLoading cannibalIconHelpLoading cannibalIconHelpLoading cannibal, Hag's Memento Mori.
Arachnophobia Fear of Spiders Entity-spider-legs on Hooks and Visceral Cankers.
Atychiphobia Fear of Failure Losing progress on generators and hooking Survivors.
Automatonophobia Fear of Mannequins/Puppets Mannequin props on The Game, Shelter Woods.
Basiphobia Fear of Falling Drops from two-story buildings/structures on various Maps.
Blennophobia Fear of Ooze/Slime The BlightIconHelpLoading blightIconHelpLoading blightIconHelpLoading blight, Visceral Cankers, Blighted Cosmetics.
Coulrophobia Fear of Clowns The ClownIconHelpLoading clownIconHelpLoading clownIconHelpLoading clown, CoulrophobiaIconPerks coulrophobiaIconPerks coulrophobiaIconPerks coulrophobia.
Claustrophobia Fear of Tight Spaces ClaustrophobiaIconPerks cruelLimitsIconPerks cruelLimitsIconPerks cruelLimits. Several maps also have corridors and areas that may trigger claustrophobia.
Demonophobia Fear of Demons The OniIconHelpLoading oniIconHelpLoading oniIconHelpLoading oni, The NightmareIconHelpLoading nightmareIconHelpLoading nightmareIconHelpLoading nightmare, The CenobiteIconHelpLoading cenobiteIconHelpLoading cenobiteIconHelpLoading cenobite
Ecclesiophobia Fear of Churches The Temple of Purgation and Father Campbell's Chapel
Electrophobia Fear of Electricity The DoctorIconHelpLoading doctorIconHelpLoading doctorIconHelpLoading doctor. Regressing Generators also make an electrical sparking effect.
Emetophobia Fear of Vomit The PlagueIconHelpLoading plagueIconHelpLoading plagueIconHelpLoading plague.
Equinophobia Fear of Horses Maurice on Father Campbell's Chapel, the DredgeIconHelpLoading dredgeIconHelpLoading dredgeIconHelpLoading dredge's Very Rare "Memory of Maurice" cosmetic.
Ergophobia Fear of Work Repairing Generators.
Haemophobia Fear of Blood Various visual effects, HaemophobiaAch haemophobiaAch haemophobiaAch haemophobia.
Hierophobia Fear of Sacred People/Objects The PlagueIconHelpLoading plagueIconHelpLoading plagueIconHelpLoading plague and The Temple of Purgation
Latrophobia Fear of Doctors The DoctorIconHelpLoading doctorIconHelpLoading doctorIconHelpLoading doctor and The NurseIconHelpLoading nurseIconHelpLoading nurseIconHelpLoading nurse.
Lupophobia Fear of Werewolves The HuntressIconHelpLoading huntressIconHelpLoading huntressIconHelpLoading huntress (see Lore Trivia).
Masklophobia Fear of Masks/Costumes Various Cosmetic options.
Monophobia Fear of Isolation The Void, being the last Survivor alive, Killers.
Murophobia Fear of Mice/Rats Rats in various Maps.
Necrophobia Fear of Dead Things Various slaughtered animals in Coldwind Farm and human corpses in Hawkins National Laboratory.
Nosocomephobia Fear of Hospitals Léry's Memorial Institute and Crotus Prenn Asylum.
Nosophobia Fear of Disease The PlagueIconHelpLoading plagueIconHelpLoading plagueIconHelpLoading plague, The Nemesis T-TypeIconHelpLoading nemesisIconHelpLoading nemesisIconHelpLoading nemesis.
Nyctophobia Fear of Darkness/Night Maps are usually dark and not very bright, especially during Nightfall caused by The DredgeIconHelpLoading dredgeIconHelpLoading dredgeIconHelpLoading dredge.
Oikophobia Fear of Home Environments Haddonfield, Badham Preschool, Mother's Dwelling.
Oneirophobia Fear of Dreams The NightmareIconHelpLoading nightmareIconHelpLoading nightmareIconHelpLoading nightmare
Ornithophobia Fear of Birds The CrowsIconHelp crowsIconHelp crowsIconHelp crows, Vultures on Dead Dawg Saloon, The ArtistIconHelpLoading artistIconHelpLoading artistIconHelpLoading artist's Dire Crow ability.
Pediophobia Fear of Dolls The Good GuyIconHelpLoading goodGuyIconHelpLoading goodGuyIconHelpLoading goodGuy, The DredgeIconHelpLoading dredgeIconHelpLoading dredgeIconHelpLoading dredge's Very Rare "Twisted Plaything" cosmetic.
Pharmacophobia Fear of Medicine Being healed by other Survivors, VaccineIconItems vaccineIconItems vaccineIconItems vaccine, First Aid SprayIconItems firstAidSprayIconItems firstAidSprayIconItems firstAidSpray, Med-Kits.
Phasmophobia Fear of Ghosts or Phantoms The WraithIconHelpLoading wraithIconHelpLoading wraithIconHelpLoading wraith, The OnryōIconHelpLoading onryoIconHelpLoading onryoIconHelpLoading onryo, The SpiritIconHelpLoading spiritIconHelpLoading spiritIconHelpLoading spirit, The NurseIconHelpLoading nurseIconHelpLoading nurseIconHelpLoading nurse, The ArtistIconHelpLoading artistIconHelpLoading artistIconHelpLoading artist
Phonophobia Fear of Loud Sounds Various map-wide sounds, Hook screams.
Photophobia Fear of Light The EntityIconHelp entityIconHelp entityIconHelp entity, Killers.
Pyrophobia Fear of Fire Remote Flame TurretsIconItems remoteFlameTurretIconItems remoteFlameTurretIconItems remoteFlameTurret
Robophobia Fear of Robots The SingularityIconHelpLoading singularityIconHelpLoading singularityIconHelpLoading singularity, especially the Very Rare "Huxlee Hybrid" cosmetic.
Samhainophobia Fear of Halloween Overall horror theme. Especially notable in Haddonfield.
Scopophobia Fear of Being Watched There are several killers able to stalk the player.
Somniphobia Fear of Sleep Falling asleep when facing The NightmareIconHelpLoading nightmareIconHelpLoading nightmareIconHelpLoading nightmare.
Swinophobia Fear of Pigs The PigIconHelpLoading pigIconHelpLoading pigIconHelpLoading pig, props on Coldwind Farm. The HillbillyIconHelpLoading hillbillyIconHelpLoading hillbillyIconHelpLoading hillbilly's Very Rare "Sunday Slaughter" cosmetic.
Taphophobia Fear of Graves The Eyrie of Crows Map.
Tetraphobia Fear of the Number 4 ShowstopperIconPowers showstopperIconPowers showstopperIconPowers showstopper, after its rework, has a default capacity of 44 Blades.
In several Asian languages, the number 'four' is a homophone to the word for 'death' and therefore associated with similar levels of superstition as the number 'thirteen' in Western cultures.
Teraphobia Fear of Monsters The DemogorgonIconHelpLoading demogorgonIconHelpLoading demogorgonIconHelpLoading demogorgon, The EntityIconHelp entityIconHelp entityIconHelp entity, The BlightIconHelpLoading blightIconHelpLoading blightIconHelpLoading blight, The ExecutionerIconHelpLoading walesIconHelpLoading walesIconHelpLoading wales, The OniIconHelpLoading oniIconHelpLoading oniIconHelpLoading oni, The Nemesis T-TypeIconHelpLoading nemesisIconHelpLoading nemesisIconHelpLoading nemesis, The DredgeIconHelpLoading dredgeIconHelpLoading dredgeIconHelpLoading dredge, The XenomorphIconHelpLoading xenomorphIconHelpLoading xenomorphIconHelpLoading xenomorph
Thanatophobia Fear of Death General theme, the Killers, the Sacrifice Ritual, ThanatophobiaIconPerks thanatophobiaIconPerks thanatophobiaIconPerks thanatophobia.
Tonitrophobia Fear of Thunder Hexes getting cleansed and Boons getting blessed are both accompanied by a thunder sound effect.
Toxiphobia Fear of getting poisoned The ClownIconHelpLoading clownIconHelpLoading clownIconHelpLoading clown's bottles.
Traumatophobia Fear of Injury Getting hit, Deep WoundIconStatusEffects deepWoundIconStatusEffects deepWoundIconStatusEffects deepWound.
Trypanophobia Fear of Needles NurseIconHelpLoading nurseIconHelpLoading nurseIconHelpLoading nurse Cosmetics, injecting a VaccineIconItems vaccineIconItems vaccineIconItems vaccine.
Trypophobia Fear of Holes The TwinsIconHelpLoading twinsIconHelpLoading twinsIconHelpLoading twins: Charlotte's chest cavity when Victor is on the prowl. The CenobiteIconHelpLoading cenobiteIconHelpLoading cenobiteIconHelpLoading cenobite or the visual effects for the SingularityIconHelpLoading singularityIconHelpLoading singularityIconHelpLoading singularity's Slipstream may also trigger trypophobia.
Wiccaphobia Fear of Witches/Witchcraft The HagIconHelpLoading hagIconHelpLoading hagIconHelpLoading hag, Mikaela Reid's boon totems.
Zoophobia Fear of Animals The HuntressIconHelpLoading huntressIconHelpLoading huntressIconHelpLoading huntress's animal skin cosmetics, The PigIconHelpLoading pigIconHelpLoading pigIconHelpLoading pig, Crows, Vultures, Rats.

Content Code Names

Dead by Daylight makes use of internal code names to distinguish between and classify different content, usually the Game's numerous DLCs.
All files associated with a specific content release will have a reference to said code name.
This practice originally started during the Development of CHAPTER 6: A Nightmare on Elm Street™, code-named "England", which is a wordplay on the last name of Freddy Krueger's original actor, Robert Englund.

Dead by Daylight Mobile

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.

Country Code Names

Starting with the aforementioned "England" Chapter, each successive Chapter, and eventually each Mid-Chapter as well, was named after a random country (with two geographical exceptions in "Atlanta" and "Niagara") following the alphabetical order (albeit with some skipped letters).

This practice continued up to and including the Mid-Chapter following CHAPTER 17: Descend Beyond and the general content of Patch 4.3.0, code-named "Zambia".

Astronomy Code Names

Having exhausted the alphabet with country names upon reaching "Zambia", the Developer switched their idea pool to terms found in astronomy for new Chapters and Mid-Chapters, starting with the code name "Aurora" for CHAPTER 18: A Binding of Kin and the general content Patch 4.4.0.

This practice continued up to and including CHAPTER 30.5: Alan Wake® and the general content of Patch 7.5.0, code-named "Zodiac".

Food Items Code Names

Having again exhausted the alphabet upon reaching "Zodiac", though this time with astronomy terms, the Developer again switched their idea pool for new Chapters and Mid-Chapters, this time to the names of various food items, starting with the code name "ApplePie" for CHAPTER 31: All Things Wicked and the general content of Patch 7.6.0.

This practice continues to this day and is now also extended to temporary Game Modes and Modifiers (i.e. My Little Oni or 2v8).


Table of Code Names

The following table lists all Content Code Names used in Dead by Daylight:

Others

Content Code Name
Fourth Year Anniversary Anniversary2020
Fifth Year Anniversary Anniversary2021
CHAPTER 11.5: Ash vs Evil Dead Ash
Dead by Daylight Mobile Atlanta
CHAPTER 5.5: LEATHERFACE™ Cannibal
Charity Case Clothing Pack CharityCase
DeathGarden Masks Deathgarden
CHAPTER 2: The HALLOWEEN® Chapter DLC2
CHAPTER 3: Of Flesh and Mud DLC3
CHAPTER 4: Spark of Madness DLC4
CHAPTER 5: A Lullaby for the Dark DLC5
Unknown Content EP
Gnome Chompski Charm Gnome2021
The Hallowed Blight Event HalloweenEvent
The Withering/Eternal Blight Events HalloweenEvent2019
The Midnight Grove Event HalloweenEvent2021
Halloween Items HalloweenItems
Headcase Clothing Pack HeadCase
Kabuki Mask Kabuki
KingKong Event Apparel KingKong
CHAPTER 3.5: Left Behind L4D
Howling Grounds Event LunarEvent
Moonrise Event LunarEvent2019
Gilded Stampede Event LunarEvent2021
Reworked Nurse Code TheNurse
Winter Solstice Events WinterEvent
Bone Chill 2021 Event WinterEvent2021

Countries

Content Patch Code Name
CHAPTER 6: A Nightmare on Elm Street™ 1.8.0 England
CHAPTER 7: The SAW™ Chapter 1.9.0 Finland
CHAPTER 8: Curtain Call 2.0.0 Guam
CHAPTER 9: Shattered Bloodline 2.2.0 Haiti
Mid-Chapter 9.5 2.3.0 Japan
CHAPTER 10: Darkness Among Us 2.5.0 Kenya
Mid-Chapter 10.5 2.5.0 Laos
CHAPTER 11: Demise of the Faithful 2.6.0 Mali
Mid-Chapter 11.5 2.7.0 Nepal
VFX Updates 4.2.0 Niagara
CHAPTER 12: Ghost Face® 3.0.0 Oman
CHAPTER 13: Stranger Things 3.2.0 Qatar
Mid-Chapter 13.5
Tome 1 - Awakening
3.3.0 Rwanda
CHAPTER 14: Cursed Legacy 3.4.0 Sweden
Mid-Chapter 14.5
Tome 2 - Reckoning
3.5.0 Togo
CHAPTER 15: Chains of Hate 3.6.0 Ukraine
Mid-Chapter 15.5
Tome 3 - Escalation
3.7.0 Vietnam
CHAPTER 16: Silent Hill 4.0.0 Wales
Mid-Chapter 16.5
Tome 4 - Conviction
Hillbilly Add-ons (I)
4.1.0 Xipre
CHAPTER 17: Descend Beyond 4.2.0 Yemen
Mid-Chapter 17.5
Tome 5 - Unleashed
4.3.0 Zambia

Astronomy

Content Patch Code Name
CHAPTER 18: A Binding of Kin 4.4.0 Aurora
Mid-Chapter 18.5
Tome 6 - Divergence
4.5.0 Big Bang
CHAPTER 19: All-Kill 4.6.0 Comet
Mid-Chapter 19.5
Tome 7 - Forsaken
4.7.0 Draco
CHAPTER 20: Resident Evil™ 5.0.0 Eclipse
Mid-Chapter 20.5 Tome 8 - Deliverance 5.1.0 Flare
CHAPTER 21: Hellraiser™ 5.2.0 Gemini
Mid-Chapter 21.5
CHAPTER 21.5: Hour of the Witch
Tome 9 - Crescendo
5.3.0 Hubble
CHAPTER 22: Portrait of a Murder 5.4.0 Ion
Mid-Chapter 22.5
Tome 10 - SAW
5.5.0 Jupiter
CHAPTER 23: Sadako Rising 5.6.0 Kepler
Mid-Chapter 23.5
Tome 11 - Devotion
5.7.0 Libra
CHAPTER 24: Roots of Dread 6.0.0 Meteor
Mid-Chapter 24.5
Tome 12 - Discordance
6.1.0 Nova
CHAPTER 25: Resident Evil™: PROJECT W 6.2.0 Orion
Mid-Chapter 25.5
Tome 13 - Malevolence
6.3.0 Pluto
CHAPTER 26: Forged in Fog 6.4.0 Quantum
Mid-Chapter 26.5
Tome 14 - Betrayal
6.5.0 Rocket
CHAPTER 27: Tools of Torment 6.6.0 Saturn
Mid-Chapter 27.5
Tome 15 - Ascension
6.7.0 Titan
CHAPTER 28: End Transmission 7.0.0 Umbra
Mid-Chapter 28.5
CHAPTER 28.5: Nicolas Cage
Tome 16 - Existence
7.1.0 Venus
CHAPTER 29: Alien 7.2.0 Wormhole
Mid-Chapter 29.5
Tome 17 - Commitment
7.3.0 XRay
CHAPTER 30: Chucky 7.4.0 Yerkes
Mid-Chapter 30.5
CHAPTER 30.5: Alan Wake®
Tome 18 - Revision
Hillbilly Add-ons (II)
7.5.0 Zodiac

Food Items

Content Patch Code Name
CHAPTER 31: All Things Wicked 7.6.0 ApplePie
My Little Oni 7.6.2 Cake
Mid-Chapter 31.5
Tome 19 - Splendor
7.7.0 Bacon
CHAPTER 32: Dungeons & Dragons 8.0.0 Churros
2v8 (First Iteration) 8.1.0 Calamari
Mid-Chapter 32.5
CHAPTER 32.5: Tomb Raider™
Tome 20 - Mythic
8.1.0 Donut


Code Name Explanations

  • "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 to 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 second 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 examples of eclipses on Earth are Solar and Lunar eclipses.
  • "Flare" here likely refers to solar flares, events that suddenly increase the sun's brightness in certain spots on its surface.
  • "Gemini" refers to the star-constellation of the same name, as well as the third zodiac sign, for people born between 21 May and 21 June.
  • "Guam" is an organised, unincorporated territory of the United States in Micronesia.
  • "Hubble" is a reference to the space telescope of the same name, as well as the American astronomer Edwin Hubble, who the space telescope was named after.
  • "Ion" refers to either a particle, an atom, or a molecule that carries an electric charge.
  • "Jupiter" refers to the largest planet in the Solar System, as well as the Roman equivalent to Zeus, the Greek God of the Sky.
  • "Kepler" refers to Johannes Kepler, a German astronomer who lived and worked in the 17th century, best known for his discoveries regarding planetary motion.
  • "Libra" refers to the star-constellation of the same name, as well as the seventh zodiac sign, for people born between 23 September and 23 October.
  • "Meteor" refers to small rocky or metallic bodies in Outer Space.
  • "Niagara" refers to the famous "Niagara Falls", as well as a town of the same name.
    Both are located in South Eastern Canada.
  • "Nova" refers to a transient astronomical event that causes a sudden appearance bright point of light, often appearing as a 'new star'.
  • "Orion" refers to a star-constellation on the celestial equator that can be observed across the globe, with its distinctive shape having been recognised by numerous cultures throughout history.
  • "Pluto" refers to the dwarf planet in the Solar System that was formerly known as the 9th planet, as well as the Roman equivalent to Hades, the Greek God of the Underworld.
  • "Quantum" refers to the concept of Quantum Physics, which is the study of matter and energy at their most fundamental level.
  • "Rocket" refers to a vehicle using jet-propulsion to transport cargo or people into space.
  • "Saturn" refers to the second-largest planet in the Solar System, as well as the Roman equivalent to Cronos, the Greek God of Time.
  • "Titan" refers to the largest moon of the planet Saturn, as well as the Elder Gods in Greek Mythology, of which Cronos was the leader.
  • "Umbra" refers to the shadow cast by celestial bodies when they temporarily block the light of a star, such as during solar or lunar eclipses.
  • "Venus" refers to the second planet in the Solar System, as well as the Roman equivalent to Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love.
  • "Wormhole" refers to a hypothetical structure that connects two disparate points in spacetime, based on a special solution to Albert Einstein's field equations.
  • "Xipre" is the Catalan name of "Cyprus", an island republic situated in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
  • "XRay" is a type of electromagnetic radiation that is generally employed as a medical imaging technology.
  • "Yerkes" refers to an observatory of the same name, which is was named after Charles Yerkes, one of its financiers.
  • "Zodiac" refers to the Zodiac belt, a region in the sky about 8° north and south of the Ecliptic, marking the path of the Sun throughout the year.

Unreal Engine Versions

Dead by Daylight runs on Epic's Unreal Engine.
It was originally released and for years remained on Unreal Engine 4, receiving several version updates over the years.
With Patch 7.7.0, the Engine was updated to Unreal Engine 5:

Patch 1.4.0

  • Version Update to Unreal Engine 4.13

Patch 2.4.0

  • Version Update to Unreal Engine 4.20

Patch 2.6.0

  • Version Update to Unreal Engine 4.21

Patch 3.3.1

  • Version Update to Unreal Engine 4.22

Patch 4.2.0

  • Version Update to Unreal Engine 4.25

Patch 5.7.0

  • Version Update to Unreal Engine 4.27.2

Patch 7.7.0

  • Engine Update to Unreal Engine 5.2

Localisation

There are 15 languages currently available in Dead by Daylight:

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mexican Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Turkish
  • Russian
  • Thai
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean


Spin-offs


There are several spin-off games of Dead by Daylight, including a Dating Sim and a physical board game.


Crossovers

Dead by Daylight had several crossover events with other media products, including the following:

  • For Honour
  • Move or Die
  • PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS
  • Flippin Misfits
  • Meet Your Maker
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