The Dream World is one of 6 known sub-realms to the Entity's Realm in which Dead by Daylight takes place.
The Dream World is used exclusively by The Nightmare , other Killers do not have access to it.
The Dream World is on a different plane of existence to the Entity's Realm, marked by thick clouds of fog, a sky streaked with black and white, and everything being drained of colour.
The overall effect is similar to as if the Entity's Realm would be viewed through an old black-and-white television set, but with some tints of colour remaining.
Entering the Dream World
The Nightmare's mere presence in a Trial slowly lulls Survivors to sleep, a state called "micro sleep", indicated by a timer on top of their icons. Once the timer reaches 60 seconds, Survivors are fully asleep, indicated by a cloud-overlay on their icon, and enter the Dream World.
The Nightmare can force a Survivor to instantly enter the Dream World with a successful hit; additionally, his Ultra Rare Add-ons automatically force one or all Survivors to begin the Trial in the Dream World.
Dream World Effects
The Nightmare is fully visible to Survivors within the Dream World; however, The Heartbeat heard within his Terror Radius is replaced with a hummed lullaby. The lullaby is quieter than the Heartbeat and is omni-directional, making it impossible for Survivors to identify The Nightmare's position relative to them.
Survivors in the Dream World will be affected by The Nightmare's Dream Traps': Dream Snares or Dream Pallets. They are also afflicted with the Oblivious Status Effect.
Many of The Nightmare's Add-ons further penalise Survivors in the Dream World, either by hindering them directly or by empowering the Killer.
Leaving the Dream World
To escape the Dream World, Survivors must awaken from their sleepwalking state. This can be accomplished in one of five ways:
- Being woken up by an awake Survivor.
- Being put on a Hook .
- Failing a Generator or Healing Skill Check.
- Activating Adrenaline .
- Using the Alarm Clocks found around the Map.
Once a Survivor wakes up, they return to the Overworld, and their sleep timer is reset and put on a cool-down of 30 seconds before the micro-sleep timer is re-initiated.
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