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Fifth Year Anniversary is an Event in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png that was scheduled to take place between 30 June and 15 July 2021, but received an extension to 22 July.

It kicked off the in-game celebrations for the Game's fifth Anniversary.


The Event sees the return of the Golden Crown Mini-Event from the Fourth Year Anniversary, as well as the Anniversary Items, including a new Toolbox in honours of the 2021 celebrations.

In-game changes[]

Blood Hunt[]

As a reward to the community for completing all the Challenges, a Blood Hunt was announced.

This would last from the 29th July - 2nd August 2021. (3rd August if the Stretch goal of 10 Million Crowns collected was reached.)

Anniversary Shrine[]

For the first fourteen days of the Anniversary, the Shrine of Secrets IconHelp shrineOfSecrets.png was on a daily rotation and would feature Perks from almost every single Character in Dead by Daylight to date, including a discount of -500 Iridescent Shards per Shrine Perk.

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Day 2
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Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
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Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14

Log-In Rewards[]

Log-in Currencies[]

As a thank-you for celebrating playing Dead by Daylight, over the first 7 days of the Anniversary, logging in will reward Players with a total of 9,000 Iridescent Shards, as well as a first-time log-in reward of 500,000 Bloodpoints:

First 7 Days Log-in any time during the Event

Anniversary Challenges[]

Event Offering[]

Icon Description
FulliconFavors sacrificialCake.png NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN THE BLOODWEB

A revolting cake that marks our five years together.
The slightest taste fills you with an incomprehensible energy, reaching out to something beyond.

  • Grants 105 % bonus Bloodpoints in all Categories for all Players.

Secret Effects:

  • Reveals the Aura IconHelp auras.png of the Crown Pillar in purple within 8 metres.
  • Hear an auditory cue whenever the Crown Pillar moves location.

"Happy Anniversary!
We are dying to celebrate many more with you!" — The Dead by Daylight Team

Anniversary Crowns[]

5th Year Anniversary Crowns were only unlockable for original Characters up to CHAPTER 20.
Licensed Characters may collect them for bonus Bloodpoints, but would be unable to unlock them as a Cosmetic piece.

Each Trial would spawn a Crown Pillar IconHelp crownPillar.png with a Crown hovering above it, emitting a sound close-by.
Interacting with the Crown would grant Players a special Score Event "Crowned" and dissolve it into the Character, giving them a special visual effect emanating from their torso for the remainder of the Trial.

The Crown Pillar would randomly despawn and respawn throughout the Map at an interval of between 90-120 seconds, giving each Player a chance to eventually get their own Crown as the Trial progresses.
There is only ever a single Crown Pillar at once on the Map.

Successfully finishing the Trial as Killer or escaping as Survivor with a Crown would unlock its corresponding Cosmetic piece.

Anniversary Community Challenges[]

During the Fifth Year Anniversary Stream, Developers also announced the return of Community Challenges from the 1 Year Anniversary, which will reward Players with exclusive Cosmetics, unique Outfits for The Wraith IconHelpLoading wraith.png and David King SurvivorDavid.png, and 2 exclusive Charms Charm Icon.png.

The Community Challenge tracks the amount of collected Anniversary Crowns collectively across all Players with multiple shared goals.
Meeting each goal will unlock the aforementioned rewards through codes shared by the Developers:

First Challenge (2,610,595 Crowns were collected by the deadline)
Second Challenge (687,557 Survivor and 418,281 Killer Crowns collected by deadline)
Third Challenge (522,490 Survivor and 329,402 Killer Crowns collected by deadline)
Fourth Challenge (480,480 Survivor and 745,409 Killer Crowns collected by deadline)
Final Challenge (9,711,302 Crowns collected)
Announcement of the Bloodhunt


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Bonus Bloodpoint Events In-Game Events
BloodpointsIcon2.png Blood Rush (x1.5) FulliconItems chineseFirecracker.png Chinese New Year 2017 (Rooster) FulliconItems willOWisp.png All Hallows' Eve 2017 FulliconFavors bloodyPartyStreamers.png 2 Year Anniversary 2018 FulliconItems winterPartyStarter.png Winter Solstice 2018
BloodpointsIcon2.png Blood Hunt (x2) FulliconFavors bloodyPartyStreamers.png 1 Year Anniversary 2017 FulliconItems winterPartyStarter.png Winter Solstice 2017‎‎ EventObjective summer18 survivor.png Scorching Summer BBQ 2018 FulliconFavors redEnvelope.png Moonrise 2019 (Hog)
BloodpointsIcon2.png Blood Feast (x3) BE Mask01 01.png Fall Masquerade 2017 FulliconFavors redEnvelope.png Howling Grounds 2018 (Dog) FulliconFavors pustulaPetals.png The Hallowed Blight 2018 FulliconFavors gruesomeGateau.png 3 Year Anniversary 2019
In-Game Events
FulliconFavors pustulaPetals.png The Withering Blight 2019 FulliconFavors pustulaPetals.png The Eternal Blight 2020 FulliconFavors sacrificialCake.png Fifth Year Anniversary 2021 FulliconItems winterPartyStarter.png Bone Chill 2021 FulliconItems masqueradeToolbox.png Twisted Masquerade 2022
FulliconFavors redEnvelope.png Scarlet Swarm 2020 (Rat) AU 002.png Advent Calendar 2020 FulliconFavors cursedSeed.png The Midnight Grove 2021 FulliconFavors redEnvelope.png Lurking Stripes 2022
FulliconFavors ghastlyGateau.png Fourth Year Anniversary 2020 FulliconFavors redEnvelope.png Gilded Stampede 2021 AU 002.png Season of Giving 2021 FulliconFavors frightfulFlan.png Sixth Year Anniversary 2022