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The Jigsaw Boxes are Props and a Game Mechanic featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

They were introduced as a new Game Mechanic alongside The Pig IconHelpLoading pig.png in Patch 1.9.0 and the release of CHAPTER 7: The SAW™ Chapter.


A Jigsaw Box on The Game

Billy sitting on the TV-set next to a table with sketches of Reverse Bear Traps.

Jigsaw Boxes are used in conjunction with the Reverse Bear Traps IconPowers jigsawsBaptism.png.
Survivors with a Reverse Bear Trap put on their head by The Pig must search for a key in one of the several Jigsaw Boxes in order to unlock the trap and remove it.

Spawn Behaviour

Jigsaw Boxes spawn into a Trial whenever The Pig is the Killer.
A total of 5 Jigsaw Boxes will spawn in random locations on the Map.
They emit distinct mechanical noise when one happens to be near them.


Survivors with a Reverse Bear Trap on their head see the Aura IconHelp auras.png of all Jigsaw Boxes they have not yet searched for the key to unlock the Trap.
They can walk up to any Jigsaw Box and try their luck in removing the trap.

If they are successful, the Trap will be removed and vanish from the Trial Grounds.
If they are unsuccessful, the Jigsaw Puppet atop the Jigsaw Box will cackle at the Survivor and they must move on to the next box.
An unsuccessfully searched box will no longer show its Aura to the Survivor.

As of Patch 6.0.0, once the fourth Jigsaw Box is searched by a Survivor, the game guarantees the removal of the Reverse Bear Trap.

Searching the Jigsaw Box has a high chance to spawn Skill Checks IconHelp skillChecks.png.
Failing those Skill Checks incurs a brief pause as well as a loss of progression.
It also alerts The Pig through a Loud Noise Notification.

Box Search Mechanic

The actual mechanics of the Jigsaw Boxes and the Reverse Bear Trap work quite a bit differently in code to how it is suggested in the description in Jigsaw's Baptism.
Jigsaw Boxes are merely the means to complete these Searches and the Reverse Bear Trap does not have a specific box assigned to it that contains its key.

Starting the Trial, there is a fixed pool of 12 Box Searches, 3 Searches from each of the 4 Reverse Bear Traps.
If the Trial is started with just 2 Reverse Bear Traps (Amanda's Letter FulliconAddon amandasLetter.png), each Trap provides 6 Searches to the pool.

Each time The Pig places a Reverse Bear Trap on a Survivor's head, a number of the remaining Box Searches is chosen, ranging from 1-4, as the fourth Search will guarantee the removal of the Trap.

The following table lists some examples of Box-Search distributions across four Reverse Bear Traps, the cross sum always adds up to 12:

Trap 1 Trap 2 Trap 3 Trap 4
2 4 2 4
1 4 3 4
3 2 4 2
4 3 3 2


  • Searching a Jigsaw Box: 12 seconds
  • Skill Check Trigger odds: 80 % each second
  • Failed Skill Check Pause timer: 1.5 seconds
  • Failed Skill Check Regression penalty: -10 %


Interlocking Razor
Interlocking Razor A modification to the Jigsaw Box:
The addition of interlocking razor blades makes it impossible to move suddenly in the Jigsaw Box without slitting one's wrists.
Razor Wires
Razor Wires A modification to the Jigsaw Box:
The addition of razor sharp wires makes it extra difficult and potentially painful to search them.
Rules Set No.2
Rules Set No.2 Not all games need to have the same rules.

"Listen, there are rules." — Jigsaw

Bag of Gears
Bag of Gears A few mechanical parts that allow the creation of challenging Jigsaw Boxes and easier to install Reverse Bear Traps.
  • Increases the Attaching speed of Reverse Bear Traps IconPowers jigsawsBaptism.png by +50 %.
  • Decreases the Search speed of Jigsaw Boxes IconHelp jigsawBoxes.png by -14 %.
Crate of Gears
Crate of Gears This collection of mechanical parts allows the creation of extra-challenging Jigsaw Boxes and Reverse Bear Traps that are easier to install.
  • Increases the Attaching speed of Reverse Bear Traps IconPowers jigsawsBaptism.png by +50 %.
  • Decreases the Search speed of Jigsaw Boxes IconHelp jigsawBoxes.png by -25 %.
Amanda's Secret
Amanda's Secret A black metal box containing a knife and various medical supplies, such as bandages and compresses.
Deep cuts reduce stress and awaken the senses.

Change Log

Patch 2.5.0

  • Added a minimum spawn distance in-between Chests IconHelp chests.png to no longer cause Jigsaw Boxes to spawn too close together.

Patch 6.0.0

  • Change: added an extra Jigsaw Box in Trials with The Pig.
    Additionally, the fourth searched Jigsaw Box is guaranteed to remove the Trap.
    • This change was motivated by many Pig players body-blocking the last Jigsaw Box, preventing Survivors from searching it, thus guaranteeing death.
  • Buff: reduced the RNG-elements of Jigsaw Boxes, increasing the average number of Searches per Trap from 2.5 Searches to 3 Searches.


  • The game files refer to Jigsaw Boxes as "Puzzle Boxes".
  • The Auras of Jigsaw Boxes are not affected by the Blindness IconStatusEffects vision.png Status Effect.

10 Pints of Sacrifice Trap

  • The Jigsaw Boxes are most likely inspired by the 10 Pints of Sacrifice Trap featured in SAW V. They have a similar look and some of the Add-ons affecting the Jigsaw Boxes point to a similar use.
    • This Trap required the Victims to "donate" 10 Pints of their own blood within 15 minutes, to unlock a door or they would be killed by nail bombs located in the room. Inside the Trap, circular blades would cut open the Victims' hands and collect the blood in a glass beaker below.

Billy, the Jigsaw Puppet

Jigsaw Boxes are easily recognised due to the presence of "Billy", Jigsaw's Puppet, who sits atop of each Box.
He can also be seen on the TV-sets featured throughout the Map The Game.



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