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Quotes left When the lights go out, the real terror begins. Traverse the darkness with nothing but your own senses to guide you — no abilities, no trinkets — and feel your way to victory. Quotes right

Lights Out is a limited-time Modifier for ranked Trials in Dead by DaylightIconHelp DBDlogoIconHelp DBDlogoIconHelp DBDlogo.

It was available from 7 to 14 February 2024 @ 11AM ET and was accompanied by a special Tome: Modifier Tome 1 - Lights Out.


Lights Out is an alternate Game Mode that modifies the regular Gameplay Loop.


Several aspects of a regular ranked Trial are modified when playing Lights Out, intended to create a more immersive gameplay experience.


Players are unable to equip any Unlockable before the Trial and enter the Trial without any PerksIconHelp perksIconHelp perksIconHelp perks, ItemsIconHelp itemsIconHelp itemsIconHelp items, OfferingsIconHelp offeringsIconHelp offeringsIconHelp offerings, or Add-onsIconHelp addonsIconHelp addonsIconHelp addons.

However, Survivors are allowed to equip and use any Item they find in a ChestIconHelp chestsIconHelp chestsIconHelp chests inside the Trial Grounds, which spawn in a higher number.

Chest Loot[]

The default number of ChestsIconHelp chestsIconHelp chestsIconHelp chests when playing Lights Out is increased from 3 to 8, almost tripling it.

Additionally, their shared loot table is modified to only spawn rarer Items:

Item Rarity Spawn Chance
Common 0 % (disabled)
Uncommon 0 % (disabled)
Rare 50 %
Very Rare 30 %
Ultra Rare 20 %


Whereas Chests are plenty in Lights Out and spawn Toolboxes, Maps, and Med-Kits, they will not spawn any KeysIconItems keyIconItems keyIconItems key, meaning there will be no potential second chances with the HatchIconHelp hatchIconHelp hatchIconHelp hatch.

Lighting VFX[]

Lights Out comes with a dark world filter that greatly reduces the visibility for all Players by lowering the brightness of the lighting on the Map (in a manner similar to the retired New Moon BouquetIconFavors newMoonBouquetIconFavors newMoonBouquetIconFavors newMoonBouquet Offering) and fills the entire Map with thick billowing fog that only allows for a few metres of visibility.


Lights Out hides the Status HUD and related overlays.


Trials are much stealthier during Lights Out due to the mode suppressing both the Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadius of Killers and the creation of Scratch MarksIconHelp scratchMarksIconHelp scratchMarksIconHelp scratchMarks for running Survivors.


All Generators have a fixed minimum Progression of 5 % at the start of the Trial.

This causes all Generators to emit a minimum amount of noise, helping Survivors find them through their hearing rather than with their sight.

Available Maps[]

Lights Out is only playable on 4 selected Maps, one of which will be chosen at random:


  • In the game files, the game mode is known as Dread by Daylight.
  • Lights Out is the first Modifier for Dead by Daylight and acts as a limited-time alternate Game Mode.
  • It was first teased through an official Trailer released on 26 January 2024, with more information following in the Developer Stream on 30 January 2024.
  • The Nightmare is not available during the Event, because the Dream World VFX would not have been compatible with the Game Mode.