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Current Tome: Tome IX - Crescendo

Featuring Yun-Jin Lee SurvivorYun-Jin.png and The Trickster IconHelpLoading trickster.png

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Current Event: The Midnight Grove Halloween Event


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The Loud Noise Notifications are an integral core Game Mechanic in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.


Loud Noise Notifications are a mechanic unique to Killers, alerting them to Survivors rushing actions.

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Whenever a Survivor triggers a Loud Noise Notification within 48 metres of the Killer, it will create an explosion sound effect for the Killer, alerting them to the event.

If the Killer is looking in the direction of the Loud Noise Notification, they will also see an explosion bubble at that location.
If the Killer is not looking in the direction of the Loud Noise Notification when it triggers, their HUD will display red arrows pointing in the direction of the event, indicating where the Killer needs to look.

For most actions that trigger a Loud Noise notification, the Killer will be notified if they are within 48 metres.
Beyond that range, the Loud Noise Notification will not trigger.
The exception to this are failed Hook IconHelpLoading hook.png Sabotage attempts, which the Killer will be notified of within 64 metres, and failed Generator IconHelpLoading generators.png Skill Checks IconHelp skillChecks.png and Hook IconHelpLoading hook.png Rescues/Escapes, which are not capped in range.


Survivors trigger Loud Noise Notifications by rushing actions (holding the Sprint button while performing them) or by failing Skill Checks IconHelp skillChecks.png.
Examples for rushed actions are fast-vaulting Pallets IconHelp pullDown.png or Windows IconHelp window.png, and rushing in and out of Lockers IconHelp lockers.png.

Additionally, various Perks IconHelp perks.png or The Doctor's power Carter's Spark IconPowers cartersSpark.png will circumstantially create Loud Noise Notifications.

The following perks can prevent loud noise notifications:

  • Quick & Quiet IconPerks quickAndQuiet.png prevents loud noise notifications from rushed actions.
  • Calm Spirit IconPerks calmSpirit.png prevents loud noise notifications from screaming.
  • Technician IconPerks technician.png prevents loud noise notifications from failing Skill Checks while repairing.
  • Bite the Bullet IconPerks biteTheBullet.png prevents loud noise notifications from failing Skill Checks while healing.


  • Loud Noise notification have a cool-down of 1 second.
  • Before Chests IconHelp chests.png were reworked and had to be searched instead of being unlocked, Survivors had two animations for closing the Chest lid when interrupting the search action.
    The faster animation could be triggered by holding the Sprint button and would cause Survivors to snap the lid shut quickly, triggering a Loud Noise Notification.


Loud Noise notification and Aura-Flare-Up triggered by Madness IconStatusEffects madness.png