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Quotes left Something, or rather someone, is here now. I've never seen this... Shape before. A man hiding behind a mask. He comes with a determination. But more worrying, he comes with an apparent grasp of the hunt. He does not strike me as someone who even went unwillingly to this place. Is there more to this being than I can fathom? Quotes right
~ Unknown (Potentially Benedict Baker)
Quotes left I met him, fifteen years ago; I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes... the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realised that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil. Quotes right
~ Dr. Sam Loomis
The Shape
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Name Michael Myers
Game Alias(es) "Boogeyman"

"Stalker"

Gender Man
Origin American
Realm Haddonfield
Power Evil Within
Power Attack Type Basic Attack
Weapon Kitchen Knife
Movement SpeedIconHelp movementSpeedIconHelp movementSpeedIconHelp movementSpeed 105 % | 4.2 m/s (Evil Within I)
Alternate Movement speed 115 % | 4.6 m/s

(Evil Within II & III)

Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadius 6m (Evil Within I) (Despite the code still defining The Shape's Evil Within I Terror Radius at 6 metres, it is effectively 0 metres due to Evil Within I automatically granting an indefinite Undetectable Status Effect.)

16m (Evil Within II)

32m (Evil Within III)

Height IconHelp heightIconHelp heightIconHelp height Tall
DLC CHAPTER 2: The HALLOWEEN® Chapter
Voice Actor Frédéric Poirier (BHVR)
Cost 500 Auric CellsIconCurrency auricCellsIconCurrency auricCellsIconCurrency auricCells
Breathing
Menu Music
Terror Radius Music

Michael Myers or "The Shape" is one of 36 KillersIconHelpLoading killerIconHelpLoading killerIconHelpLoading killer currently featured in Dead by DaylightIconHelp DBDlogoIconHelp DBDlogoIconHelp DBDlogo.

He was introduced as the Killer of CHAPTER 2: The HALLOWEEN® Chapter, a Chapter DLC released on 25 October 2016.

He originates from the 1978 Horror Movie franchise with the same name, Halloween.


Overview

New Store Shape
Quotes left The Shape lurks in the distance, patiently biding his time. His evil builds while stalking Survivors, fueling him with malevolent power. As the trial progresses, The Shape evolves from a quiet menace to an unstoppable juggernaut capable of shredding through even the most resilient teams. Quotes right

The Shape is a haunting Killer, intent on monitoring Survivors from a distance to feed his Power. The more he stalks, the stronger and faster he becomes.

His personal Perks, Save the Best for LastIconPerks saveTheBestForLastIconPerks saveTheBestForLastIconPerks saveTheBestForLast, Play with Your FoodIconPerks playWithYourFoodIconPerks playWithYourFoodIconPerks playWithYourFood, and Dying LightIconPerks dyingLightIconPerks dyingLightIconPerks dyingLight, select one Survivor to become his Obsession and will trigger deadly effects based on the Obsession Status.

Difficulty Rating: Moderate
(These Killers require the Player to be comfortable with the basics of the role, though they share common mechanics with easier ones)


Lore

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Some humans are simply bad seeds. Seeds infused with a distilled and pure form of evil.

Michael Myers is one of those seeds. He had no issues with causing the pain of others. Instead, it was exactly what he sought. But even life can be tough on those with minds filled with terror. The difference is just how one goes about to solve those problems. For Michael, he had to kill to find some inner peace. As he took his sister’s life, the police found a silent boy dressed as a clown at the scene.

When one stumbles upon a growing fire, one does not pour gasoline on it. But this was an action taken by officials that had no idea how it would shape this demon in the boy's body. Sending Michael to a mental institution was a feeble attempt to save the child. Unsuccessful therapy and nightly screams just made him even more introverted and deranged.

People hoped that Michael Myers would end up a parenthesis, soon to be forgotten and buried, a failure that soon were to rot away. But then...he escaped.


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Unique Perks

The Shape comes with 3 PerksIconHelp perksIconHelp perksIconHelp perks that are unique to him:

IconPerks dyingLight
Dying Light Each time you hook a Survivor other than your ObsessionIconHelp obsessionIconHelp obsessionIconHelp obsession, you gain 1 Token:
  • For as long as the Obsession is alive, all other Survivors suffer from a stack-able 2/2.5/3 % penalty to Repairing, Healing, and Sabotaging speeds per Token, up to a maximum of 22/27.5/33 % or 11 Tokens.
  • The Obsession is unaffected by this penalty and instead granted a permanent +33 % Action Speed bonus to Unhooking and Healing other Survivors.

You can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.

"This isn't a man..." — Dr Sam Loomis

IconPerks playWithYourFood
Play with Your Food Each time you chase your ObsessionIconHelp obsessionIconHelp obsessionIconHelp obsession and let them escape, Play with Your Food receives 1 Token, up to a maximum of 3 Tokens:
  • Each Token applies a stack-able 3/4/5 % HasteIconStatusEffects hasteIconStatusEffects hasteIconStatusEffects haste Status Effect, up to a maximum of 9/12/15 %.
  • Performing Basic Attacks, or Special Attacks that can damage Survivors, consumes 1 Token.

Play with Your Food has a cool-down of 10 seconds on Token-accumulation.
You can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.

"You've fooled them, haven't you Michael? But not me." — Dr Sam Loomis

IconPerks saveTheBestForLast
Save the Best for Last Whenever you hit a Survivor other than your ObsessionIconHelp obsessionIconHelp obsessionIconHelp obsession with a Basic Attack, Save the Best for Last gains +1 Token, up to a maximum of 6/7/8 Tokens:
  • Grants a stack-able -4 % Cool-down reduction on successful Basic Attacks per Token, up to a maximum of 24/28/32 %.

Whenever you hit your Obsession with a Basic or Special Attack, Save the Best for Last loses -2 Tokens.

  • When the Obsession is sacrificed or killed, Save the Best for Last freezes its current Token count.

You can only be obsessed with one Survivor at a time.

"Death has come to your little town, Sheriff." — Dr Sam Loomis

Prestige

Prestiging The Shape will automatically add Tier I of his Unique Perks to the inventories of all other Killers and unlock the ability for their higher-tiered versions to spawn in their BloodwebIconHelp bloodwebIconHelp bloodwebIconHelp bloodweb.

Prestige The Shape twice more to automatically add Tier II and Tier III respectively into the other Killers' inventories.

Weapon: Kitchen Knife

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The Kitchen Knife is the Primary Weapon of The Shape.
An oversized blade with devastatingly sharp edges.

Power: Evil Within

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IconPowers stalker3

"The darkness inside feeds his determination to take the life of his prey."

SPECIAL ABILITY: EVIL WITHIN
Evil Within is a tiered Power that requires The Shape to stalk Survivors and drain evil from their shared pool to tier up.
The more he stalks them, the deadlier he becomes.

Evil Within I has the following permanent effects until a tier-up:

  • Grants a permanent UndetectableIconStatusEffects undetectableIconStatusEffects undetectableIconStatusEffects undetectable Status Effect.
  • Reduces his Movement speed to 4.2 m/s.
  • Reduces the reach of his Lunge Attack by shortening the duration of its open time to 0.2 seconds.
  • Allows him to vault WindowsIconHelp windowIconHelp windowIconHelp window in the default time of 1.7 seconds.


Evil Within II has the following permanent effects until a tier-up:

  • Reduces his Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadius to 16 metres.
  • Increases his Movement speed to the default speed of 4.6 m/s.
  • Increases the reach of his Lunge Attack to the default open time of 0.5 seconds.
  • Reduces the time to vault Windows to 1.48 seconds.


Evil Within III has the following effects for 60 seconds, after which it automatically regresses back to Evil Within II:

  • Causes all Survivors to suffer from the ExposedIconStatusEffects exposedIconStatusEffects exposedIconStatusEffects exposed Status Effect.
  • Increases his Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadius to the default radius of 32 metres.
  • Increases the reach of his Lunge Attack by extending the duration of its open time to 0.6 seconds.
  • Reduces the time to vault Windows further to 1.275 seconds.


SPECIAL ABILITY: STALKING
Press and hold the Power button to stalk all visible Survivors within ~40 metres:

  • Stalked Survivors are highlighted to The Shape.
    • The colour of their highlight indicates the amount of evil left to drain from them, ranging from white (full) to red (drained).
  • Stalking Survivors fills the Power Gauge.
    • The closer to a Survivor, the quicker it fills.
    • The Shape can only drain evil from one Survivor at a time, prioritising the closest in proximity.


Power Trivia

Movement Speeds:

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  • Active Stalking: 0.92 m/s
    • The Shape enters this mode as soon as a Survivor enters his Field of View and is within Stalking range while Stalking.
  • Passive Stalking: 2.76 m/s
    • The Shape is in this mode whenever he is Stalking without seeing any Survivor in his Field of View or who is within Stalking range.
  • Walking Evil Within I: 4.2 m/s
  • Walking Evil Within II/III: 4.6 m/s


Evil Within:

  • Once The Shape tiers-up past Evil Within I, he is unable tier-down back to Evil Within I.
  • The Shape's Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadius in Evil Within I is still defined in code as 6 metres, hence why his Character Info still lists a Terror-Radius range of 6/16/32 metres.
    However, since he is granted a permanent UndetectableIconStatusEffects undetectableIconStatusEffects undetectableIconStatusEffects undetectable Status Effect, he effectively has a Terror Radius of 0 metres in that Tier.
    Both claims (6 metres vs. 0 metres) are technically correct, given the proper context.
  • While in Evil Within I, The Shape cannot accumulate BloodlustIconHelp bloodlustIconHelp bloodlustIconHelp bloodlust.


Lunge Attack:

  • Evil Within I
    • Attack open time: 0.2 seconds
  • Evil Within II
    • Attack open time: 0.5 seconds (Killer default)
  • Evil Within III
    • Attack open time: 0.6 seconds


Stalk Points / Evil:

  • Stalk Points per Evil Within Tier: 5 Stalk points
    • Stalk Points are obtained by stalking Survivors who are in The Shape's Field of View, draining them of their "Evil".
    • Despite all Survivors being highlighted when stalking, Evil is only drained from the one closest to The Shape at a time.
      He cannot stalk multiple Survivors at once anymore (see Change Log).
  • Stalk-Point Reservoir per Trial: 40.4 Stalk points
    • This reservoir is evenly distributed across all Survivors loading into a Trial (relevant for Custom Games).
      In a regular Trial, this results in each Survivor having 10.1 Stalk Points The Shape can obtain from them.


Power-Depletion Mechanic:

  • Evil Within has a built-in Power-Depletion mechanic, which drains the Power gauge by -5 Stalk points whenever Evil Within III elapses.
    • Assuming there are no Add-ons equipped that increase the number of Stalk points The Shape must acquire to reach Evil Within III for the first time, this will reset the Power gauge to an empty Evil Within II.
    • If there are any Add-ons equipped that increase the number of Stalk points The Shape must acquire to reach Evil Within III for the first time, this will reset the Power gauge to a partially filled Evil Within II.


Stalking:

  • Stalk range: 2.5 metres to 39.85 metres.
    • Outside of this range, no Evil will be drained from Survivors.
  • Stalk rate: 0.8333 Stalk Points per second
    • The Stalk rate is affected by a distance penalty, reducing its efficiency the farther away a Survivor is from The Shape, ranging from 100 % at closest range to just 10 % at farthest range.
    • The Stalk-efficiency-to-distance ratio appears to be linear, meaning that at a distance of 50 % (~21 metres), the Stalk efficiency will be 50 % as well.
  • Stalk time: 6 seconds per Tier
    • The Stalk time is coupled to the Stalk rate, ranging from 6 seconds @ 100 % efficiency to 60 seconds @ 10 % efficiency.
    • Unlike the Stalk-efficiency-to-distance ratio, the Stalk time increases exponentially with distance.
      A graph detailing this can be found in the Gallery section.


Outline Colours:

  • The amount of Stalk Points or Evil a Survivor has left is indicated to The Shape via the colour of their outline when being stalked.
    • The colour ranges from white (10.1 points) to red (0 points).

Power Audio

Tier-up to Evil Within II Tier-up to Evil Within III
Tier-up to Evil Within II/Tier-down from Evil Within III Tier-up Imminent warning (no longer used*)

* This audio cue used to warn Survivors actively being stalked by The Shape that his next Tier-up was imminent (Power gauge at ~85 %).
It was disabled after a couple of Patches as the Developers considered it too much information for the Survivors.

Stances

Observant Players may notice that The Shape changes his stance when progressing through his Evil Within Tiers or when he has specific Add-ons equipped.
However, contrary to the popular belief, these stance-changes are not tied to those, but rather directly to The Shape's momentary Movement speed, which happens to often correlate with his Tiers and Add-ons.

This behaviour allows Players using a controller to fake a different stance or even the use of specific Add-ons by purposefully walking slower than his maximum speed.

The Shape has 2 distinct Stances:

Slow Stance Fast Stance
  • Left Hand is open
  • Knife tip points outwards and swings freely
  • Stiff, deliberate movement
  • Left Hand is closed in a fist
  • Knife tip points straight ahead
  • Freer movement

Evil Within Tier-ups

By default, a Tier of Evil Within requires The Shape to drain -5 Stalk Points from Survivors.
All four Survivors start the Trial with 10.1 Stalk Points each, allowing The Shape to drain a maximum of 40.4 Stalk Points.
Tombstone Piece temporarily increases this by -7.5 Stalk Points or 150 % to -12.5 Stalk Points or 250 % for the first time The Shape reaches Evil Within III.
The table below assumes that NO ADD-ONS are equipped that alter the Tier-up requirement.
See the respective Add-ons' pages for a table including them in the calculation.
Evil Within Tier Tier I Tier II Tier III (1.x) Tier III (2.x) Tier III (3.x) Tier III (4.x) Tier III (5.x) Tier III (6.x) Tier III (7.x) Tier III (8.x)
Tier-up Requirement 0 -5
Stalk Points Drained 0 -5 -10 -15 -20 -25 -30 -35 -40 impossible
Stalk Points Remaining 40.4 35.4 30.4 25.4 20.4 15.4 10.4 5.4 0.4 impossible

Add-ons for Evil Within

Icon Name Description
IconAddon blondHair
Blond Hair A single slightly wavy blond hair.
  • Increases the duration of Evil Within III by +10 seconds.
  • Increases the threshold to reach Evil Within III for the first time to 150 %.


IconAddon boyfriendsMemo
Boyfriend's Memo A "romantic", if slightly sleazy, note left around to draw the attention of a female lover.
  • Increases the reach of Lunge Attacks while in Evil Within I by +50 %.

"The note is signed: D."

IconAddon memorialFlower
Memorial Flower A partially faded and dried pink larkspur picked up from a gravestone.
  • Increases your Stalk rate by +11 %.


IconAddon tackyEarrings
Tacky Earrings A very cheap piece of jewellery made from plastic. Painted to resemble precious material.
  • Increases your Movement speed by +10 % while Stalking.


IconAddon deadRabbit
Dead Rabbit A grey rabbit which has been opened from neck to tail.
  • Reduces your Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadius by -25 % while in Evil Within II.
  • Increases your Terror Radius by +25 % while in Evil Within III.


IconAddon glassFragment
Glass Fragment A tiny piece of tinted glass, probably from a broken object.
It is impossible to determine its origin.
  • The AurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras of Survivors are revealed to you for 3 seconds after stalking them for at least 1 second while in Evil Within I.


IconAddon hairBrush
Hair Brush A nylon bristle brush used to add body and softness to hair.
  • Increases the duration of Evil Within III by +20 seconds.
  • Increases the threshold to reach Evil Within III for the first time to 150 %.


IconAddon jewellery
Jewellery A large necklace made of beads an inexpensive metals.
One of Judith's favourites.
  • Increases your Movement speed by +20 % while Stalking.


IconAddon reflectiveFragment
Reflective Fragment A tiny piece of a highly reflective material most probably from a broken mirror.
  • The AurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras of Survivors are revealed to you for 2 seconds after stalking them for at least 1 second while in Evil Within II.


IconAddon hairBow
Hair Bow A blue tartan ribbon used to tie hair.
  • Increases the duration of Evil Within III by +30 seconds.
  • Increases the threshold to reach Evil Within III for the first time to 150 %.


IconAddon jMyersMemorial
J. Myers Memorial A glossy page ripped from the 1965 Haddonfield High School yearbook, one dedicated to the memory of Judith Myers.
  • Increases your Stalk rate by +25 %.


IconAddon jewelleryBox
Jewellery Box A barren wooden box in which vanity items were once stored.
  • Increases your Movement speed by +30 % while Stalking.


IconAddon judithsJournal
Judith's Journal A journal identified as owned by Judith M. Myers.
Most of the pages are defaced with frightening and disturbing drawings.
  • Increases your Stalk rate on your ObsessionIconHelp obsessionIconHelp obsessionIconHelp obsession by +40 %.


IconAddon mirrorShard
Mirror Shard A large and sharp piece of a broken mirror.
  • The AurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras of Survivors are revealed to you for 5 seconds after stalking them for at least 1 second while in Evil Within II.


IconAddon lockOfHair
Lock of Hair A cut lock of blond hair bunched with a black elastic.
  • Increases the duration of Evil Within III by +40 seconds.
  • Increases the threshold to reach Evil Within III for the first time to 200 %.


IconAddon scratchedMirror
Scratched Mirror A standing portable vanity mirror which has been violently scratched with a sharp metallic object.
  • The AurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras of all Survivors within 32 metres of your location are revealed to you while Stalking.
  • Evil Within can no longer progress past Tier I.
  • Grants +200 % bonus Bloodpoints in the DeviousnessDailyRitualIcon deviousnessDailyRitualIcon deviousnessDailyRitualIcon deviousness Category for Hit Score Events on top of the regular Bloodpoints granted in the BrutalityDailyRitualIcon brutalityDailyRitualIcon brutalityDailyRitualIcon brutality Category.


IconAddon tombstonePiece
Tombstone Piece A fist-sized granite piece taken from a broken tombstone.
  • Grants the ability to kill healthy and injured Survivors by your own hands while in Evil Within III.
  • Killing a Survivor drains the Power Gauge by -200 %, but not past Evil Within II.
  • Increases the threshold to reach Evil Within III for the first time to 250 %.


IconAddon vanityMirror
Vanity Mirror A standing portable vanity mirror in perfect condition except for a fine layer of dust and face powder covering it.
  • The AurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras of all Survivors within 16 metres of your location are revealed to you while Stalking.
  • Evil Within can no longer progress past Tier II.
  • Grants +150 % bonus Bloodpoints in the DeviousnessDailyRitualIcon deviousnessDailyRitualIcon deviousnessDailyRitualIcon deviousness Category for Hit Score Events on top of the regular Bloodpoints granted in the BrutalityDailyRitualIcon brutalityDailyRitualIcon brutalityDailyRitualIcon brutality Category.


IconAddon fragrantTuftOfHair
Fragrant Tuft of Hair A tuft of blond hair which was forcefully torn off someone's scalp.
Releases hints of feminine floral fragrance.
  • Grants unlimited duration to Evil Within III.
  • Increases the threshold to reach Evil Within III for the first time to 300 %.


IconAddon judithsTombstone
Judith's Tombstone A large and heavy granite tombstone stolen from Mt. Sinclair cemetery, belonging to Judith Myers.
  • Grants the ability to kill healthy and injured Survivors by your own hands while in Evil Within III.
  • Increases the threshold to reach Evil Within III for the first time to 300 %.
  • Reduces your Movement speed by -9 % while in Evil Within III.

"Here lies our beloved daughter."


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There are 3 Achievements related to The Shape:

Icon Name Description
Ach adeptShape Adept Shape Playing as The Shape, achieve a Merciless Victory using only his 3 Unique Perks: Save the Best for Last, Play with Your Food, and Dying Light
Ach evilIncarnate Evil Incarnate Playing as The ShapeIconHelpLoading shapeIconHelpLoading shapeIconHelpLoading shape, kill all Survivors by your own hands with Evil Within IIIIconPowers stalker3IconPowers stalker3IconPowers stalker3 in a single Trial.
Ach theManBehindTheBush The Man Behind the Bush Playing as The ShapeIconHelpLoading shapeIconHelpLoading shapeIconHelpLoading shape, tier up Evil Within a total of 300 times / 100 times (For consoles) by stalking Survivors.

Cosmetic Options

Players can choose from a variety of Cosmetic options to customise The Shape:

Base Cosmetics

Default

Icon Name Body Rarity Description
MM Head01 Boogeyman Mask CategoryIcon head Common An expressionless, white latex Halloween mask.
MM Body01 Overalls CategoryIcon body Common Everyday workman overalls.
MM Knife01 Kitchen Knife CategoryIcon weapons Common An oversized blade with devastatingly sharp edges.

Prestige

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
MM Head01 P01 Red On White Mask CategoryIcon head Rare Inhale the stench of blood over the stink of latex. Prestige Level 6 Reward
MM Body01 P01 Disgusting Overalls CategoryIcon body Rare It's hard to keep the fabric clean at such close quarters. Prestige Level 5 Reward
MM Knife01 P01 Gore Blade CategoryIcon weapons Rare The blood of victims seems to pulse within the blade itself. Prestige Level 4 Reward
Perk Charms
Prestige Level 7 Reward Prestige Level 8 Reward Prestige Level 9 Reward
K05 PCharm001 K05 PCharm002 K05 PCharm003
A keepsake gained upon mastery of a particular skill.

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Death has come to your little town.
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Boogeyman's Robes
The uniform for patients' of Smith's Grove Sanitarium, this one has been torn during a successful escape.
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First Cut
The knife used during the 1963 murder of Judith Myers by her six-year-old brother, Michael Myers. The blade is still stained with blood.
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Flathead Skullpiercer
Not a typical weapon, but with enough force it could gouge an eye socket or split through a skull.
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Unbreakable Pipe
An old metal pipe that's as solid as the day it was made. With a strong arm it could cause significant blunt trauma.
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DLC

Main article: Downloadable Content

The Shape is part of 1 DLC:

Change Log

Hotfix 1.2.1e

  • Nerf: removed the ability to stalk multiple Survivors at once to greatly progress Evil Within.
  • QoL: when stalking multiple Survivors, the closest Survivor to The Shape being stalked will progress Evil Within.
  • QoL: stalking multiple Survivors still highlights each individual Survivor.

Patch 2.1.0

  • Buff: increased The Shape's Movement speed in Evil Within I from 4.14 m/s to 4.2 m/s.
  • QoL: adjusted The Shape's Carrying speed to be 3.68 m/s across all Tiers (used to be slower in Evil Within I).

Patch 2.3.0

  • QoL: reduced the footstep audio.

Patch 3.3.1

  • Rework: updated The Shape's Power with the Undetectable Status Effect.
    • Buff: grants a permanent Undetectable Status Effect while in Evil Within I.
    • Nerf: Evil Within I no longer shields The Shape from Detection Perks not using Auras, such as PremonitionIconPerks premonitionIconPerks premonitionIconPerks premonition or Spine ChillIconPerks spineChillIconPerks spineChillIconPerks spineChill.

Patch 4.1.2

  • Nerf: removed the ability to stalk with Evil Within III.

Patch 5.7.0

  • Change: tweaked some values related to the Stalking ability due to a technical rework of the mechanic.

Patch 6.6.0

  • QoL: removed the HUD elements when using the Tombstone PieceIconAddon tombstonePieceIconAddon tombstonePieceIconAddon tombstonePiece or Judith's TombstoneIconAddon judithsTombstoneIconAddon judithsTombstoneIconAddon judithsTombstone Add-ons to Mori the Survivors, allowing for a more cinematic experience when killing Survivors this way.

Patch 7.3.3

  • Change (undocumented): changed the standard Memento Mori perspective to Third Person, making it identical to the Survivors' perspective.

Trivia

  • The Shape was the first Killer to be introduced as a paid DLC and as a licensed Character.
  • The Shape's in-game name is a reference to the original 1978 movie: during the credits, his character is credited as "The Shape".
  • The Shape was the first, and for a long time only Killer, to feature a unique Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadius and Chase Music.
    • The Terror Radius, as well as the Tier-up music, is a version of the original Halloween OST, specifically "The Hanger".
    • The Tier-up Warning sound cue (no longer in use) is a version of "The Hedge".
  • The Shape was the first Killer to feature a Power gauge.
  • The Shape was the second Killer to wear a face mask.
  • The Shape has a small animated trail behind his knife when he swings.
  • The Shape features standard boots in Dead by Daylight, whereas in the film, he can be seen wearing Green Vietnam Combat Jungle Boots.

Memento Mori

  • The Shape's Memento Mori is likely a reference to how he kills Bob Simms in the 1978 film Halloween.
    He grabs Bob with his left hand, lifts Bob up and then stabs him.
  • The Shape was the first Killer to have two Memento Mori animations.
    • Killing Survivors using his Tombstone PieceIconAddon tombstonePieceIconAddon tombstonePieceIconAddon tombstonePiece or Judith's TombstoneIconAddon judithsTombstoneIconAddon judithsTombstoneIconAddon judithsTombstone Add-ons, The Shape grabs them from behind, turns them around, and lifts them up before stabbing them.
    • Killing Survivors using PerksIconHelp perksIconHelp perksIconHelp perks or OfferingsIconHelp offeringsIconHelp offeringsIconHelp offerings, The Shape lifts the downed Survivor by their neck up from the ground before stabbing them.
  • The Shape was the first Killer with a unique way to kill Survivors.
  • The Shape was the first Killer that can Mori the Survivors regardless of how many times they had been hooked in a Trial.

Voice Actor

  • The Shape is voiced by Frédéric Poirier, who at that time worked as the Senior Sound Designer on the Game.

Portrait

  • Like all Killers, The Shape received a new Character Portrait with Patch 7.1.0.
    However, the current version, released with Patch 7.2.0, was the second iteration of that Portrait due to some grievances the Community had had with the previous iteration:
    • The first iteration featured The Shape holding up his knife and staring at it, which many Community members deemed "too comical".
    • The second iteration is now more reminiscent of his slasher-pose featured in the original promotional art for the release of CHAPTER 2: The HALLOWEEN® Chapter in 2016.


Gallery

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THE KILLERS IconHelpLoading killer
BASE GAME /
CHAPTERS 1 — 3
K01 TheTrapper Portrait
TrapperIconHelpLoading trapperIconHelpLoading trapperIconHelpLoading trapper
K02 TheWraith Portrait
WraithIconHelpLoading wraithIconHelpLoading wraithIconHelpLoading wraith
K03 TheHillbilly Portrait
HillbillyIconHelpLoading hillbillyIconHelpLoading hillbillyIconHelpLoading hillbilly
K04 TheNurse Portrait
NurseIconHelpLoading nurseIconHelpLoading nurseIconHelpLoading nurse
K05 TheShape Portrait
ShapeIconHelpLoading shapeIconHelpLoading shapeIconHelpLoading shape
K06 TheHag Portrait
HagIconHelpLoading hagIconHelpLoading hagIconHelpLoading hag
CHAPTERS 4 — 8
K07 TheDoctor Portrait
DoctorIconHelpLoading doctorIconHelpLoading doctorIconHelpLoading doctor
K08 TheHuntress Portrait
HuntressIconHelpLoading huntressIconHelpLoading huntressIconHelpLoading huntress
K09 TheCannibal Portrait
CannibalIconHelpLoading cannibalIconHelpLoading cannibalIconHelpLoading cannibal
K10 TheNightmare Portrait
NightmareIconHelpLoading nightmareIconHelpLoading nightmareIconHelpLoading nightmare
K11 ThePig Portrait
PigIconHelpLoading pigIconHelpLoading pigIconHelpLoading pig
K12 TheClown Portrait
ClownIconHelpLoading clownIconHelpLoading clownIconHelpLoading clown
CHAPTERS 9 — 14
K13 TheSpirit Portrait
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K14 TheLegion Portrait
LegionIconHelpLoading legionIconHelpLoading legionIconHelpLoading legion
K15 ThePlague Portrait
PlagueIconHelpLoading plagueIconHelpLoading plagueIconHelpLoading plague
K16 TheGhostFace Portrait
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K17 TheDemogorgon Portrait
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K18 TheOni Portrait
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CHAPTERS 15 — 20
K19 TheDeathslinger Portrait
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K20 TheExecutioner Portrait
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K21 TheBlight Portrait
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K22 TheTwins Portrait
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K23 TheTrickster Portrait
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K24 TheNemesis Portrait
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CHAPTERS 21 — 26
K25 TheCenobite Portrait
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K26 TheArtist Portrait
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K27 TheOnryo Portrait
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K28 TheDredge Portrait
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K29 TheMastermind Portrait
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K30 TheKnight Portrait
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CHAPTERS 27 — 32
K31 TheSkullMerchant Portrait
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K32 TheSingularity Portrait
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K33 TheXenomorph Portrait
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K34 TheGoodGuy Portrait
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K35 TheUnknown Portrait
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K36 TheLich Portrait
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BASE GAME /
CHAPTERS 1 — 2
S01 DwightFairfield Portrait
Dwight FairfieldSurvivorDwightSurvivorDwightSurvivorDwight
S02 MegThomas Portrait
Meg ThomasSurvivorMegSurvivorMegSurvivorMeg
S03 ClaudetteMorel Portrait
Claudette MorelSurvivorClaudetteSurvivorClaudetteSurvivorClaudette
S04 JakePark Portrait
Jake ParkSurvivorJakeSurvivorJakeSurvivorJake
S05 NeaKarlsson Portrait
Nea KarlssonSurvivorNeaSurvivorNeaSurvivorNea
S06 LaurieStrode Portrait
Laurie StrodeSurvivorLaurieSurvivorLaurieSurvivorLaurie
CHAPTERS 3 — 7
S07 AceVisconti Portrait
Ace ViscontiSurvivorAceSurvivorAceSurvivorAce
S08 BillOverbeck Portrait
Bill OverbeckSurvivorBillSurvivorBillSurvivorBill
S09 FengMin Portrait
Feng MinSurvivorFengSurvivorFengSurvivorFeng
S10 DavidKing Portrait
David KingSurvivorDavidSurvivorDavidSurvivorDavid
S11 QuentinSmith Portrait
Quentin SmithSurvivorQuentinSurvivorQuentinSurvivorQuentin
S12 DavidTapp Portrait
David TappSurvivorTappSurvivorTappSurvivorTapp
CHAPTERS 8 — 13
S13 KateDenson Portrait
Kate DensonSurvivorKateSurvivorKateSurvivorKate
S14 AdamFrancis Portrait
Adam FrancisSurvivorAdamSurvivorAdamSurvivorAdam
S15 JeffJohansen Portrait
Jeff JohansenSurvivorJeffSurvivorJeffSurvivorJeff
S16 JaneRomero Portrait
Jane RomeroSurvivorJaneSurvivorJaneSurvivorJane
S17 AshWilliams Portrait
Ash WilliamsSurvivorAshSurvivorAshSurvivorAsh
S18 NancyWheeler Portrait
Nancy WheelerSurvivorNancySurvivorNancySurvivorNancy
CHAPTERS 13 — 18
S19 SteveHarrington Portrait
Steve HarringtonSurvivorSteveSurvivorSteveSurvivorSteve
S20 YuiKimura Portrait
Yui KimuraSurvivorYuiSurvivorYuiSurvivorYui
S21 ZarinaKassir Portrait
Zarina KassirSurvivorZarinaSurvivorZarinaSurvivorZarina
S22 CherylMason Portrait
Cheryl MasonSurvivorCherylSurvivorCherylSurvivorCheryl
S23 FelixRichter Portrait
Felix RichterSurvivorFelixSurvivorFelixSurvivorFelix
S24 ElodieRakoto Portrait
Élodie RakotoSurvivorElodieSurvivorElodieSurvivorElodie
CHAPTERS 19 — 23
S25 Yun-JinLee Portrait
Yun-Jin LeeSurvivorYun-JinSurvivorYun-JinSurvivorYun-Jin
S26 JillValentine Portrait
Jill ValentineSurvivorJillSurvivorJillSurvivorJill
S27 LeonScottKennedy Portrait
Leon Scott KennedySurvivorLeonSurvivorLeonSurvivorLeon
S28 MikaelaReid Portrait
Mikaela ReidSurvivorMikaelaSurvivorMikaelaSurvivorMikaela
S29 JonahVasquez Portrait
Jonah VasquezSurvivorJonahSurvivorJonahSurvivorJonah
S30 YoichiAsakawa Portrait
Yoichi AsakawaSurvivorYoichiSurvivorYoichiSurvivorYoichi
CHAPTERS 24 — 27
S31 HaddieKaur Portrait
Haddie KaurSurvivorHaddieSurvivorHaddieSurvivorHaddie
S32 AdaWong Portrait
Ada WongSurvivorAdaSurvivorAdaSurvivorAda
S33 RebeccaChambers Portrait
Rebecca ChambersSurvivorRebeccaSurvivorRebeccaSurvivorRebecca
S34 VittorioToscano Portrait
Vittorio ToscanoSurvivorVittorioSurvivorVittorioSurvivorVittorio
S35 ThalitaLyra Portrait
Thalita LyraSurvivorThalitaSurvivorThalitaSurvivorThalita
S36 RenatoLyra Portrait
Renato LyraSurvivorRenatoSurvivorRenatoSurvivorRenato
CHAPTERS 28 — 32
S37 GabrielSoma Portrait
Gabriel SomaSurvivorGabrielSurvivorGabrielSurvivorGabriel
S38 NicolasCage Portrait
Nicolas CageSurvivorNicolasSurvivorNicolasSurvivorNicolas
S39 EllenRipley Portrait
Ellen RipleySurvivorEllenSurvivorEllenSurvivorEllen
S40 AlanWake Portrait
Alan WakeSurvivorAlanSurvivorAlanSurvivorAlan
S41 SableWard Portrait
Sable WardSurvivorSableSurvivorSableSurvivorSable
S42 TheTroupe Portrait
TroupeSurvivorTroupeSurvivorTroupeSurvivorTroupe
CHAPTER 32.5
S43 LaraCroft Portrait
Lara CroftSurvivorLaraSurvivorLaraSurvivorLara
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