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Snowmen are Props that were originally added as part of the Bone Chill 2021 Winter Event and have been re-enabled every year since.


Bone Chill 2021[]

During the 2021 Event, 6 Snowmen would spawn in the Trial Grounds, which only Survivors could enter.
If a Survivor was hit while inside a Snowman, or if a Killer destroyed a Snowman with a Survivor inside, they would receive a random Event Cosmetic or Charm after the Trial.

Bone Chill 2022[]

During the 2022 Event, 8 Snowmen would spawn in the Trial Grounds, which both Survivors and the Killer could enter.
If a Survivor is hit while inside a Snowman, or if a Killer destroys a Snowman with a Survivor inside, they receive bonus Bloodpoints.

When a Survivor entered a Snowman, they jumped into it using the Hatch animation.
When they exited the Snowman, they used the Locker-exit animation of the Perk Head On, in which they brace their arms in front of their head.

When a Killer entered a Snowman, they dematerialised on the spot using the same animation as is used in the main menu when selecting a Character, however with blue sparks.
The same animation was used when they exited the Snowman again.

Bone Chill 2023[]

During the 2023 Event, 8 Snowmen, of which 2 will be Mimics, will spawn in the Trial Grounds, which both Survivors and the Killer can enter.

Mimics will jump-scare Players when approached and create a unique Loud Noise Notification visible to all other Players (but without the explosion sound cue).

Effects on Survivors[]

  • Inflicts the BlindnessIconStatusEffects visionIconStatusEffects visionIconStatusEffects vision Status Effect.
  • Prevents the ability to run.
  • Shields them from all Aura-reading abilities and being stalked by Killers like The ShapeIconHelpLoading shapeIconHelpLoading shapeIconHelpLoading shape or The Ghost FaceIconHelpLoading ghostIconHelpLoading ghostIconHelpLoading ghost

Effects on Killers[]

  • Grants the UndetectableIconStatusEffects undetectableIconStatusEffects undetectableIconStatusEffects undetectable Status Effect.
  • Inflicts the BlindnessIconStatusEffects visionIconStatusEffects visionIconStatusEffects vision Status Effect.
  • Inflicts the HinderedIconStatusEffects hinderedIconStatusEffects hinderedIconStatusEffects hindered Status Effect.
    • This reduces the Killer's Movement speed to be the same as that of a Survivor walking (2.26 m/s)
  • Suppresses the Killer's Lullaby, if available
  • Prevents the use of the Killer's Power
  • Prevents the ability to enter a Chase
    • This effect lingers for 3 seconds after exiting a Snowman



  • Entering Interaction duration: 1.5 seconds
  • Respawn timer after destruction: 20 seconds
  • Respawn limit: 10 times
    • This only applies to Snowmen occupied by Survivors which were destroyed by the Killer's attack.
      In essence, this mechanic has the effect of limiting resources if Survivors use the Snowmen to shield themselves from attacks.
  • Destruction Interaction duration: 0.75 seconds
  • Attach to Player delay: 0.5 seconds
    • This is to account for latency.
  • High Five VFX Cool-down: 0.85 seconds
    • This refers to a cool-down before two Snowmen can trigger the high five effects again.


  • Initial Spawn number: 8 Snowmen
  • Minimum Distance to Players: 10 metres
  • Minimum Distance to other Snowmen: 24 metres
  • Minimum Distance to the Hatch or Pallets: 3 metres


These numbers only apply to Survivors interacting with Snowmen.
  • Minimum Usage duration: 1.5 seconds
    • This acts as a buffer to prevent immediately leaving a Snowman again while running to enter it.
  • Camera Offset: 1 metre
  • Camera Offset Transition time: 0.5 seconds


These numbers only apply to the Killer interacting with Snowmen.
  • Minimum Usage duration: 1 second
    • This acts as a buffer so immediate attacks are suppressed.
  • Mouse Pitch Multiplier: x0.8
  • Mouse Yaw Multiplier: x0.4
  • Gamepad Pitch Multiplier: x0.9
  • Gamepad Yaw Multiplier: x0.4


  • Spawn amount at start of Trial: 2
  • Maximum concurrent spawn number: 4
    • Only this many Mimics can co-exist at a time.
  • Spawn chance: 25 %
  • Trigger radius: 2.5 metres
  • Scream radius: 16 metres
  • Score Event Reward: {{#Invoke.Utils|clro|250 Bloodpoints}}
  • Respawn timer: 15 seconds
  • Destruction time: 3 seconds
  • Loud Noise range: 110 metres
  • Loud Noise Bubble duration: 3 seconds

Non-Damaging Power Interactions[]

The following Killer-Power interactions will destroy a Snowman without damaging the Survivor inside it.
All others, not mentioned in the list, will damage the Survivor upon destruction.
  • The DoctorIconHelpLoading doctorIconHelpLoading doctorIconHelpLoading doctor:
    • Shock Therapy and Static Blast attacks
    • Shock Therapy sparks between Survivors afflicted by the Iridescent QueenIconAddon iridescentQueenIconAddon iridescentQueenIconAddon iridescentQueen Add-on
  • The ClownIconHelpLoading clownIconHelpLoading clownIconHelpLoading clown:
    • Direct hits with the Bottle
  • The DeathslingerIconHelpLoading deathslingerIconHelpLoading deathslingerIconHelpLoading deathslinger:
    • Successful hits with the Harpoon
      • This refers to Survivors being speared and reeled in, which usually does not damage them anyways.
  • The NemesisIconHelpLoading nemesisIconHelpLoading nemesisIconHelpLoading nemesis:
    • Tentacle Strikes against Survivors not yet afflicted with Contamination
    • Attacks from his Zombies
  • The CenobiteIconHelpLoading cenobiteIconHelpLoading cenobiteIconHelpLoading cenobite:
    • Successful hits with the Possessed Chain
    • Hits from regular Chains

Interaction Restrictions[]

The following states prohibit Killers and Survivors from interacting with inactive Snowmen:

  • Cloaked as The WraithIconHelpLoading wraithIconHelpLoading wraithIconHelpLoading wraith
  • Crouching as The PigIconHelpLoading pigIconHelpLoading pigIconHelpLoading pig
  • Feral Frenzy as The LegionIconHelpLoading legionIconHelpLoading legionIconHelpLoading legion
  • Blood Fury as The OniIconHelpLoading oniIconHelpLoading oniIconHelpLoading oni
  • Controlling Victor as The TwinsIconHelpLoading twinsIconHelpLoading twinsIconHelpLoading twins
  • Being Demanifested as The OnryōIconHelpLoading onryoIconHelpLoading onryoIconHelpLoading onryo
  • Having Victor attached as Survivor (against The Twins)
  • Having Chains attached as Survivor (against The CenobiteIconHelpLoading cenobiteIconHelpLoading cenobiteIconHelpLoading cenobite)
  • Being swarmed as Survivor (against The ArtistIconHelpLoading artistIconHelpLoading artistIconHelpLoading artist)

Change Log[]

Bone Chill 2022[]

  • Increased the number of Snowmen from 6 to 8.
  • Snowmen can also be used by Killers now.
  • Snowmen no longer shield Survivors from damaging attacks and will always receive damage, including double damage.
  • Removed the Movement Speed penalty of -15 %.
    • Both Survivors and Killers inside Snowmen move at the default Walking speed of Survivors.

Bone Chill 2023[]

  • Killers now enter a third-person view when inside a Snowman.


  • The KnightIconHelpLoading knightIconHelpLoading knightIconHelpLoading knight's Guards can detect and attack Survivors inside a Snowman.

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