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Stake Out is a Unique PerkIconHelp perksIconHelp perksIconHelp perks belonging to David TappSurvivorTappSurvivorTappSurvivorTapp.
Prestige David Tapp to Prestige 1, 2, 3 respectively to unlock Tier I, Tier II, Tier III of Stake Out for all other Characters.

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Getting close to the Killer fills you with determination.

Every 15 seconds you are within the Killer's Terror RadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadiusIconHelp terrorRadius, while not being chased, Stake Out gains 1 Token, up to a maximum of 2/3/4 Tokens.

  • When Stake Out has at least 1 Token, Good Skill ChecksIconHelp skillChecksIconHelp skillChecksIconHelp skillChecks consume 1 Token and are considered Great Skill Checks, granting an additional Progression bonus of +1 %.
  • Great Skill Checks do not consume any Tokens.

"I had you, I had you on your knees. You're runnin' scared because we had you. We're gonna close this case!" — Detective David Tapp

Change Log

Patch 2.0.0

  • QoL: no longer loses partial progression when consuming a Token.

Patch 3.7.0

  • Buff: increases the Token-based Great Skill Check's Progression bonus by 1 %.


  • Lullabies do not give any progression towards Tokens.
    • Neither does a fake Terror Radius induced by MadnessIconStatusEffects madnessIconStatusEffects madnessIconStatusEffects madness when facing The DoctorIconHelpLoading doctorIconHelpLoading doctorIconHelpLoading doctor, which gives Stake Out the added functionality of knowing whether you are inside his actual Terror Radius or not.
  • Stake Out can be used in a similar fashion to DistortionIconPerks distortionIconPerks distortionIconPerks distortion, DiversionIconPerks diversionIconPerks diversionIconPerks diversion, PremonitionIconPerks premonitionIconPerks premonitionIconPerks premonition, or Spine ChillIconPerks spineChillIconPerks spineChillIconPerks spineChill, alerting you to being in the Killer's Terror Radius as long as the Perk has less than 4 Tokens.
  • Stake Out does not gain any Tokens when in the Dying StateIconHelp dyingIconHelp dyingIconHelp dying or when hooked.
  • AutodidactIconPerks autodidactIconPerks autodidactIconPerks autodidact disables Great HealingIconStatusEffects healingIconStatusEffects healingIconStatusEffects healing Skill Checks, cancelling out the benefits of Stake Out.
  • Stake Out does not gain tokens if the Survivor is affected by the ObliviousIconStatusEffects obliviousIconStatusEffects obliviousIconStatusEffects oblivious Status Effect.
  • Stake Out works with Jigsaw BoxIconHelp jigsawBoxesIconHelp jigsawBoxesIconHelp jigsawBoxes and Lament ConfigurationIconItems lamentConfigurationIconItems lamentConfigurationIconItems lamentConfiguration Skill Checks.
  • Stake Out's Skill Checks do activate HyperfocusIconPerks hyperfocusIconPerks hyperfocusIconPerks hyperfocus.


Getting a Token within the Killer's Terror Radius Stake Out in action