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Bill Overbeck
S08 BillOverbeck Portrait
Gender Man
Role Old Soldier
Origin American
DLC CHAPTER 3.5: Left Behind
Voice Actor Ricardo Gomez (BHVR)

William "Bill" Overbeck is one of 43 SurvivorsIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivorIconHelpLoading survivor currently featured in Dead by DaylightIconHelp DBDlogoIconHelp DBDlogoIconHelp DBDlogo.

He was introduced with CHAPTER 3.5: Left Behind, an originally PC-exclusive Half-Chapter DLC released on 8 March 2017.

He originates from the 2008 zombie-shooter Game, Left 4 Dead.


Overview

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Quotes left Hardened by years of experience, Bill Overbeck knows that survival rarely comes without sacrifice. No matter the cost, he’ll make sure his teammates live to fight another day. It wouldn’t be the first time he was left for dead. Quotes right

Bill Overbeck is an old Soldier, accustomed to dealing with critical situations.

His personal Perks, Left BehindIconPerks leftBehindIconPerks leftBehindIconPerks leftBehind, Borrowed TimeIconPerks borrowedTimeIconPerks borrowedTimeIconPerks borrowedTime, and UnbreakableIconPerks unbreakableIconPerks unbreakableIconPerks unbreakable, make him more powerful in dire moments.

He is tough as nails and knows how to survive just about anything. He'll do whatever it takes to help others live to see another day and he's not afraid to take one for the team.


Lore

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Additional Lore can be found in Tome 7 - Forsaken: The Long Way Home.

It took two tours in Vietnam, a handful of medals, a knee full of shrapnel, and an honourable discharge to get William "Bill" Overbeck to stop fighting and try to live a peaceful life. He hated it. After decades spent drifting aimlessly through dead end jobs, Bill went in for a routine surgery and woke up to find the world he knew was gone. A plague was turning normal people into mindless killing machines. Naturally, the first thing he did was fight his way home and put on his uniform. Making his way through rural ghost towns and pitch-black forests, he found other Survivors, and together they fled from the infected hordes. In the end, Bill sacrificed himself to ensure their safety. His body was never found. Bill was left for dead. No one knows that he still has the only thing he ever wanted: an enemy to fight.


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Unique Perks

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

IconPerks borrowedTime
Borrowed Time You are fuelled with an unexpected energy when saving an ally from a Hook.

Survivors you unhook benefit from the following effects:

  • Extends the duration of their EnduranceIconStatusEffects enduranceSurvivorIconStatusEffects enduranceSurvivorIconStatusEffects enduranceSurvivor Status Effect by 6/8/10 seconds.
  • Extends the duration of their HasteIconStatusEffects hasteIconStatusEffects hasteIconStatusEffects haste Status Effect by 10 seconds.
"Probably stings like hell, but it ain't gonna kill ya. Up and at 'em soldier. Time to move!" — Bill Overbeck
IconPerks leftBehind
Left Behind You will get the job done... no matter the cost.

When you are the last Survivor remaining in the Trial, the AuraIconHelp aurasIconHelp aurasIconHelp auras of the HatchIconHelp hatchIconHelp hatchIconHelp hatch is revealed to you when you are within 24/28/32 metres.

"I'm not horse-shittin' around. I'm doing this alone!" — Bill Overbeck

IconPerks unbreakable
Unbreakable Past battles have taught you a thing or two about survival.

Once per Trial, you can completely recover from the Dying StateIconHelp dyingIconHelp dyingIconHelp dying.

  • Your Recovery speed is increased by 25/30/35 %.

"Goddammit, I am seriously FUBAR!" — Bill Overbeck

Prestige

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

Prestige Bill twice more to automatically add Tier II and Tier III respectively into the other Survivors' inventories.


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There is 1 Achievement related to Bill:

Icon Name Description
Ach adeptBill Adept Bill Playing as Bill Overbeck, escape a Trial using only his 3 Unique Perks: Left Behind, Borrowed Time, and Unbreakable

Cosmetic Options

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

Base Cosmetics

Default

Icon Name Body Rarity Description
BO Head01 Bill CategoryIcon head Common Bill's army beret with the yellow shield insignia of the 1st Special Forces Group.

"Even being in a war doesn't prepare you for this." — Bill Overbeck

BO Torso01 Combat Jacket CategoryIcon torso Common Battle-scarred military jacket identified to Overbeck.

"The honest to God military!" — Bill Overbeck

BO Legs01 Military Trousers CategoryIcon legs Common Mud-stained tactical trousers, combat boots and a sad, empty holster.

"We're on our own, kid. It's high time you start actin' like it." — Bill Overbeck

Prestige

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
BO Head01 P01 Veteran Bill CategoryIcon head Rare The face and apparel of an experienced soldier you can trust.

"Back on your feet, soldier! You're not getting out of this fight that easily." — Bill Overbeck

Prestige Level 6 Reward
BO Torso01 P01 Veteran's Jacket CategoryIcon torso Rare A bloody combat jacket that shows just how many challenges Bill has faced.

"Watch my back! I was too old for this shit fifteen years ago..." — Bill Overbeck

Prestige Level 4 Reward
BO Legs01 P01 Veteran's Trousers CategoryIcon legs Rare Blood-stained tactical trousers, combat boots and a holster that is still very sad and very empty.

"Bull Frickin Horse Shit! " — Bill Overbeck

Prestige Level 5 Reward
Perk Charms
Prestige Level 7 Reward Prestige Level 8 Reward Prestige Level 9 Reward
S08 PCharm001 S08 PCharm002 S08 PCharm003
A keepsake gained upon mastery of a particular skill.

Alternatives

Event

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Event
BO Head008 Bill's Mask CategoryIcon head Event He felt naked without his beret. He must have misplaced it somewhere but couldn't remember. Twisted Masquerade 2024
BO Torso008 Twisted Mess Jacket CategoryIcon torso Event This new coat was adorned with his old medals. He needed to escape this party, and he knew it. Twisted Masquerade 2024
BO Legs008 Golden Combat Boots CategoryIcon legs Event He darted across the dancefloor, shoving past mesmerized guests, desperate to find an exit. There was none. Twisted Masquerade 2024

Special

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Collection Event
BO Torso006 Merry Sacrifice CategoryIcon torso Rare Playing hero had a cost. Wearing this ugly sweater was part of it. Ugly Sweaters Winter Event

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BO outfit007
CategoryIcon head
CategoryIcon torso
CategoryIcon legs
Heart of Valor
Forsaken
27 September 2022 (Tuesday)
Description
There's always that one moment where “I've dealt with worse” no longer applies.
21600IconHelp iridescentShards
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BO Head007
Piece
Name
Collection
Rift Tier
CategoryIcon head
Shades Up
Forsaken
7
The future wasn't looking so bright, so the sunglasses were optional.
7200IconHelp iridescentShards
BO Torso007
Piece
Name
Collection
Rift Tier
CategoryIcon torso
Gut Topper
Forsaken
70
It was a well-made uniform, but it would never be the same again after this battle.
7200IconHelp iridescentShards
BO Legs007
Piece
Name
Collection
Rift Tier
CategoryIcon legs
Bust Ups
Forsaken
47
Long past the expiry date and still kicking ass.
7200IconHelp iridescentShards

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Thumbnail
Contains
Name
Collection Name
Release Date
Price
BO outfit007
CategoryIcon head
CategoryIcon torso
CategoryIcon legs
Heart of Valor
Forsaken
27 September 2022 (Tuesday)
Description
There's always that one moment where “I've dealt with worse” no longer applies.
21600IconHelp iridescentShards
⇓ Expand ⇓
BO Head007
Piece
Name
Collection
Rift Tier
CategoryIcon head
Shades Up
Forsaken
7
The future wasn't looking so bright, so the sunglasses were optional.
7200IconHelp iridescentShards
BO Torso007
Piece
Name
Collection
Rift Tier
CategoryIcon torso
Gut Topper
Forsaken
70
It was a well-made uniform, but it would never be the same again after this battle.
7200IconHelp iridescentShards
BO Legs007
Piece
Name
Collection
Rift Tier
CategoryIcon legs
Bust Ups
Forsaken
47
Long past the expiry date and still kicking ass.
7200IconHelp iridescentShards


DLC

Main article: Downloadable Content

Bill is part of 1 DLC:


Trivia

  • Bill received a remodel for his head in Patch 3.7.0 that was not mentioned in the patch notes, although his portrait and render remain unchanged.
  • Although Bill did not originally appear as a playable Survivor in the Console version of Dead by Daylight, his Perks were available as general Survivor Perks, albeit with all references to him in the icon artwork and flavour texts removed.
    • For instance, UnbreakableIconPerks unbreakableIconPerks unbreakableIconPerks unbreakable featured a random man's face in a similar pose to that of Bill on the PC version.
  • On 5 July 2019, the Developers officially confirmed through Twitter that Bill would come to the Console versions via the 3.1.0 Mid-Chapter Update.
  • Bill was the third licensed Character to be introduced to Dead by Daylight.
    • He was the second licensed Survivor.
    • He is also the first and currently the only licensed character to be released for free.
  • Excluding the base Survivors, Bill is the only Character prior to CHAPTER 9: Shattered Bloodline to not receive a quote about them from Benedict Baker.
  • Bill was the first blue-eyed male Survivor.
  • Bill was for the longest time the oldest Survivor by age when he was taken into the Realm of The Entity, only finally being surpassed by Aestri YazarSurvivorTroupeSurvivorTroupeSurvivorTroupe with her addition around the Eighth Year Anniversary, who thanks to her elvish nature was over three centuries old at the time of entering the Realm.
  • In Left 4 Dead and its comics, Bill is shown to have died with his M16 rifle in hand. However, the Left Behind trailer shows Bill's body without his weapon before being transported to the Realm.

Voice Actor

  • Bill was voiced by Ricardo Gomez (back then an employee at BHVR).
  • Bill's original voice actor in the Left 4 Dead franchise, Jim French, had passed away before Bill's introduction to Dead by Daylight and thus could not reprise his role for the game.
    • While using archival footage for Dead by Daylight could have been a possibility, BHVR ultimately decided to record original lines with one of their employees, as was their practice with every in-game Character at the time.

Gallery

For more go to Bill's Gallery

In-game assets

Old assets

Official art

Screenshots


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
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K04 TheNurse Portrait
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K05 TheShape Portrait
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K06 TheHag Portrait
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CHAPTERS 4 — 8
K07 TheDoctor Portrait
DoctorIconHelpLoading doctorIconHelpLoading doctorIconHelpLoading doctor
K08 TheHuntress Portrait
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K09 TheCannibal Portrait
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K10 TheNightmare Portrait
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K11 ThePig Portrait
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K12 TheClown Portrait
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CHAPTERS 9 — 14
K13 TheSpirit Portrait
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K14 TheLegion Portrait
LegionIconHelpLoading legionIconHelpLoading legionIconHelpLoading legion
K15 ThePlague Portrait
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K16 TheGhostFace Portrait
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K17 TheDemogorgon Portrait
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K18 TheOni Portrait
OniIconHelpLoading oniIconHelpLoading oniIconHelpLoading oni
CHAPTERS 15 — 20
K19 TheDeathslinger Portrait
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K20 TheExecutioner Portrait
ExecutionerIconHelpLoading walesIconHelpLoading walesIconHelpLoading wales
K21 TheBlight Portrait
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K22 TheTwins Portrait
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K23 TheTrickster Portrait
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K24 TheNemesis Portrait
NemesisIconHelpLoading nemesisIconHelpLoading nemesisIconHelpLoading nemesis
CHAPTERS 21 — 26
K25 TheCenobite Portrait
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K26 TheArtist Portrait
ArtistIconHelpLoading artistIconHelpLoading artistIconHelpLoading artist
K27 TheOnryo Portrait
OnryōIconHelpLoading onryoIconHelpLoading onryoIconHelpLoading onryo
K28 TheDredge Portrait
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K29 TheMastermind Portrait
MastermindIconHelpLoading mastermindIconHelpLoading mastermindIconHelpLoading mastermind
K30 TheKnight Portrait
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CHAPTERS 27 — 32
K31 TheSkullMerchant Portrait
Skull MerchantIconHelpLoading skullMerchantIconHelpLoading skullMerchantIconHelpLoading skullMerchant
K32 TheSingularity Portrait
SingularityIconHelpLoading singularityIconHelpLoading singularityIconHelpLoading singularity
K33 TheXenomorph Portrait
XenomorphIconHelpLoading xenomorphIconHelpLoading xenomorphIconHelpLoading xenomorph
K34 TheGoodGuy Portrait
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K35 TheUnknown Portrait
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K36 TheLich Portrait
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THE SURVIVORS IconHelpLoading survivor
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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