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Bill Overbeck
S08 charSelect portrait.png
Gender Male
Role Old Soldier
Nationality American
DLC Left Behind
Voice Actor Ricardo Gomez (BHVR)

Bill Overbeck is one of 31 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

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

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

His personal Perks, Left Behind IconPerks leftBehind.png, Borrowed Time IconPerks borrowedTime.png, and Unbreakable IconPerks unbreakable.png, 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 VII - 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.


Load-out

Unique Perks

Bill comes with 3 Perks IconHelp perks.png that are unique to him:

Left Behind Left Behind
You will get the job done... no matter the cost.

When you are the last Survivor remaining in the Trial, the AuraIconHelp auras.png of the HatchIconHelp hatch.png 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

Borrowed Time Borrowed Time
You are fuelled with an unexpected energy when saving an Ally from a Hook.

For 8/10/12 seconds after unhooking a Survivor, the unhooked Survivor is protected by the EnduranceIconStatusEffects endurance.png Status Effect.

  • Any damage taken that would put the Survivor into the Dying StateIconHelp dying.png will instead trigger the Deep WoundIconStatusEffects deepWound.png Status Effect, after which the Survivor has 20 seconds to Mend themselves.
  • Taking damage while under the effect of Deep Wound or if its timer runs out will put the Survivor into the Dying State.

"Probably stings like hell, but it ain't gonna kill ya. Up and at 'em soldier. Time to move!" — Bill Overbeck

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

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

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

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

Teachable Perks

Progressing through Bill's Bloodweb IconHelp bloodweb.png will spawn their Teachable Variant at specific Levels:

  • Level 30: Left Behind Teachable leftBehind.png
  • Level 35: Borrowed Time Teachable borrowedTime.png
  • Level 40: Unbreakable Teachable unbreakable.png

Obtaining the Teachable Perks will unlock them to spawn in the Bloodwebs of all other Survivors.


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There is 1 Achievement related to Bill:

Icon Name Description
Adept Bill}}
Adept Bill Escape with Bill Overbeck using only his Unique Perks: Left Behind IconPerks leftBehind.png, Borrowed Time IconPerks borrowedTime.png & Unbreakable IconPerks unbreakable.png.


Cosmetic Options

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

Base Cosmetics

Default

Icon Name Body Rarity Description
BO Head01.png Bill CategoryIcon head.png 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.png Combat Jacket CategoryIcon torso.png Common Battle-scarred military jacket identified to Overbeck.

"The honest to God military!" — Bill Overbeck

BO Legs01.png Military Trousers CategoryIcon legs.png 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.png Veteran Bill CategoryIcon head.png 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

3rd Prestige Reward
BO Torso01 P01.png Veteran's Jacket CategoryIcon torso.png 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

1st Prestige Reward
BO Legs01 P01.png Veteran's Trousers CategoryIcon legs.png Rare Blood-stained tactical trousers, combat boots and a holster that is still very sad and very empty.

"Bull Frickin Horse Shit! " — Bill Overbeck

2nd Prestige Reward

Alternatives

Special

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

IconHelp archivesGeneral.png Archives

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Icon Name Body Rarity Description Outfit Collection Tome Tier
BO Head007.png Shades Up CategoryIcon head.png Very Rare The future wasn't looking so bright, so the sunglasses were optional. Heart of Valor Forsaken 7 7
BO Torso007.png Gut Topper CategoryIcon torso.png Very Rare It was a well-made uniform, but it would never be the same again after this battle. Heart of Valor Forsaken 7 70
BO Legs007.png Bust Ups CategoryIcon legs.png Very Rare Long past the expiry date and still kicking ass. Heart of Valor Forsaken 7 47
Completed Outfits
Icon Name Body Rarity Description Collection Tome Tiers
BO outfit007.png Heart of Valor CategoryIcon outfits.png Very Rare There's always that one moment where “I've dealt with worse” no longer applies. Forsaken 7 7,47,70


DLC

Main article: Downloadable Content

Bill is part of 1 DLC:


Trivia

  • Bill received a remodel for his head in Patch 3.7.0, 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, Unbreakable IconPerks unbreakable.png 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.
  • Although Bill was voiced by Jim French in the Left 4 Dead franchise, he did not return to reprise the role in Dead by Daylight, nor was archive footage of his lines reused for Dead by Daylight.
    Instead, new lines were recorded for Bill by Ricardo Gomez.
  • Bill was the third licensed Character to be introduced to Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.
    • He was the second licensed Survivor.
  • In addition to Bill as a playable Survivor, the four original Survivors received Left 4 Dead cosmetics:
    • Dwight received clothes based on Ellis.
    • Meg received clothes based on Zoey.
    • Claudette received clothes based on Rochelle.
    • Jake received clothes based on Francis.
  • Bill's first name and nickname might be a reference to a character from George A. Romero's Days of the Dead film which the character was named William "Bill" McDermott.
  • Bill was the first blue-eyed male Survivor.


Gallery

For more go to Bill's Gallery


THE SURVIVORS IconHelpLoading survivor.png
BASE GAME /
CHAPTER 1
S01 charSelect portrait.png Dwight Fairfield SurvivorDwight.png S02 charSelect portrait.png Meg Thomas SurvivorMeg.png S03 charSelect portrait.png Claudette Morel SurvivorClaudette.png S04 charSelect portrait.png Jake Park SurvivorJake.png S05 charSelect portrait.png Nea Karlsson SurvivorNea.png
CHAPTERS
2 - 5
S06 charSelect portrait.png Laurie Strode SurvivorLaurie.png S07 charSelect portrait.png Ace Visconti SurvivorAce.png S08 charSelect portrait.png Bill Overbeck SurvivorBill.png S09 charSelect portrait.png Feng Min SurvivorFeng.png S10 charSelect portrait.png David King SurvivorDavid.png
CHAPTERS
6 - 10
S11 charSelect portrait.png Quentin Smith SurvivorQuentin.png S12 charSelect portrait.png David Tapp SurvivorTapp.png S13 charSelect portrait.png Kate Denson SurvivorKate.png S14 charSelect portrait.png Adam Francis SurvivorAdam.png S15 charSelect portrait.png Jeff Johansen SurvivorJeff.png
CHAPTERS
11 - 14
S16 charSelect portrait.png Jane Romero SurvivorJane.png S17 charSelect portrait.png Ash Williams SurvivorAsh.png S18 charSelect portrait.png Nancy Wheeler SurvivorNancy.png S19 charSelect portrait.png Steve Harrington SurvivorSteve.png S20 charSelect portrait.png Yui Kimura SurvivorYui.png
CHAPTERS
15 - 19
S21 charSelect portrait.png Zarina Kassir SurvivorZarina.png S22 charSelect portrait.png Cheryl Mason SurvivorCheryl.png S23 charSelect portrait.png Felix Richter SurvivorFelix.png S24 charSelect portrait.png Élodie Rakoto SurvivorElodie.png S25 charSelect portrait.png Yun-Jin Lee SurvivorYun-Jin.png
CHAPTERS
20 - 23
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CHAPTER
24
S31 charSelect portrait.png Haddie Kaur Unknown QuestionMark.png
THE KILLERS IconHelpLoading killer.png
BASE GAME /
CHAPTERS
1 - 2
K01 charSelect portrait.png Evan MacMillan - The Trapper IconHelpLoading trapper.png K02 charSelect portrait.png Philip Ojomo - The Wraith IconHelpLoading wraith.png K03 charSelect portrait.png Max Thompson Jr. - The Hillbilly IconHelpLoading hillbilly.png K04 charSelect portrait.png Sally Smithson - The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png K05 charSelect portrait.png Michael Myers - The Shape IconHelpLoading shape.png
CHAPTERS
3 - 6
K06 charSelect portrait.png Lisa Sherwood - The Hag IconHelpLoading hag.png K07 charSelect portrait.png Herman Carter - The Doctor IconHelpLoading doctor.png K08 charSelect portrait.png Anna - The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress.png K09 charSelect portrait.png Bubba Sawyer - The Cannibal IconHelpLoading cannibal.png K10 charSelect portrait.png Freddy Krueger - The Nightmare IconHelpLoading nightmare.png
CHAPTERS
7 - 11
K11 charSelect portrait.png Amanda Young - The Pig IconHelpLoading pig.png K12 charSelect portrait.png Jeffrey Hawk - The Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png K13 charSelect portrait.png Rin Yamaoka - The Spirit IconHelpLoading spirit.png K14 charSelect portrait.png Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey - The Legion IconHelpLoading legion.png K15 charSelect portrait.png Adiris - The Plague IconHelpLoading plague.png
CHAPTERS
12 - 15
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CHAPTERS
16 - 21
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CHAPTERS
22 - 24
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LEGENDARY CHARACTERS
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S22 Lisa charSelect portrait.png Lisa Garland K07 Look-See charSelect portrait.png The Look-See K08 Mordeo charSelect portrait.png The Mordeo
ULTRA RARE CHARACTERS
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COSTUME CHARACTERS
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LORE CHARACTERS
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