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Bill Overbeck
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Old Soldier
Left Behind
Voice Actor
Ricardo Gomez

Bill Overbeck is one of 24 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

He was introduced with PARAGRAPH I: Left Behind, an originally PC-exclusive Paragraph DLC released on 8 March 2017.

Bill is a Character from the popular 2008 Zombie Game, Left 4 Dead.



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

His personal Perks, Left Behind  , Borrowed Time  , and 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.

Difficulty rating: Hard
(based on only using his Unique Perks)


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.

Bill's Perks

These are Perks which start off only appearing in Bill's Bloodweb  . After achieving Level 30, Teachable versions of these Perks can be found:

  • Left Behind - Level 30
  • Borrowed Time - Level 35
  • Unbreakable - Level 40

Once obtained, other Survivors will be able to find Bill's Perks in their respective Bloodwebs from that point onwards.

Left Behind

You'll get the job done... No matter the cost.

When you are the last Survivor remaining in the Trial, the Aura   of the Hatch   is revealed to you within a range of 24/28/32 metres.

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

Borrowed Time

You are fuelled with an unexpected energy when saving an Ally from a Hook within the Killer's Terror Radius  .

After unhooking a Survivor within the Killer's Terror Radius, for 15 seconds, any damage taken that would put the unhooked Survivor into the Dying State will instead apply the Deep Wound   Status Effect. The Survivor has 10/15/20 seconds to mend themselves.

If the unhooked Survivor takes any damage while affected by Deep Wound or if its timer ends, the unhooked Survivor is immediately put 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

Unique to William "Bill" Overbeck until Level 35, at which point its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Survivors.


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

Grants the ability to fully recover from the Dying State   once per Trial.

  • Increases the Dying State Recovery speed by 25/30/35 %.

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


Main article: Achievements

There is currently 1 Achievement which is related to Bill.

Icon Name Description
Adept Bill Escape with Bill Overbeck using only his Unique Perks: Left Behind  , Borrowed Time   & Unbreakable  .


Players can customise their Character by choosing one outfit style from each category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after Bill reaches Level 50 and prestiges.

Bill's attire includes:


Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
  Bill   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

Base Head Design of Bill Overbeck.
  Combat Jacket   Common Battle-scarred military jacket identified to Overbeck.

"The honest to God military!" — Bill Overbeck

Base Torso Design of Bill Overbeck.
  Military Trousers   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

Base Leg Design of Bill Overbeck.


Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
  Veteran Bill   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
  Veteran's Jacket   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
  Veteran's Trousers   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


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


Main article: Downloadable Content

Bill is currently part of 1 DLC package:

Available DLC


  • The full name of Bill Overbeck is "William 'Bill' Overbeck".
  • 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   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  .
    • 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.


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