Behaviour Interactive created the well-known multiplayer survival horror title Dead by Daylight. The game is playable on a variety of platforms, including PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch.
Players in the game have the option to play either the killer or the survivor. The survivors must work together to repair generators and escape from the killer, while the killer’s objective is to hunt down and sacrifice the survivors to the Entity, a mysterious force that feeds on the hope of its victims.
Dead by Daylight has a large cast of playable characters, including both original and well-known horror icons like Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Ghostface. Since its release, the game has maintained a devoted following and received upgrades and new material.
Beginners Guide to Dead by Daylight [Gameplay]
Knowing your surroundings:
The first step to surviving in Dead by Daylight is knowing your surroundings. The map is full of obstacles, walls, and structures that can be used to your advantage to avoid the killer. Crouching and moving slowly can help you stay hidden and avoid making noise, but be sure to stay aware of your surroundings as the killer can appear at any time.
Collaboration is key in Dead by Daylight. Working together with other survivors to repair generators and save each other from the killer is essential to winning the game. When working on a generator, try to have one player repairing the generator while the other players keep watch for the killer.
Staying hidden and avoiding detection by the killer is important to surviving in Dead by Daylight. Crouching and moving slowly can help you avoid making noise and stay hidden from the killer. However, be aware that some killers have abilities that can detect you even if you are crouching, so be on the lookout for these abilities.
Looking out for traps:
Some killers, such as the Trapper, can set traps around the map. Be on the lookout for these traps and try to disarm them when possible. Disarming a trap can also give you bonus points towards your blood points at the end of the game.
Knowing when to run:
Running is sometimes the only option when the killer is chasing you. When running, try to create distance between you and the killer by running towards obstacles and windows that you can jump over. However, be aware that running creates noise and alerts the killer to your location, so use it sparingly.
Healing and self-care:
Survivors can also heal themselves and each other. When injured, you can either find a med-kit or look for another survivor to heal you. Self-care is also a useful perk that allows you to heal yourself without the need for a med-kit or another survivor.
Perks are abilities that can be equipped to help you survive. Each survivor has three perk slots that can be filled with perks that improve your chances of surviving. Perks can be unlocked by leveling up your characters and earning blood points.
Using your abilities:
Each killer has their own unique abilities that can be used to track down and catch survivors. Learning how to use these abilities effectively is essential to winning as a killer. Some examples of killer abilities include:
- Trapper’s ability to set traps around the map
- Hillbilly’s chainsaw attack that can quickly down a survivor
- Nurse’s ability to teleport short distances
- Wraith’s ability to turn invisible
Cutting off escape routes:
Knowing the map and cutting off escape routes is key to catching survivors. Block off paths and force survivors into dead ends where you can catch them. Learning how to cut off the map is an essential skill for any killer.
Patience is key when playing as a killer. Waiting for the right moment to strike and catch survivors off guard is essential to winning. Rushing in blindly can give the survivors an opportunity to escape.
Guarding hooked survivors:
When you catch a survivor and hook them, be sure to guard them to prevent other survivors from rescuing them. Patrol the area around the hook to catch any survivors that try to save. Also, it’s important to keep in mind that camping (staying close to the hooked survivor) is generally frowned upon in the Dead by Daylight community as it reduces the overall enjoyment of the game for survivors. Instead, try to balance between guarding the hooked survivor and patrolling the area to keep pressure on the other survivors. Remember, the ultimate goal is to sacrifice all survivors, not just one.
Add-ons are items that can be equipped to your killer that provide additional abilities or bonuses. Each killer has their own set of add-ons that can be unlocked by leveling up your character and earning blood points.
Understanding survivor behavior:
Understanding how survivors behave and how they react to certain situations can help you catch them more easily. For example, some survivors may try to hide in lockers when they hear you approaching, while others may try to run and create distance between you and them.
Managing your bloodlust:
Bloodlust is a mechanic in Dead by Daylight that gives you a speed boost when you are chasing a survivor for a certain amount of time. It also lengthens the time it takes you to halt and recover from a missed assault, though. Any killer needs to know when to act on their bloodlust and when to control it.
Dead by Daylight offers different match types, each with its own rules and objectives.
In Survivor matches, the goal is to repair generators and escape from the killer. Survivors must work together to repair all five generators to activate the exit gates and escape from the map. The killer’s objective is to catch and sacrifice all survivors to the Entity.
In Killer matches, the goal is to catch and sacrifice all survivors to the Entity. The killer must use their abilities and strategies to track down and catch the survivors before they can repair all the generators and escape.
Custom matches allow players to customize the match settings and rules to create their own unique game modes.
As mentioned earlier, Dead By Daylight continues to receive new content in the form of Killers, Survivors, and maps. In addition to that, the game also features unique crossovers with other games like Meet Your Maker, Left4Dead, and Silent Hill. These collaborations add more variety to the game and keep things fresh for players.
Teachable Perk Rework:
The Teachable Perk system in Dead By Daylight has been reworked. Instead of requiring players to reach max level with a particular Killer or Survivor to unlock the perk, it’s now tied to Prestiging a character. This makes it easier and less time-consuming to unlock and use the perks. Also, Prestiging a character no longer resets their inventory, and the Prestige cap is now 100 with higher levels providing exclusive rewards and cosmetics.
Tips for Survivors and Killers
- Work together with your team. Coordination is key to surviving in Dead By Daylight.
- Use items and perks to your advantage. They can help you escape the Killer or create distractions to give your team time to complete objectives.
- Be aware of your surroundings and use them to your advantage. Hide in lockers or behind objects to avoid detection.
- Keep an eye on the Killer’s red stain. It indicates their direction and can help you avoid getting caught.
- Complete objectives as quickly as possible. The longer the game goes on, the harder it gets.
- Use your unique abilities to your advantage. Each Killer has their own abilities that can help you catch Survivors.
- Keep track of your prey. The Survivors will leave scratch marks and other clues that can help you track them down.
- Use the environment to your advantage. Break pallets and windows to slow down Survivors and create obstacles.
- Hook Survivors as quickly as possible. The longer they survive, the more challenging it is to capture them.
- Be unpredictable. Don’t always follow the same pattern or strategy. Keep the Survivors guessing.
Dead by Daylight is a thrilling multiplayer game that requires teamwork and strategy to survive as a survivor or catch and sacrifice survivors as a killer. By understanding the basics, using perks and add-ons, and mastering the different match types, you can improve your chances of winning and having a great time playing Dead by Daylight.