Dead by Daylight Community |OT| Get outta here you camper!

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Hello all, welcome to the Dead by Daylight Community |OT|, I figured we should get a general thread going instead of relying on new threads about DLC information to discuss the game.



Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical multiplayer (4vs1) horror game where one player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors hoping to escape.

Each game consists of the Killer, the Survivors, generators, hooks, hexes, chests, a hatch and exit gates.
Everyone playing can use usable tokens called Offerings and Skills / Perks to their advantage; these will change the gameplay in each encounter that can put the game in the favour of the Survivors or the Killers if used effectively.

Developed by: Behaviour Interactive
Published by: Starbreeze Studios
Release date: June 14, 2016 (PC),
June 20, 2017 (PS4 & XBO)



The objective is simple. The Killers objective is to please the Entity by sacrificing the Survivors on Hooks. The Killer is to hunt and mercilessly kill each Survivor by hitting them, picking them up and taking them to hooks located around the map. The Entity will then attempt to steal the soul of the Survivor.

Note: The Killer can kill Survivors without using Hooks if they use a Memento Mori Offering.

The Survivors objective is to fix 5 generators located around each map which give power to the exit gates. The Survivors can then open the Exit Gates and escape. The Survivors can also escape if they locate a secret hatch that is hidden in the map when 4 Generators are fixed / 1 Survivor is left alive. A key is required unless you are the last Survivor.

Survivors have to help their comrades by taking them off Hooks so they don't get sacrificed to the big ol' Entity.












There is now a store where players can spend Iridescent Shards or Auric Cells on Costumes, Characters and the Shrine of Secrets.





There are three currencies currently implemented in the game.

Auric Cells are a Microtransaction type of DLC currency that can be bought from the PSN / XBL / Steam store and used to purchase Costumes, Characters and Killers from the Store.

Iridescent Shards have been reworked into currency that players get for free when levelling up their Player Level, a new type of levelling system for your account that levels up with EXP earned from every game session you play. They are used to unlock Costumes, non-licenced Characters and Killers for free, and to be used in the Shrine of Secrets.

Bloodpoints, these are used to upgrade your characters in the Bloodweb, allowing them to level up and unlock new Perk Slots, new Perks and Offerings to use in trials.



Each week, the Shrine of Secrets is a place players can use their Iridescent Shards to unlock Character / Killer Exclusive Perks in other characters / killers Bloodweb so that any character / killer can unlock those character / killer specific perks.

It looks a bit like this:


OnionPowder has been incredibly kindly and very helpfully writing up guides for each weekly Shrine of Secrets and what they suggest players get, here is their latest post:

Shrine of Secrets for the week of 9/19:

Survivor Perks:

Ace in the Hole - Ace Visconti Perk - 2000 IS

There is a 100 % chance that an add-on of Very Rare Rarity or lower will be attached to it. 10/25/50 % chance to find a second Add-on of Uncommon Rarity or lower.

This perk technically isn't very good. It's part of a greater chest build if you're a hoarder of items (like me!) It lets you find a purple or worse add-on on any item you search through a chest, with a chance of getting a second add-on that is yellow or worse. This is the perk I'm going to buy this week, as I've been planning on a chest spec for my Feng with Pharmacy / Plunderers and Ace in the Hole.

If you are looking for actual effective perks then this one isn't for you. This one is honestly a bit of a meme. The most clutch thing you'll get is a 1 state instant heal medkit which is admittedly pretty amazing.

Good combos include: Pharmacy (Quentin Perk), Up The Ante (Ace Perk), Plunderer's Instinct (General Perk). All of these could lead you to finding super rare items, easily finding chests and getting some free add-ons with them.

Boil Over - Kate Denson Perk - 2700 IS

Your struggling effects on the Killer are increased by 25/50/75 %. You obscure the Killer's ability to see Hook Auras within 10/12/14 metres.

This perk makes it so the effects of you swaying left and right while being carried by the killer are increased. You'll make the killer bump into more walls and just generally be annoying.

At best this perk would get you off a hook because they didn't see the aura of a hook right next to them and opted for a further hook. The reality is most of the time this will just annoy the killer and not help you at all.

Good combos include: Decisive Strike - I'm struggling to find this meshing well with anything, but if you are not the obsession this could help you get to your 35% wiggle

Killer Perks:

Make Your Choice - Pig Perk - 2000 IS

When a Survivor rescues another from a Hook at least 48/40/32 metres away from you, Make Your Choice triggers and applies the Exposed Status Effect on the rescuer for 60 seconds. Make Your Choice has a cool-down of 60 seconds.

Now this is what I call a perk. This encourages you to leave a hook which is good for everybody. It also encourages you to not tunnel people off the hook. When you are far enough away from an unhook the person who unhooked will now be 1 hit down, even from full health. This perk meshes really well with somebody like The Hag, The Nurse or even Hillbilly.

Good combos include: BBQ & Chili (Leatherface Perk) as it lets you find killers who are outside the 40 meters, which would allow somebody to come in and unhook. Devour Hope (Hag Perk) as devour hope gives you tokens for people being unhooked when you're more than 24 meters away so you're getting rewarded twice.

Lightborn - Hillbilly Perk - 2000 IS


Unlike other beasts of the fog, you have adapted to light. Resistance to blindness is increased by 20/40/60 %. Recovery from blindness is increased by 50 %.

This perk is a flashlight deterrent. If you use this nobody will be able to flashlight save off of you. Best to equip when you see a squadette load in with 4 flashlights. Not a bad perk, really good when you've got some full on cancer coming at you.

Good combos include: Franklin's Demise (Leatherface Perk) just because fuck your flashlights.

My recommendations:

Survivor - None honestly. If you really want a perk pick up Ace in the Hole. Boil Over is so situational, and since it's the first time it's ever shown up on the shrine it has a 700 IS premium which makes it double not worth it.

Killer - Make Your Choice. This is a damn fine perk when used correctly. Can give you that momentum of continuously hooking people to delay the game and ensure your win.
Finally updated, sorry it took so long. :')
 
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Yessss. I was hoping somebody would make an OT. Much better job than I could do.
Thank you! I thought we needed on as I can continue to update it with all of the new DLC's released. I'll probably edit it and make it more in depth soon (in regards to DLC packs.)

Hopefully more people will join the discussion soon, guess I'll ask the generic is there anymore licensed killers / survivors anyone would like to see?

I would adore a Silent Hill themed pack with Pyramid Head and James.
 
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I like that they found a way to kinda stop face camping with Freddy, I wonder if they'll come up with clever ways to do that with any future killers.

Thank you! I thought we needed on as I can continue to update it with all of the new DLC's released. I'll probably edit it and make it more in depth soon (in regards to DLC packs.)

Hopefully more people will join the discussion soon, guess I'll ask the generic is there anymore licensed killers / survivors anyone would like to see?

I would adore a Silent Hill themed pack with Pyramid Head and James.
ooh, the chances of getting Jason Voorhees are higher than anything from Konami.
 
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ooh, the chances of getting Jason Voorhees are higher than anything from Konami.
Hilarious but absolutely true.

EDIT:

Freddy Kreugar is getting nerfed / balance patched in the next update.
List of changes compiled by reddits_Morbi_ below
  • Balance-Patch will come next week to PC/Steam
  • When you use Freddy's power, there is an increased slowdown in his movement
  • Freddy's lullaby will have an increased range for survivors in the Awake state
  • Once you get out of Freddy's terror radius while dreaming, he will not see your outline/aura for 10 seconds
  • Waking up & healing is now merged into one action: healing a survivor will immediately wake them up. It is NOT confirmed if this will be the case for Unbreakable!!!
  • Added UI status element to show if a survivor is sleeping
  • When a survivor is falling asleep, Freddy is going to be partially invisible during those 7 seconds (one second he is visible, one second he isn't)
  • Adrenaline will wake up the survivor
  • Something is being worked on behind the scenes regarding the terror radius during a chase to enable better mind games (affects every killer)
  • "Remember Me" change: if the Obsession is killed, your tokens are gone now
  • Polishes to textures and effects of Freddy
  • This will be a first wave of changes, they'll look into his balancing again after a longer time
  • Sidenote: Freddy has the highest count of survivor DCs per match
  • "Face Freddy and learn!" - Dave Richard (Creative Director)
The Reddit is currently not happy with these changes.
 
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btw, the last (console) patch mentioned something about being able to unhook players from every side, probably to stop face campers. does it work? my last sessions (luckily) didn't have any of those.
 
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btw, the last (console) patch mentioned something about being able to unhook players from every side, probably to stop face campers. does it work? my last sessions (luckily) didn't have any of those.
Whilst I haven't played with the latest patch yet, I think it'll help but probably not fix the issue. The killer only has to move to the left or right to hit you if you're taking them off the hook and I can't imagine that'll be hard to achieve.

It's much more helpful in all situations regardless though so it's a valued addition. Granted Ive barely played with face campers for a while now luckily.
 
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Hilarious but absolutely true.

EDIT:

Freddy Kreugar is getting nerfed / balance patched in the next update.
List of changes compiled by reddits_Morbi_ below
  • Balance-Patch will come next week to PC/Steam
  • When you use Freddy's power, there is an increased slowdown in his movement
  • Freddy's lullaby will have an increased range for survivors in the Awake state
  • Once you get out of Freddy's terror radius while dreaming, he will not see your outline/aura for 10 seconds
  • Waking up & healing is now merged into one action: healing a survivor will immediately wake them up. It is NOT confirmed if this will be the case for Unbreakable!!!
  • Added UI status element to show if a survivor is sleeping
  • When a survivor is falling asleep, Freddy is going to be partially invisible during those 7 seconds (one second he is visible, one second he isn't)
  • Adrenaline will wake up the survivor
  • Something is being worked on behind the scenes regarding the terror radius during a chase to enable better mind games (affects every killer)
  • "Remember Me" change: if the Obsession is killed, your tokens are gone now
  • Polishes to textures and effects of Freddy
  • This will be a first wave of changes, they'll look into his balancing again after a longer time
  • Sidenote: Freddy has the highest count of survivor DCs per match
  • "Face Freddy and learn!" - Dave Richard (Creative Director)
The Reddit is currently not happy with these changes.
Meanwhile Freddy is still not out on console. We definitely get the short straw with this game, especially with the frequency of bugs like the progression deletion bug that stay on console long after being fixed on PC.
 
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Meanwhile Freddy is still not out on console. We definitely get the short straw with this game, especially with the frequency of bugs like the progression deletion bug that stay on console long after being fixed on PC.
I already fear that the real / dreamworld transition will turn the game into a powerpoint presentation.
 
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btw, the last (console) patch mentioned something about being able to unhook players from every side, probably to stop face campers. does it work? my last sessions (luckily) didn't have any of those.
It can help counter face campers, but is not a perfect fix by any means. If the killer is Leatherface or Billy, for example, they can still just sit and rev up and down anyone. They can also just let you unhook and then tunnel.

What it does help, is when the gates are open and someone is hooked near one, you can now get someone off the hook and out before they're downed, assuming you proc Borrowed Timer.

Still waiting for Fred on consoles. A shame there is such a long delay between PC and consoles. I don't even mind the nerfs, all killers are pretty easily shit on in high level play.
 
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Still waiting for Fred on consoles. A shame there is such a long delay between PC and consoles. I don't even mind the nerfs, all killers are pretty easily shit on in high level play.
Yeah the delays between DLC releases is a little jarring considering Friday gets all content out on the same day. It's not bothered me too much but I'm itching to play as as against Freddy.

As a Killer I mostly stick to Michael Myers, he's so fun to play as. I haven't bought Leatheface because that's another thing that bothered me: he was more expensive on console than PC. :/

Feng is my Survivor main. I'm like level 30 with her and I'm wondering whether to prestige her or not. I'm bothered you lose everything when you do it.
 
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Feng is my Survivor main. I'm like level 30 with her and I'm wondering whether to prestige her or not. I'm bothered you lose everything when you do it.
I usually use all the items/offerings to get enough bloodpoints for another character and then go prestige with the previous. my Dwight is ready for prestige 3, just using him now to level up some killers first.
 
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Yeah the delays between DLC releases is a little jarring considering Friday gets all content out on the same day. It's not bothered me too much but I'm itching to play as as against Freddy.

As a Killer I mostly stick to Michael Myers, he's so fun to play as. I haven't bought Leatheface because that's another thing that bothered me: he was more expensive on console than PC. :/

Feng is my Survivor main. I'm like level 30 with her and I'm wondering whether to prestige her or not. I'm bothered you lose everything when you do it.
I got Doctor to P3 in Xbox before they buffed him, I've barely used him since. I have Billy at P2 50, Leatherface at 50, then Hag and Nurse at 40 for their perks. Idk if I will prestige anyone else, the buff you get to items you find in the blood webs doesn't seem worth it.

I run David as survivor for WGLF. I have Meg and Claudette at 41 for their perks but I don't think I have anyone else leveled at all. Currently saving BP for Freddy.
 
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Yeah the delays between DLC releases is a little jarring considering Friday gets all content out on the same day. It's not bothered me too much but I'm itching to play as as against Freddy.

As a Killer I mostly stick to Michael Myers, he's so fun to play as. I haven't bought Leatheface because that's another thing that bothered me: he was more expensive on console than PC. :/

Feng is my Survivor main. I'm like level 30 with her and I'm wondering whether to prestige her or not. I'm bothered you lose everything when you do it.
I'm all about David... for... reasons....
 
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Some news, thanks to the Playstation EU Blog it seems that Freddy is coming to Console on 09/11/2017.

Also, some news regarding the OT OP itself, I will be editing this at some point to better reflect the DLC Packages and how they work / are bought to make the thread newcomer friendly. We've been entered into the Community Spotlight feature ResetERA is doing which means our community will be moved to the main Video Games section and I'm hoping this'll bring more attention to the thread and bring in some new faces.


On an unrelated note:


I encountered this really bizarre bug. Here's a description of what happened:

I saw a Meg was saved by a teammate from a hook but the Entity didn't stop trying to take their soul, he kept growing and growing and the killer couldn't rehook her. She got out and I followed her and healed her but then she suddenly disappeared as the Entity 'bomb' noise played and a Memento Mori icon popped up over her name.
 
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Oh man i really enjoyed this game for a few weeks, played probably like 80 hours.

Should hop back in and check out the freddy DLC.
 
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They don't work on mobile for some reason, I'm not sure how to fix it.
I'm using my home desktop PC and it's not displaying the images (just an X symbol)...but I've seen a few threads here at ResetEra with the same issue...I think it might be a forum thing
 
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He’s out on Xbox US. Played one match as him. He’s incredibly shitty against looping but that’s like... his only weakness.

Of course, I’m rank 1 so that’s all survivors are going to do at huh level is loop.
 
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just played in a session where freddy was the killer, in the new map, with hex ruin and 2 rage quits in the very first minute. woof!



excuse me, need to change my pants now.
 
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Nice, Freddy tonight!

And lol, I'm down for taking on "The Nea". I actually had a match where I was alone as a survivor with a Nea... that was working with the killer. Got hooked and Nea and the killer just stood there and taunted until I struggled myself into oblivion. So I guess I've already met "The Nea".
 
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I had one game against Freddy today that was cut really short, and it was so exhilarating.

I didn't realise Premonition worked whilst he was around in the real world. It kept freaking me out. When he was about to bring me into the Dream World he disconnected. :( so I didn't even get to see him.

Really creepy stuff though!
 
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have they improved the online? I swear, I could read a whole lootbox thread here before the match would start, now I can hardly finish this comment.
 
#41
This has been my biggest surprise of the year. A couple friends and I picked it up during the Halloween Steam sale, and it's all we've been playing recently. I can't recommend it enough.
 
#43
Dead By Daylight, along with Friday the 13th, have pretty much been my go to games for months now so it's awesome to see the DBD community get the spotlight.
 
#44
Didn’t know we had a thread for this game. Have been a Killer main forever and got everyone to level 50 but haven’t played it as often recently due to the 2017 block buster of so many great new releases.
 
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Hello all! Yes, we have existed in the corner of the Hangouts category like the cool kids for a while now.

Haha but seriously I was hoping to update the thread OP with better information for DLC Packs but unfortunately I've found myself without internet for weeks surviving off of my mobile data. I'll get to it when I get Internet set up in my new home.

And yeah I have to say Friday the 13th and DBD had effectively replaced Overwatch this year as my go to multiplayer games and I'm glad they both exist. It's always exciting to get back in the game when new content is released.
 
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Hi DBDEra! I too picked this up in the Halloween sale and it's one of my games of the year. Unbearably tense as a survivor...

I'd love to see some kind of fix for the 'dodge the killer by repeatedly sliding over an obstacle' cheese though.
 
#47
I took a big ol break from this game after freddy came out.

I still put a good 200 hours into this game since the Humble Bundle in August. I'll be back soon most likely.
 
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Hi DBDEra! I too picked this up in the Halloween sale and it's one of my games of the year. Unbearably tense as a survivor...

I'd love to see some kind of fix for the 'dodge the killer by repeatedly sliding over an obstacle' cheese though.
they've mentioned, they will work on a better pallet placement.

I took a big ol break from this game after freddy came out.

I still put a good 200 hours into this game since the Humble Bundle in August. I'll be back soon most likely.
speaking of, anybody know why the majority hates/boycotts freddy?
 
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Man I love thus game but I've met so many salty survivors it's like they think the killer only exists to chase them and let em win and when you do win they cry and call you slurs.
 
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