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‘Dead by Daylight’ Chapter 24: Official Release Date, Killer, Survivor, and Patch Notes

Are you afraid of what lies in the dark?

Dead by Daylight‘s 24th chapter, “Roots of Dread,” is now live, with survivor Haddie Kaur and the killer known as the Dredge. The Dredge is a Boogeyman-esque monster that travels through closets/lockers and makes the maps darker the longer survivors stay injured. The culmination of the dark feelings of a commune that culminated in a mass murder similar to Jonestown, the Dredge marks the first original non-human killer in the game (The Demogorgon and Pyramid Head both being DLC).

The Survivor, Haddie Kaur, an Indian-Canadian horror paranormal investigator and podcaster, is unique in that she has been a main character in the Tomes of DBD (basically lore chapters you unlock by playing the game and completing challenges). However, this Haddie is not necessarily the same Haddie in those Tomes, but one in many Haddies across the universe who are all researching the Entity.

A fake for sale advertisement for the new Dead by Daylight map "the garden of Joy": "[JUST LISTED] Garden of Joy: History 3 bed0room home, great location perfect for families 4/5 stars, $129,000 It's the perfect place to lay down your roots, though move-in ready, this historic 3 bedroom home is a DIYers dream! You and your family will have plenty of space with two floors, a basement, and an attic that we're not even sure how to access. Who knows what treasures may be waiting up there? Picture this: Your morning coffee in a private gazebo, overlooking a magnificent garden. You are one with nature. Some may be deterred by the furniture defying gravity and drifting towards the ceiling- but not you! You weren't going to read the books on the shelf anyway, who cares if it's halfway up the wall? Look at how much floorspace you just freed up! Your commute is a thing of the past. Literally, you can't commute at all. The entire property is suspended in the sky with no connection to the outside world. No more pesky door-to-door salesmen!" -EntityRealty
Via Behaviour Interactive and the Dead by Daylight Twitter

This Chapter also comes with a new map (The Garden of Joy), and Patch 6.0.0, marking the first update of the new year. This includes Preset Loadouts, a visual update for the Menu, new cosmetics and perks (in-game skills and abilities that help survivors survive and killers kill), many bug fixes, and slight buffs to the killers Ghostface and The Pig (of the SAW DLC). You can read the full patch notes here, including bug fixes, but here’s the full list of new features and content (also detailed here):

New Killer – The Dredge

New Perk: Dissolution
3 seconds after injuring a Survivor by any means, Dissolution activates for 12/16/20 second(s). While Dissolution is active, if a Survivor fast vaults over a pallet inside of your Terror Radius, the Entity will break the pallet at the end of the vault, and Dissolution deactivates.

New Perk: Darkness Revealed
When you open a locker, the auras of all Survivors within 8 meters of any lockers are revealed to you for 3/4/5 seconds. This perk has a 30 second cooldown.

New Perk: Septic Touch
Whenever a Survivor performs the healing action within your Terror Radius, they suffer from Blindness and Exhaustion. These effects linger for 6/8/10 seconds after a healing action is interrupted by any means.

New Survivor – Haddie Kaur

New Perk: Inner Focus
You can see other Survivors’ Scratch Marks within a 32 meters range of you. Whenever another Survivor loses a health state within a 32 meters range of you, the Killer’s aura is revealed to you for 3/4/5 seconds.

New Perk: Residual Manifest
After a successful Killer Blind action, the Killer is affected by the Blindness status effect for 20/25/30 seconds. This perk grants the ability to rummage through an opened chest once per Trial and will guarantee a basic Flashlight.

New Perk: Overzealous
After cleansing any totem, this perk activates. Your generator repair speed is increased by 4%/5%/6%. This Perk deactivates when you lose a health state by any means.

New General Killer Perk – Shattered Hope
When you destroy a Boon Totem this way, the auras of all Survivors inside the Boon Totem range are revealed to you for 6/7/8 seconds.

Layout change to the Main Menu – Allows more room to gaze longingly into the campfire.
Menu movement when using a Controller has been removed across all screens.

Presets – For Loadouts & Customizations
The ability to save your favorite Loadout builds and Customizations has been added to the Loadout and Customizations menus respectively.

The Ghost Face
Reworked Add-on – Driver’s License
When Marking a Survivor repairing a generator, the generator explodes and loses 20% progress. The affected generator becomes blocked for 15 seconds. When Marking multiple Survivors at the same time, the loss of progress only applies once.

The Pig
Added an extra Jigsaw Box to all matches
Survivors are guaranteed to find the key for their Reverse Beartrap at a maximum of 4 boxes searched (It can still be found sooner, but you will never need to search more than 4 boxes)
The box system has been adjusted to be more consistent overall and have a slightly higher average number of searches needed, from 2.5 to 3 (Yes, this is a buff)

Dev Note: Some Pig players have been camping out in front of the final Jigsaw Box, blocking a survivor from being able to get rid of their Reverse Beartrap. With these changes, this strategy will no longer work! We also tweaked the way box searches are determined to prevent extreme cases of very few searches / too many searches, as well as a small buff to the average number of searches required to escape the Reverse Beartrap. Overall, this should make the boxes more consistent and slightly more powerful for The Pig.


Changed the text for Entity Displeased on the tally screen. It now reads “The Entity Hungers…”

Added a warning message in the Custom Games Lobby to indicate that matches do not count toward Achievements.

Updated desktop icon.


“Twisted Masquerade” 6th Anniversary limited-time event (starting June 16th 11AM ET)


Twisted Masquerade event tome (also starting June 16th 11AM ET)

Fixed the localization of the Green Glyph challenge description text to better clarify the spawn rules and aura reveal information.

Added a timer to the Main Menu indicating time remaining until the Rift closes.

New Map: Garden of Joy

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