Dead by Daylight

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Dead by Daylight
Dead by Daylight cover
Developers
Behaviour Interactive
Publishers
2016-2017 Starbreeze Studios
2018-present Behaviour Interactive
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows June 14, 2016
Reception
Metacritic 71
OpenCritic 69
IGDB 67
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Currency, Free-to-grind, Unlock
Modes Multiplayer
Perspectives Third-person, First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Survival horror
Themes Horror, Supernatural
Dead by Daylight on HowLongToBeat
Dead by Daylight on IGDB
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Dead by Daylight on Wikipedia

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

General information

Official Forums
Offical Wiki
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Humble Store
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Silent Hill Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Easy Anti-Cheat DRM and a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Version differences[edit]

The Ultimate Edition includes Killer and Survivor Expansion Pack.
The Deluxe Edition includes the official soundtrack, digital art book, and two masks for Payday 2.

Monetization[edit]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Hellraiser Chapter
Windows
Resident Evil Chapter
Windows
Survivor Expansion Pack
Windows
Killer Expansion Pack
Windows
All-Kill Chapter
Windows
A Binding of Kin Chapter
Windows
Descend Beyond chapter
Windows
Silent Hill Chapter
Windows
Stranger Things Chapter
Windows
Chains of Hate Chapter
Windows
Cursed Legacy Chapter
Windows
Ghost Face
Windows
Ash vs Evil Dead
Windows
The Halloween Chapter
Windows
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Windows
The Saw Chapter
Windows
Leatherface
Windows
Demise of the Faithful
Windows
Shattered Bloodline Chapter
Windows
Darkness Among Us
Windows
Curtain Call Chapter
Windows
Spark of Madness Chapter
Windows
Of Flesh and Mud
Windows
A Lullaby for the Dark Chapter Automatically included with game
Windows
The Last Breath Chapter Automatically included with game
Windows
Left Behind Automatically included with game
Windows
Charity Case
Windows
The 80's Suitcase
Windows
The Bloodstained Sack
Windows
Headcase
Windows

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Cosmetic Skins for characters.
Currency Auric Cells are the currency used for in-game purchases and require real money.
Free-to-grind Iridescent Shards can be earned by playing the game and used to purchase some of the in-game store items.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\DeadByDaylight\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\BehaviourInteractive.DeadbyDaylightWindows_b1gz2xhdanwfm\LocalCache\Local\DeadByDaylight\Saved\Config\GRDKNoEditor
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/381210/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video[edit]

Video settings
Video settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Game uses desktop resolution, with in-game resolution option affecting quality of in-game render. See Widescreen resolution for custom resolutions.
Multi-monitor
FOV is Vert-. See Widescreen resolution to play at 16:9.
Ultra-widescreen
FOV is Vert-. See Widescreen resolution to play at 16:9.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
The default FOV is 87° and can only be changed with unlockable perks to increase visibility, and only for the Killer.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
The fullscreen mode is borderless windowed.[1][2]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See Anti-aliasing (AA).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enabled by default, may cause input lag. See Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
120+ FPS
See High frame rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Changing the resolution[3]
  1. Put "-ResX= -ResY=" with the desired values in the game launch options (e.g.-resx=1920 -resy=1080).
  2. If settings do not take effect in fullscreen mode, press Alt+ Enter to switch to windowed mode.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Enable anisotropic filtering[4]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open Scalability.ini.
  3. Add the following lines:
[TextureQuality@1]
r.MaxAnisotropy=16

[TextureQuality@2]
r.MaxAnisotropy=16

[TextureQuality@3]
r.MaxAnisotropy=16

Anti-aliasing (AA)[edit]

Disable Anti-aliasing[5]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following lines:
[/script/engine.streamingsettings]
r.DefaultFeature.AntiAliasing=0

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Toggle Vsync[6]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Find the following line, and set to the desired value (true/false).
bUseVSync=false

High frame rate[edit]

Change FPS cap[7]
The maximum that can be set is 120 due to a hard cap.
Default value of 0.000000 is a 60 FPS cap.
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Find the following line and set it to the desired value:
FrameRateLimit=120

Input[edit]

Input Controls
Input Controls

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Separate Survivor/Killer controls.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Different sliders for Killer and Survivor. See Mouse sensitivity for advanced config.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Combined for both Keyboard/Controller
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Combined for both Keyboard/Controller
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Button prompts
Visible during QTEs.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
As of Feb 2021, the new UI may result in unwanted button prompt switching behaviour. Does not affect functionality.
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection

Mouse sensitivity[edit]

Set mouse sensitivity[8]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open Input.ini.
  3. Add the following lines, changing the Sensitivity value as desired:
[/Script/Engine.InputSettings]
AxisConfig=(AxisKeyName="MouseX",AxisProperties=(DeadZone=0.000000,Sensitivity=0.015000,Exponent=1.000000,bInvert=False))
AxisConfig=(AxisKeyName="MouseY",AxisProperties=(DeadZone=0.000000,Sensitivity=0.015000,Exponent=1.000000,bInvert=False))

Audio[edit]

Audio Settings
Audio Settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Only Main and Music sliders.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Swedish
Thai
Turkish

Network[edit]

"Play as Killer", "Play as Survivor" and "Survive with Friends" will affect ranks, "Kill your Friends" mode will not.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
5 Versus

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Was used before the switch to Dedicated.
Dedicated
Since October 2019.[9]

Other information[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX 3.3 with APEX 1.3
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform
Multiplayer Steamworks
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat [10]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4170
AMD FX-8120
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
AMD Radeon HD 6850
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 11 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/381210/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (381210) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-08-04
    Removed GameUserSettings.ini and ran the game, resulting in it defaulting to borderless (FullscreenMode=1 in the file) and remaining as such after fullscreen was switched off and on.
  2. window borderless - last accessed on 2021-08-04
  3. Verified by User:Rose on 2020-01-29
    Successfully forced 2560x1440 at 2560x1080.
  4. Reddit: /r/deadbydaylight - last accessed on 2020-11-28
  5. Steam forums: Dead By Daylight - last accessed on 2020-11-28
  6. Reddit: /r/deadbydaylight - last accessed on 2020-11-28
  7. Official Dead by Daylight Forums - last accessed on 2020-11-28
  8. Steam Guides - last accessed on 2020-11-28
  9. Offical Game Forums: Dedicated Servers Live Test - last accessed on 2020-12-04
  10. Easy Anti-Cheat