Dead by Daylight

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Dead by Daylight
Dead by Daylight cover
Developers
Behaviour Interactive
Publishers
Starbreeze Studios
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows June 14, 2016
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General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\DeadByDaylight\Content\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename LoadingScreen.mp4.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\DeadByDaylight\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Microsoft Store
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/381210/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State 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)
For balancing purposes, FOV can only be changed with unlockable perks to increase visibility, and only for the Killer. The default FOV is 87°.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Seems to be enabled by default (game doesn't disappear if another window selected)
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Enabled by default. 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)

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Changing the resolution[citation needed]
  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]

Change anisotropic filtering[citation needed]
  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]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Find the following line, and set to the desired value.
sg.AntiAliasingQuality=1

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Instructions[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open GameUserSettings.ini.
  3. Find the following line, and set to the desired value.
bUseVSync=True

High frame rate[edit]

Change frame rate smoothing[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Add the following lines:
[/script/engine.engine]
bSmoothFrameRate=false

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
All commands are shared between Survivor mode and Killer mode, except for the "Action" command for the Killer, which must be rebound on a separate menu.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Different sliders for Killer and Survivor. See Mouse sensitivity for advanced config.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Bound to I.
Controller
Controller support
Supports Leap Motion API[citation needed]
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Possible in Steam Configurator.
Controller sensitivity
Possible in Steam Configurator.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Bound to the back button.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Mouse sensitivity[edit]

Set mouse sensitivity[citation needed]
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open Input.ini.
  3. Add the following lines:
[/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 settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

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

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

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

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 [1]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) AMD FX-8120
Intel Core i3-4170
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 6850
Nvidia GeForce GTX 360
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 11 compatible
Other Broadband internet connection

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