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Dead By Daylight Anniversary 2023 Start Time, Twisted Masquerade Rewards, More

Here's what you can expect from the Dead By Daylight Anniversary 2023 including its start time, events, and more.
Dead By Daylight Anniversary 2023 Start Time, Twisted Masquerade Rewards, More
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Original Story Follows - As Dead By Daylight's Year 7 finally came to a close in April 2023, it's now time for a new year of festivities and horror, including the 2023 Anniversary event, an updated roadmap, and more. Just ahead of us and following the Dead by Daylight 7th anniversary live stream comes the Anniversary event, which will mark the game's 7th year in existence.

Let's take a look at what killers and survivors can expect from this year's festivities, including the Dead By Daylight Year 7 Anniversary Event start time, date, and what items and other festivities will be available in-game.

Update on 22 June 2023 - This article was updated and checked for the latest news and leaks.

Latest News & Leaks

We'll be sure to keep you updated on all the most recent news and leaks, just below:

20 June 2023 - Anniversary Event Delayed

Unfortunately, fans will have to wait just a little longer for the 7th-anniversary event to begin, as Dead by Daylight has announced that the celebration will be delayed by a couple of days.

As revealed on Twitter today, the Dead by Daylight's 7th anniversary Twisted Masquerade event will now begin on 22nd June 2023 at 11 AM ET. A slightly delay of just one day. So it's not too much longer to wait.

20 May 2023 - Everything Announced During 7th Anniversary Broadcast
19 May 2023 - Today is the day! 

Dead by Daylight’s Year 7 Anniversary Broadcast is coming later today!

Tune in on Twitch and YouTube at 1:00 PM EST.

18 May 2023 - Dead By Daylight's Anniversary Stream Has Been Brought Forward

Are you ready? The Developers have also confirmed a list of the subjects they'll be covering during the event, including:

  • Year 8 Roadmap
  • Chapter 28 Reveal
  • Gameplay Improvements
  • Quality of Life Improvements
  • Dead by Daylight: What Lies Ahead
  • A Look at the Store
  • 7th Anniversary In-game Celebrations
17 May 2023 - Dead By Daylight's Anniversary News Leaked

Out of respect for the developers, we're not sharing any of the numerous leaks here because it's literally everything Behavior planned to announce at the Anniversary stream next week.

As a reminder though, they have officially confirmed that Nic Cage is coming to Dead By Daylight.

16 May 2023 - 7th Anniversary Stream Is Maybe Coming Next Week

Looks like the Dead By Daylight 7th Anniversary Stream announcement has leaked (more details on the link).

Hopefully, this means we'll be learning more about Season 28 very soon!

5 May 2023 - Anniversary Chapter Killer, Survivor, Power, And More Leaked

Just a few weeks after dataminer and Dead by Daylight leaker Leaks by Daylight published the release date of the upcoming anniversary chapter, they have now published a new report providing fans with information about the killer, their power, and the new survivor. 

According to the leak, the chapter will feature all original characters. The killer will be called The Singularity, boasting a power called Dimensional Rift. This power will allow him to create two portals on flat surfaces and then teleport between them, creating a blast that makes nearby survivors scream and reveal their auras to him when he does so.

Similar to The Demogorgon's Portals to the Upside Down, survivors can close The Singularity's portals to prevent the killer from teleporting to them. The leak also mentioned that the "power of the killer becomes stronger as the game goes on."

The new survivor will be named Gabriel Soma, though none of his survivor perks have been revealed thus far.

24 April 2023 - Chapter 28 Release Date Leaked

According to Leaks by Daylight, the new Dead by Daylight chapter 28 is set to release on 13 June 2023, with an anniversary live stream and the Steam Public Test Build taking place on 23 May 2023.

Dead By Daylight 7th Anniversary 2023 Start Time

Update - Now starting on 22 June 2023.

Dead by Daylight's anniversary month is in June, specifically on 14 June. This means that the anniversary event usually begins sometime in mid-June 2023 and will last throughout most of that month and possibly even into July 2022.

The 2023 anniversary event will begin on 21st June 2023, following a month of celebrations honoring Dead by Daylight's history.

Most Dead by Daylight events begin at 11 am EST, so the anniversary event will probably follow suit.

DBD Anniversary Start Date End Date
1st Year Anniversary 14th June 2017 20th June 2017
2nd Year Anniversary
14 June 2018 9 July 2018
3rd Year Anniversary
18 June 2019 2 July 2019
4th Year Anniversary
23 June 2020 14 July 2020
5th Year Anniversary
30 June 2021 15 July 2021 (extended to 22 July)
6th Year Anniversary (Twisted Masquerade)
16 June 2022 30 June 2022
7th Year Anniversary
21 June 2023 July (exact date TBA)

Dead By Daylight 7th Anniversary 2023 Events

Dead By Daylight's anniversary events usually include in-game rewards, event-specific offerings, and special tasks that players can complete during trials. The anniversary events are well-known in the community as one of the biggest celebrations of the year, allowing players to earn coveted cosmetics and rake in the Bloodpoints.

Pre-Anniversary Celebration: Before The Masquerade

This year, Dead by Daylight is hosting a month-long pre-anniversary celebration with four weeks full of activities celebrating Dead by Daylight's history.

Here's a look at those festivities:

  • Week 1: Bloodhunt
  • Week 2: Double Rift Fragments
  • Week 3: Community Choice Event 
  • Week 4: Chapter 28 Release

Anniversary Event Offerings

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Every year, developers release a new Dead By Daylight Anniversary event offering. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

Starting during the Year 3-anniversary event, developers have released an event-specific cake-themed offering every year that can only be purchased from the Bloodweb during that year's event.

These items can be played after the event is over, but they can never be acquired again, as every year's item is unique. In 2023, it's extremely likely that we will get another special Anniversary event offering.

Here's a look at past years' event-specific anniversary cakes:

  • Gruesome Ghateau - Grants 103 % bonus Bloodpoints in all Categories to all Players.
  • Ghastly Ghateau - Grants 104 % bonus Bloodpoints in all Categories to all Players.
  • Sacrificial Cake - Grants 105 % bonus Bloodpoints in all Categories to all Players. Reveals the Aura of the Crown Pillar in purple within 8 metres. Hear an auditory cue whenever the Crown Pillar moves location.
  • Frightful Flan - Grants 106 % bonus Bloodpoints in all Categories to all Players. Reveals the Aura of the Crown Pillar in purple within 8 metres. Hear an auditory cue whenever the Crown Pillar moves location.

In-Game 7th Anniversary Event

During this year's 7th anniversary event, players will be able to bring along an offering and interact with an interactable object in the trial before either escaping as survivor or finishing the trial as killer to receive a cosmetic reward.

This year, however, players can save up the tokens they earn to give themselves an in-game boost in lieu of taking the cosmetic out with them. Survivors will be able to spawn a pallet to drop on the killer, stun them for a short time, or earn a speed boost. Killers will be granted less stun immunity, or the ability to break pallets from across the map.

The trials will also be decorated with 7th anniversary-themed decorations and objectives will be changed to fit the theme, with special generators and hooks finding their places within each match.

dead by daylight twisted masquerade
The Twisted Masquerade event returns in 2023. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

Dead By Daylight 7th Anniversary Event Rewards And Items

During the 2022 Twisted Masquerade Anniversary event, players were able to grab Masquerade Masks by interacting with Pillars around the map. In the years before that, both survivors and killers could find Crown Pillars around trials to grab a Crown cosmetic for their character - if they escaped as survivors or finished the trial as killers.

The Masquerade Masks are back in 2023, with brand new masks for players to earn including a mask for The Singularity, The Knight, and other recently-added killers. Players will still need to bring their offering and interact in-game with an objective, then escape or finish the game as survivor or killer respectively, to earn their cosmetic.

Here's a list of all the new masks you'll be able to obtain this year, along with all prior year's masks: 

That's what you can expect for Dead by Daylight's anniversary in 2023. We'll keep you updated as we learn more!

For more Dead by Daylight news be sure to check out our dedicated section, or some of our Guides & Tutorials, just below:

DBD Seasons, Updates, Patch Notes and Roadmap Updates
DBD Tier Lists & Best Perks
DBD Killer Builds
DBD Survivor Builds
DBD Game Guides
All Seasonal DBD Events