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How To Counter The Trapper In Dead By Daylight

Here's how to counter The Trapper in Dead by Daylight if you're playing as a hopeful survivor.
How To Counter The Trapper In Dead By Daylight

The Trapper was one of Dead by Daylight's original three killers, using his deadly Bear Traps to ensnare and injure survivors. Evading a good Trapper requires a smart survivor with good map knowledge, so if you want to escape more trials, you'll need to use your brain when playing against this killer.

Here's how to counter The Trapper in Dead by Daylight, including how to avoid his power and how to escape more trials.

Keep An Eye Out For Traps to Counter The Trapper in DBD

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The Trapper was among the first killers to be added to Dead by Daylight. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

Considering you're up against The Trapper, this tip might come intuitively - but keeping an eye out for the killer's traps is by far the best thing you can do as a survivor. Traps won't always be placed in plain sight; in fact, a good Trapper will strategically place them where you can't see them. Therefore, it's a great idea to look in bushes and other dark spots for traps where The Trapper may have hidden them.

You might expect to see traps under windows, around pallets, and at vault locations; while some Trappers strategically place traps in these locations to zone survivors out of loops, the best Trapper players put their traps in less obvious spots.

Disarm Traps When You See Them

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Countering The Trapper involves looking out for his traps and remaining vigilant. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

If you spot a trap, you should immediately disarm it to prevent you or other survivors from falling into it later on. There are almost no situations in which you should not disarm a trap in front of you unless you are actively in a chase.

Disarming a trap will notify The Trapper to your location, though, so do so wisely and take care not to put yourself in an inopportune position. For example, if you're injured and hiding out near The Trapper, you might want to avoid disarming a trap as this would immediately alert The Trapper to your location nearby, enabling him to land an easy hit despite the disarmed trap.

Bring A Map to Counter The Trapper in Dead by Daylight

While you can't know which killer you're going to be up against before a trial begins, you might want to bring along a map if you're fearful of the Trapper. Certain maps along with their item add-ons, can show you the location of various objects around the map, including killer belongings like The Trapper's traps. Maps are one of the best items in Dead by Daylight when used correctly.

That's all you really need to know in order to counter The Trapper in Dead by Daylight. This killer's power is pretty simple, so going up against him just requires vigilance and teamwork. Good luck in the fog!

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
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