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Dead by Daylight Devs Experimenting With User-Generated Maps

Dead by Daylight's developers mentioned user-generated maps in a survey, and they are now testing them out in the July 2022 Public Test Build.
Dead by Daylight Devs Experimenting With User-Generated Maps

In a survey last month, Dead by Daylight developers Behaviour Interactive asked users if they would enjoy playing on "user-generated maps." This question got a lot of interest and attention from the community, especially on Reddit and Twitter.

It seems that Behaviour is already testing out this feature in the most recent Public Test Build, according to players' acute observations. Here's everything you need to know about Dead by Daylight's user-generated maps feature, what's being tested, and what you can expect in the future.

Dead by Daylight User-Generated Maps

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Never-before-seen loop tiles were spotted on MacMillan Estate during the July 2022 Public Test Build. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

Known data miner DBDLeaks posted about the user-generated maps on Twitter, pointing out that the Public Test Build released earlier this month featured new tiles on the MacMillan Estate realm.

Usually, each time a player spawns on a map, the map features the same tiles every game. In the Public Test Build, though, the layout of the map's tiles changes each trial. As a result, it seems that Behaviour is testing the user-generated maps they mentioned last month.

"On PTB you can encounter weirdly generated maps from The MacMillan Estate realm," DBDLeaks' Tweet read. "This is first test of 'User Generated Map' which basically would allow players to modify how [a] given map is generated."

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DBDLeaks brought the new tiles to players' attention on Twitter. (Picture: Twitter)

Though players could test out the new tiles on MacMillan Estate during the Public Test Build, players were not yet able to choose which tiles each map would have. Behaviour will likely implement player choice in the future if they stick with this new feature, considering they are called "user-generated maps," after all.

Here's an example of the new user-generated maps in action on the Public Test Build:

You can see the variations of MacMillan Estate in the video; the variety of new loops adds a bit of diversity to a map that would otherwise remain the same each trial.

For long-time players, this could provide less stale gameplay and maybe even offer up opportunities for new strategies - especially with the new meta changes coming up.

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Featured image courtesy of Behaviour Interactive.

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