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Is Dead By Daylight Free?

Is Dead by Daylight free to play, or does it cost money? Let's go over whether you can play the game without paying.
Is Dead By Daylight Free?

If you've had your eye on Dead by Daylight for a while and have been wondering if you should play it, you might be wondering if it's free or if it will cost you some of your precious money. No matter what platform you're playing on, the answer is actually the same.

Let's go over whether Dead by Daylight is free to play, and how you can get in on playing the game without paying a dime.

1 June 2023 - We've updated this article with more information about how you can play Dead by Daylight for free in 2023, including during free weekends. 

Is Dead By Daylight Free?

Unfortunately, no, Dead by Daylight is not free on any platform. Whether you are on Steam, Epic Games, Xbox, PlayStation, or another platform, you will need to pay for Dead by Daylight in one way or another.

That said, Dead by Daylight does come free with an Xbox Game Pass or PlayStation Plus subscription. If you play the game for free using one of these subscriptions, you will still need to pay for any extra DLCs that do not come with the base game.

Dead By Daylight Free Weekend Events

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Dead by Daylight is not free to play. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

Dead by Daylight isn't usually free to play. That said, developers sometimes make the game free for all players during special events to draw new players to the game. For example, for Halloween 2022, Dead by Daylight hosted a free weekend during which anyone could log in and enjoy the game without paying. These events usually last 2-3 days.

When Is The Next Dead By Daylight Free Weekend?

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Dead by Daylight hosts free weekends during events, like during Christmas and Halloween. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

Behaviour Interactive has yet to announce the official dates of the next Dead by Daylight free weekend. Free weekends usually take place during events - such as the 2022 Halloween Event free weekend - so stay tuned with Dead by Daylight news throughout the next few months if you're looking for an opportunity to try the game for free.


That's everything you need to know about whether Dead by Daylight is free. For more Dead by Daylight news be sure to check out our dedicated section, or some of our Guides & Tutorials, just below:

DBD Guides - Dead By Daylight Killers Tier List | Best Dead By Daylight Survivor Builds | Dead By Daylight Codes | Shrine of Secrets Perks This Week | Best Dead By Daylight Survivor Perks| Best Dead By Daylight Killer Perks | When Is Dead By Daylight Rank Reset | How To Get Bloodpoints Fast | How To Get Bloody Clothes | Does Dead By Daylight Have Bots | Dead By Daylight Roadmap | Dead By Daylight CrossProgression Explained | How To Track Dead By Daylight Stats

DBD Best Builds – The Artist | The Blight | The Cannibal | The Cenobite | The Clown | The Deathslinger | The Demogorgon | The Doctor | The Dredge | The Executioner | The Ghost Face | The Hag | The Hillbilly | The Huntress | The Legion | The Mastermind | The Nemesis | The Nightmare | The Nurse | The Oni | The Onryō | The Pig | The Plague | The Shape| The Spirit| The Trapper| The Trickster| The Twins | The Wraith

Featured image courtesy of Behaviour Interactive.


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