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Is Jason Voorhees Coming To Dead By Daylight?

Could Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th be the next Dead by Daylight killer? Here's what leakers are saying about the possibility of Jason Voorhees in DBD.
Is Jason Voorhees Coming To Dead By Daylight?

Dead by Daylight is always adding newly licensed killers to its roster, from Halloween's Michael Myers to Saw's Amanda Young to Ringu's Sadako Yamamura and Resident Evil's Albert Wesker.

But where is Jason Voorhees? Could he come to Dead by Daylight? Lots of players wonder why he is not a part of Dead by Daylight, and speculate that he could soon be coming to the game. Recent leaks suggest that Friday the 13th's killer, Jason Voorhees, could be coming to Dead by Daylight. In this article, we'll explain the possibility.

17 May 2024 - With the release of Jason Universe, we've updated this article with the newest leaks and info about the Friday the 13th killer coming to DBD.

Is Jason Voorhees coming to Dead by Daylight?

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Many fans wonder why Jason Voorhees isn't already in Dead by Daylight. (Picture: Paramount Pictures)

Unfortunately, it seems unlikely that Jason Voorhees is coming to Dead by Daylight due to licensing issues, even with the new Jason Universe franchise meaning that Jason will be coming to lots of other games and media, potentially even Fortnite.

Regarding Jason Voorhees' potential addition to Fortnite, Dead by Daylight game director Mathieu Côté had this to say in an interview with The King and Paulie Esther:

"I mean the game [Friday the 13th: The Game] lost the license. This one is a legal quagmire. It's literally a tarpit that you don't want to put your finger in it 'cause you're gonna get sucked in. [...] If we had a good way in, we'd probably take a shot, because it's Jason, right. But so far there's been no opportunities. It's just too complicated and every other week someone comes out of the woodwork and says 'No, no no, it's actually MY license!' and everything goes to hell again."

While it doesn't seem likely that Jason Voorhees is coming to Dead by Daylight any time soon, it's possible that this could change in the future.

Friday the 13th: The Game - Jason Voorhees

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Jason Voorhees stars in his own game, Friday the 13th: The Game, but servers are no longer maintained or updated. (Picture: Gun Media)

For a long time, players saw it as impossible for Jason to join Dead by Daylight's killer roster.

Friday the 13th: The Game was released in 2017, about a year after the release of Dead by Daylight.

Friday the 13th was seen as a competitor to the latter game; both are asymmetrical multiplayer horror games, and both allow players to play as survivor or killer. The only killer in Friday the 13th is Jason Voorhees, though, with players being able to customize his abilities.

Friday the 13th did not do as well as Dead by Daylight, and, as a result, stopped receiving updates in November 2020. Its dedicated servers are no longer supported or maintained.

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Jason Voorhees might be added to Dead by Daylight in the near future as Friday the 13th: The Game's popularity and playability dwindles to nothing. (Picture: Gun Media)

During the lifetime of Friday the 13th: The Game, it was seen as nearly impossible to get Voorhees added to Dead by Daylight; after all, why would Jason's owners license him out to a competitor?

Now that the 'Friday the 13th: The Game' servers are no longer active, though, and the game is no longer receiving updates, it's possible that Jason Voorhees could one day find a new home in Dead by Daylight.

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

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