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Nicolas Cage Dead by Daylight Perks Revealed In New Update

Nicolas Cage. Coming to a Realm near you.
Nicolas Cage Dead by Daylight Perks Revealed In New Update
Reminder - Nic Cage comes to DBD next week on live servers!

Original Story Follows - Dead by Daylight has just pushed out a new update for the hit survival horror game, and the latest patch for the PTB (Public Test Realm) is specifically aimed at testing the addition of a new survivor for the game. Namely, Nicolas Cage!

The Hollywood actor was first revealed as coming to The Fog earlier this year as part of the game's 7th Anniversary celebrations and later showed up during the Summer Game Fest event with Geoff Keighley. But throughout all of the commotion, one thing wasn't revealed, his survivor perks.

All fans had been told by developers at Behavior Interactive was that Cage's survivor perks would be in keeping with his persona and not related to any specific character or role he'd played before. Well wonder no more, because Nic Cage has just been added to the game today (5 July 2023) as part of the PTB testing, and that means we also know what his 3 unique survivor perks are thanks to the latest dbd patch notes. So read on to discover what this thespian stuck in the Entity’s cage can do.

First, Some Nicolas Cage DBD Lore

"After countless awards and over one hundred movies shot across the globe, Nicolas Cage had seen it all and done it all – or so he thought. While on set filming the role of a lifetime, his performance summoned The Entity, a malevolent being of incomprehensible power. The actor soon found himself cast in otherworldly Fog, forced to survive a host of terrifying Killers deadlier than even the most scathing film critic."

Right, onto those perks...

All Nicolas Cage Survivor Perks

Perk 1 - Dramaturgy

Activates while you are healthy. While running, press the Active Ability Button 2 to run with knees high for 0.5 seconds and then gain 25% Haste for 2 seconds, followed by an unknown effect (one of the following).

  • Exposed for 12 seconds;
  • Gain 25% Haste for 2 seconds;
  • Scream, but nothing happens;
  • Gain a random rare item in hand with random add-ons and drop any held item.

The same effect cannot happen twice in a row. Causes exhaustion for 60/50/40 seconds. Can't be used while exhausted.

Perk 2 - Scene Partner

Activates when you are in the Killer's Terror Radius. Whenever you look at the Killer, scream, then see the Killer's aura for 3/4/5 seconds. There is a chance you will scream again, if you do, you will see the Killer's aura for an additional 2 seconds. Scene Partner then goes on cool-down for 60 seconds.

Perk 3 - Plot Twist

Activates when you are injured. Press the Active Ability Button 2 while crouched and motionless to silently enter the dying state. When using Plot Twist to enter the dying state, you leave no blood pools, make no noise, and you can fully recover from the dying state. When you recover by yourself using Plot Twist, you are fully healed instantly and you gain 50% Haste for 2/3/4 seconds. This perk deactivates if you recover by yourself by any means. The perk re-activates when the exit gates are powered.

Nicolas Cage Dead by Daylight Lore Key Art
Nicolas Cage will be released on live servers for the game on July 25th. 

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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