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Dead By Daylight PTB: How To Get Chapter 31 Killer Early

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Dead By Daylight PTB: How To Get Chapter 31 Killer Early
Behaviour Interactive

Dead by Daylight releases a Public Test Build with every new chapter they release, and Chapter 31 will be no different. Three weeks prior to the chapter's scheduled release, Steam players are able to try out all of the few features that will come with the latest chapter, including any new killers or abilities; and next up, Behavior Interactive is adding what could be it's most terrifying new killer in quite some time.

In this article, we'll show you how you can play the new chapter on the PTB, so you can see experience everything this new Killer brings to the game before it launches on consoles or live servers.

Dead By Daylight Chapter 31 PTB Release Date & Start Time

The PTB for Chapter 31 starts later today, on 20 February 2024.

The new PTB servers typically go live with the brand new content at around 08:00 PST / 11:00 EDT / 16:00 GMT.

How To Play The Public Test Build (PTB) In Dead by Daylight

If you want to access the Dead by Daylight PTB for yourself, you'll need to have Dead by Daylight on Steam. Note that you can only connect to the PTB while it is live; if there is no active PTB, you will only be able to play the live version of the game.

If you have Steam and the PTB is currently ongoing, here's how to access it:

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Open your Library.
  3. Find Dead by Daylight in your Library and right-click the game.
  4. Select Properties.
  5. Select Betas.
  6. From the dropdown menu, select what is likely the only option (Public Tests).
  7. Close the window.

Now that you've selected the PTB, it will begin downloading. Once it's downloaded, you can open up the game to play Dead by Daylight on the PTB. To switch back to the live build, just go back into the game's Properties and select 'none' instead of the PTB.


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