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23 February 2024 - We've updated this article to reflect Dead by Daylight's latest roadmap information.
Dead By Daylight Roadmaps, Explained
DBD developers Behavior Interactive are arguably one of the best when it comes to sharing roadmaps for their games, allowing fans to know ahead of time what sort of content they can expect and when.
Aside from the annual Year overview, which is normally fairly topline and shared during their Anniversary celebrations, the developer has also taken to sharing regular monthly or quarterly roadmaps. These semi-regular roadmaps usually provide a bit more granular detail on what live updates players should expect in the near future. From new modes to events, and even collection DLC drops. They may even drop a teaser for upcoming Chapters or Tomes.
Further down this page, you can read up on everything you need to know, from a complete overview of Year 8 (as announced during the last anniversary event) as well as the most recent news.
Dead by Daylight 2024 Roadmap Overview
As we mentioned, Dead by Daylight will sometimes provide a roadmap for the month ahead, and sometimes they give us a little bit more, with a deeper overview of the upcoming 3-6 months. Below we've tried to break everything down into dropdowns for each month in 2024, so you have the full picture. Do note, some months are combined because its unclear when these features will roll out specifically. If more news is announced, we'll update the sections!
Important Note: Everything announced by Behavior Interactive is subject to change.
January 2024 Roadmap
- January 8: Dead by Daylight Gold Edition Released
- January 9: Dead by Daylight Alan Wake Chapter PTB
- January 9: Dead by Daylight x Domrebel Collection
- January 16: Alpine Frost Collection
- January 23: Deadly Games Collection
- January 23: Smoldering Fury Collection
- January 30: Dead by Daylight Alan Wake Chapter + Livestream
- January 30: Dead by Daylight Alan Wake Collection
- Dead by Daylight Tome 18: Revision
February 2024 Roadmap
- February 6-13: Dead by Daylight Lights Out Modifier
- February 6: Dead by Daylight Alan Wake Collection
- February 8: Dead by Daylight Lunar New Year Collection
- February 14: Valentines 2024 Collection
- February 14: Nicolas Cage Collection
- February 20: New Dead by Daylight PTB (Possibly Chapter 31)
- February 22: Dead by Daylight x Iron Maiden Collection
- February 27: Neon Nights Collection
March to April 2024 Roadmap
Behavior Interactive has announced a brand new Event is coming in March. There's no info on the event just yet, but there is a teaser image. You can find everything you need to know on the above link.
Updates To Statuses
- The Hag
- The Pig
- The Demogorgon
- The Clown
- The Doctor
During the months of March and April, we’re working on releasing a change to the Mangled Status Effect. If you don’t know, the Mangled Status Effect causes reduced Healing Speed, which can compound with various Perks for an oppressive overall effect.
Not unlike the 3-Gen strategy, we recognize that reducing Healing speed can be a viable Killer strategy, especially against a coordinated team. On the other hand, a mechanic that ultimately limits future design is never ideal, especially when so many new elements regularly enter the game.
For instance, it might be difficult to design mechanics centred around healing or create an interesting Perk that reduces healing speed if stacking Mangled effects becomes the most optimal strategy.
On that note, we’re also looking to address the Sloppy Butcher Perk, as it will be impacted by the greater Mangled changes. Look for more details on that closer to its release. We’ve also got a few quality-of-life Tweaks lined up for several Killers, including The Hag, The Pig, The Huntress, The Demogorgon, The Demogorgon, The Clown, and The Doctor. Save those “Nerf Pig” jokes for another day.
April to June 2024 Roadmap
Quality of Life and Gameplay
- Bloodweb Improvements
- Ultimate Weapon
- Decisive Strike
- Genetic Limits
- This Is Not Happening
- The Twins
- The Blight
"Between April and June, we’ve got more updates in the pipeline. This includes improvements to the Bloodweb, which we can’t share quite yet. Rest assured that we’ve heard your feedback regarding the Bloodweb, and we look forward to making it a more enjoyable and immersive experience. Stay tuned (tm).
We’ve also got a few more Perk updates set to drop, and while we can’t reveal many details now, we’re closely monitoring the feedback surrounding Ultimate Weapon, Adrenaline, and Decisive Strike.
Lastly, we’re coming through with a rework to The Twins, something we originally teased way back when. Well, patience is a virtue as they say, and we’re hoping to see a new and improved version of everybody’s favourite grotesque siblings come summertime. Get your Victor-kickin' shoes ready.
We know this was a long one, so if you’re still with us – thank you. Sincerely. Dead by Daylight wouldn’t be what it is without you, and we hope you’re excited for another year with us in The Fog. In the meantime, check out Dead by Daylight: Alan Wake, now available."
Dead by Daylight Year 8 Roadmap Overview
Although some of the info is quite a few months old at this point, here's a topline look at what fans were told to expect in year 8 of Dead by Daylight:
Dead by Daylight Year 8 Roadmap Breakdown
Here's a topline look at everything announced during the last Anniversary event, detailing what's in store for 2023/2024 in Dead by Daylight:
- Tome 16
- New survivor
- Chapter 29
- New killer
- New survivor
- In-game event (Scorching Summer BBQ Event 2023)
- Tome 17
- Halloween in-game event (til November)
- New Chapter
- New licensed killer, but no new survivor
- Dead by Daylight Christmas in-game event
- Tome 18
- New survivor
- Dead By Daylight In-game event (til February) (likely the Lunar Event)
- New killer
- New survivor
- Tome 19
In addition to the Year 8 content mentioned above, there's lots of other Dead by Daylight-related collabs and projects currently in the works, ranging from a Dead by Daylight movie, a series of comics by Titan Comics, and a standalone Supermassive Games title.
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