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Dead By Daylight Scorching Summer BBQ Event Returns In 2023

Dead by Daylight's Scorching Summer BBQ event is coming back. Here's what we know.
Dead By Daylight Scorching Summer BBQ Event Returns In 2023

Dead By Daylight's Scorching Summer BBQ event is coming back for 2023! The game's developers let GINX TV know during a press briefing ahead of the 7th Anniversary livestream

The special Summer event first took place back in 2018 and has not returned again since, with Behaviour instead focusing on making other events filled to the brim with new content over the years instead (notably the Anniversary, Halloween and Bone Chill winter event).

Let's take a look at what the Scorching Summer BBQ event will likely look like in 2023, when fans can expect it to start, and how it might compare to the 2018 version of the celebration.

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The 2018 Scorching Summer BBQ event offered 2 cosmetics for players to earn. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

When Does Dead By Daylight's Scorching Summer BBQ Event Begin?

The 2018 Scorching Summer BBQ event took place from the 7th of August til the 21st of August, before being extended to the 23rd. It's likely that it will take place on or around those same dates when it returns in 2023.

Taking a look at Dead by Daylight's Year 8 Roadmap, which was also unveiled during the live stream, it looks like there will be an in-game event in August 2023. There was no event during that time in the past few years, and no Scorching Summer BBQ.

This lines up with our theory that the Scorching Summer BBQ will again take place in August this year, filling up the interim between the anniversary event in June and Halloween event in October 2023.

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Killers can hook survivors on Grill Hooks to earn Tokens during the event. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

Dead By Daylight Scorching Summer Event 2018

During the last Scorching Summer BBQ event, there were lots of ongoing festivities, ranging from challenges to free cosmetics, to in-game decorations. Some generators turn into Frozen Cocktail Machines, while hooks became Grill Hooks.

Developers also introduced the BBQ Invitation offering, which would cause more Frozen Cocktail Machines and Grill Hooks to spawn. For both survivors and killers, completing Frozen Cocktail Machines or hooking opponents on Grill Hooks respectively gives you Tokens.

You could then spend 50 Tokens each to purchase the two available cosmetic rewards, which included the Pro-Pain Hammer for The Hillbilly and Kate Denson's Free Song Bird Slip Dress.

After celebrating Dead by Daylight's first summer event back in 2018, we're more than ready to see what Behaviour has in store for the 2023 event. It's likely that we'll see the return of the Frozen Cocktail Machines and Grill Hooks, but it's also very possible that we'll get to see some new content, too, ranging from exclusive cosmetics to new offerings.


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