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Dead By Daylight Smasher Killer - Unused Concept, Power, More

What happened to Dead by Daylight's Smasher Killer? Here's everything you need to know about the unused concept.
Dead By Daylight Smasher Killer - Unused Concept, Power, More

Over 30 killers have been added to the horror game Dead by Daylight's roster over the years, but many concepts have also been scrapped by developers during that time. Some of those concepts include The Teacher and The Smasher, both of which could have come to the game as killers with their own unique perks, power, and lore.

In this article, let's discuss the scrapped Smasher Killer in Dead by Daylight, including his potential power and why he was not added to the game.

1 June 2023 - We've updated this article to reflect everything we know about the Smasher in 2023.

Dead By Daylight Smasher Killer Power

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Some killers, like The Mastermind, take on some aspects of the scrapped Smasher Killer's power. (Picture: Behaviour Interactive)

The Smasher Killer is an unused Dead by Daylight concept that never made it past early development. This killer would have been able to smash through environmental objects all around the map, permanently eliminating all means of escape for the four survivors.

Some killers, like Albert Wesker and The Nemesis, can break through pallets with the help of their power. No killer like The Smasher, though, has been added to the game.

No official art, detailed concepts, or even leaked game files of the Smasher Killer exist because his concept was scrapped so early in development.

What Happened To Dead By Daylight's Smasher Killer?

The Smasher Killer in Dead by Daylight was never added to the game because he would have been too powerful, according to developers. The Smasher would have been able to tear through obstacles - including walls, pallets, structures, and more - to attack survivors. Survivors' main counterplay against killers includes looping neatly around objects scattered around the map, and The Smasher would have robbed them of their resources entirely, making his power a little too unbalanced.

Let's take a look at some fan theories about Dead by Daylight's Smasher Killer:


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Featured image courtesy of Behaviour Interactive.

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