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Dead by Daylight's next killer revealed to be Ghostface from ScreamMay 9, 2019 - EurogamerFollowing an unintentionally revealing update mishap, fans have discovered that the next killer to join asymmetrical multiplayer slasher horror Dead by Daylight will be the iconic masked maniac Ghostface from Scream. Developer Behaviour Interactive ordinarily likes to reveal its newest additions with a bit of fanfare, but its next big surprise was somewhat ruined when it accidentally pushed its own developer build to Xbox One players instead of its intended Mid-Chapter Update. Although Behaviour Interactive was quick to rectify the mistake, there was no stopping dataminers from picking through the mistakenly deployed update. There they found, among other things, models, textures, and animations for a new killer based on the antagonist of seminal 90s slasher movie series Scream - better known as Ghostface - and it didn't take long for those files to find their way to the self-explanatory Leaks by Daylight subreddit. Read more Dead by Daylight s next villain is the killer from ScreamMay 9, 2019 - PC GamerThe masked killer from the Scream movie series is set to join the ranks of murderous psychopaths in Dead by Daylight, according to leaks based on a developer build of the game inadvertently pushed out during this week’s Mid-Chapter Update. Dubbed “The Ghost” (or possibly Ghostface) in the game, the Scream killer wears a black hood and belted robe, along with the iconic wailing ghost mask made famous by the film. He carries a stabby kitchen knife, and apparently a mobile phone as well. While Dead By Daylight has its own rogues gallery of murderers, the game has added several iconic horror villains over time, including Halloween’s Michael Myers, Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street.  Dataminers have unearthed the Ghost’s animation set, which includes some menacing knife-waving, and a “memento mori” that allows the Ghost to kill a survivor while taking a selfie. Funny murderers are just the worst. You can check out the animations over on the Leaks by Daylight subreddit. Leaks and datamining can be sketchy, but this one is legit: Behaviour tweeted an acknowledgement once word started getting around that Ghostface was coming to the game.   “Some lucky players got a glimpse of our upcoming chapter release content in today’s mid-chapter update,” they tweeted from the official Dead by Daylight account. That update has been corrected, but “in the meantime, enjoy the early hype on the next chapter.” The next Dead by Daylight chapter update is due out in June. 2.7.0 Mid-Chapter Update is now Live!May 7, 2019 - Community Announcements Patch notes can be found here: Test Build | Dedicated Servers infrastructure test is now live!Apr 25, 2019 - Community Announcements For more information: Test Build | Mid-chapter 2.7.0 now live!Apr 23, 2019 - Community Announcements For more information: for free weekend and Spring SaleApr 4, 2019 - Community Announcements This weekend play Dead by Daylight for free The game and select DLCs are also on sale: /Dead_by_Daylight__The_Halloween_Chapter/ /Dead_by_Daylight__Spark_of_Madness_Chapter/ Ash vs Evil Dead chapter is now availableApr 2, 2019 - Community Announcements Get the Chapter here: Chapter release information: Dead's Ash is heading to Dead by DaylightMar 29, 2019 - EurogamerWe're a fair distance from Halloween, but Dead by Daylight is determined to let you get your spook on all year round - and now you can survive the night as Ash from Evil Dead. Ash will be voiced by original actor Bruce Campbell, who also appeared in a short video to promote the new game character. Campbell announced his retirement from the role when Starz cancelled the Ash vs Evil Dead series last year, so his decision to resurrect the character comes as something as a surprise. The appearance of Ash in the game itself, however, comes as less of a shock to fans, given that perks relating to the character were spotted in the recent Demise of the Faithful update. Read more The Demise of the Faithful chapter is now available!Mar 19, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsThe Demise of the Faithful chapter is now available on STEAM Spotlight: Forums: Lunar New Year Sale has started on SteamFeb 4, 2019 - Community Announcements The Lunar New Year Sale has started on Steam /Dead_by_Daylight__The_Halloween_Chapter/ /Dead_by_Daylight__Spark_of_Madness_Chapter/ EventJan 30, 2019 - Community Announcements The Moonrise Event is live on all platformsDon't miss out on the Free Weekend sale!Jan 21, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsOnly a few hours left on the Dead by Daylight & select add-ons sale! /Dead_by_Daylight__The_Halloween_Chapter/ /Dead_by_Daylight__Spark_of_Madness_Chapter/ by Daylight Play for Free Weekend on Steam is on!Jan 18, 2019 - Community Announcements Dead by Daylight is free until the 20th of January! Game & select add-ons are on sale until the 21st: /Dead_by_Daylight__The_Halloween_Chapter/ /Dead_by_Daylight__Spark_of_Madness_Chapter/ 2.5.0 Player Test Build is now live!Jan 8, 2019 - Community Announcements How to join the Player Test Build Patch notes 2.5.0 PTB To leave feedback Winter Solstice Bloodhunt has started!Dec 27, 2018 - Community Announcements Enjoy the Double Bloodpoint Winter Solstice Bloodhunt! From December 27th to January 3rd 2019Community Moderator - New volunteer positions openedDec 21, 2018 - Community Announcements People of the fog! We are looking for new volunteer Community Moderators! Apply here By Daylight starts stalking dedicated servers next summerDec 10, 2018 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun 1v4 horrorshow Dead By Daylight will finally switch from player-hosted peer-to-peer matches to proper dedicated servers next year, developers Behaviour have announced. That should mean less lag, fewer connection interruptions, and the end of the laggy host psycho killers (qu’est qu’ils sont?) having an advantage. The devs expect to launch dedicated servers in summer 2019, which is a fair way away but a fair sign of long-term commitment to continuing to improve Dead By Daylight. (more…) Dedicated Servers are coming to Dead by Daylight!Dec 6, 2018 - Community Announcements More information: Game Award inspired Ornate Mask now available for free!Dec 6, 2018 - Community Announcements The new Ornate Mask inspired by The Game Awards is available for free now! Join Mathieu Cote tonight at The Game Awards to learn about the future of Dead by Daylight! Join us on Twitch and YouTube at 2PM ESTNov 29, 2018 - Community Announcements Join us on Twitch and YouTube at 2PM EST by Daylight Player and Viewer Count Launch NumbersJun 29, 2016 - GitHypAfter Evolve last year, you wouldn’t think another developer would try the 4 vs. 1 concept again so soon. Yet, Starbreeze Studios has once again been inspired by Turtle Rock Studios and the Payday 2 publisher’s latest multiplayer game has been killing it as one of the most played games on Steam and most watched on Twitch since it launched two weeks ago. Fresh off their mobile hit, Fallout Shelter, developer Behaviour Interactive’s new PC-exclusive survival horror title, Dead by Daylight, had a strong 11,706 average player count per hour on its first day on Steam. Over the past two weeks, the player count values for DbD have been continuing to creep upwards and the recent 10% discount offered via the Steam Summer Sale has also helped the game crack the top 20 most played games by bringing in a peak of 18,027 players in one hour on June 26 and ranking as high as #19. Even more responsible for the game’s success than the recent sale on Steam has been its popularity on Twitch where the viewer count at times doubles and triples the player count. Some of Twitch’s top streamers have gotten hooked on the Killer vs. Team of Survivors gameplay and their viewers can’t seem to get enough of watching them gruesomely kill their friends online. Dead by Daylight has ranked as high as #2 on Twitch with a peak of 76,802 viewers in a single hour on its release date and continues to stay in Twitch’s daily top 10 most watched games. It’ll be interesting to see how long the 4 vs. 1 hype can last for Dead by Daylight. While the player counts have grown, the viewer counts have slightly decreased. Both Behaviour and Starbreeze have managed to retain playerbases in the past with constant updates to their Fallout and Payday games -- after three years Payday 2 is still holding strong in Steam’s daily top 20 most played games. Meanwhile, Evolve struggles to keep 100 players on Steam and 100 viewers on Twitch each hour as a reminder of how quickly the hype died out the last time the 4 vs. 1 concept got overhyped.   [caption id="attachment_179928" align="aligncenter" width="771"]Dead-by-Daylight-Launch-Numbers Dead by Daylight's June 14 - June 28 Total Non-Unique Player and Viewer Numbers[/caption]