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The New Nightmare | 3.1.0 PTB is now liveJul 9, 2019 - Community Announcements People of the Fog, The 3.1.0 update is now live on the Player Test Build. This update includes the Nightmare and Springwood reworks alongside various other changes. For more info and instructions on how to join the PTB, click here: See you in the Fog... The Dead by Daylight teamThe Steam Summer Sale is on Now!Jun 26, 2019 - Community Announcements The game and select DLCs are on Sale: Dead by Daylight is playable for free until Sunday June 23rdJun 20, 2019 - Community Announcements Join us to celebrate our 3rd year anniversary: Dead by Daylight is playable for free until Sunday, June 23rd! Ghost Face is now available in Dead by Daylight!Jun 18, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsGhost Face is the new killer in Dead by Daylight! Now available: Get 50% off the base game: The Ghost Face | Spotlight and release informationJun 18, 2019 - Community Announcements Release infomation here: Dead by Daylight hits a record peak player count; free weekend sales ends soonMay 28, 2019 - Community Announcements People of the Fog, We would like to start by welcoming all the new faces that have joined us over this past weekend. Hopefully you’ve all enjoyed the game so far and have had the opportunity to try out some of the many different killers, perks, and playstyles Dead by Daylight has to offer. It’s thanks to all of you that we have just reached our highest ever concurrent player count on Steam, clocking in at over 75,000! If you are enjoying the game, today is your last chance to grab the game on sale in the Spring Cleaning Event. For our existing players, this is also the last call to pick up some of the discounted DLCs you are missing. There are only a few hours left before the sale ends and everything returns to full price, so act fast! JOIN US ON THE YEAR 3 LIVESTREAM We would like to invite everyone to join us for our 3rd anniversary stream this Friday, May 31st at 3PM EST. We’ll be taking a look back at the past year as well as showcasing what the next year has in store for Dead by Daylight. For a detailed schedule of the stream, click here: If you’d like to join us live, you can find us here: This is going to be our biggest stream yet and we hope to see you there! See you in the Fog, The Dead by Daylight TeamCEO of Dead by Daylight devs Behaviour Interactive explains why they abolished crunchMay 26, 2019 - PC GamerRémi Racine, CEO and executive producer at Behaviour Interactive, creators of games like Dead by Daylight, recently published a blog post with the title "Why I Abolished Crunch Time and Never Looked Back". In it he explains the 10-year journey that changed Behaviour from a company where "dishevelled employees groggy from another all-nighter" were a common sight to one where "crunch time is but a vague memory, where employees can always pick up their kids at school or daycare." Racine explains that step one was to ban employees staying overnight and sleeping in the office, followed by no longer encouraging them to work on weekends. The end result, he explains was this: "In 2018, 0.25% of all hours worked at Behaviour were in overtime; that is not even enough hours to warrant a full-time position. That same year we launched 100 updates, collaborated to the creation of 15 new games, and gained 20,763,454 new players worldwide." The results seem to speak for themselves. Though nobody's forced to work longer than their allotted hours, the company's seen no ill effects. "Since I enforced the no crunch time policy," Racine writes, "I’ve never lost a contract or a client; never missed a deadline; never gone over budget and, most importantly, never stopped growing." Steam dusts off some free weekends for the Spring Cleaning EventMay 24, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunValve are joining all those great internet thought-leaders and telling you to clean your room, or at the very least to play the games that you’ve bought on Steam. Running this weekend until May 28th, 6pm GMT, the Steam Spring Cleaning Event provides a front-page checklist of games to try or return to, and rewarding the diligent with goodies to decorate their account page with. All fluff, really, but as good an excuse as any to dust off something you might have picked up a few sales back. Of course, undermining this push, there’s also a bunch of free weekend trials open on discounted games which also count towards your total. The list includes action RPG Grim Dawn, four-on-one competitive horror game Dead By Daylight and stylish 4X sci-fi strategy game Endless Space 2. (more…) Play for free weekendMay 24, 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/ 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 platformsDead 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, after the success of their Payday series, Starbreeze Studios has once again been inspired by Turtle Rock Studios and 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. [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] 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.