Horror, Video Games

A Spooky Modern Classic: Dead By Daylight

Happy Mischief Night, boils and ghouls! Today is one of my favorite days of the year! That’s right, October 30th – the day right before Halloween. And because today is one of my favorite days, I’m going to discuss one of my favorite games – Dead By Daylight.

Just one of many death scenes featured in Dead By Daylight

Dead By Daylight is a survival horror game released in June 2016 by Behaviour Interactive. The premise is simple – each round consists of four survivors with the objective of repairing generators to gain access in unlocking the gates to escape a closed map. Easy enough as there is no time limit to repair the generators. The real catch is to do this while also being hunted by a killer to be sacrificed to the mysterious Entity. There are many maps and a wide variety of survivors and killers to choose from, and no two games are ever alike.

Yeah, I love Dead By Daylight. After a long day at work, there’s just something calming and therapeutic about mercilessly slaughtering characters in a video game. I nearly always choose the killer over survivor because in all honesty, I find being a survivor boring. I don’t believe it’s the game’s fault since there are plenty of incentives and fun perks to being a survivor in DBD. I just love the feeling of building my character up and discovering their secret moves. At this point, I’ve maxed out six killers (not to brag… much.)

Killer selection before entering the lobby. The one featured is The Spirit, one of my personal favorites!

Every video game has flaws, and this one is no different. DBD is known to have bugs here and there and fairly quickly we get an update that will fix them. However, one detail I have noticed lately is the wait time to transition to a lobby when playing as a killer. Last weekend my brother and I tested this theory and I was correct – the wait time to get to a lobby when playing as a survivor in multiplayer mode is significantly shorter than if you play as a killer, especially if you play during the day instead of night. There have been times when I would wait ten to twenty minutes just for a lobby before finally giving up! This is most likely because more people choose to play as a killer and have to wait for available lobbies as a result. I’m truly hoping that once the crossplay has been completely opened to all available systems that this issue will be ironed out.

What do you think? Do you enjoy a good round or two of Dead By Daylight to get out your frustrations? Have you noticed a positive change so far with the introduction of crossplay? Let us know what you think! ✌

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