Dead By Daylight map, visual and gameplay updates detailed for 2021
Dead By Daylight Updates
Dead By Daylight developers Behaviour Interactive have kicked off the new year with an overview of what fans are able to expect in the coming months and weeks for their macabre multiplayer hit.
An extensive blog posted over on the official gameplay site juggles a number of key topics including those long awaited visual upgrades and some focused gameplay tweaks. Here is a short summary of everything they touched on.
The January developer update outlines a refreshed look for the game’s HUD which presents in game information a little cleaner. This’s being paired with an animation upgrade for survivors that will make their movements seem to be more natural and dynamic.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting news regarding a graphics overhaul for more of Dead By Daylight’s maps. Both the Gideon Meat Plant and also the Crotus Prenn Asylum and will get a makeover in the near future – you are able to catch the most recent concept art here.
Skill-based matchmaking will also be re enabled in the near future. Behaviour have been testing the system of theirs to allow it to be as fair as possible, previously using in game rankings to influence matchmaking results. These ranking will be repurposed, rewarding players that hit high ranks with in game currency.
Lastly, The Clown killer is going to gain some viability in a later update, equipped with a new projectile which can be thrown to produce clouds of speed boosting gas. The reality that this can quicken both The Clown and any survivors within its proximity means it is going to require skill to use efficiently.
Last year’s November update for Dead By Daylight introduced a new killer, The Twins.
We recently re-reviewed Dead By Daylight for 2020, bumping up its original score:
Dead By Daylight has evolved into somewhat of a phenomenon, proving that the often maligned games-as-a-service model produces more than just cookie cutter loot shooters. It’s still an acquired taste and a bit rough around the edges though stands out as one of the most unique ongoing multiplayer games of the generation.
Those who currently own a copy of Dead By Daylight on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can upgrade for free on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S respectively, carrying over their progress – here’s your house Market 4 Games.