With its steep price drops and regular free weekends, Dead by Daylight seems to be constantly fluttering on the verge of becoming free, but never binding (perhaps due to its continued popularity). The odd 4-v-1 slasher has about ten (22) paid DLCs starring new survivors and monsters, with the latest today being a vengeful cast that summons crows to hack you and your friends. Is.
It’s really fun and surprisingly inventive, especially when played with friends, and you can now download the base game for free on the Epic Games Store. Just be careful not to get caught up in its paid DLC maelstrom that lets you play as familiar faces like Freddy Krueger, Pinhead, Pyramidhead, and flower-faced things from Stranger Things.
The good news is that if you just own the base game, you won’t miss out on playing against DLC monsters, and cards themed after these monsters are open to base game players, too. The base game starts you off with five playable assassins, three of which are considered by the community to be the strongest in the game, and you can unlock additional unlicensed monsters through the good old-fashioned grind.
So as free games go, Dead By Daylight is great value.
However, expect some sanding. Each survivor and monster has their own individual skills and progress through the bloodstream, which can take a long time to fill up. To help you along the way, enter the code DECIPHERSTRIKE, which you can enter in the game to earn 150,000 Blood Points – Dead from Daylights progression currency in the game.
You are welcome! There are also some festive bonuses offered to all logged in players at the moment, so this is definitely a good time to find out if DBD can be your cup of tea.
There was a moment a few years ago when it seemed like these weird monsters-versus-norms games could become ‘the next big thing’, but Dead by Daylight took competition from people like Predator: Hunting Grounds and Friday the 13th, Pretty swallowed it. A style in itself. In fairness, it’s a worthy winner and you now have nothing to lose by checking it out.
Dead by Daylight minimum PC requirements
- OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
- Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 or AMD FX-8120
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD HD 6850 (or DX11-compatible GPUs)
- Storage: 50 GB of free disk space
- Directx: Version 11