After hinting that a new part of the game Dead by Daylight would have something to do with Aliens, more details about it are out now. This includes information about the recent bad character, the person who survives, where it happens, and when it will come out.
Alien is a famous scary movie series, so it was apparent it would end up in Dead by Daylight with other complex characters like Pinhead from Hellraiser and Sadako from The Ring.
We will explain everything we know about Dead by Daylight: Alien. We’ll tell you when you can get it and about the unique abilities and powers – so keep reading for more.
Dead by Daylight: Alien Release Date
Dead by Daylight: Alien will be available on PC on August 29, 2023, via Steam and Epic Games Store, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.
The official Twitter handle of Dead by Daylight confirms the release date:
In space, no one can hear you scream.
But this is not space.
Dead by Daylight: Alien. August 29th.
— Dead by Daylight (@DeadbyDaylight) August 8, 2023
But people playing on computers can get a sneak peek of the Alien stuff before everyone else. Starting on August 8, 2023, they can try out the Player Test Build (PTB). This particular version lets PC players try the new stuff, and sometimes the powers and abilities get changed based on what players say about it.
Dead by Daylight: Alien DLC Price
Even though it’s not officially confirmed yet, you can probably expect the DBD DLC to cost around the same as the Resident Evil chapter in 2021. That one was priced at $11.99 and included a unique currency called Auric Cells.
It had some cool stuff like a charm, two new survivors, and a killer. It might be cheaper since the Alien DLC has only one new Survivor. We’ll let you know for sure when we find out.
Dead by Daylight New Killer: The Xenomorph
The Xenomorph is one of the scariest bad guys in horror stories. It chases and catches its victims, and its babies burst out from people’s chests without them knowing.
The Xenomorph has been in many video games, like Alien Colonial Marines and Alien Isolation. Now, in a game called The Fog, it’s stuck there by a powerful force called The Entity. This is to show how great it is at hunting.
The Xenomorph Perks & Powers
The Xenomorph has a unique ability called Hidden Pursuit, which has a few parts. It can secretly move around the game map, go undetected, and attack from afar. Using this ability, it can move through tunnels in Runner Mode and come out of Control Stations.
In Runner Mode, it’s harder for survivors to hear it coming (no heartbeat sound), and it can hit survivors with its tail from far away. Survivors can fight against the Xenomorph by finding and using Remote Flame Turrets.
These turrets shoot fire at the Xenomorph like a flamethrower. If the Xenomorph gets hit by the turret, it loses its unique ability for a while. But be careful; the Xenomorph can break the turrets.
In addition to its remarkable ability, the Xenomorph has three unique skills: Alien Instinct, Rapid Brutality, and Ultimate Weapon. Remember that these skill descriptions are based on test notes and might change when they officially release.
|Perk||Alien Instinct||Rapid Brutality||Ultimate Weapon|
|Description||This unique ability activates when you catch and hook a Survivor. For 5 seconds, you can see the location of the farthest injured Survivor, even if they’re far away. That Survivor can’t hear your approach for 16/18/20 seconds during this time.||You can no longer get stronger through Bloodlust. Hitting a Survivor with a regular attack makes you 5% faster for 8/9/10 seconds.||This unique ability triggers for 30 seconds when you open a storage space (locker). Survivors who come close to you and enter your “scary zone” will scream, revealing their position. They’ll also have difficulty seeing clearly for 30 seconds. Afterward, this ability can’t be used again for 40/35/30 seconds.|
Dead by Daylight New Survivor: Ellen Ripley
Ellen Ripley may be one of the most well-known “final girls” in scary movie history. She’s the only one who makes it out alive in the first Alien movie and keeps being the main character in the series until Alien: Resurrection.
After surviving her first encounter with the scary Xenomorph creature, Ripley keeps facing it in later movies, and now it even chases her in The Fog.
Even though Ellen Ripley doesn’t look precisely like Sigourney Weaver, she has unique things about her, like how she talks. And sometimes, you might even see a cat with her.
Ellen Ripley Perks
Like when they bring a new Survivor to the game, Ellen Ripley will have three special abilities. These abilities are called Chemical Trap, Light Footed, and Lucky Star.
Just remember that the descriptions of these abilities are taken from the PTB Patch Notes and might be different when the update comes out.
|Special Bonus||Chemical Trap||Light Footed||Lucky Star|
|Description||This unique ability activates when you’ve made progress of about 70%, 60%, or 50% on a generator. Set up a trap near a dropped wooden barrier by pressing a specific button. The web lasts for 100, 110, or 120 seconds. Trapped walls emit a yellow glow visible to all escaping people. If the bad guy tries to break the trapped barrier, the trap explodes, slowing them down significantly for about 4 seconds.||When you’re uninjured and feeling good, this particular thing happens. Your running won’t create noise. However, after performing a speedy action, you must wait for approximately 28, 24, or 20 seconds before using this unique ability again.||This cool ability kicks in when you hide in a storage closet. For 10 seconds, you won’t leave bloody marks or make painful noises. Upon leaving the closet, you can see your friends and the closest repair spot’s aura in yellow for 10 seconds. Afterward, you must wait around 40, 35, or 30 seconds before using this unique ability again.|
Nostromo Wreckage Map in Dead by Daylight
The new map in Dead by Daylight with the Alien Chapter is called the Nostromo Wreckage. Instead of just being inside the Nostromo ship, it’s now a crash site outside with the Nostromo as part of the scenery.
As a survivor, you’ll need to find your way through burning debris and some familiar scenes from the Alien movie, like the android on a big round table that caused problems.
If you manage to power up enough Generators, there might be some surprises to help you fight back. Unlike space, everyone can hear you scream in this strange world called the Realm of the Entity.