Dead by Daylight: Patch 2.1.0

It’s that time again, Behaviour Interactive recently dropped their mid-season patch 2.1.0 for their asymmetrical horror game Dead by Daylight. The mid-season update to their Curtain Call series brings a list of improvements that will be sure to keep you on your toes. Whether you’re a killer main or a survivor fanatic, you’ll want to keep yourself updated with this latest release.

Dead by Daylight Patch Notes 2.1.0

Features & Content

  • Added progress bar to emblem tooltips
  • Integrated additional Status Effect score notification for the Vigil and Decisive Strike perks
  • Integrated the Proficiency System to interaction progress bars from other players. For example, when a player is being healed, they will be able to see if a debuff is applied in their HUD.


  • Adjusted the Killer pick up time to 3 seconds. This s down from 4.3 seconds.
  • Changed the Obsession mechanic to show all players in the match who the Obsession is. All players will receive notification when the Obsession is in a case (animated Entity spikes icon).
  • Exhaustion no longer recovers while running.
  • Wraith uncloaking. Adjusted the timing of the smoke effect (and its audio) for the wraith’s uncloaking. This is to avoid giving away his position earlier than intended.

Season Reset & Rank Pip Changes

  • Those that are at Rank 15 will not be able to de-rank to Rank 16 (or lower) outside of rank reset.
  • Those that are in Rank 16-20 will not lose pips or de-rank.

The number of pips that players receive back when the rank reset occurs has been adjusted to create distinct Rank ‘pools’.

Killer Perk Changes

  • Bitter Murmur: When a generator is completed, those that are within 16m of that generator will have their aura shown for 5 seconds. When the last generator is powered, all auras will be shown for 5/7/10 seconds.
  • Brutal Strength: increased speed at which you damage generators in addition to pallets. 10%/15%/20% faster.
  • Hangman’s Trick: Reduce the bear trap re-spawn timer by 60 seconds.
  • Predator: Changed the way scratch marks are distributed – a smaller cone rather than a longer duration.
  • Save The Best For Last: Made the perk token based. Tokens are gained by attacking survivors who are not the Obsession. Each token is worth a stackable 5% decreased cooldown on successful attacks. Attacking the Obsession makes you lose 4/3/2 tokens.
  • Sloppy Butcher: Added the Mangled Status Effect. 25% increased healing time after being hit in addition to the bleed. Mangled status effect does not stack.
  • Tinkerer: When a generator is repaired to 85%, Killer receives a loud noise indicator and Terror Radius is reduced to 0 meters for 8/10/12 seconds. Note: Add-ons are no longer affected by this perk.


Survivor Perk Changes

  • Ace in the Hole: 100% chance to find an add-on of very rare rarity or lower, added on 10/25/50% chance to find a second add-on with an uncommon rarity or lower.
  • Calm Spirit: Additional modifier that causes survivors to not scream in pain when: being hit, under the effects of madness or being affected by the clown’s bottle.
  • Dark Sense: Reveal the killer’s aura for 5 seconds each time a generator is completed. When the final generator is completed, the killer’s aura is revealed for 5/7/10 seconds.
  • Deja Vu: Perk now reveals the aurae of 3 generators, which are in close proximity to one another for 30/45/60 seconds, at the start of the match and each time a generator is completed for the person who is using this perk.
  • Sole Survivor: Functionality change, for each survivor killed or sacrificed, your aura will not be readable within 16/18/20 meters from the killer.

Additional Changes

There are additional changes introduced in patch 2.1.0 that you’ll want to read more about. Check out the official patch notes release to get more details on the changes that might impact your favourite Killer and Survivor. The Trapper, Hag, Huntress, and Shape will all be seeing a balance update to make the game more interesting for both Killers and Survivors.
Dead By Daylight

Where to Buy it

Dead by Daylight is available on Steam for US$19.99 or Xbox One and PS4 for AU$36.00.
Also, you can purchase the DLCs to unlock new characters. Even if you don’t have any of the DLCs you’ll still be able to run into the locked characters played by others within the game, you just wouldn’t be able to play them. And, you can read more about the latest update Curtain Calls from one of our recent articles.