Skip to content

How to Survive ‘Dead by Daylight’: Tips for Beginners

How to Survive ‘Dead by Daylight’: A Beginner’s Guide to Not Getting Sacrificed

So, you’ve stepped into the Fog, brave soul. The air is thick with tension, the crows are cawing ominously, and you can hear the faint revving of a chainsaw in the distance. Welcome to ‘Dead by Daylight’, where your survival instincts will be tested like never before.

Don’t worry, rookie. Every seasoned survivor was once in your trembling boots. This guide will equip you with the essential knowledge to navigate the trials, outsmart the Killers, and escape with your life (and maybe your sanity) intact.

1. Master the Basics: Your Survival Toolkit

  • Running for your life: This is your bread and butter. Learn the map layouts, use obstacles to your advantage, and remember: sprinting leaves scratch marks, a breadcrumb trail for the Killer.
  • The Art of Looping: Think of it as a deadly game of tag. The Killer wants to catch you, you want to lead them on a merry chase around a well-chosen object, buying precious time for yourself or your teammates.
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Survivor: Sometimes, discretion is the better part of valor. Crouch to minimize your noise and become harder to spot. Just don’t stand still for too long… Killers love an easy target.
  • Gens, Gens, Gens: Power those generators! It’s the only way to open the exit gates and escape this nightmare. But be warned, repairing a generator makes noise. A lot of noise.

2. Perks: Your Secret Weapon

Perks are special abilities that can give you an edge. For beginners, these are lifesavers:

  • Sprint Burst: Get a burst of speed when you start running. Ideal for escaping a sudden chase.
  • Self-Care: Heal yourself without needing a medkit. Just be mindful, it takes time.
  • Urban Evasion: Crouch-walk faster. Perfect for stealthy maneuvering and hiding from the Killer’s gaze.

3. Killer Instincts: Know Your Enemy

Each Killer has unique powers and tactics. Learning their strengths and weaknesses will significantly increase your chances of survival.

  • Trapper: Watch out for those bear traps!
  • Wraith: Always listen for the distinct whoosh as he cloaks, and don’t rely on sight alone.
  • Hillbilly: When you hear that chainsaw revving, find an obstacle, and fast!

4. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

‘Dead by Daylight’ is best enjoyed with friends. Coordinate with your fellow survivors, distract the Killer, heal each other, and work together to power those generators. Remember, a lone wolf is easy prey.

5. Embrace the Terror… and the Fun

‘Dead by Daylight’ is a game of suspense and adrenaline. Accept the fear, laugh at the jump scares (eventually), and revel in the thrill of surviving another trial.

Ready to Face the Fog?

This is just the beginning of your journey in the Entity’s realm. With practice, patience, and a healthy dose of courage, you’ll be outwitting Killers and escaping trials in no time. See you in the Fog, Survivor!

What are your favorite survivor tips for beginners? Share your strategies in the comments below!