Developer Behaviour Interactive is teasing the next “Tome” for its popular horror themed multiplayer game, Dead By Daylight.
Taking to Twitter, the studio announced that Tome II – dubbed “Reckoning” – will soon be revealed with new host of challenges and rewards for fans to unlock.
The Rift is now closed! Fear not, Tome I is still available to play in its entirety. Keep in mind that you can’t get Rift fragment rewards from it.
— Dead by Daylight (@DeadByBHVR) January 7, 2020
If you’ve been out of loop (or haven’t played Dead By Daylight since last October) then you may need a quick refresh. Halloween saw the release of new feature called “The Archives” which is similar to the kinds of “battle pass” progression system we’ve seen in a lot of multiplayer games recently. First popularised by MOBAs, battle passes have also appear in Fortnite and PUBG as well as non shooters like Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled and For Honor.
Dead By Daylight’s battle pass is slightly more complicated, however, mainly due to Behaviour’s decision to swap recognisable names with something a little more on-brand. Tomes are basically seasons, each one lasting a finite number of days (70 days for Tome I) and presenting players with a branching network of challenges they can opt to complete.
Meanwhile “The Rift” is where you can redeem those points earned while a Tome is active. In doing so you’ll unlock cosmetics and other items that vanish once the rift has closed. Naturally, the team doesn’t want to shelve these assets for good so you can expect them to appear in-game after a set amount of time.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for Tome II and the next stream of Rift rewards up for grabs. In the meantime, you might want to check out the most recent Dead By Daylight designer notes which go into depth regarding upcoming changes to The Doctor, the Gatekeeper Emblem, and Hex: Ruin.