Dead By Daylight adds new Killer with 4.4.0 “Binding of Kin” update

Behaviour Interactive have risen from their crypt once again with another meaty content update for Dead By Daylight.

The hugely popular multiplayer horror hit has kicked off its latest in-game season (called “Chapters”) with Dead By Daylight patch 4.4.0 – this will appear as update version 2.09 on some platforms. It adds a new Killer and Survivor as well as plenty of bug fixes and even some visual upgrades.


Dead By Daylight’s new Killer (well, Killers) is The Twins. Charlotte and Victor possess one of the more unique Killer Powers we’ve seen added to the game. Using Blood Bond players can separate them, controlling Charlotte and Victor independently. Victor can pounce on Survivors to inflict damage and incapacitate them as Charlotte lumbers towards them, closing in for the kill. He can also be used as a sentry, highlighting Survivor locations for his sister. To balance this, players are able to attack Victor, causing him to vanish then regenerate on a cooldown. The Twins also have three perks available to them.

For more on Dead By Daylight update 4.4.0 you can review the patch notes in full below.

Dead By Daylight Update 4.4.0 Patch Notes

Features & Content

New Chapter: A Binding of Kin

  • Added A New Killer – The Twins
  • Added a New Survivor – Élodie Rakoto

Live Updates

  • The Nightmare on Elm Street DLC is now available through the in-game store on the Nintendo Switch, Windows Store, Stadia, Playstation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. The full DLC will start to appear on each platform’s respective store shortly.
  • Rite of The Ghost Face Daily Ritual has been simplified: “Mark 4 Survivors”.
  • All Daily Rituals that were worth less then 30k bloodpoints are now worth 30k bloodpoints.
  • Sabotage Ritual now requires 4 Hooks to be sabotaged.
  • Blight’s Adrenaline Vial addon now makes Rush Tokens regenerate faster than in the previous release.
  • Blight’s Soul Chemical addon has a new function: During a rush, the moment you enter the 16 meter radius around a Survivor who is repairing or healing, trigger a tremendously difficult Skill Check for that Survivor. Can activate once per Survivor per Rush. Does not trigger for a Rush starting within 16 meters of the Survivor.

Visual Update:

  • Visual updates to maps in Ormond and Junkyard.
  • Visual update to the Hatch and Totem.
  • Visual update on the Twins Lobby.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused the player Cloud ID to be missing from the ban message.
  • Fixed an issue that caused daily rituals to be consumed even if the claim of bloodpoints for a completed daily ritual failed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused unavailable Archives cosmetics to appear on the Feature Store section if all the cosmetics were already purchased.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a short freeze when opening a chest.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented survivors from being able to start unlocking a chest from its side.
  • Fixed an issue that caused survivors to be able to steal items from chests opened by other survivors.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the animation of mending another survivor to be missing.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the animation of waking up another survivor to be missing.
  • Fixed an issue that caused firecrackers not to destroy Hag traps.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Hag traps auras not to be visible while they are being burned by a flashlight.
  • Fixed an issue that caused survivors to be able to see through walls when using a flashlight and hugging the wall.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused killers to be stuck inside a generator after damaging it.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed survivors to sabotage hooks through walls.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed survivors to complete a sixth generator when failing a skill check while the fifth generator is completed.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented killers from damaging a breakable wall after getting stunned while breaking the wall.
  • Fixed an issue that caused notifications bubble not to appear when completing a generator inside a building in Badham Preschool.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Nurse blinks to be unreliable around the Blood Lodge.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the corrupted Pool of Devotion sound effect to be heard in the beginning of a match against the Plague.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the camera to pan left before panning right when entering the title screen.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Hillbilly’s chainsaw to disappear during the pallet stun animation.
  • Fixed an issue in windowed mode which made it sometimes possible to resize the window when rotating the camera while holding M1
  • Fixed an issue which made exclusive cosmetics available to all
  • Fixed an issue on various maps which showed extremely bright lighting in various colors
  • Fixed an issue that may cause The Legion not to down survivors when hitting them while in Feral Frenzy when equipped with the Frank’s Mixtape add on
  • Fixed an issue that caused the confetti of forth anniversary items to trigger in the tally screen
  • Fixed an issue that caused invisible collisions on the stairs leading to the Killer Basement on the Hawkins National Laboratory map
  • Fixed an issue that caused The Spirit to see flashlight beams during Yamaoka’s Haunting
  • Fixed an issue that caused survivors’ camera to clip through the generator pole when repairing a generator

Xbox One only:

  • Fixed a crash on Xbox One when trying selecting ‘View profile’ of a XSX account

Switch only:

  • Fixed an issue where the players would run at a slower speed when looking in certain directions

Known Issues

The Twins:

  • Victor may become stuck if he pounces on a locker with a healthy Survivor inside. Charlotte will be unable to search the locker until Victor is recalled.

The Twins’ perks:

  • Coup de Grâce: Missing visual feedback when performing a modified lunge attack
  • Hoarder: The notification does not always work when Survivors pick up items in the basement
  • Hoarder: The perk currently does not lower the rarity of items found in chests
  • Hoarder: The perk currently does not spawn 2 extra chests

Élodie’s perks:

  • Appraisal: The perk grants the “Chest Unlocked” score event when performing the Rummage action
  • Appraisal: Survivors keep rummaging through the chest for a brief moment after the action is completed
  • Deception: The UI does not function as intended
  • Deception: The feint locker animation may interfere with the rushed locker entry animation
  • Deception: Various issues may occur when using the perk with high latency
  • Power Struggle: The perk can’t be used while actively wiggling
  • Power Struggle: The perk cannot be used immediately if the wiggle threshold was reached before wiggling
  • Power Struggle: Stunning the killer with this perk will sometimes snap the killer to the other side of the pallet
  • Power Struggle: Survivors may become stuck inside pallets after using Power Struggle

Will Dead By Daylight get bots on PC & consoles?

We recently re-reviewed Dead By Daylight for 2020, bumping up its original score:

Dead By Daylight has evolved into somewhat of a phenomenon, proving that the often maligned games-as-a-service model produces more than just cookie cutter loot shooters. It’s still an acquired taste and a bit rough around the edges though stands out as one of the most unique ongoing multiplayer games of the generation.

Those who currently own a copy of Dead By Daylight on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can upgrade for free on the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S respectively, carrying over their progress – here’s how.

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