Dead By Daylight update 2.31 rolls back Pallet changes

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Dead By Daylight update 5.2.2 – which will appear on some platforms as version 2.31 – is now available to download.

Killers and Survivors looking to leap back into The Fog will need to install this latest patch before they can play online.


Much like update 5.2.1, there is no new content featured in this mid-chapter update. One change that developer Behaviour Interactive has noted is the change back to the old pallet visual style.

For Chapter 21 Dead By Daylight introduced Hellraiser’s Pinehad as a playable character. He joins some of film’s most famous killers from Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers, to Leatherface and Ghost Face.

Other crossover characters include Silent Hill’s Pyramid Head, Resident Evil’s Nemesis, and the Demogorgon from Stranger Things. Quick note on that last killer – you have until November to unlock the Demogorgon as well as Survivors Steve and Nancy.

Dead By Daylight Update 5.2.2 Patch Notes


  • Reverted the pallet to the old visuals. The updated pallet will return in a future update.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused several Cenobite scoring events to incorrectly count as Bonus BP
  • Fixed an issue with the Nemesis’ move speed while charging Level 3 Tentacle Strike
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Survivor models in a lobby to not always reflect what the other Survivors selected.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to not always receive disconnection penalties when leaving a match as Killer.
  • Fixed an issue that may cause a loss of momentum when changing directions during a lunge attack when playing as the Cenobite.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Cenobite’s chase music not to restart after using Summons of Pain during a chase.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Cenobite’s Lament Guardian score event to be counted in an incorrect category.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a grunt sound effect to be played when switching to the Cenobite when spectating a custom game.
  • Fixed an issue that a “generator completed” sound notification to play when switching between Victor and Charlotte or when switching spectated players.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Engineer’s Guild archive quest not to progress.
  • Fixed an issue that caused two hooks too close to one another at the east stairs in Resident Evil map.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented one side of a pallet in Gideon Meat Plant from being destroyed by the killer,
  • Fixed an issue where the Cenobite’s Gateway SFX continues to play after triggering the attack.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the chain hunt start notification sound to trigger when switching to a survivor’s perspective while spectating.
  • Fixed several misaligned banners in the Store.
  • (PC only) Fixed an issue with 4K resolution being enabled by default for some players, sometimes resulting in performance drop
  • Fixed a possible softlock when spamming the ESC key during the Loading screen
  • Fixed an issue with the Grade Reset popup not opening if the date changed while the Game is still opened
  • Fixed a crash in the Tally screen related to the Season End Grade Reset

Known Issues

  • The Dead Dawg Saloon map is disabled and is planned to be fixed for the next update.

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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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