Dead by Daylight Update: Descend Beyond Patch Notes, Blight Killer Lore and more
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Dead by Daylight Update: Descend Beyond Patch Notes, Blight Killer Lore and more

James Wright
8 September 2020

Dare you descend?

Dead by Daylight, the asymmetrical multiplayer horror game from Behaviour Interactive has at long last released it's next big update.

A few short months on from the hugely successful Silent Hill update, the developers are back once again with a brand new killer to control.

The latest addition to the game comes in the form of 'The Blight', along with a brand new survivor known as Felix Richter.

Thanks to the devs, we also have a bit more info about this latest monstrosity in a new gameplay trailer which showcase everything being added to the game today on PS4, Xbox and PC.

Check out the trailer below:

Like what you see? Well read on for more insight courtesy of the developers:

"The Blight, a bright and ambitious chemist who sought to enhance humanity through the use of his compounds, only to become a victim of his own ambitions, is the new Killer," Behaviour Interactive explained.

"After his research was stolen, The Blight was lured into the Realm of the Entity by the promise of new, forbidden knowledge. The new survivor is Felix Richter, an eccentric architect with a unique vision. Returning to the mysterious island where his father had disappeared, Felix descended into the darkness beyond and was never seen again."

As with any big update, it's not just new content that's added, but also bug fixes and more.

So for those fans of the game keen to know the full list of changes that are taking place today, fear not. The developers have also released a full list of patch notes to accompany this latest update.

Dead by Daylight | Descend Beyond Patch Notes

New Chapter

Unleash The Blight, an alchemist consumed by his research. Ambition brought him to the Entity's realm but his hunger for power destroyed him. Mutated and mad, his power, Blighted Corruption, provides him with unnatural abilities to quickly pursue and ambush Survivors.

Plan your escape with Felix Richter, a successful architect who was torn away from his lavish lifestyle. Resourceful and bold, he has clever methods to stand against the oncoming evil and plan out the one thing that matters to him most—returning home. 

  • Added a new Killer - The Blight.
  • Added a new Survivor - Felix Richter.
  • Added a new Rare Offering for Killers and Survivors - Sacrificial Ward - cancels other offerings that would send you to a specific realm.
  • Added a new Common Offering for Killers and Survivors - Bloodied Blueprint - reveals the aura of basement hooks to you for 20 seconds at the start of the trial. If the map has a Killer Shack, this offering increases the chance that the basement will spawn below it.
  • Added a new Common Offering for Killers and Survivors - Torn Blueprint - reveals the aura of basement hooks to you for 20 seconds at the start of the trial. If the map has a main building, this offering increases the chance that the basement will spawn below it.
  • Added a new Common Offering for Killers and Survivors - Annotated Blueprint - If the map has a Killer Shack, this offering increases the chance that the Hatch will spawn within it.
  • Added a new Common Offering for Killers and Survivors - Vigo’s Blueprint - If the map has a main building, this offering increases the chance that the Hatch will spawn within it.

Features & Content

Many in-game objects in Dead By Daylight haven't been changed significantly since the game's launch. As part of our ongoing effort to enhance the game's visuals, many of these objects got visual updates in this patch to bring them closer to our long-term vision for the appearance of the game. Some realms also got visual updates, with more coming later in future patches.

  • Visual updates of several common in-game objects:Visual update of the Generators, including changes to models, animations and VFX. The Survivor repairing animations and VFX were also updated.
    - Visual update of the Pallets, including models and VFX.
    - Visual update of the Lockers.
    - Visual update of the Chests, including the model and changes to the Survivor's interaction. This Survivor interaction has been updated
  • Visual updates to some maps, including additions of breakable walls:
    - Springwood - Updated Badham Preschool Maps I - V
    - Yamaoka Estate - Updated Family Residence and Sanctum of Wrath
  • Update aiming when using the flashlight. Up to 4.1.0, the flashlight would aim up and to the right of the center of the screen. In 4.1.0, the aiming animation was updated, which caused the flashlight to aim more towards right of center. Now, the aim should be squarely in the center.

Bug Fixes

Killer

Fixed an issue that caused survivors not to be stunned when shot by the Deathslinger.
Fixed an issue that caused the Hillbilly's carry and lunge speed to be reduced when equipped with the Tuned Carburetor add on.
Fixed an issue that caused all Legion characters to use Julie's animation when the 'Empty Stare' mask was equipped.
Fixed an issue that may cause the Oni to lose the ability to enter Blood Fury.
Fixed an issue that caused the Oni's blood orbs to sometimes flicker in and out of visibility.
Fixed an issue that caused the Plague's Vile Purge to arc higher than previously.
Fixed an issue that cause the Shape not to change stances while in Tier 3 Evil Within.
Fixed an issue that caused the Trapper's bear trap aura not to appear during the tutorial.

Survivor

Fixed an issue that caused survivors to be stuck at the bottom of the Hill on various maps.
Fixed several issues that may cause survivors to be misaligned during Moris.

Perk

Fixed an issue that caused a regressing generator not to turn red once reaching 0 progress when using the Surveillance perk.
Fixed an issue that caused the "Pull Down" prompt to be replaced for Survivors standing next to a pallet while injured and with the Self-Care perk equipped.
Fixed an issue that caused survivors to see the auras of breakable walls when equipped with the Windows of Opportunity perk and suffering from the Blind effect.

Other

Fixed a crash that would sometimes happen when selecting the Low or Medium Graphics Quality from Medium and above.
Reduced rank update errors.
HTML markup in player names during social notifications (toast invites) are now handled properly.

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