Dead by Daylight isn't exactly short of popular killers to choose from. At the time of writing, there are 24 playable killers of all different shapes, sizes and skills. Who is the Best Dead by Daylight Killer? We'd like to say that's up for debate, but there are a few killers who are noticably better than others.
Regardless of skill though, fans will always have their favourites. It says a lot though that Behaviour Interactives own 2020 stats show that 5 of the top 10 choices are based on killers from popular movie franchises.
This includes: The Nightmare (Freddy Krueger) from Nightmare on Elm Street, The Pig from SAW, Ghost Face from Scream, The Shape (Michael Myers) from Halloween and finally The Cannibal (Leatherface) from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
There's also The Demogorgon from Stranger Things, but no one like that killer it would seem.
Given the popularity of killers from the big screen, it's no surprise that one of the most coveted and long rumoured killers is Daniel Robitaille, better known to many as Candyman.
It's not official yet, but there's lots of evidence to suggest his arrival is coming soon. So for now, here's everything we know about this popular boogeyman.
August 22, 2021 -
He's not in Dead by Daylight, but at least the new Candyman movie has finally been released; and to pretty decent reviews too. Enjoy!
August 13, 2021 -
Originally we had suspected that Candyman could come to Dead by Daylight Chapter 21.
The reasons were faily obvious. Aside from some of the teasers we've seen, the fact that the long overdue film release was finally set to open this August, with a new DBD season starting in September.
A series of teasers are pointing squarely at the possibility of Pinhead joining the game. Oh well, looks like we'll be waiting even longer for Candyman to come to the game.
Candyman x Dead By Daylight Leaks & Teasers
There's been a lot of talk about a potential collaboration with the Candyman license dating back as far as early 2020.
In fact, you could make a very good case that it's been more than just 'talk' and has actually veered more so into full blown on the nose teasers from the Behaviour Interactive devs.
But for all the discussion surrounding the use of the Hellraiser license, there's not been anything concrete to suggest pinhead is coming anytime soon to Dead by Daylight.
There's been a lot of 'bee' jokes made, either from community managers on Twitter, or even the official Dead By Daylight discord channel, which seemed to rename several rooms and roles with the word "bee". The name of the server was even changed to "Dead bee Daylight" at once stage.
A lot of these teasers appeared to take place in the lead up to the games 4th Anniversary in June 2020.
Funnily enough. the sequel/reboot of Candyman was intended to release in June 2020. However, a series of COVID related delays have prevented it from releasing, with the launch of the film pushed back three times to date.
Intriguingly Tony Todd, the actor who plays Candyman, has also (seemingly out of the blue) started following the official Dead by Daylight Twitter account, and hasn't been shy about teasing his - albeit unconfirmed - involvement with the game.
It's also worth noting that Cote hasn't been shy about the idea of bringing Candyman to Dead by Daylight, as noted in the below podcast/interview:
When Could Candyman Come To Dead By Daylight?
[Update - It looks like Candyman won't be coming in Dead by Daylight Chapter 21. Sad Face]
Now, this is where it gets fun.
As we had already mentioned, the new Candyman film, which is both a sequel and a reboot, is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on August 27, 2021.
The first trailer for the film was released on February 27, 2020 and the second trailer was only just released on June 23, 2021. So it would appear as though the film is finally gearing up for its theatrical release.
Now, typically Dead by Daylight likes to space out its release of licensed killers. Having just launched Dead by Daylight Chapter 20 with its Resident Evil theme in June 2021, the next update - Dead by Daylight Chapter 21 - will likely arrive this September.
So, could Chapter 21 finally see the release of Candyman? Or will Behaviour Interactive hold it back a little longer. After all, at this point, they've already delayed the collab by over a year anyway. So what difference would a few more months make?
Whatever the developer chooses to do, BEE ready, the Candyman is fast approaching.