06 Jul 2021 1:26 PM +00:00

Dead By Daylight Chapter 21: Release Date, Killer Leaks And Everything We Know So Far

Dead by Daylight Chapter 20 is now a few weeks old and whilst the 5th Anniversary event is still keeping some players occupied, others are starting to wonder what is coming next.

Yes, even though players have got plenty of killers to choose from - although many will always stick with the game's best killers - not to mention the most recent Resident Evil Nemesis killer, they'll always want more!

Well as sure as day follows night or killers follow survivors, we know that sooner or later Behaviour Interactive will have to start preparing the new content for the next chapter.

For the sake of keeping everything tidy and in one place, we'll be updating this page with everything we know about the next chapter of Dead by Daylight, including all the leaks, rumours and official details as we get them. But what do we know so far?

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Chapter 21 Release Date

Unsurprisingly there is no official release date for Chapter 21 just yet. Couple this together with the fact that new content is normally tested in the games PTR before going live and it's harder than ever to give a specific date for when we can expect to see the next chapter go live.


That being said, if you're looking for a rough estimate, we can likely expect to see Chapter 21 go live at some point in late September. Let us explain why.

The time between new chapters has historically been 'roughly 3 months', and with the Resident Evil chapter going live on June 15, it makes sense that Chapter 21 will arrive at some point in September.

Chapter 21 Leaks

You might be thinking it's a bit early to start thinking about Chapter 21? But some dataminers are pretty handy at piecing together info ahead of time. We can also make some rough guesses based on the games previous releases as to what we might see. But let's start with the killer.

The Evil Within Executioner Keyart
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Could The Executioner from 'The Evil Within' be next?

Chapter 21 New Killer


There's been talk for some time about a chapter related to the Candyman horror series, as well as Hellraiser. The devs have teased their inclusions on more than one occaision, so it's possible either of these two killers could make their way to the game in the future. Another more recent hint has suggested we could see something which celebrates 'The Evil Within' series, a game published by Bethesda and created by the legendary Shinji Mikami.

Whilst these are all very good ideas for where Dead by Daylight could venture next, the game does have form for following a bit of a pattern with the chapters; normally with licensed killers released every few chapters, but never sequentially.

So it's more likely that whoever the next killer is, it'll likely be a twisted creation from the minds of Behaviour Interactive, as opposed to anything we've seen on film or video games previously.

Who knows maybe they'll finally release one of the two unused killers? Which for those who don't know were referred to as 'The Teacher' and 'The Smasher'.

Chapter 21 New Survivor

Given that we're anticipating the new killer to be a wholly original character and story, and not anything licensed elsewhere, it's incredibly difficult to give any sort of indications on what the new survivors could be like. So for now, we're going to pass on this one until leaks give us a better sense of what the devs are planning.

What else would you like to see in Chapter 21 of Dead By Daylight? Let us know!

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