07 May 2021 1:44 PM +00:00

How to Drop Survivors in Dead by Daylight

Dead by Daylight is a game where you can play both the Survivor and Killer - but it’s only as Killer that you can drop Survivors.

You may be wondering why anyone would want to drop a Survivor in this game, but sometimes dropping Survivors is the only thing you can do against a team that knows what they're doing.

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How to drop a Survivor in Dead by Daylight on PS4/PS5

To drop a picked up Survivor in Dead by Daylight on PS4/PS4, you'll need to press the circle button.

How to drop a Survivor in Dead by Daylight on Xbox

To drop a picked up Survivor in Dead by Daylight on Xbox you'll need to press the B button.

How to drop a Survivor in Dead by Daylight on PC

To drop a picked up Survivor in Dead by Daylight on Xbox you'll need to press the R key.

How to drop a Survivor in Dead by Daylight on Nintendo Switch

To drop a picked up Survivor in Dead by Daylight on Xbox you'll need to press the A button.

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Why you should drop a Survivor in Dead by Daylight?

Dropping a Survivor can feel very counterproductive. After all, why should you drop a Survivor when the goal is to put them on the hook in the first place? However, if other Survivors swarm you when you're trying to take a Survivor to a hook, the best course of action is to drop them so you can swipe at them with your weapon.

You may end up losing the Survivor you originally carried, but the less Survivors on generators, the more control you get over the match and the more chance you can down more than one Survivor to take them to the hook.