Dead by Daylight has four different currencies: Bloodpoints, Rift Fragments (event-based), Auric Cells and Iridescent Shards.
Iridescent Shards are shaped almost like a diamond but at an angle and are used for a variety of things that are dependent on the player. One currency is hard enough to understand for new players, never mind four, but that's where we come in with our handy, dandy guide on just what Iridescent Shards are helpful for in Dead by Daylight.
What are Iridescent Shards in Dead by Daylight?
Iridescent Shards are a special currency that was introduced in patch 1.2.0. They are used by both Survivors and Killers and are useful for buying perks at the Shrine of Secrets, cosmetics for your characters, as well as purchasing non-licensed characters. For example, you wouldn't be able to buy Michael Myers with Iridescent Shards, but you would be able to purchase The Deathslinger as he is an original creation from Behavior Interactive.
To purchase cosmetics and characters with the Iridescent Shards, you'll need to go and buy them from the in-game store, accessible via consoles and PC.
How to get Irisdecent Shards in Dead by Daylight
Now that you know what to do with these Iridescent Shards, how do you even get them in the first place. Well, it's simple. Iridescent Shards are gained by the player through levelling up their Player Account Level. This is the level that increases after each match depending on how well you do, as well as what Emblems you earn.
The highest level you can to on your Player Account is 99 before it resets, and you earn a point of Devotion. As far as we know, Devotion does nothing but lets you see how many times you've reached 99.
What level your Player Account is, however, does matter. At Level 50-99, players will earn 300 Iridescent Shards with each level up, whereas lower levels will give them less, ranging from 35-275.
Levelling up your Player Account is the only way to earn Iridescent Shards unless you're on mobile - which also grants players these Shards for completing daily activities.