Dead By Daylight Winter Solstice 2020: Christmas Event Release Date, Blood Hunt, Customisable Skins, Items, Map/Prop Changes And More

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Dead by Daylight loves events and that's proven with over 25 of them since 2016.

Unfortunately, last year players missed out on the Winter Solstice.

Winter Solstice is DBD's take on the Christmas holidays event.

Nothing has been confirmed yet but we think that players should be optimistic this time around!

We're going to take a look back at previous additions to the game during the seasonal event and make some predictions!

We will continue to update this article as more information is revealed.

Dead By Daylight Winter Solstice 2020

Release Date

Right now there is no confirmed date for Winter Solstice.

When we get a solid release date we'll update you.

Below you is a list of previous dates for the event.

  • December 14, 2017 - January 4, 2018
  • December 17, 2018 - January 3, 2019

Unfortunately, there was no event last year but we expect one this time around.

It looks like the event tends to start in the third week of December and ends at the beginning of January.

Advent Calendar

This year we'll be getting some presents given to us by the devs through the new Advent Calendar feature!

Promo Codes will be the way to redeem them which you can find a regularly updated list of here.

Click here to read more into what the Advent Calendar is!

Blood Hunt

In 2018 Winter Solstice was accompanied by a Blood Hunt.

We don't see any reason why this year would be any different.

Customisable Skins

Previous Winter Solstices brought new customisables to the killers in 2017 and as well as survivors in 2018.

Originally the Trapper, Wraith, Hillbilly, Nurse, Hag, Doctor and Huntress received frosty eyes for the holiday.

Then in 2018 the Clown, Spirit and Legion received those same eyes.

We expect the killers since then, the Plague, Ghost Face, Demogorgon, Oni, Caleb Quinn, Executioner and Blight to also get this same customisation.

Although it may be hard to do with the Demogorgon and Executioner as they don't have eyes.

As well as the killers getting customisations in 2018, each of the survivors received a Christmas themed sweater/jumper.

Maybe this year will follow a similar theme to that previously?


  • Winter Party Starter
    • A small, highly-explosive dinner table decoration. Detonates into loud bangs and intense light flashes.
    • 1 Charge.
    • Can be used as a distraction, as a blinding device or to celebrate.
  • Firecracker
    • A row of small explosive devices wrapped in heavy paper casing. Detonates into loud bangs and intense light flashes.
    • 1 Charge.
    • Can be used as a distraction, as a blinding device or to celebrate.
  • Winter Gifts (Variant of Mystery Box)

Map/Prop Changes

All Hooks, Barrels and Lockers received a festive reskin in previous events.

Maps also get a revamp, with snow piles, snowmen, lanterns and blinking lights being added.

We expect something similar this year.

UI Changes

As in previous years, we believe the menu screen will get an update, as well as the music.

In 2018 the menu background had Christmas lights and snow falling, they also reused the Winter Solstice music from the last year.

We will be updating this piece as more information is revealed so be sure to check back.

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