There's no shortage of killers in Dead By Daylight. Having launched on 14 June 2016 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the game has continued to grow and expand on its initial roster of characters. At the time of writing, there are a whopping 25 playable killers and we suspect that Behaviour Interactive has no plans of slowing down. Not that we mind as it means there's plenty of new content to enjoy, even if it means we'll have to keep updating our Dead By Daylight Killers Tier List. However, despite the overwhelming number of killers available, there's two who are more elusive and unknown to some players, because they've never been released.
On this page, we're going to focus on one of those killers to help clue you in on one of the games biggest secrets. So without further ado, here's everything you need to know about The Smasher Killer.
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Who Is The Smasher Killer In Dead By Daylight?
The Smasher is an unused killer who is believed to have not made it past the prototype stages when Behaviour Interactive were first developing Dead By Daylight.
Unlike The Teacher, another unused concept killer from Dead By Daylight, there are no assets related to The Smasher available in the game files.
What Happened To The Smasher Killer?
The devs from Behaviour Interactive have gone on record to explain that The Smasher was removed for being too powerful.
The basis of The Smasher was an ability that would allow the killer to destroy all obstacles within a level (including trees, walls, buildings, etc).
However, the team soon realised that it would be difficult, or more or less impossible to balance a character who was able to more or less remove all of the key map elements and obstacles.
You can see Creative Directors Dave Richard and Ash Pannell discussing The Smasher on the #72 Dead by Daylight Livestream, below. (Smasher conversation begins around 17 minutes in).