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Dead by Daylight reveals huge Mid-Chapter perk & progression overhaul

Dead by Daylight is set to receive a Mid-Chapter overhaul to its progression system, along with perks, gameplay, and matchmaking incentives.

  • Posted on 22nd Jun, 2022 15:04 PM
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Dead by Daylight’s upcoming Mid-Chapter update is set to introduce a slew of progression, gameplay, matchmaking incentives, and perk tweaks that will likely change the landscape of DbD for all of its players — so here’s everything we can expect to familiarize yourself ahead of launch.

The ‘meta’ perks that will be receiving updates in Dead by Daylight’s Mid-Chapter are as follows:


  • Barbecue & Chilli: Bloodpoint bonus has been removed.
  • Corrupt Intervention: The perk will now deactivate once a Survivor enters the dying state.
  • Hex: Ruin: Regression speed reduced to 50/75/100% from 100/150/200%. Deactivates after a Survivor is killed.
  • Hex: No One Escapes Death: Survivors will see the Hex Totem’s aura within 4 meters upon activation, increasing to 24m over 30 seconds.
  • Pop Goes the Weasel: Removes 20% of the generator’s current (not total) progress.
  • Scourge Hook: Pain Resonance: The loud noise notification is now removed, and instead of exploding, a generator will now spark upon losing progress.
  • Tinkerer: Can now only be activated once per generator.


  • Borrowed Time: Extends the duration of Endurance by 6/8/10 seconds, increasing the movement speed bonus by 10 seconds for any Survivor you unhook.
  • Dead Hard: Provides the Endurance effect for 1 second when activated. If the Killer’s hit is prevented, you’ll gain a movement speed boost.
  • Decisive Strike: Stun duration has been reduced to 3 seconds from 5. Will now deactivate once the Exit Gates are powered.
  • Iron Will: Grunts of pain reduction have been lowered to 25/50/75% and will not be active when Exhausted.
  • Self-Care: The perk’s healing speed has been reduced to 25/30/35%. The efficiency bonus has been entirely removed.
  • Spine Chill: Will now only activate when a Killer has a clear line of sight to the Survivor. Vault speed boost has been entirely removed. A lingering effect of half a second has been added to prevent the icon from flickering.

Dead by Daylight’s non-meta perks which will be receiving an update in the Mid-Chapter are as follows:


  • Eruption: Generator regression speed penalty is increased to 10%, and incapacitated effect duration is upped to 15/20/25 seconds.
  • Coulrophobia: Increases skill check speed by 50% on top of its current effect.
  • Dark Devotion: Whenever the Obsession loses a health state, Dark Devotion activates.
  • Jolt: This perk’s cooldown has been removed.
  • Knock Out: Knock Out will now also cause dying Survivors to crawl 50% slower for 15 seconds and reduces their recovery speed by 25%.
  • Lethal Pursuer: Extends the duration of all aura reading effects by 2 seconds on top of its existing effect.
  • Overcharge: Causes a kicked generator’s regression speed to grow from 100% to 400% over the course of 30 seconds alongside its current effects.
  • Scourge Hook: Gift of Pain: Action speed penalty has been increased to 10/13/16%.
  • Scourge Hook: Monstrous Shrine: Converts all basement hooks to Scourge Hooks, and they will grant 10/15/20% faster Entity progression if the Killer is farther away than 24 meters.
  • Thanatophobia: Action speed penalty has been increased to 4.5/5/5.5% per Survivor up to a maximum of 18/20/22%.


  • Botany Knowledge: Increases healing speed efficiency by 30/40/50% up from 11/22/33%.
  • Calm Spirit: Open chests, cleanse, and bless totems silently at a 40/35/30% reduced speed alongside its current effects.
  • Dark Sense: When a generator is powered, Dark Sense activates. When a Killer comes within 24 meters, their aura is then revealed for 5/7/10 seconds before deactivating.
  • Déjà Vu: This perk grants a 5% repair speed bonus to revealed generators.
  • Distortion: For every 30 seconds that you spend within the Killer’s Terror Radius, you’ll gain 1 token.
  • Hope: This perk’s duration has been removed entirely.
  • Lightweight: Alongside the current effects, your scratch marks will make you harder to track, while also fading 5/4/3 seconds quicker.
  • Lucky Break: Each second spent healing another Survivor increases Lucky Break’s duration by 1 second, but cannot exceed the starting duration.
  • No One Left Behind: Activates when the Exit Gates are powered, and grants a 7% movement speed bonus to Survivors you unhook.
  • Off the Record: Once unhooked, gain the Endurance status effect for 60/70/80 seconds. This is lost when performing a ‘Conspicuous Action’.
  • Overzealous: If you cleanse a Hex totem, this perk’s repair speed bonus doubles.
  • Pharmacy: Activates whenever you’re injured, and guarantees an Emergency Med-Kit when searching chests. This can happen multiple times in a trial.
  • Saboteur: Survivors with this perk can identify Scourge Hooks, and auras are shown in yellow when they are being carried.
  • Sole Survivor: When you’re the last Survivor in the Trial, Sole Survivor also increases your generator repair speed by 75% and your exit gate and hatch action speed by 50%.
  • Tenacity: Reduces your grunts of pain by 75% when in the dying state alongside its current effects.
  • We’re Gonna Live Forever: Bloodpoints bonus has been removed.

For a full breakdown of each Perk’s changes, we’d recommend checking out the full blog post for more detailed insight.

Dead by Daylight reveals huge Mid-Chapter perk & progression overhaulThe upcoming Mid-Chapter live stream will detail the new gameplay updates on June 27, 2022.

Dead by Daylight Mid-Chapter gameplay livestream

On June 27, 2022, at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM BST, Behaviour Interactive will be hosting a live stream, detailing gameplay for DbD’s upcoming Mid-Chapter update.

Be sure to tune into their official Twitch channel to check out a hands-on look at everything you can expect once the update goes live. We’ll be sure to embed the video below once it goes live for your convenience.

So, there you have it — that’s everything you need to know about Dead by Daylight’s upcoming Mid-Chapter gameplay updates.

For tips and tricks to help you emerge victorious from your next Trial, make sure to check out our guides:

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