We're dreading this one
The next chapter for Dead by Daylight has officially been revealed, and it’s going live in the game on June 7th, 2022.
Roots of Dread features a new Killer – The Dredge – a new Survivor, Haddie Kaur, and a disquieting new map: Garden of Joy. This information lines up exactly with a leak that came out a couple of weeks back, so some fans are already well away of what this chapter has to offer.
You can read official details on this new chapter below.
What is fear? What is it made of and what fuels it? That’s what fans will try to answer as they meet the latest Killer to step into the Fog: The Dredge. A formless mass of twisted limbs writhing in the shadows, The Dredge is nothing less than a manifestation of darkness itself. With a “monster under the bed” approach, it comes with a very special Power: the ability to teleport between Lockers to catch unsuspecting Survivors when they feel safe out of harm’s reach.
Those who prefer to play as Survivor will have their share of excitement as they get to personify the brave and bold Haddie Kaur. Born in India, Haddie moved to Quebec with her family as a child. After losing her biological parents in a tragic car accident, she was raised by a Quebec family who were close friends of her parents. Haddie’s foray into the paranormal came early on, fuelling her with courage, determination, and a dash of morbid curiosity. Having fought monsters in the past makes her one of the few Survivors prepared to face off with Killers in the Entity’s Realm. Fans may recognize her from her appearances in the Archives and can now take the reins of her destiny as a Survivor.
The Garden of Joy is the new disturbing Map players will get to experience - a scenic paradise set in a quaint American town hiding big secrets. The main building for this Map will be a classic family home, a ghostly symbol of domestic horror set against a cold and dreadful backdrop. “We’re thrilled to be offering our players an original Chapter for the game’s anniversary this year. Dead by Daylight has grown and diversified itself tremendously since its creation, and with Roots of Dread, we focused on the essence of the game: visceral fear and the thrill of the hunt,” explains Dave Richard, Creative Director for Dead by Daylight. “The Dredge is a strange and creepy monster with a unique design, a first for Dead by Daylight Killers. It lurks and hunts from the shadows with the power to engulf Survivors in darkness, and I believe this makes for a very intense experience for all players.”