The 24th chapter for Dead by Daylight, Roots of Dread, has launched as of today. This chapter features the game’s newest killer, The Dredge, the personification of fear itself. Haddie Kaur, a new Survivor, has also entered the fray. Haddie is a bold and courageous monster hunter fully equipped to face the dangers that await in The Entity’s Realm. Players can enjoy these fresh characters while exploring a new map, the Garden of Joy, a ghostly reminder of a once-flourishing small-town dream – now a symbol of domestic terror.

If you’d like to get a more complete rundown of both The Dredge and Haddie Kaur, you can find detailed descriptions below. You’ll also get a breakdown of the cosmetics introduced with Roots of Dread, some of which won’t be added until later in Summer.

Darkness Reigns Supreme

The Dredge is a manifestation of a collective nightmare. With its shapeless mass of twisted limbs that lurks in the shadows, players have a hard time identifying what they are up against. The Dredge’s Power is called Reign of Darkness and comes in two heart-stopping deployments: Gloaming and Nightfall. Gloaming is a new and exciting feature that allows The Dredge to teleport itself throughout the Map to surprise unsuspecting Survivors hiding in Lockers, a first for Dead by Daylight. Nightfall is a feature that sets up a countdown, seen by all players, at the beginning of every Trial, and allow The Dredge to summon Nightfall. Every time The Dredge injures or hooks a Survivor, or when it teleports, the Meter builds up. Once Nightfall descends upon the Map, Survivors’ vision is greatly compromised, giving the Killer the upper hand.

A Survivor with an Edge

Those familiar with The Archives will remember Haddie Kaur and will be thrilled to see that she has stepped into The Fog to take her rightful place as this Chapter’s Survivor. Haddie’s fascination with monsters started at a young age, making her no stranger to fear. She possesses the unique ability to see “bleeds”, pockets of evil that create holes between The Entity’s Realm and our world. Her body is heavily marked from the fights she has fought and as such, she’s one of the only Survivors truly equipped to face off Killers.

It’s a Cruel Summer

To celebrate the release of this Chapter, a Very Rare outfit is being released for The Dredge, as part of the Malicious Mannequin Collection. The Twisted Plaything Outfit adorns the bodiless Killer with doll-like skulls for a particularly eerie look.

As the heat warms the Earth and as the air gets a little thicker, the outfits get smaller. No one can escape the implacable fieriness of the Waterfront Massacre Collection. Also available upon the Chapter release, the Collection features three new Very Rare outfits: Overlap Diver for Haddie Kaur, Sunlight Séance for Mikaela Reid and Yacht Couture for Felix Richter.

Coming out June 14th is the Chrysalis Collection – a monstrous mutation that reveals the insects within - which features three new Very Rare Outfits: The Twilight Swarm Outfit for the Deathslinger, The Resident Infestation Outfit for The Doctor and The Butterfly of the Night Outfit for Nea Karlsson.

Lastly, The Summer Vacation Collection arrives in time to scream: “see you at the camp!” and features two new outfits for Dwight Fairfield and Kate Denson. The Collection will be out on July 4th.

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