Alan Wake Fights the Darkness in Dead by Daylight

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Alan Wake Fights the Darkness in Dead by Daylight

MONTREAL — Jan. 30, 2024 — Another one of his dark tales has come to life. Alan Wake, star of the critically acclaimed Alan Wake franchise, is Dead by Daylight’s newest Survivor. As the latest addition to the ever-growing roster of iconic horror characters, players can now step into the shoes of the troubled writer in this collaboration between Behaviour Interactive and Remedy Entertainment.

New Survivor – Forever the tortured artist

Alan’s mind-bending horror story has spanned several games since his introduction in 2010, with the most recent entry, Alan Wake 2, released in October of 2023 to critical acclaim. When we’re first introduced to Alan, he’s a best-selling author suffering from writer’s block. Though a trip to Bright Falls was supposed to clear his mind, it instead set off a nightmarish chain of events that led to his disappearance and imprisonment in the mysterious Dark Place.

While fighting to write his way to freedom and escape the Dark Place, he remembered a script he wrote for Night Springs about a horrifying place shrouded in fog. Those memories soon shaped reality as he was swallowed up into The Entity’s Ream and the world of Dead by Daylight—trading one Dark Place for another.

We’re thrilled for Alan Wake to finally be coming to The Fog as a Survivor,” says Mathieu Coté, Head of Partnerships at Behaviour Interactive. “It has always been clear to us that Alan was a natural fit for the Dead by Daylight universe. Both of our games draw from mutual inspiration and are celebrations of the horror icons that came before them. We’re excited to see how players react to his new nightmare—it seems like Alan can’t catch a break.”

Perks – The writer’s craft

With years of writing hit crime novels under his belt coupled with harrowing experiences in Bright Falls and the Dark Place, it’s safe to say Alan knows a thing or two about survival. He brings his wealth of experience into The Fog in the form of three Perks. Just like in the Alan Wake games, the light is the key.

  • His first Perk, Champion of Light, grants you additional movement speed while shining a Flashlight. If you successfully Blind a Killer, they get afflicted with the Hindered Status Effect, temporarily slowing them down.
  • Use Boon: Illumination to create a Boon Totem, allowing all nearby Survivors to see the Auras of Generators and Chests across the Map. When you have a lit Boon Totem, you’ll also Cleanse and Bless Totems faster.
  • There’s always a deadline creeping up. His third Perk, Deadline, activates when you’re injured, upping the frequency of Skill Checks while healing Survivors or repairing Generators. Should you happen to miss one, the penalty will be halved.

Relive shrouded memories with Tome 18: REVISION

When times get dark, sometimes memories are all you can hold on to. Tome 18: REVISION releases Jan. 31 to thicken the plot.

The Tome features new memories for Alan Wake, The Deathslinger, and the House of Arkham.

Progressing through the Rift and completing brand-new gameplay Challenges unlocks Charms, Outfits and more for several characters, including Alan Wake Player Card customization options and the Alan’s Darker Side Outfit on the Premium Pass.

New collections – Getting into character

Some of Alan Wake’s most iconic looks are making their way to Dead by Daylight. The Alan Wake Classic (Very Rare) Outfit features Alan with a short hairstyle, a battered head, and a blazer-hoodie combo. Fans may recognize this Outfit as the one worn for the majority of the first Alan Wake game, just after the incident that kicks off his dark journey.

The Bright Falls (Very Rare) Outfit offers a more relaxed look for Alan, fitting him in a checkered shirt and casual blue jeans.

In addition, two fan-favorite characters from the world of Alan Wake join him in The Fog as Legendary Outfits. With the Saga Anderson (Legendary) and Rose Marigold (Legendary) Outfits, players will be able to survive the Entity’s deadly Trials as the talented FBI agent and the Oh Deer Diner waitress respectively.

The Alan Wake Classic and Saga Anderson Outfits are available on Jan. 30. The Bright Falls and Rose Marigold Outfits will be available on Feb. 6.

The Dead by Daylight Alan Wake Chapter is available for purchase on all supported platforms now.

A unique limited-time event – Lights Out

A Map shrouded in darkness. No Loadout. No Terror Radius. No Scratch Marks. Forget everything you know about Dead by Daylight Trials.

On Feb. 7, Dead by Daylight will be releasing a special limited-time Modifier called Lights Out that adds a terrifying new layer of fear to the Trials players have grown accustomed to. Modifiers are brand new adjustments to the existing Trial format that offer players a unique and exciting experience.

The Lights Out Modifier will be available from Feb. 7 at 8:00a.m PST / 11:00a.m. EST until Feb. 14 at 8:00a.m PST / 11:00a.m. EST. Players would be remiss not to take advantage of this new and exciting feature. See you in the Dark.

About Dead by Daylight™

Created by Behaviour™ Interactive, Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer action horror game of hide and seek, set in a dark fantasy and drawing from all corners of horror, where each match is a different experience. Dead by Daylight boasts 60 million players both globally and across all platforms. On any given day, up to 2 million players step into The Fog, whether on PC, console, or mobile. Since its release in 2016, the game has become a place where cult classic horror survives and thrives, having welcomed legends from TV, movies, and video games. For more information, please visit

About Behaviour™ Interactive

Behaviour Interactive is the largest Canadian gaming studio, with more than 1,300 employees worldwide. Behaviour is best known for its flagship franchise, the multiplayer survival horror game Dead by Daylight™, which has entertained 60 million players across multiple platforms. The studio is currently expanding its portfolio of original IP with multiple projects, including the acclaimed building and raiding title Meet Your Maker. Behaviour has also established itself as one of the world’s leading providers of external development services. The company has partnered with many of the gaming industry’s leaders, including Microsoft, Sony, EA, Warner, Netflix, and Take-Two, among many others. Over 30 years, Behaviour has developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture. The company was named one of the Best Places to Work in Canada by, and has been recognized with Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards. Headquartered in Montreal, Behaviour has expanded its global presence with studios in Toronto (Behaviour Toronto), Seattle (Midwinter Entertainment), the United Kingdom (Behaviour UK – North and Behaviour UK – South) and the Netherlands (Behaviour Rotterdam). For more information, visit

About Remedy Entertainment

Remedy Entertainment Plc is a pioneering, globally renowned video game company founded in 1995 and headquartered in Finland with an office in Stockholm, Sweden. Known for its story-driven and visually stunning action games, Remedy has created multiple successful, critically acclaimed franchises such as Control, Alan Wake and Max Payne. Remedy also develops its own Northlight® game engine and tools technology that powers many of its games. The company employs over 370 game industry professionals from 34 different countries. Remedy’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki’s official list.

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