Dead by Daylight™ Introduces Sibling Survivors and a Tech-Driven Killer to The Fog

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Dead by Daylight Introduces Sibling Survivors and a Tech-Driven Killer to The Fog

New Chapter Launches on March 7, 2023

Montreal, Canada – Feb. 15, 2023 – Dead by Daylight’s 27th Chapter Tools Of Torment returns to modern times, introducing some twisted new tech to The Entity’s Realm. Players can step into the tactical boots of The Skull Merchant, a brutal new Killer, or test the bond between Thalita and Renato Lyra, siblings fighting for their lives in The Fog. Tools Of Torment also brings an update to the Shelter Woods Map which will now include The Skull Merchant’s Hunting Camp.

Modern Slasher, Modern Tools
The Skull Merchant, known within the business world as Adriana Imai, is Dead by Daylight’s first original modern female slasher. A wealthy high-powered tech executive, she splits her life between aggressively buying and absorbing smaller companies as her public persona, and quenching her bloodlust in the guise of her alter ego. For The Skull Merchant, the thrill is truly in the hunt. With designs on becoming an apex hunter in a world of prey, she dedicates her ample resources towards the search for worthy adversaries to pit herself against.

The Skull Merchant’s Power is Eyes in the Sky. Another Dead by Daylight milestone, Eyes in the Sky puts modern tech in a Killer’s hands for the first time, allowing her to position 4 Drones to surveil Survivors. While The Skull Merchant certainly has the means of purchasing the best of the best, she seeks to connect with every kill by building these Drones herself. Each Drone is crafted around the skull of a former victim, combining bone and tech to achieve a grisly handmade quality. Survivors will need to strategize on ways to avoid and disable these hovering horrors before their maker is alerted…

Watch the Dead by Daylight Chapter 27: Tools Of Torment Trailer on YouTube

Blood Bonds

Hailing from Brazil, the sister and brother duo of Thalita and Renato Lyra are the first Survivor siblings to be pulled into The Fog together. A direct contrast of values from the brutal single-mindedness of The Skull Merchant, Thalita and Renato served as beacons of light within their community, using their kite-flying business to mentor children from the area. Positive, creative, and caring, working as a team is second nature to the siblings, making them ideal additions to any group of Survivors.

These qualities are best reflected in the unique Teamwork Perks, which benefit those who choose to work together.

Deadly Luxury

The Skull Merchant has set up her Hunting Camp in the existing Map of MacMillan Estate’s Shelter Woods. Formed from multiple connected shipping containers dropped into an area, The Hunting Camp is a true representation of both sides of Adriana Imai’s twisted world. The upper container is the Killer’s executive suite: clean, luxurious, and equipped with only premium commodities. Beneath it lies the Grim Workshop. Bathed in oil and blood, this is where The Skull Merchant tinkers to build her tools… and where she also houses many of her gruesome trophies.

Tools Of Torment is available on March 7, 2023, on Steam, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Epic Games Store, Windows Store, and Nintendo Switch.

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 more than 50 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

Celebrating its 30th year, and with more than 1,000 full-time employees, the studio has enjoyed immense success with its original IP Dead by Daylight, which now has more than 50 million players around the world and across all platforms. Behaviour holds co-developer credits for some of the gaming industry’s largest titles (such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears 5, Call of Duty and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2) and developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture within the gaming industry. Winner of Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards and listed as one of the Best Places To Work – Canada by in 2021, Behaviour is a leading development studio, cultivating career growth and talent development within the gaming industry. Behaviour counts among its partners some of the world’s most renowned brands, including Microsoft, Sony, EA, Warner, 2K and many more. For more information, visit

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