Dead by Daylight players faced a bit of frustration last week when server issues prevented them from logging in on the 22nd. Players also had trouble finding people in their friends list due to another since resolved issue.
To make up for those inconveniences, developer Behavior Interactive offers fans a free reward. Dead by Daylight players can waks away with a sizable chunk of in-game currency just by logging in on time over the next several days.
Dead by Daylight players can collect a whopping 250,000 Blood Points just by signing in to the game before 11:59 PM Eastern time on January 6th. For those who don’t know, Blood Points are one of several in-game currencies that Dead by Daylight players collect to upgrade their characters. Specifically, players use Blood Points to unlock items, perks, upgrades, and more from the in-game Bloodweb progression system. Players are capped at one million points, so it should almost go without saying that giving players a free 250,000 Blood Points, a full quarter of the cap, is a huge deal. The announcement tweet doesn’t specify whether new players qualify, though this winter might be a good opportunity for anyone who’s on the fence about jumping into the game.
Dead by Daylight is a 2016 survival horror game developed and published by Behavior Interactive. As an asymmetrical multiplayer game, Dead By Daylight players take the role of either Survivor or one of several Killers attempting to sacrifice them to a malevolent being known only as “The Entity.” Survivor gameplay takes place in the third person, with Survivors working together to evade the Killer and escape the map. Meanwhile, players control the Killer in the first person and rely on a combination of stealth and various abilities to eliminate the other players. Playable Killers include an assortment of original characters and villains from numerous other horror franchises, with the next addition being Sadako Yamamura from the Japanese horror franchise Ringu.
While the game continues to be popular, its’ also worth noting that last week’s problems were not the only recent service interruptions. In November, Dead by Daylight suffered from DDOS attacks where hackers interrupted servers by flooding them with fake requests. Players also faced multiple instances of doxxing and swatting, exposing them to serious real-world danger.
Dead by Daylight’s developers also faced criticism for their support of NFTs. Non-fungible tokens are cryptocurrency tokens that grant holders ownership over a given instance of a piece of digital artwork. While NFTs are popular, they require a massive amount of energy to create, causing many people to criticize their environmental impact. Nati-NFT fans were thus unhappy with the developer’s association with ‘The Masters of Horror NFT Collection,” which included an NFT of the game’s version of Pinhead from Hellraiser.
Dead by Daylight is available for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.