Dead by Daylight already has 33 playable killers, but since they are always growing the roster, I figured it would be fun to share some ideas for new enemies.
This is an idea that one of my favorite streamers of Dead by Daylight suggested. More franchise killers are expected, so why not bring in one as iconic as Chucky? And since we already have Victor from The Twins, having a smaller-sized killer is doable. As for perks and abilities, I’m not personally familiar enough with Chucky to figure something like that out, but I’m sure some unique things can be done.
It may be a cliche monster idea, but I think a lot of interesting things could be done with a vampire killer. For example, they could have a bat form that they can use for recon by flying above the map for a top-down view. Or have their first hit on a survivor cause a blood drain effect, giving them a deep wound while giving a big boost to the killer’s bloodlust. There are a lot of opportunities to do some very interesting things for a vampire killer. Even if they have to go with Dracula specifically, it would be nice to have a vampire in the game.
This might be my favorite idea for a killer, which is slightly derived from a killer in the game Prop Night of the same name. Basically, the imposter can transform into having the body of a survivor, thus blending in with their opponent, and will have the undetectable status effect in that form. However, they can’t do any survivor tasks, thus being a red flag for teammates. It is similar to the wraith except instead of invisibility, it is impersonation. You can give them a perk where, if survivors do not catch them, they earn tokens towards a certain goal like instant downs or moris. This is definitely an idea that would need fine-tuning but could have some interesting gameplay.
I’ve had this as an idea for a long time. The Hunter would be a killer equipped with a crossbow and also have a bloodhound. They can send out the bloodhound to search for survivors following their scent, with their trailing abilities increasing when survivors are wounded. Once the hound finds a survivor, they will be marked so the hunter will see their aura. His range ability with the crossbow would be like a mix of the Trickster and the Deathslinger, where shooting is like the Deathslinger but you’ll need more than one shot to get them into wounded like the Trickster. This killer would definitely bring change into the gameplay, especially into survivor strategy as healing will have to become a priority to avoid the bloodhound.
One more franchise killer to mention, and that would be the Predator. We already got the Xenomorph, so why not add in the Predator as well. The natural progression of franchise killers would be to go with Predator next honestly.
Wendigo & Other Cryptids
Dead by Daylight has very briefly, and only through character skins, included some cryptids. But them actually incorporating a cryptid as its own killer would be both interesting and, frankly, profitable. A wendigo was my initial go-to, particularly since Until Dawn brought the folklore of the creature into gamers’ minds.
What monsters or horror icons would you like to see in a video game? Share your ideas with a comment!
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