William Overbeck

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William Overbeck

William "Bill" Overbeck is one of 9 Survivors in Dead by Daylight.

He was featured as a part of the "Left Behind" Add-on.

He is also a character from the popular 2008 zombie game, Left 4 Dead

Background[edit | edit source]

It took two tours in Vietnam, a handful of medals, a knee full of shrapnel, and an honorable discharge to get William "Bill" Overbeck to stop fighting and try to live a peaceful life. He hated it. After decades spent drifting aimlessly through dead end jobs, Bill went in for a routine surgery and woke up to find the world he knew was gone. A plague was turning normal people into mindless killing machines. Naturally, the first thing he did was fight his way home and put on his uniform. Making his way through rural ghost towns and pitch-black forests, he found other survivors, and together they fled from the infected hordes. In the end, Bill sacrificed himself to ensure their safety. His body was never found. Bill was left for dead. No one knows that he still has the only thing he ever wanted: an enemy to fight.

Unique Perks[edit | edit source]

These are perks that start off only appearing in William's Bloodweb. Starting after achieving level 30, teachable versions of these perks can be found: Left Behind at level 30, Borrowed Time at level 35, and Unbreakable at level 40. If obtained, other survivors are able to find William's perks in their Bloodwebs from that point on.

William is all about running against bad changes. He can change the outcome of the Trial, even just by himself.

Icon Name Description
IconPerks leftBehind.png
Left Behind

You'll get the job done... No matter the cost. If you are the last person remaining in the trial, for each Generator that needs to be repaired, gain a 19/22/25 % bonus to repair speed. "I'm not horseshittin' around. I'm doing this alone!" -Bill"

Unique to William Overbeck until level 30, which its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Survivors.

IconPerks borrowedTime.png
Borrowed Time

You are fuelled with an unexpected energy when saving an ally from a hook within the Killer's Terror Radius. Once per match, for 20 seconds after unhooking a Survivor within the Killer's Terror Radius, any damage taken that would put you or the unhooked Survivor into the dying state will instead trigger a 30/35/40 seconds bleed-out timer. Taking any damage during or reaching the end of the bleed-out timer will put you into the dying state. "Probably stings like hell, but it ain't gonna kill ya. Up and at 'em soldier. Time to move!" -Bill"

Unique to William "Bill" Overbeck until level 35, which its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Survivors.

IconPerks unbreakable.png

Past battles have taught you a thing or two about survival. Grants the ability to fully recover from the dying state once per trial. Increases dying recovery by 15/20/25 % "Goddammit, I am seriously FUBAR!" -Bill"

Unique to William "Bill" Overbeck until level 40, which its Teachable version can then be learned and taught to the other Survivors.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Main article: Achievements

There is currently 1 achievement which is related to Bill.

Icon Name Description
Ach adeptBill.jpg Adept Bill Escape with Bill using only his 3 unique perks.

Customization[edit | edit source]

Players can customize their character by choosing one outfit style from each category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after William reaches level 50 and prestiges.
Some items of clothing can only be worn if the appropriate DLC is owned. William's attire includes:

Head Torso Legs

DLC[edit | edit source]

Main article: Downloadable Content

William is currently part of 1 DLC package:

Available DLC[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

For more go to William's Gallery
IconChar claudette.png Claudette Morel IconChar dwight.png Dwight Fairfield IconChar jake.png Jake Park IconChar meg.png Meg Thomas IconChar nea2.png Nea Karlsson Laurie Strode.png Laurie Strode
AV charSelect portrait2.png Ace Visconti BO charSelect portrait.png William "Bill" Overbeck FM charSelect portrait.png Feng Min
IconChar theTrapper.png Trapper IconChar theWraith.png Wraith IconChar theCrooked.png Hillbilly IconChar theNurse2.png Nurse SH charSelect portrait2.png Shape IconChar hag2.png Hag
DO charSelect portrait.png Doctor
Alex A. Azarov Benedict Baker Clyde Donna Entity
Murf Sujan Vigo