25 March - 15 April 2020; 12:00:00 EST
They were announced on Dead by Daylight's 3 Year Anniversary Stream.
The Archives offer new goals for players, and allow for a more narrative experience further expanding the Dead by Daylight universe.
The Observer has a unique power, with which he can probe the Entity's Fog and find memories and stories that are stored in her memories. All these memories are stored in the Fog once a Character is taken, with the Entity not making any use of it, thus getting forgotten.
At the core of The Archives is the Auris, a device capable of peering into the memories of those who’ve entered the Fog. Through this device, the players access a series of Challenges to help them piece together these memories and his overall role.
New Tomes are regularly added to The Archives. Each Tome is released with one level of challenges, and further levels become accessible over time. Once a new level is available, it can be accessed by reaching the Epilogue of the previous level.
You can accept one challenge at a time.
Most challenges can be completed in multiple trials and will reward Bloodpoints . Master Challenges must be completed in one Trial, but they offer greater rewards and occasionally unlock entries in the Tome's collection. The Collection is a window into the stories of the Dead by Daylight Characters , containing memories, logs and animated sequences.
If there is an open Rift, the challenges in the current Tome will also award Rift Fragments . These fragments unlock Tiers of rewards in the Rift.
Memories & Logs
Completing Master Challenges unlocks a log entry or a memory in the current Tome's Collection. These entries expand the Lore of Dead by Daylight and are read by The Observer.
Tome I - Awakening
To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome I - Awakening.
Tome II - Reckoning
To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome II - Reckoning.
- Main article: The Rift
When The Observer probes inside the Fog, a Rift is created. The Rift is a way for Players to earn additional cosmetics.
Each Tome will always be accompanied by a new Rift, a tear through the Entity's Fog containing a multitude of rewards from other worlds and memories. These time-limited rewards will be earned simply by playing the game and progressing in The Tome. Most of these rewards will be related to the current Tome’s lore and/or seasonal events.
Rifts contain rewards for both Killers and Survivors. Collect Rift Fragments to increase your Tier in the Rift and unlock more rewards.
When a Rift is open, Rift Fragments can be collected by earning XP and completing challenges in the current Tome.
There are two tracks of rewards:
- A free one
- A Premium one, which adds more cosmetics. This track can be unlocked by buying a Rift Pass with Auric Cells .
Charms are rewards for completing Tomes, unlocking Tiers in the Rift, or as giveaways. They can be equipped on a Survivor's waist or on a Killer's Hook .
Each Rift have their specific Tome's completion Charms
Tome I - Awakening
|Introduction to Botany||Common||She found the branch of biology that spoke to her soul.||Survivors||Budding Talent||Free||2|
|Mouse Trapper||Common||Setting up traps around the mine was easy. He'd watch rodents suffer, squirming while waiting for the inevitable. Suddenly, he had all the power in the world.||Killers||Budding Talent||Free||4|
|Pro-Technician||Common||Nothing beats a technician who performs the most demanding skill checks during stressful repairs.||Survivors||No Collection||Free||10|
|Herbalism||Common||She discovered the nature of plants and their medicinal properties.||Survivors||Budding Talent||Premium||10|
|Squirrel Trapper||Common||He ventured outside for a new challenge. Each day he'd practice how to patrol areas in the woods to catch more challenging prey.||Killers||Budding Talent||Premium||12|
|Killer Stone||Common||A badge that signals a profound loyalty to the Entity. There is no greater thrill than to fuel what urges to kill.||Killers||Budding Talent||Free||18|
|Plant Identification||Common||She studied the taxonomic diversity of plants, training her eye to recognize each kind.||Survivors||Budding Talent||Premium||20|
|Wolf Trapper||Common||Nothing is more fulfilling than to hunt a pack of opponents. This he learned early on while hunting with his father.||Killers||Budding Talent||Premium||26|
|Plant Biochemistry||Common||She began experimenting with plants to produce an array of chemical substances.||Survivors||Budding Talent||Premium||29|
|Bear Trapper||Common||Hunting bears was his next move. They offered a real challenge, being stronger and bolder. He designed a special set of steel-jaw traps for the occasion.||Killers||Budding Talent||Premium||37|
|Benevolent Crest||Common||The crest of those brave enough to venture through the black Fog.||Survivors||Budding Talent||Free||38|
|Pro-Empathy||Common||An acute awareness that reveals those in pain.||Survivors||Budding Talent||Free||49|
|MacMillan Mining Corp.||Uncommon||The corporation that mined both minerals and human lives.||Survivors & Killers||Realm Memorabilia||Premium||3|
|Jack-O'-Lantern||Uncommon||A sadistic grin for a night of trick-or-terror.||Survivors & Killers||Hallowed Catalyst||Free||7|
|Danger Ahead||Uncommon||There are many hidden tunnels, caution signs, and blocked exits on the MacMillan Estate. Everyone suspected the mine was used for something else...||Killers||Killer Memorabilia||Premium||40|
|Trapper Headstone||Uncommon||A paleolithic slab of stone bearing the effigy of one serving the Entity.||Killers||Killer Memorabilia||Free||43|
|Chaser Crest||Uncommon||No one can escape the clutches of a skilled, bloodthirsty hunter. No matter the chase, no matter the prey, death is the result.||Killers||No Collection||Premium||51|
|Expert Botanist||Uncommon||Her in-depth understanding of each species' uniqueness inspired her techniques that targeted their differences. The specimen in her care always grew faster, stronger and healthier.||Survivors||Budding Talent||Premium||55|
|Sadistic Trapper||Uncommon||No limits. Everything was fair now. Even humans... Especially humans...||Killers||Budding Talent||Premium||63|
|Pustula Flower||Rare||A rare flower secreting a thick, pungent nectar during the "Hallowed Blight", according to Vigo's journal.||Survivors & Killers||Hallowed Catalyst||Premium||1|
|Neon Arcade||Rare||A lively arcade as a symbol for what life is truly about.||Survivors||Survivor Memorabilia||Premium||42|
|Nurse's Wooden Horse||Rare||A catatonic patient used to play with this horse, until his nurse suffocated him with his toy.||Killers||Killer Memorabilia||Premium||56|
|Heavy-Duty Bear Trap||Rare||The perfect tool to ensnare all kinds of prey.||Killers||Killer Memorabilia||Premium||65|
|Ficus Elastica Plant||Rare||The first house plant Claudette got for her dorm after leaving Montréal.||Survivors||Survivor Memorabilia||Premium||67|
|Brand New Part||Rare||A challenging mechanical part that rewards the bold and punishes the reckless.||Survivors & Killers||Realm Memorabilia||Free||70|
|Claudette Figurine||Very Rare||As an expert botanist, Claudette Morel was a brilliant science student with a prolific future - that is until she took a stroll that changed her life forever.||Survivors||Vinyl Dolls||Premium||1|
|Sadistic Puppet||Very Rare||A shadow creeping up the wall, an eerie presence lurking. Few know what this sadistic plaything is up next.||Killers||Horrible Dolls||Premium||1|
|Nectar Vial||Ultra Rare||A glass vial filled with nectar, which can be distilled into a putrid serum that holds unknown properties.||Survivors & Killers||Hallowed Catalyst||Premium||70|
Tome II - Reckoning
- Tomes are permanent. This means, if a Player didn't complete a Tome and another one was released, they can still work on their current Tome.
- Challenges from the previous Tomes can be accessed through the Compendium menu.
- The Rift, however, lasts for the duration of their respective Tome.
- Charms were leaked alongside the Ghost Face on the 2.7.0 Mid-Chapter Update. The Developers released a Dev Build instead of the Update for some Players. As soon as they realized this happened, they forced all Players out of the game and the ones to have this Build had to download the right Update. However, multiple screenshots were taken and some Players were streaming at the moment.
- They were thought to be similar to emotes at the time.
- However, until the Developers announced The Archives, the Charms were thought to be part of the 3 Year Anniversary Event.