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William "Bill" Overbeck

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Bill Overbeck
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Gender
Male
Role
Old Soldier
Nationality/
Ethnicity
American
DLC
Left Behind
Voice Actor
Ricardo Gomez

Bill Overbeck is one of 22 Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png currently featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

He was introduced with PARAGRAPH I: Left Behind, an originally PC-exclusive Paragraph DLC released on 8 March 2017.

Bill is a Character from the popular 2008 Zombie Game, Left 4 Dead.


Overview

Bill Overbeck is an old Soldier, accustomed to dealing with critical situations.

His personal Perks, Left Behind IconPerks leftBehind.png, Borrowed Time IconPerks borrowedTime.png, and Unbreakable IconPerks unbreakable.png, make him more powerful in dire moments.

He is tough as nails and knows how to survive just about anything. He'll do whatever it takes to help others live to see another day and he's not afraid to take one for the team.

Difficulty rating: Hard
(based on only using his Unique Perks)


Lore

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It took two tours in Vietnam, a handful of medals, a knee full of shrapnel, and an honourable 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.


Bill's Perks

These are Perks which start off only appearing in Bill's Bloodweb IconHelp bloodweb.png. After achieving Level 30, Teachable versions of these Perks can be found:

  • Left Behind - Level 30
  • Borrowed Time - Level 35
  • Unbreakable - Level 40

Once obtained, other Survivors will be able to find Bill's Perks in their respective Bloodwebs from that point onwards.

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Left Behind

You'll get the job done... No matter the cost.

When you are the last Survivor remaining in the Trial, the Aura IconHelp auras.png of the Hatch IconHelp hatch.png is revealed to you within a range of 24/28/32 metres.

"I'm not horse-shittin' around. I'm doing this alone!" — Bill Overbeck

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Borrowed Time

You are fuelled with an unexpected energy when saving an Ally from a Hook within the Killer's Terror Radius.

After unhooking a Survivor within the Killer's Terror Radius, for 15 seconds, any damage taken that would put the unhooked Survivor into the Dying State will instead apply the Deep Wound IconStatusEffects deepWound.png Status Effect. The Survivor has 10/15/20 seconds to mend themselves.

If the unhooked Survivor takes any damage while affected by Deep Wound or if its timer ends, the unhooked Survivor is immediately put into the Dying State IconHelp dying.png.

"Probably stings like hell, but it ain't gonna kill ya. Up and at 'em soldier. Time to move!" — Bill Overbeck

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

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Unbreakable

Past battles have taught you a thing or two about survival.

Grants the ability to fully recover from the Dying State IconHelp dying.png once per Trial.

Increases the Dying State Recovery speed by 25/30/35 %.

"Goddammit, I am seriously FUBAR!" — Bill Overbeck


Achievements

Main article: Achievements

There is currently 1 Achievement which is related to Bill.

Icon Name Description
Ach adeptBill.jpg
Adept Bill Escape with Bill Overbeck using only his Unique Perks: Left Behind IconPerks leftBehind.png, Borrowed Time IconPerks borrowedTime.png & Unbreakable IconPerks unbreakable.png.

Customisation

Players can customise their Character by choosing one outfit style from each category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after Bill reaches Level 50 and prestiges.

Bill's attire includes:

Default

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
BO Head01.png Bill CategoryIcon head.png Common Bill's army beret with the yellow shield insignia of the 1st Special Forces Group.

"Even being in a war doesn't prepare you for this." — Bill Overbeck

Base Head Design of Bill Overbeck.
BO Torso01.png Combat Jacket CategoryIcon torso.png Common Battle-scarred military jacket identified to Overbeck.

"The honest to God military!" — Bill Overbeck

Base Torso Design of Bill Overbeck.
BO Legs01.png Military Trousers CategoryIcon legs.png Common Mud-stained tactical trousers, combat boots and a sad, empty holster.

"We're on our own, kid. It's high time you start actin' like it." — Bill Overbeck

Base Leg Design of Bill Overbeck.

Prestige

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Additional Notes
BO Head01 P01.png Veteran Bill CategoryIcon head.png Rare The face and apparel of an experienced soldier you can trust.

"Back on your feet, soldier! You're not getting out of this fight that easily." — Bill Overbeck

3rd Prestige Reward
BO Torso01 P01.png Veteran's Jacket CategoryIcon torso.png Rare A bloody combat jacket that shows just how many challenges Bill has faced.

"Watch my back! I was too old for this shit fifteen years ago..." — Bill Overbeck

1st Prestige Reward
BO Legs01 P01.png Veteran's Trousers CategoryIcon legs.png Rare Blood-stained tactical trousers, combat boots and a holster that is still very sad and very empty.

"Bull Frickin Horse Shit! " — Bill Overbeck

2nd Prestige Reward

Special

Icon Name Body Rarity Description Collection Event
BO Torso006.png Merry Sacrifice CategoryIcon torso.png Rare Playing hero had a cost. Wearing this ugly sweater was part of it. Ugly Sweaters Winter Event


DLC

Main article: Downloadable Content

Bill is currently part of 1 DLC package:

Available DLC


Trivia

  • The full name of Bill Overbeck is "William 'Bill' Overbeck".
  • Bill received a remodel for his head in Patch 3.7.0, although his portrait and render remain unchanged.
  • Although Bill did not originally appear as a playable Survivor in the Console version of Dead by Daylight, his Perks were available as general Survivor Perks, albeit with all references to him in the icon artwork and flavour texts removed.
    • For instance, Unbreakable IconPerks unbreakable.png featured a random man's face in a similar pose to that of Bill on the PC version.
  • On 5 July 2019, the Developers officially confirmed through Twitter that Bill would come to the Console versions via the 3.1.0 Mid-Chapter Update.
  • Although Bill was voiced by Jim French in the Left 4 Dead franchise, he did not return to reprise the role in Dead by Daylight, nor was archive footage of his lines reused for Dead by Daylight. Instead, new lines were recorded for Bill by Ricardo Gomez.
  • Bill was the third licensed Character to be introduced to Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.
    • He was the second licensed Survivor.
  • In addition to Bill as a playable Survivor, the four original Survivors received Left 4 Dead cosmetics:
    • Dwight received clothes based on Ellis.
    • Meg received clothes based on Zoey.
    • Claudette received clothes based on Rochelle.
    • Jake received clothes based on Francis.

Gallery

For more go to Bill's Gallery


THE SURVIVORS IconHelpLoading survivor.png
BASE GAME CHAPTERS I-III
+ PARAGRAPH I
CHAPTERS IV-VII CHAPTERS VIII-XI PARAGRAPH III
+ CHAPTERS XIII-XIV
AS DF charSelect portrait.png Dwight Fairfield BS NK charSelect portrait.png Nea Karlsson IS FM charSelect portrait.png Feng Min GS KD charSelect portrait.png Kate Denson MS AW charSelect portrait.png Ash Williams
AS MT charSelect portrait.png Meg Thomas CS LS charSelect portrait.png Laurie Strode JK DK charSelect portrait.png David King HS AF charSelect portrait.png Adam Francis QS NW charSelect portrait.png Nancy Wheeler
AS CM charSelect portrait.png Claudette Morel DS AV charSelect portrait.png Ace Visconti ES QS charSelect portrait.png Quentin Smith KS JJ charSelect portrait.png Jeff Johansen QS SH charSelect portrait.png Steve Harrington
AS JP charSelect portrait.png Jake Park DS BO charSelect portrait.png Bill Overbeck FS DT charSelect portrait.png David Tapp MS JR charSelect portrait.png Jane Romero SS YK charSelect portrait.png Yui Kimura
CHAPTERS XV+XVI
US ZK charSelect portrait.png Zarina Kassir
WS charSelect portrait.png Cheryl Mason
THE KILLERS IconHelpLoading killer.png
BASE GAME CHAPTERS I-III CHAPTERS IV+V
+ PARAGRAPH I
CHAPTERS VI-VIII CHAPTERS IX-XI
AK TR charSelect portrait.png The Trapper IconHelpLoading trapper.png - Evan MacMillan BK NU charSelect portrait.png The Nurse IconHelpLoading nurse.png - Sally Smithson IK DO charSelect portrait.png The Doctor IconHelpLoading doctor.png - Herman Carter EK NI charSelect portrait.png The Nightmare IconHelpLoading nightmare.png - Freddy Krueger HK SP charSelect portrait.png The Spirit IconHelpLoading spirit.png - Rin Yamaoka
AK WR charSelect portrait.png The Wraith IconHelpLoading wraith.png - Philip Ojomo CK SH charSelect portrait.png The Shape IconHelpLoading shape.png - Michael Myers JK HU charSelect portrait.png The Huntress IconHelpLoading huntress.png - Anna FK PI charSelect portrait.png The Pig IconHelpLoading pig.png - Amanda Young KK LE charSelect portrait.png The Legion IconHelpLoading legion.png - Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey
AK HI charSelect portrait.png The Hillbilly IconHelpLoading hillbilly.png - Max Thompson Jr. DK HA charSelect portrait.png The Hag IconHelpLoading hag.png - Lisa Sherwood JK CA charSelect portrait.png The Cannibal IconHelpLoading cannibal.png - Bubba Sawyer GK CL charSelect portrait.png The Clown IconHelpLoading clown.png - Jeffrey Hawk MK PL charSelect portrait.png The Plague IconHelpLoading plague.png - Adiris
CHAPTERS XII-XIV CHAPTERS XV+XVI
OK GH charSelect portrait.png The Ghost Face IconHelpLoading ghost.png - Danny Johnson UK DE charSelect portrait.png The Deathslinger IconHelpLoading deathslinger.png - Caleb Quinn
QK DE charSelect portrait.png The Demogorgon IconHelpLoading demogorgon.png WK charSelect portrait.png The Executioner IconHelpLoading wales.png
SK ON charSelect portrait.png The Oni IconHelpLoading oni.png - Kazan Yamaoka
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Benedict Baker The Entity IconHelp entity.png The Observer IconHelp archivesGeneral.png Vigo and many more...
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