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William "Bill" Overbeck

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William "Bill" Overbeck
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Old Soldier
Left Behind
Voice Actor
Ricardo Gomez

William "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.


William "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)


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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.

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

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.


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


Main article: Achievements

There is currently 1 Achievement which is related to Bill.

Icon Name Description
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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.


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:


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

BO Torso01.png Combat Jacket CategoryIcon torso.png Common Battle-scarred military jacket identified to Overbeck.

"The honest to God military!" — 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


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


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


Main article: Downloadable Content

Bill is currently part of 1 DLC package:

Available DLC


For additional and more detailed information about the Character of William "Bill" Overbeck from the Left 4 Dead franchise, please refer to the Left 4 Dead Wiki.
  • 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 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 is the third licensed Character to be introduced to Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.
    • He is the second licensed Survivor to be introduced after Laurie Strode.
  • In addition to Bill as a playable Survivor, the game also features alternate clothes for other Survivors that are based on several Characters from the Left 4 Dead franchise.
    • Dwight has clothes based on Ellis.
    • Meg has clothes based on Zoey.
    • Claudette has clothes based on Rochelle.
    • Jake has clothes based on Francis.


For more go to Bill's Gallery

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