Exit Gates

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Exit gate.png The only possible escape lies behind huge ornate metal gates. They taunt me every time I lay my eyes on them keeping me in, as a caged animal. But as I discovered, they can be opened. Somehow these generators are the key to getting them open. As I managed to repair enough of them, the gates opened, and I ran with all my soul towards the campfire in the distance. Sometimes I escape and sometimes I stare the Entity in the eye and wake up at the never ending fire. Why aren’t the killers following me through the gates? I might never know.
~ Benedict Baker's Journal
IconHelp note.png It seemed to me that repairing those Generators was the only way to power this Switch Box. What would happen if I were to activate it?.
~ Mysterious Note

Exit Gates are one of two potential ways for Survivors to escape the trial.


Although Exit Gates are visible from the beginning of the trial, they will remain in a deactivated state until enough Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png have been repaired by Survivors.

The remaining number will be displayed to both the Survivors and the Killer in the bottom left of their screen. The amount of Generators Survivors need to fix in order to activate the Exit Gates is the number of Survivors loaded into the trial plus one.


Once enough Generators have been repaired, both the Survivors and the Killer will receive an auditory and visual cue, displaying the location of the Exit Gates (shortly for Survivors, permanently for Killers). Survivors may also use the perk Wake Up!, to see the location of the gates permanently when within range.

Survivors using a Map (Item) FulliconItems mapItem.png with the Yellow Wire FulliconAddon yellowWire.png Add-on or just a Rainbow Map FulliconItems rainbowMap.png can track the Exit Gates and display their locations at will.


Exit Gates take 20 seconds to open, and each of the three red lights above the switch box will become lit after a specific percentage interval (25%, 50%, and 75%). If a player stops opening a gate, its progress will be saved. It is possible for a survivor to escape through an exit gate even if they are in dying state.

Once the Exit Gates have been opened, if the Killer walks near the escape, the Entity will make a wall appear, stopping the Killer from leaving the game. This same wall can appear for the survivors if another survivor is hooked when the killer is using the Blood Warden perk.


  • Gaining Tokens with Remember Me IconPerks rememberMe.png will increase the duration of the opening sequence by increments of 5 seconds up to a total of 20/25/30 additional seconds.
  • Wake Up! IconPerks wakeUp.png will reveal the Gates' Auras once they are powered and also accelerate the opening sequence by 5/10/15 %.
  • Blood Warden IconPerks bloodWarden.png will temporarily stop Survivors from leaving through the Exit Gates by blocking them with the Entity spikes should a Survivor be hooked post-exit.
  • The Pig IconHelpLoading pig.png can stop Survivors from escaping through the Exit Gates as a Reverse Bear Trap will trigger if a Survivor tries to leave with it still on their head.


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