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Perk descriptions may vary from in-game descriptions for reasons explained here.
Perks support Mouse-over functionality
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Insidious is a general Killer IconHelpLoading killer.png Perk IconHelp perks.png.

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
4 seconds 3 seconds 2 seconds Unlocks the stealth ability.

Standing still for 4/3/2 seconds will grant you the Undetectable IconStatusEffects undetectable.png Status Effect until you act or move again.

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Version 1.0.0

Icon Tier I Tier II Tier III Description
IconPerks insidious.png 6 seconds 4 seconds 3 seconds Unlocks the stealth ability. By standing still for 6/4/3 seconds, you reduce your Terror Radius to 0 metres and thus become stealthy until you move or act again.

Change Log

Patch 1.0.5

  • Buff: decreased the Stealth delay timer to 4/3/2 seconds.

Patch 3.4.0


  • Since The Pig IconHelpLoading pig.png was introduced into the Game, the Heartbeat now gradually fades away instead of being instantly gone after Insidious becomes active.
  • Insidious does not hide the Killer's Character model. The stealth part about the description comes from the fact of Survivors having a hard time locating the Killer without the Terror Radius.
    • This part is badly translated into many languages, sometimes even claiming that the Killer will turn invisible, which is a source of great confusion.
  • The Killer still makes breathing noises while under the effects of Insidious, which is a way for an attentive Survivor to notice their presence.
  • Using a Killer's Power will automatically cancel Insidious.
    • However, moving your camera around or stalking Survivors as The Shape IconHelpLoading shape.png or Ghost Face IconHelpLoading ghost.png will not cancel Insidious.
  • Insidious does not affect Hums or Lullabies.


Insidious Killer POV Insidious Survivor POV