Jigsaw Boxes

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The Jigsaw Boxes are Props featured in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png that was added with Patch 1.9.0


A Jigsaw Box on The Game
Billy on the TV set next to a table with Sketches of Reverse Bear Traps.

Jigsaw Boxes are a way for Survivors IconHelpLoading survivor.png to try to get rid of Reverse Bear Traps that The Pig IconHelpLoading pig.png has put on their heads.

Each Map that features The Pig as the Killer spawns with a set number of Jigsaw Boxes. The Pig can alter this number by using certain Add-ons IconHelp addons.png for her Power.

They give off distinct sound cues of moving mechanical parts.

Billy, the Jigsaw Puppet

Jigsaw Boxes are easily recognised due to the presence of "Billy", Jigsaw's Puppet, who sits atop of each Box.

He can also be seen on the TV sets featured throughout The Game.


A randomly chosen Jigsaw Box will be the Key to unlocking the Reverse Bear Traps, the others serve as decoys. Each Trap will have its Key hidden in a randomly selected Box.

A Survivor with a Reverse Bear Trap on their head will see the Aura of all available Jigsaw Boxes, unless The Pig has Rules Set No.2 FulliconAddon rulesSetNo.2.png equipped. Interacting with the boxes will trigger Skill Checks IconHelp skillChecks.png. Failing these Skill Checks will give a progress penalty and a Loud Noise Notification for The Pig, similar to a failed Hook Sabotage. By default, searching a box takes 12 seconds.

Once the progress bar is full, either of two things will happen depending on whether or not it was the correct Jigsaw Box:

Correct Jigsaw Box

  • The Reverse Bear Trap will be removed from the Survivor's head and be gone for good.

Wrong Jigsaw Box

  • Jigsaw's puppet, "Billy", will laugh at the Survivor and the Reverse Bear Trap remains on the Survivor's head.
    • The Survivor will have to search for another Jigsaw Box and try their luck anew.
  • The Box's white Aura will no longer be shown to the Survivor, only those of the remaining ones.


Icon Name Stacking Tinkerer Rarity Description
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Workshop Grease
A modification to the Jigsaw Box: the lubricated parts make the search a more delicate exercise.
  • Slightly increases the Skill Check trigger odds when interacting with a Jigsaw Box.
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Razor Wires
A modification to the Jigsaw Box: the addition of razor sharp wires makes it extra difficult and potentially painful to search them.
  • Moderately increases the Skill Check trigger odds when interacting with a Jigsaw Box.
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Interlocking Razor
A modification to the Jigsaw Box: the addition of interlocking razor blades makes it impossible to move suddenly in the Jigsaw Box without slitting one's wrists.
  • Tremendously increases the penalty of failed Skill Checks on Jigsaw Boxes.
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Bag of Gears
A few mechanical parts that allow the creation of challenging Jigsaw Boxes and easier to install Reverse Bear Traps.
  • Slightly increases the time it takes Survivors to search a Jigsaw Box.
  • Slightly decreases the time it takes to put on a Reverse Bear Trap.
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Crate of Gears
Very Rare
This collection of mechanical parts allows the creation of extra-challenging Jigsaw Boxes and Reverse Bear Traps that are easier to install.
  • Considerably increases the time it takes Survivors to search a Jigsaw Box.
  • Moderately decreases the time it takes to put the Reverse Bear Trap on a Survivor.
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Amanda's Secret
Very Rare
A black metal box containing a knife and various medical supplies, such as bandages and compresses. Deep cuts reduce stress and awaken the senses.
  • Disables The Pig's ability to see Jigsaw Boxes' Auras.
  • Gain a notification when a Survivor removes a Reverse Bear Trap.
  • Auras of Survivors removing a Reverse Bear Trap are revealed to you for 6 seconds.
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Rules Set No.2
Ultra Rare
Not all games need to have the same rules.
  • Disables the Survivors' ability to see Jigsaw Boxes highlighted until their Trap is activated.

"Listen, there are rules." — Jigsaw

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Amanda's Letter
Ultra Rare
A blackmailing Letter for the attention of Amanda. Fills the reader with rage and focus.
  • While crouched, see outlines of Survivors within 12 metres of range.
  • Reduces available Reverse Bear Traps by 3.
  • Reduces available Jigsaw Boxes by 2.

"Amanda, you were with Cecil the night Jill lost Gideon. You killed their child. You know it and I know it." — Amanda's Letter

Change Log

Patch 2.5.0

  • Added a minimum spawn distance in-between Chests IconHelp chests.png to no longer cause Jigsaw Boxes to spawn too close together.


  • In the Game files Jigsaw Boxes are also being referred to under the name Puzzle Box.
  • The presence of Jigsaw Boxes on a Map reveal The Pig's identity to Survivors in a similar fashion as do The Trapper's Bear Traps.
  • Despite being a notable icon of the SAW™ franchise, this is the only appearance of Billy in the Chapter DLC.
    • He does not appear on any Perks or Add-ons exclusive to The Pig.

10 Pints of Sacrifice Trap

  • The Jigsaw Boxes are most likely inspired by the 10 Pints of Sacrifice Trap featured in SAW V. They have a similar look and some of the Add-ons affecting the Jigsaw Boxes point to a similar use.
    • This Trap required the Victims to "donate" 10 Pints of their own blood within 15 minutes, to unlock a door or they would be killed by nail bombs located in the room. Inside the Trap, circular blades would cut open the Victims' hands and collect the blood in a glass beaker below.


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