Killer Instinct

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Killer Instinct is a Game Mechanic in Dead by Daylight Dead by Daylight}} that was introduced with Patch 2.4.0 alongside The Legion Legion}}.


Overview[edit | edit source]

Killer Instinct is a mechanic that for its entire duration will reveal the location of Survivors via a pulsating orange spiderweb overlay, that will follow the Survivor if they are moving. Unlike Aura-reading, this effect is not blocked by Lockers Lockers}}.


Powers[edit | edit source]

The following Killer Powers make use of Killer Instinct:

  • Feral Frenzy Feral Frenzy}} after hitting at least one Survivor not yet affected by Deep Wound Deep Wound}}: Killer Instinct will reveal all other Survivors not yet affected by the Status Effect within a certain range.
  • Night Shroud Night Shroud}} after getting revealed mid-stalk: Killer Instinct will reveal the Survivor who revealed him.
  • Of the Abyss Of the Abyss}} while using it: Killer Instinct will reveal all Survivors in close-proximity to an active Portal.
  • Rites of Judgement Rites of Judgement}}: Killer Instinct will reveal all Survivors walking on top of the Torment Trail.