Maps

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This article is an overview of all Maps featured in Dead by Daylight. For other uses, see Map (disambiguation).

Maps are a type of Item Item}} The Survivors Survivors}} can use in Dead by Daylight Dead by Daylight}}.

They are used to track and mark props in the World. The standard map can only track Generators, but can track different props as well with the use of Map Add-ons that enhance its power. You can even make the tracked Auras visible to other Survivors and create markers that look like a pillar of bright light.

Tracking works by simply being near track-able Objectives (the standard range being 8 metres), the Player is not required to charge the Map's Aura Vision to do that.


Icon Name Description Durability Rarity
Map (Item)}}
Map (Item) An old piece of parchment made out of a skin-like material. Is rolled and sealed with an uncoloured leather string. Holding and channelling the Map unlocks great potential in one's Aura-reading ability which slowly burns the Map. Generators' Auras which you have already encountered are revealed to you for as long as the Map has charges left.
  • 20 seconds of use.
  • Starts with 1 object tracked.
  • Unlocks the ability to track Generators Generators}} within a range of 8 metres.
  • Unlocks the ability to track Chests Chests}} revealed by Detective's Hunch Detective's Hunch}}.


Other type of Maps[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description Durability Rarity
Rainbow Map}}
Rainbow Map A piece of parchment made out of oddly fresh skin. Blood on its edge has yet to dry. It is rolled and sealed with multiple coloured ropes and cords. Holding and channelling the Map unlocks a great potential in one's Aura-reading ability which slowly burns up the Map. Objects with Auras which you have already encountered are revealed to you for as long as the Map has charges left.

"It disheartens me. All this unspeakable knowledge and gruelling effort and yet nothing tangible, nothing usable to get out of this nightmare." — Vigo's Journal


Add-ons[edit | edit source]

The following are Add-ons for the Maps.

Icon Name Rarity Description
Map Addendum}}
Map Addendum
Common
A fragmented piece of a thick fibrous material. A partial and faded map is drawn on it which by itself is useless.
  • Adds 5 seconds of use to the Map.
Yellow Wire}}
Yellow Wire
Uncommon
A small electrical wire. Both ends are heavily damaged like it has been forcefully torn out of its intended location. Can be tied around a map to enhance its Aura-reading ability.
  • Unlocks the ability to track the Exit Gate Exit Gate}} Switches.
Unusual Stamp}}
Unusual Stamp
Uncommon
A wooden stamp with a cross-hatched rubber pad used to mark documents. It is unclear as to how or by whom this stamp was originally used. Can be used with a map.
  • Moderately increases Map Tracking range.
Retardant Jelly}}
Retardant Jelly
Uncommon
A slimy, translucent substance with a ghastly lavender shade. This jelly from unknown origin is highly resistant to heat.
  • Moderately slows Map Burning rate.
Red Twine}}
Red Twine
Uncommon
A bristly and rough piece of twine of a deep red colour. Can be tied around a map to enhance its Aura-reading ability.
Glass Bead}}
Glass Bead
Uncommon
A strange bead circled with gold that can be used to magnify the map and mark a specific position. The bead emits an energy which can be felt and seen by Survivors.
  • Unlocks the Map's ability to place a Light Beacon in the Trial Grounds that can be seen by all Survivors.
Odd Stamp}}
Odd Stamp
Rare
A stamp carved out of sturdy blonde wood. The text found at the base is incomprehensible: "kw'zvre'od". Can be used with a map.
  • Considerably increases Map Tracking range.
Black Silk Cord}}
Black Silk Cord
Rare
A smooth black cord with a soft appearance. Can be tied around a map to enhance its Aura-reading ability.
  • Unlocks the Map's ability to track the Hatch Hatch}}.
Crystal Bead}}
Crystal Bead
Very Rare
An intricate set of lenses wrapped up in an astonishingly complex apparatus. The gears controlling the lenses' focus move by themselves as to focus on something invisible to humans.
  • All other Survivor see the Auras generated by the Map when activated.


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • During the early months after release, Players have frequently joked about the in-game icon for the Map looking a bit like a Burrito.
    • This made the developers name the Survivor part of the Anniversary's 4th challenge "Stuffed Burrito".