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This Article lists all currently available Game Modes in Dead by Daylight IconHelp DBDlogo.png.

Play As Survivor[edit | edit source]

formerly known as Be A Survivor

Join a ranked Lobby as a Survivor IconHelpLoading survivor.png with up to three of your Survivor friends and get matched with a random Killer.

Survive With Friends[edit | edit source]

often abbreviated as SWF

With Patch 3.2.0, Survive With Friends merged with Play As Survivor.

Play As Killer[edit | edit source]

formerly known as Be A Killer

Create a ranked Lobby as a Killer IconHelpLoading killer.png, the 4 Survivors will join the Lobby at random.

Custom Game[edit | edit source]

formerly known as Kill Your Friends and often abbreviated as KYF

Create a Party with up to six befriended Players (1 Killer, 4 Survivors, 2 Spectators) and play an unranked game as friends, with special customisation options regarding Unlockables and Map selection.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Dead by Daylight used to have a Quick Play mode, designed to randomly join or create a ranked lobby as either a Survivor or the Killer, depending on whichever was faster.
    • The mode was ultimately removed as barely any Player used it.