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Quotes left.png The Archives do more than just expand the universe of Dead by Daylight, they are a platform to explore the lore of what Dead by Daylight is. Quotes right.png
~ The Developers on The Archives

The Archives are a mode of Dead by Daylight Dead by Daylight}} that were added with Patch 3.3.1.

They were announced on Dead by Daylight's 3 Year Anniversary Stream.


The Archives offer new goals for players, and allow for a more narrative experience further expanding the Dead by Daylight universe.

Completing Master Quests of a Tome will unlock Memories IconHelp archivesCollection.png, Logs IconHelp archivesLog.png, Cinematics IconHelp archivesCinematicUnlocked.png, Charms Charm Icon.png and bonus Bloodpoints Bloodpoints}}.


The Observer has a unique power, with which he can probe the Entity's Fog and find memories and stories that are stored in her memories. All these memories are stored in the Fog once a Character is taken, with the Entity not making any use of it, thus getting forgotten.

At the core of The Archives is the Auris, a device capable of peering into the memories of those who've entered the Fog. Through this device, the players access a series of Challenges to help them piece together these memories and his overall role.


To view all Tomes please refer to the Tomes link page.

New Tomes are regularly added to The Archives. Each Tome is released with one level of challenges, and further levels become accessible over time. Once a new level is available, it can be accessed by reaching the Epilogue of the previous level.

You can accept one challenge at a time.

Most challenges can be completed in multiple trials and will reward Bloodpoints Bloodpoints}}. Master Challenges must be completed in one Trial, but they offer greater rewards and occasionally unlock entries in the Tome's collection. The Collection is a window into the stories of the Dead by Daylight Characters Characters}}, containing memories, logs and animated sequences.

If there is an open Rift, the challenges in the current Tome will also award Rift Fragments Rift Fragments}}. These fragments unlock Tiers of rewards in the Rift.

There are currently 4 Tomes:

Memories & Logs

For reading up on a specific Memory or Log entry, please refer to their respective Articles.

Completing Master Challenges unlocks a log entry or a memory in the current Tome's Collection. These entries expand the Lore of Dead by Daylight and are read by The Observer.


Tome I - Awakening

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome I - Awakening.

Tome II - Reckoning

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome II - Reckoning.

Tome III - Escalation

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome III - Escalation.

Tome IV - Conviction

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To see a list of the Challenges, Memories, Logs, and Charms this Tome has to offer, please refer to Tome IV - Conviction.

The Rift

Main article: The Rift

When The Observer probes inside the Fog, a Rift is created. The Rift is a way for Players to earn additional cosmetics.

Each Tome will always be accompanied by a new Rift, a tear through the Entity's Fog containing a multitude of rewards from other worlds and memories. These time-limited rewards will be earned simply by playing the game and progressing in The Tome. Most of these rewards will be related to the current Tome's lore and/or seasonal events.

Rifts contain rewards for both Killers and Survivors. Collect Rift Fragments Rift Fragments}} to increase your Tier in the Rift and unlock more rewards.

When a Rift is open, Rift Fragments can be collected by earning XP and completing challenges in the current Tome.

There are two tracks of rewards:

  • A free one
  • A Premium one, which adds more cosmetics. This track can be unlocked by buying a Rift Pass with Auric Cells Auric Cells}}.

Rift Timelines

Rift Associated Tome Open Dates
First Rift Tome I - Awakening 30 October 2019 - 7 January 2020
Second Rift Tome II - Reckoning 8 January 2020 - 1 April 2020
Third Rift Tome III - Escalation 29 April 2020 - 8 July 2020
Fourth Rift Tome IV - Conviction 29 July 2020 - 7 October 2020
Fifth Rift Tome V - TBD TBD (potentially End of October 2020)


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Main article: Charms

Charms are rewards for completing Tomes, unlocking Tiers in the Rift, or as giveaways. They can be equipped on a Survivor's waist or on a Killer's Hook Hook}}.

Tome I - Awakening

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Icon Name Rarity Description Character Collection Track Tier
RW 030.png Introduction to Botany Common She found the branch of biology that spoke to her soul. Survivors Budding Talent Free 2
RW 025.png Mouse Trapper Common Setting up traps around the mine was easy. He'd watch rodents suffer, squirming while waiting for the inevitable. Suddenly, he had all the power in the world. Killers Budding Talent Free 4
RW 005.png Pro-Technician Common Nothing beats a technician who performs the most demanding skill checks during stressful repairs. Survivors No Collection Free 10
RW 031.png Herbalism Common She discovered the nature of plants and their medicinal properties. Survivors Budding Talent Premium 10
RW 026.png Squirrel Trapper Common He ventured outside for a new challenge. Each day he'd practice how to patrol areas in the woods to catch more challenging prey. Killers Budding Talent Premium 12
RW 021.png Killer Stone Common A badge that signals a profound loyalty to the Entity. There is no greater thrill than to fuel what urges to kill. Killers Budding Talent Free 18
RW 032.png Plant Identification Common She studied the taxonomic diversity of plants, training her eye to recognize each kind. Survivors Budding Talent Premium 20
RW 027.png Wolf Trapper Common Nothing is more fulfilling than to hunt a pack of opponents. This he learned early on while hunting with his father. Killers Budding Talent Premium 26
RW 033.png Plant Biochemistry Common She began experimenting with plants to produce an array of chemical substances. Survivors Budding Talent Premium 29
RW 028.png Bear Trapper Common Hunting bears was his next move. They offered a real challenge, being stronger and bolder. He designed a special set of steel-jaw traps for the occasion. Killers Budding Talent Premium 37
RW 016.png Benevolent Crest Common The crest of those brave enough to venture through the black Fog. Survivors Budding Talent Free 38
RW 007.png Pro-Empathy Common An acute awareness that reveals those in pain. Survivors Budding Talent Free 49
RW 015.png MacMillan Mining Corp. Uncommon The corporation that mined both minerals and human lives. Survivors & Killers Realm Memorabilia Premium 3
RW 014.png Jack-O'-Lantern Uncommon A sadistic grin for a night of trick-or-terror. Survivors & Killers Hallowed Catalyst Free 7
RW 019.png Danger Ahead Uncommon There are many hidden tunnels, caution signs, and blocked exits on the MacMillan Estate. Everyone suspected the mine was used for something else... Killers Killer Memorabilia Premium 40
RW 010.png Trapper Headstone Uncommon A paleolithic slab of stone bearing the effigy of one serving the Entity. Killers Killer Memorabilia Free 43
RW 020.png Chaser Crest Uncommon No one can escape the clutches of a skilled, bloodthirsty hunter. No matter the chase, no matter the prey, death is the result. Killers No Collection Premium 51
RW 034.png Expert Botanist Uncommon Her in-depth understanding of each species' uniqueness inspired her techniques that targeted their differences. The specimen in her care always grew faster, stronger and healthier. Survivors Budding Talent Premium 55
RW 029.png Sadistic Trapper Uncommon No limits. Everything was fair now. Even humans... Especially humans... Killers Budding Talent Premium 63
RW 023.png Pustula Flower Rare A rare flower secreting a thick, pungent nectar during the "Hallowed Blight", according to Vigo's journal. Survivors & Killers Hallowed Catalyst Premium 1
RW 006.png Neon Arcade Rare A lively arcade as a symbol for what life is truly about. Survivors Survivor Memorabilia Premium 42
RW 022.png Nurse's Wooden Horse Rare A catatonic patient used to play with this horse, until his nurse suffocated him with his toy. Killers Killer Memorabilia Premium 56
RW 011.png Heavy-Duty Bear Trap Rare The perfect tool to ensnare all kinds of prey. Killers Killer Memorabilia Premium 65
RW 008.png Ficus Elastica Plant Rare The first house plant Claudette got for her dorm after leaving Montréal. Survivors Survivor Memorabilia Premium 67
RW 017.png Brand New Part Rare A challenging mechanical part that rewards the bold and punishes the reckless. Survivors & Killers Realm Memorabilia Free 70
RW 009.png Claudette Figurine Very Rare As an expert botanist, Claudette Morel was a brilliant science student with a prolific future - that is until she took a stroll that changed her life forever. Survivors Vinyl Dolls Premium 1
RW 012.png Sadistic Puppet Very Rare A shadow creeping up the wall, an eerie presence lurking. Few know what this sadistic plaything is up next. Killers Horrible Dolls Premium 1
RW 024.png Nectar Vial Ultra Rare A glass vial filled with nectar, which can be distilled into a putrid serum that holds unknown properties. Survivors & Killers Hallowed Catalyst Premium 70

Tome II - Reckoning

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Icon Name Rarity Description Character Collection Track Tier
TO 023.png Keshitsubo Bonsai Common There may be potential, but it's overgrown with doubt. Killers Adapt & Overcome Free 2
TO 028.png Sleeping Lion Common A power beast, spoiled in arrogance. Survivors Adapt & Overcome Free 4
TO 029.png Waking Lion Common A powerful beast, relegated to the barren plains. Survivors Adapt & Overcome Premium 11
TO 014.png Blood Moon Common So begins the cycle anew... Killers and Survivors Lunar New Year 2020 Free 12
TO 015.png Frosted Man Common Without a magic hat, the snowman is fortunate enough to not have a soul to be beaten, worn, and broken. Killers and Survivors The Chilling Season Premium 13
TO 024.png Shito Bonsai Common A watchful eye can see growth, slight as it may. Killers Adapt & Overcome Premium 16
TO 017.png Clapperboard Common 5, 4, 3... "I'm Jane Romero, and this is it for us today. We'll leave you with Corral Harp and a cut off her new album." Survivors Survivor Memorabilia Free 19
TO 030.png Alert Lion Common A powerful beast, saved from extinction. Survivors Adapt & Overcome Premium 25
TO 025.png Mame Bonsai Common The sprigs press forward with quiet confidence. Killers Adapt & Overcome Premium 32
TO 031.png Roaring Lion Common A powerful beast, savage and bloody. Survivors Adapt & Overcome Premium 41
TO 026.png Shohin Bonsai Common The brancas expand upon the sturdy base. Killers Adapt & Overcome Premium 49
TO 019.png Gore Flake Uncommon There's something striking about how blood contrasts against a snowy white sheet. Killers The Chilling Season Premium 5
TO 005.png Winter Flake Uncommon A symbol of winter, cold to the touch. Survivors The Chilling Season Free 7
TO 018.png Omamori Amulet Uncommon A charm for warding off evil, Kazan wore it when he left home to fulfill his destiny. Killers Killer Memorabilia Premium 27
TO 032.png Raging Lion Uncommon A powerful beast, loyal and respected. Survivors Adapt & Overcome Premium 55
TO 033.png Winter Tree Uncommon A reminder of a time when the only thing hanging on hooks were Christmas ornaments. Survivors The Chilling Season Premium 58
TO 027.png Komono Bonsai Uncommon The roots tear through the dirt, strangling all they encounter. Killers Adapt & Overcome Premium 63
TO 022.png Bokjumeoni Rare A lucky silk bag that carries good fortune. Killers & Survivors Lunar New Year 2020 Premium 1
TO 010.png Kendo Trophy Rare A humble prize awarded after a string of exhausting battles. Killers Killer Memorabilia Premium 31
TO 006.png Brass Slugger Rare David enjoyed a good ol' fashioned dust-up, but when things got out of hand, the brass came out. Survivors Survivor Memorabilia Premium 46
TO 020.png Adrenal Glands Rare The Doctor rejected notions that his job was simple torture. This was science. Killers Killer Memorabilia Premium 57
TO 007.png Livvy Award Rare And the winner for outstanding information series is... Jane Romero! Survivors Survivor Memorabilia Premium 65
TO 016.png Cand-Eye Cane Rare A unique solution for those who want more murder in their Christmas holidays. Killers & Survivors The Chilling Season Free 69
TO 008.png David King Figurine Very Rare A short-tempered brawler, David enjoyed starting his day with a pint and a punch-up. Survivors Vinyl Dolls Premium 1
TO 011.png Last Gasp Very Rare Something dark in her family's past suffocates the bloodline. Killers Horrible Dolls Premium 1
TO 021.png Lunar Lantern Ultra Rare A light to guide your way into the new lunar cycle. Survivors & Killers Lunar New Year 2020 Premium 70

Tome III - Escalation

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Icon Name Rarity Description Character Collection Track Tier
VI 023.png Forsaken Child Common The trinket of a child, alone, cold and terrified. Killers Remarkable Journeys Free 2
VI 028.png Child's Melody Common With quiet confidence, Kate picked up the guitar. Survivors Remarkable Journeys Free 4
VI 024.png Reclusive Scavenger Common The trinket of a teenager, searching for a morsel. Killers Remarkable Journeys Premium 13
VI 029.png Strummer's Melody Common Sometimes Kate's fingers missed a chord, but it didn't deter her. Survivors Remarkable Journeys Premium 16
VI 025.png Clever Hunter Common The trinket of a woman, taking fate into her own hands. Killers Remarkable Journeys Premium 25
VI 030.png Singer's Melody Common Kate's voice had a natural cadence that made people want to listen. Survivors Remarkable Journeys Premium 32
VI 013.png Ouroboros Common And so, as it ends, it begins. Survivors & Killers Mythical Relics Free 43
VI 031.png Musician's Melody Common Kate combined the guitar with her voice, as if it was a single best part of her. Survivors Remarkable Journeys Premium 44
VI 026.png Ruthless Predator Common The trinket of a killer, stalking those who approach her home. Killers Remarkable Journeys Premium 50
VI 017.png Simulation Terror Common The critics agree: "Simulation Terror is a terror to read!". Survivors Survivor Memorabilia Free 52
VI 014.png Triple Moon Common A symbol of birth, life, and death. The finality of the warning moon seems incongruous in the Entity's Realm. Survivors & Killers Mythical Relics Premium 56
VI 015.png Flower of Life Common A key to unlocking sacred wisdom or a trifling bauble? Survivors & Killers Mystical Relics Free 60

VI 012.png Tree of Life Uncommon A symbol of life, though from another perspective, it's the vessel that ferries one to death. Survivors & Killers Mystical Relics Free 9
VI 019.png Killer Tunes Uncommon Every great murder has a soundtrack. Killers Killer Memorabilia Free 12
VI 018.png Rusted Horseshoe Uncommon The few who hold a remnant of hope and innocence believe it bestows luck. Killers Into the Unknown Free 19
VI 005.png Peak 22 Keychain Uncommon Memorabilia from an ambitious, yet doomed-to-fail social media company. Survivors Survivor Memorabilia Free 27
VI 032.png Songbird's Melody Uncommon There was a spark of hope that Kate kept in her voice wherever she went. It was of greater importance than she'd know. Survivors Remarkable Journeys Premium 55
VI 027.png Deadly Terror Uncommon The trinket of a monster, asserting dominance over all in her forest. Killers Remarkable Journeys Premium 63
VI 009.png Music of Pearl Uncommon A music note formed from mother of pearl, glittering with luminosity. Survivors Survivor Memorabilia Free 66
VI 022.png Timekeeper Rare A relic that's incapable of measuring time in this realm. Killers & Survivors Into the Unknown Premium 1
VI 007.png Kate's Guitar Rare An acoustic guitar, perfectly tuned and engraved with flowers. Survivors Survivor Memorabilia Premium 3
VI 006.png Hawaiian Slice Rare A highly controversial statement that yes, pineapple belongs on pizza. Survivors Survivor Memorabilia Free 23
VI 020.png Screaming Speakers Rare There was a discordance to the damaged speakers that gave them a unique sound all to themselves. Killers Killer Memorabilia Premium 47
VI 010.png Horse Head Rare A grotesque trophy, taken from the remains of a cavalry unit. Killer Killer Memorabilia Premium 67
VI 016.png Peak 22 Thermos Rare Distributed to employees to boost morale in lieu of a bonus. Survivors Survivor Memorabilia Premium 68
VI 011.png Bunny Hood Doll Very Rare A worn-down doll, soiled, reeking, and cherished above all. Killers Killer Memorabilia Premium 15
VI 008.png Kate Denson Figurine Very Rare A hopeful songbird, Kate lifted others' spirits when all seemed lost. Survivors Vinyl Dolls Premium 23
VI 021.png Vaporous Hexahedron Ultra Rare A finely crafted container that stimulates a wisp of ever-changing fog. Survivors & Killers Into the Unknown Premium 70


  • Tomes are permanent. This means, if a Player didn't complete a Tome and another one was released, they can still work on their current Tome.
    • Challenges from the previous Tomes can be accessed through the Compendium menu.
    • The Rift, however, lasts for the duration of their respective Tome.
  • Charms were leaked alongside the Ghost Face Ghost Face}} on the 2.7.0 Mid-Chapter Update. The Developers released a Dev Build instead of the Update for some Players. As soon as they realized this happened, they forced all Players out of the game and the ones to have this Build had to download the right Update. However, multiple screenshots were taken and some Players were streaming at the moment.
    • They were thought to be similar to emotes at the time.
    • However, until the Developers announced The Archives, the Charms were thought to be part of the 3 Year Anniversary Event.