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

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


Overview

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 IconHelp bloodpoints.png.

Lore

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.

Tomes

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 IconHelp bloodpoints.png. 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 IconHelpLoading players.png, containing memories, logs and animated sequences.

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

There are currently 2 Tomes: Tome I - Awakening and Tome II - Reckoning.

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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Level 1

Survivor Challenges
  • Bring the Light: Repair a total of 2 Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png
  • Savior: Unhook 2 Survivors safely (Unlocks the next entry for The Hunger)
  • Patched Up: Heal 4 Health States of any Survivor
  • Liberator: Unhook 5 Survivors safely
  • Skilled Operator: Succeed at 12 Skill Checks IconHelp skillChecks.png
  • This is Happening: Get a Great result on 2 skill checks using the Perk This Is Not Happening IconPerks thisIsNotHappening.png (Unlocks the next entry for The Hunger)
  • Claudette's Determination: As Claudette Morel, escape a trial (Unlocks the next entry for Claudette's 8th Birthday)
  • The Last Place you Look: Search 5 Chests IconHelp chests.png
  • Plunder King: Search 2 Chests using the perk Plunderer's Instinct IconPerks plunderersInstinct.png (Unlocks the next entry for The Hunger)
  • Craft Time's Over: Cleanse 8 Totems IconHelpLoading totem.png
  • Empathic: Completely heal 2 Health States using the Perk Empathy IconPerks empathy.png (Unlocks the next entry for Claudette's 8th Birthday)
Killer Challenges
  • Gruesome: Hook 8 Survivors
  • Scrapyard: Damage 6 Generators
  • Mechanical Obsession: Damage the same Generator 2 times (Unlocks the next entry for Blood, Brass and Grit)
  • Brutal Breaker: Damage a Generator or destroy a dropped Pallet 4 times using the Perk Brutal Strength IconPerks brutalStrength.png. (Unlocks the next entry for Blood, Brass and Grit)
  • Hungry Jaws: Catch a Survivor in a Bear Trap 2 times as The Trapper (Unlocks the next entry for Blood, Brass and Grit)
  • Dark Triumph: Sacrifice 1 Survivor to The Entity during the Endgame Collapse (Unlocks the next entry for The Hunger)
  • Reverent: Sacrifice 5 Survivors to the Entity
  • None Shall Survive: Kill all Survivors in a Trial 1 time (Unlocks the next entry for The Hunger)
General Challenges
  • Bloody Rewards (Earn 50.000 Bloodpoints IconHelp bloodpoints.png)
  • Amateur Ornithologist (Disturb 25 Crows IconHelp crows.png)
Completion Charm
Icon Name Rarity Description
RW 001.png Inner Eye Uncommon A mysterious frequency awakens the inner eye of those who seek the truth.

Level 2

Survivor Challenges
  • Self Care Service: Heal yourself a total of 2 Health States while using Self-Care. (Unlocks the next entry for Claudette's 8th Birthday)
  • By Any Means Necessary: Drop 15 pallets while being chased by the killer.
  • Appeal To Heal: Fully deplete 6 med-kits.
  • Generosity: Heal a total of 10 Health States of other survivors.
  • Bring The Light: Repair a total of 15 Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png.
  • Blood Debt: Unhook a survivor who unhooked you earlier in the trial. You must unhook them safely).(Unlocks the next entry for Claudette's 8th Birthday).
  • Fight Back: Pallet stun a killer twice within a single trial. (Unlocks the next entry for The Entity)
  • Dark Senses: Completely repair 3 Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png using the perk Dark Sense within a single trial.
  • Liberator: Unhook 15 Survivors safely
  • Botanist Extraordinaire: Completely heal 2 Health States of other survivors while using the perk, Botany Knowledge and a med-kit within a single trial. Unlocks the next entry for Claudette's 8th Birthday
  • Enlightened: Blind the killer twice within a single trial. (Unlocks the next entry for The Entity)
Killer Challenges
  • Agitation Advantage: Hook 2 survivors in the basement within a single trial while using the perk, Agitation. (Unlocks the next entry for Blood, Brass and Grit)
  • Reverent: Sacrifice 13 Survivors to the Entity.
  • Manifest Distress: Chase survivors for a total of 90 seconds within a single trial while using the perk, Distressing. (Unlocks the next entry for Blood, Brass and Grit)
  • Got You: Interrupt and grab 1 survivor. (Unlocks the next entry for Blood, Brass and Grit)
  • Hungry Jaws: Catch survivors within bear traps at least 4 times within a single trial. (Unlocks the next entry for Blood, Brass and Grit)
General Challenges
  • Golden Age: Earn 20 emblems Gold or better Emblems.
  • Bloody Rewards: Earn 200.000 Bloodpoints IconHelp bloodpoints.png.
Completion Charm
Icon Name Rarity Description
RW 002.png Profound Insight Rare The more you see, the more you learn.

Level 3

Survivor Challenges
  • Liberator: Unhook 10 Survivors. Must unhook them safely.
  • Last Minute Hero: Safely unhook 1 Survivors after the Endgame Collapse has begun.
  • Hope Is All We Have:Escape 1 trial through the Exit Gate while using the perk Hope IconPerks hope.png.
  • Blindsided: Blind the Killer 4 times.
  • Decisive Light: Blind the Killer while they are carrying a Survivor 1 time.
  • Locked & Found: Fully deplete 3 keys.
  • Escape Artist: Escape 5 trials.
  • Chilling Escape: Escape a trial without being hooked by the Killer while using the perk Spine Chill IconPerks spineChill.png.
  • Life Giver: Heal a total of 10 Health States of any Survivor.
  • All Better!: Completely heal 3 Health States of any Survivor in a single trial.
Killer Challenges
  • Property Damage: Damage Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png or destroy a pallet 30 times.
  • Buried Underground: Hook 5 Survivors in the basement.
  • You, Yes You: Hook the Obsession 2 times within a single trial. (Unlocks the next entry for the Entity)
  • Hungry Jaws: Catch a Survivor in a Bear Trap 5 times as Trapper IconHelpLoading trapper.png within in a single trial. (Unlocks the next entry for Blood, Brass, and Grit)
  • Monstrous Mayhem: Hook a Survivor in the basement while another Survivor is on a basement hook while using the perk Monstrous Shrine IconPerks monstrousShrine.png.
  • Got You: Interrupt and grab 3 Survivors.
  • No Escapes the Endgame: Sacrifice 2 Survivors to the Entity during the Endgame Collapse using the perk Hex: No One Escapes Death IconPerks hexNoOneEscapesDeath.png within a single trial.
  • Obsessive: Kill the Obsession 4 times by any means.
  • Unnerving Encounter: Prevent any exit gates being opened while using the perk Unnerving Presence IconPerks unnervingPresence.png. (Unlocks the next entry for Blood, Brass, and Grit)
General Challenges
  • Iridescent Age: Earn 15 emblems of Iridescent quality.

Level 4

Survivor Challenges
  • Bring the Light: Repair a total of 10 Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png.
  • This is Happening: Get a Great result on 6 Skill Checks IconHelp skillChecks.png using This is Not Happening within in a single trial.
  • The Last Place You Look: Search 12 Chests IconHelp chests.png.
  • Dark Senses: Finish repairing 4 Generators IconHelpLoading generators.png using the perk Dark Sense IconPerks darkSense.png within in a single trial.
  • Claudette's Determination: Escape 1 trial as Claudette Morel. (Unlocks the next entry for Revelations)
  • Life Giver: Heal a total of 5 Health States of any Survivor.
  • Fight Back: Drop a pallet to stun the Killer 4 times within in a single trial.
Killer Challenges
  • Bloody Good: Hit a Survivor with your weapon 25 times.
  • Mechanical Obsesssion: Damage the same Generator IconHelpLoading generators.png 4 times within a single trial.
  • Got You: Interrupt and grab 2 Survivors.
  • Brutal Breaker: Damage a Generator IconHelpLoading generators.png or destroy a dropped pallet 8 times using Brutal Strength IconPerks brutalStrength.png within in a single trial.
  • Six Feet Under: Sacrifice 4 Survivors in the basement within in a single trial. (Unlocks the next entry for Revelations)
  • Hungry Jaws: Catch a Survivor in a Bear Trap 5 times as Trapper IconHelpLoading trapper.png within in a single trial. (Unlocks the next entry for Revelations)
  • Darkly Obsessed: Hook the Obsession 10 times.
  • Agitated Advantage: Hook 5 Survivors in the basement while using Agitation IconPerks agitation.png within in a single trial.
General Challenges

There are no general challenges for Tome I, Level IV.

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 get 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 RiftFragments.png 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 IconHelp auricCells.png.

Charms

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

Each Rift have their specific Tome's completion Charms

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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Special

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Icon Name Rarity Description Character Collection Event
TO 009.png Holiday Tree Uncommon A tree of light for the long winter nights.

"Have a wonderful winter 2019-2020!" -The Dead by Daylight Team

Survivors & Killers Winter Cheer Winter Event 2019

Trivia

  • 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.
    • The Rift, however, lasts for the duration of their respective Tome.
  • Charms were leaked alongside the Ghost Face IconHelpLoading ghost.png 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.


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