Dead by Daylight gets all new HUD, matchmaking system, new animations and more in latest update
To kick off the new year, Dead By Daylight is getting an all new developer update this month. The update will add a slew of features which players were asking for, bug fixes, improvements to minor things and overall smoothing out the game. Major updates include a new HUD which shows character portraits and a hook counter next to player names, a revamped matchmaking system and new animations which add a sense of freshness to the game.
Dead By Daylight is an asymmetric survival horror video game developed by Behaviour Interactive. The survival game first came out in June 2016, for Windows PCs. The game is played as a one versus four online multiplayer where one player takes on the role of the savage killer, and the other four players play as survivors.
The new update adds a whole lot to the game
To kick things off, The Clown is receiving some changes in the upcoming Mid-Chapter. The resident funny man has been cooking up something called the Afterpiece Antidote. This is the new throwable bottle which shatters and releases a gas which affects those players in the radius of it. Players will get a 10% boost in movement speed owing to this Antidote. Apart from that, this also cures any negative effects from the Afterpiece Tonic.
The HUD has now been revamped. After 4 years, the old HUD started to seem outdated, and the new one aims to fix that. There's a new layout,which is aimed to keep things clean and familiar to long time players while updating the HUD. But that’s not all, the new HUD comes with a few tricks up its sleeves. It will show vital character information at a glance. You can also scale different elements of the HUD and UI to suit your needs.
New survivor locomotion animations are also added to the game with this update. While the actual movement for Survivors has not changed, new animations can make it feel different to control.
The last key update is Matchmaking ratings. These ratings are returning in the near future. The developers have been hard at work tweaking the system since the test last year. The goal is to re-enable skill based matchmaking for another test soon.
To read the full list of changes, click here.