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Dead by Daylight: All Hatches Location

This guide covers all the known hatch spawn locations for each map in Dead by Daylight so Survivors can find one in every Trial they play.

Players have two options to escape when playing as a Survivor in Dead by Daylight. The first is to work together with their fellow Survivors and repair five generators. When they finally escape as a team, they feel triumphant because the team overcame evil together, not apart.

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The second is to cower in the tall grass, hoping they get lucky and find a hatch, or wait until one spawns when all their fellow Survivors have been sacrificed. This guide is for those players who like to let others perish for their safety. Below, we’ve covered all the known hatch spawn locations for each map in Dead by DaylightA word of cautionThe Killer can close the hatch, so be careful not to get caught in a trap.

The MacMillan Estate Map Hatch Locations

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This section covers the dbd hatch locations for the MacMillan Estate map in Dead by Daylight.

Coal Tower

The Coal Tower is the huge building dominating the landscape. It groans and creaks as Survivors walk past it. Look to the side of the coal tower, and players will see a two-story building. The hatch will spawn on the outside near the wheelhouse.

Groaning Storehouse

The Groaning Storehouse is another huge building. Players will know it because it’s got so many entrances and exits. The hatch could spawn in or around the main building. Keep an eye out.

The Ironworks of Misery

The Ironworks of Misery is another location fans can’t miss. It’s the beating heart of the mine and the place they’ll be cornered in the most by Killers. Look for the hatch to spawn between two pipes on the first floor of the building.

Shelter Woods

The Shelter Woods is a colossal tree marks this area. There are three potential areas where Survivors can look for a hatch. The first is near the cabin. If that doesn’t pay off, scout the area’s edges. There are two spawn points right on the area’s perimeter.

Suffocation Pit

With this final region, look for the huge house near the ramp to find the Suffocation Pit. It’s also where players can see a hill near the farm. The hatch will spawn behind the large house.

The Autohaven Wreckers Map Hatch Locations

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The following are the dbd hatch locations for the Autohaven Wreckers maps in Dead by Daylight.

Azarov’s Resting Place

The hatch in Azarov’s Resting Place is not always there. However, the chances are better for it to spawn toward the map’s outer edge, between trees, and near generators. If a single area has all three, the chances are that the map will appear there as well.

Blood Lodge

The Blood Lodge has but one hatch inside the lodge, right at the bottom of the map, down all those terrifying stairs. Survivors should not go there unless they absolutely must.

Gas Haven

The Gas Haven hatch is another highly randomized one. Our best suggestion is to look around the outer edge and watch generators when the time comes.

Wretched Shop

There are two barrels and a tree behind the Wretched Shop. That’s where the hatch will spawn. We recommend all players familiarize themselves with the area so they know where to run when they’re the only ones left.

Wrecker’s Yard

The hatch in Wrecker’s Yard is another randomized one. The pattern seems to be that the hatch will spawn near trees but also inside buildings. When Survivors need to find it quickly, they should go for the trees first.

Coldwind Farms Map Hatch Locations

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The following are the hatch locations for all the Coldwind Farms maps in Dead by Daylight.

Fractured Cowshed

There’s a blimp crash site near the Fracture Cowshed. The hatch spawns north or northeast of it. Players shouldn’t have trouble finding the site; they just need to run there and start their search when the time comes.

The Thompson House

Head to the back of the Thompson House. The hatch will spawn on the lower porch in the back corner. It’s good for Survivors to learn this location to get there fast each Trial.

Torment Creek

If you want to find Torment Creek, look for a building in this region that’s half torn down. The hatch will spawn beside it. This is a tricky one because everything looks the same. Just remember that it’s a half-torn-down building.

Rancid Abattoir

The Rancid Abattoir hatch is one that everyone knows. There’s a room with hanging dead pigs. This is the room in which the hatch generally spawns. The hatch can also spawn near the exits, but it’ll be beside a fence. This might seem counterintuitive, but it’s the pattern we’ve seen in the spawns.

Rotten Fields

Players will almost certainly see the Rotten Fields hatch spawn in one of the fields near the exit. For the most part, though, this map has extremely random hatch spawns. Survivors should keep looking through the crops to see what they can find.

The Crotus Prenn Asylum Map Hatch Locations

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The following are the hatch locations for the two maps in The Crotus Penn Asylum area of Dead by Daylight.

Disturbed Ward

The hatch spawns in the Disturbed Ward are very random. What seems to be a common thread between them is that they spawn near bonfires. If players are stuck, and on the run, they must look for the light.

Father Campbell’s Chapel

To find the hatch in Father Campbell’s Chapel, Survivors want to look for the shack on the map. The hatch almost always spawns inside it. If that fails, they must look for generators on the edge of the map.

Haddonfield Map Hatch Locations

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Lampkin Lane

The hatch in Lampkin lane is a very predictable one. Players need to look at the paved road. The hatch will spawn in the middle or at either end.

Blackwater Swamp Map Hatch Locations

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These are the hatch spawn locations for the Black Water Swamp maps in Dead by Daylight.

The Pale Rose

Unfortunately, the hatch spawns in The Pale Rose are more random than anyone can track. Look to the outer edges for a good start. Just bear in mind that the hatch could also spawn on the second floor of a building.

Grim Pantry

When it comes to dbd hatch locations, Grim Pantry is extremely random. It’s best to try to look in the center of the map since that’s generally a great place to start finding the hatch.

Lery’s Memorial Institute Map Hatch Locations

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Treatment Theatre

Treatment Theatre is quite random, but Survivors can predict where the hatch will spawn to some degree. They need to look for the corridors that are at the corners of the map. There’s a better chance of it spawning there than anywhere else.

Red Forest Map Hatch Locations

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Mother’s Dwelling

Saying that trees are great for the hatch spawn in Mother’s Dwelling isn’t helpful, we know, but that’s what we’re saying nonetheless. The hatch is far more likely to spawn near tall trees that stand out, so all players should seek those out if they’re on the run as the last survivor.

Springwood Map Hatch Locations

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Badham Preschool

There are two key locations where you’ll find the hatch spawning in Badham Preschool. The first is the boiler room in the basement. The second is at the end of the road, conveniently near an exit.

Gideon Meat Plant Map Hatch Locations

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The Game

On The Game, players need to look for the stairs going downwards and follow them. The hatch spawns at the bottom most of the time. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. If it isn’t the time fans take a chance on it, they will die.

Yamaoka Estate Map Hatch Locations

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Family Residence

The rule of the center applies in the Family Residence. The hatch almost always spawns in the center of the map. It’s in the section where bamboo canes grow amid a few low concrete walls.

Ormond Map Hatch Locations

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Mount Ormond Resort

Hatches are always more likely to spawn near generators in Mount Ormond Resort. That’s true here. Players will find that the hatch is almost always near one. Fans should check every generator they know about. Luckily, they’re incredibly noisy and easy to track down. That logic also applies to the Killer, though, which players need to bear in mind.

Hawkins National Library Map Hatch Locations

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The hatch for the Hawkins National Library Map is, as expected, found most at its center. The lower level and close to the exit gates are where we’ve seen it most, but the location is just as random as it is with every other map in Dead by Daylight.

While this map was unavailable for a long time due to removing the Stranger Things DLC in Dead by Daylight, it returned in November 2023. This means players will need to know where the hatch is while they’re rushing around trying to avoid The Demogorgon once more.

The Underground Complex

For the Undergroun Complex specifically, the hatch will only spawn on the lowest level. That means going down as far as possible, which is risky with a Killer on the loose. Once there, check around the edges and then look for generators.

Grave of Glenvale Map Hatch Locations

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Dead Dawg Saloon

In the Dead Dawg Saloon, the hatches are random. Go with the reliable tips of generators and check the edges first. If it’s not in any of those locations, it might be in the center.

Silent Hill Map Hatch Locations

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This section explains where the hatch will most likely spawn in all Silent Hill maps added to Dead by Daylight with the incredible Silent Hill Chapter.

Midwich Elementary School

The Midwich Elementary School is also random, but it’s even more complex than that. The hatch can spawn under hunks of flesh, so you have to look even harder for them. Don’t let a lump go by without you rubbing your face in it.

Forsaken Boneyard Map Hatch Locations

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With Forsaken Boneyward, developer Behaviour Interactive didn’t want to allow players to game the system and lurk close to hatch spawn locations. The hatches here are random, but sticking to the edges or center is always a good tactic.

Raccoon City Map Hatch Locations

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Developer Behaviour Interactive split the original Raccoon city map into two, the east and west wings.

Raccoon City Police Station East Wing Map Hatch Locations

While there’s no set location for the hatch to spawn in this map, most players agree that the hatch spawns upstairs in the lounge more often than not. We’ve escaped through this hatch more times than we can count, so it seems like a reliable location.

Raccoon City Police Station West Wing Map Hatch Locations

As with the Racoon City Police Station East Wing version of this map, the hatch tends to spawn upstairs more than it does downstairs. We’ve never seen it downstairs and have escaped through the bathroom a few times when we’ve been the last Survivor on the map.

Withered Isle Map Hatch Locations

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The Garden of Joy is the map of Withered Isle, and it’s a tough one to tackle as a Survivor. If players are looking for the hatch, their best bet is running outside until they hear it. Usually, it’ll spawn in one of the small squares of hedges to the right or left of the map. We’ve never seen it spawn inside a building.

The Shattered Square Map Hatch Locations

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The Shattered Square’s map is a location in Medieval Italy that’s been utterly decimated by war. There are many open spaces to be seen in and almost no cover from being spotted at long range by the Killer. We’ve seen the hatch spawn in areas close to generators on this map, inside burned-out buildings. If players are left alone and need to escape, they should move from building to building until they find a way out.

The Hunting Camp/Shelter Woods Map Hatch Locations

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The hatch will spawn in The Hunting Ground in similar locations to most Macmillan Estate maps. This is because the map is a new version of those maps built for the Tools of Torment’s new Killer, The Skull Merchant. The idea is that the Killer’s base has been dumped into the map, so the spawn points are very similar. However, there’s always a chance the hatch will spawn inside the base itself, sometimes on the first floor.

A player’s best bet for finding the hatch once it spawns is to check the base first. Then, they know if the hatch is inside the base or on the map somewhere else. However, the center of the map is this new base, so the hatch will more than likely spawn there.

Toba Landing Map Hatch Locations

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Toba Landing is an alien world map added to Dead by Daylight with the End Transmission Chapter. It’s a dense first of disgusting wildlife where players are hunted relentlessly by The Singularity. The hatch can spawn anywhere on this map, but the best places to check first are inside buildings. This is where it seems to pop up most, so players should check every building to see if they’re the last one standing before roaming the exterior in hopes of stumbling upon it.

The Nostromo Hatch Locations

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The Nostromo is the map added to Dead by Daylight with the Alien Chapter. It’s an iconic location, but it doesn’t come around in rotation that often. The hatch generally appears around the edge of this map. While it’s randomized, we’ve seen it most at the edges, with the occasional appearance closer to the center of the map.

This map has multiple levels, and it’s important to remember that the hatch can appear anywhere. It’s a strange object, so keep an eye out for it, even when there’s no logical sense as to where it’s been placed in the Nostromo.

What is the Hatch in Dead by Daylight?

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The hatch is a final escape route Survivors can use to get out of a Trial after all the other Survivors have either escaped or been sacrificed. It’s a small space on the floor of the map that makes an ominous sound to attract Survivors to it.

Killers can hit this hatch to prevent Survivors from using it, but Survivors can use Keys to unlock it once again. Players will only see the hatch spawn at the end of a Trial, and it’s often a better option if the Killer has sacrificed all the other Survivors on the map, especially if they’re then guarding the exits.

The hatch spawns in a random location on each map. While the spawns are in the map’s major landmarks about 90% of the time, they sometimes throw you a curveball and spawn in the more remote locations.

However, players can burn the Annotated Blueprint to increase the likelihood of a hatch spawning at the Killer Shack or a Vigo’s Blueprint to make the hatch more likely to spawn at the main buildings. This applies to all of the maps.


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