Dead by Daylight year 7 roadmap – Four new Chapters, Tomes, live events, and more

A year full of horror awaits.


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Dead by Daylight has been out for six years, bringing terror to millions of players around the world. Now, just after the launch of Chapter 24: Roots of Dread, developer Behaviour Interactive has revealed the Dead by Daylight year 7 roadmap, hinting at all the content coming to the game before May 2023.

Every update coming to Dead by Daylight in year 7

Below we’ve listed all the content that Behaviour Interactive has confirmed is coming to Dead by Daylight over the next year. All the updates are listed in date order moving through the game’s seventh year.

Chapter 24: Roots of Dread – June 2022

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Dead by Daylight Chapter 24 is out at the time of writing. It’s the latest update for the game and brings with it a new Killer, The Dredge, and a new Survivor, Haddie Kaur. Both are easily the most interesting Killer and Survivor combination in the game, mixing up every match and making the game feel fresh.

Related: How to play The Dredge in Dead by Daylight – Best Perks, Strategies, and more

Dead by Daylight 6th Anniversary event: Twisted Masquerade – June 2022

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For the Dead by Daylight 6th Anniversary event, Behaviour Interactive will launch a special in-game event. The event begins on June 16, but we don’t know anything more about it at the time of writing. However, the event will likely reward players with exclusive items that won’t be available again as a way to celebrate another year of the game’s success.

Tome 12 – July 2022

In July 2022, a new Tome will be made available for players to work through. This will be packed with lore that can only be unlocked through in-game actions and progression, giving players another reason to dive into more matches.

Dead by Daylight: Chapter 25 – August 2022

The currently unnamed Chapter 25 for Dead by Daylight will launch sometime in August 2022. As with most previous Chapters, this one will almost certainly add a new Killer and Survivor combination, though it could also pack in more with a map or new items.

Tome 13 – October 2022

The thirteenth Tome for Dead by Daylight will launch in October 2022. Since Tome’s act more like seasons with lore as unlockables, it probably won’t cause a massive stir in the community but will give lore buffs something new to dig into.

New in-game (Halloween) event – October to November 2022

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While Behaviour Interactive hasn’t confirmed what the in-game event in Dead by Daylight will relate to between October to November this year, it’s not hard to work out. There’s always an excellent spooky event themed around Halloween at about this time of year in the game, so that’s almost certainly what this is.

Dead by Daylight: Chapter 26 – November 2022

Toward the end of the game’s Halloween event, a new Chapter for Dead by Daylight will drop. As with most big updates, Chapter 26 will bring a new Killer and Survivor to the game, though whether it also packs in a new map remains to be seen.

New in-game (Christmas) event – December 2022

The last event in Dead by Daylight for 2022 takes place in December, meaning it’s almost certainly a Christmas event. Behaviour Interactive likes to make a big deal of Christmas in Dead by Daylight, so we can and should expect something huge to celebrate the end of the year by hunting down and sacrificing Survivors.

Tome 14 – January 2023

The fourteenth Tome for Dead by Daylight launches in January next year. This is a great way to kick off the new year with loads of reading to catch up on and a plethora of lore to flesh out more of the Dead by Daylight world with.

New in-game (Lunar New Year) event – January to February 2023

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Around the start of every year, Behaviour Interactive holds a Lunar New Year event in Dead by Daylight. This will be a way for players to celebrate the new year in a slightly different way over the course of one or two weeks, with unique rewards specific to this event.

Dead by Daylight: Chapter 27 – March 2023

Chapter 27 will be the last chapter of Dead by Daylight’s seventh year. It’ll bring a new Killer and Survivor to the game ahead of the 7th Anniversary event, which will mark the start of the eighth year for Dead by Daylight. Hopefully, a new roadmap won’t be far behind.

Tome 15 – March 2023

The last Tome of year 7 launches in March 2023. This will be the last lore dump for players to dig into in this year of content, meaning something brand new will be around the corner after the game’s 7th Anniversary event comes to a close.

Ongoing improvements to gameplay, balancing, and quality of life – 2022 to 2023

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Throughout Dead by Daylight year 7, Behaviour Interactive will be working tirelessly in the background to improve the game with new mechanics such as bots, prestige levels, and much more. Of course, general quality of life improvements will also be made in response to player feedback, but it’s impossible to predict what these will be ahead of time.